I lead teams, write code, and help companies and teams grow into stronger, more resilient versions of themselves. My passion is taking small startups and helping them get to the next level — a bigger team, better processes, and automation to make the painful, boring parts go away. I love tools that make everyone better, and I love building cultures where team members talk openly, bring their whole selves to work and love what they do.
Though I'm originally from the US, I've recently moved to New Zealand and I love what's happening here. I can't wait to pitch in and contribute!
I've been lucky to found, work at, and work with some amazing companies. Most recently, that's:
I've also led medical research, founded a handful of companies, written a book, and given a TEDx talk. Weirdly, my degree is in Environmental Engineering from Cornell. Another lifetime ago, I wrote the International Ethobotany Database, after two summers in Perú interviewing shamans. It's been an interesting ride.
I've created over a dozen open-source libraries, including some fairly popular ones. Here are some favorites, and my github:
I'm a United States citizen. Here in New Zealand, I'm working with Malcolm Pacific, and applying for a New Zealand permanent residency visa under the skilled migrant program.
With an offer letter, I am well over the points for the visa, and everything else is in the process of getting lined up. From the time an offer letter would be presented, I anticipate being ready to start work within 60 days.
I'm looking for interesting problems and smart, smart people to work with. I want to learn things and teach things, and most of all - make things. Good things. Things that make some human somewhere really happy. It might be that my next place is with you. Let's talk, and find out!
My email is firstname.lastname@example.org and my phone number is +64 027 496 6156. I look forward to talking with you.