I grew up in trailor parks and small towns in Mississippi. I moved to study Computer Science at California State University - Sacramento in 2012. I am now residing, and in love with, Seattle, WA. I am forever-grateful for both sets of my grandparents whom provided access to and encouraged my computer interests as a child, as well as the many people who have invested into, and believed in me. While away from the keyboard I enjoy sailing, trying all the pho resturants in town, backpacking to new countries, and attemping to limit how many hobbies I pick up!
I am currently the engineering manager at Goodleap, prev. Loanpal, for the largest teams in the consumer finance org. I was engineering employee #4 and have since hired most of all core engineering operations leaders and individual contributors. I have been gratefully mentored by some of the smartest people I have ever met while leading the organization to a now multi-billion-dollar, humanitarian-driven, enterprise.