I believe strongly in the power of technology to make our world a better place. While serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Niger (2004–06), I experienced firsthand many of the positive impacts newly introduced technologies were starting to bring to my rural village and the entire development sector in West Africa.
Following my service, I was inspired to find a career at the emerging intersection of technology and social good and had the good fortune to join the NTEN team as an AmeriCorps Volunteer in late 2006. Since that time, I've been working behind the scenes to improve NTEN's use of technology to meet its mission effectively and, in effect, striving to support all nonprofits in doing the same.
I earned a BA in physics from Pomona College and now live in Seattle with my wife, two sons, a yellow lab, and a pair of Ragdoll cats who can often be seen sleeping on cat shelves in the background of my video calls. Outside of work, you'll find me playing volleyball, disc golf, Pokémon Go, skiing, or hiking and exploring the amazing Pacific Northwest with my family.