I'm a full stack staff software engineer, technical writer, and speaker, originally from St. Louis, MO 🇺🇸.
Software development hasn't always been my focus. After graduating high school, I attended Emory University and graduated from the Goizueta Business School with a Bachelor's of Business Administration and concentrations in Marketing, Management and International Business 🎓. I then worked as a digital marketer and content strategist for several advertising agencies before I made the decision to pursue a total career change to web development in 2016.
Today, I work with a team of talented folks as a staff software engineer at the IoT startup Blues Wireless . I'm always learning new things, but my focus and interest right now is on frontend web development technologies like React, Next.js and Hugo, and Internet of Things hardware like Blues makes.
Previously, I was a senior software engineer at The Home Depot.
But I also love seeing other developers improve, build fun things they dreamed up, and succeed in their careers, which is why I mentor devs, write about what I've learned online and speak at conferences and meetups.
I've written regularly on Medium and other publications about web development and technology for a few years, but I wanted to build my own site to share my knowledge with a broader audience (and hopefully learn new things from them as well!). I hope you find my posts useful as you build your own awesome stuff.
I met my husband, Sean, while I was working in Atlanta, GA, and we've been happily married since 2016 (that was a really good year for me, in case you haven't noticed).
And when I'm not programming, I like to spend my spare time working on my art 🎨, traveling ✈️ (at least when there's not a global pandemic on), and hanging out with family and friends. I've recently gotten into learning to paint digitally (Procreate and my iPad is what I'm using), so if you have tips to improve, please let me know!