life, so far

born

grew up in Illinois

we say 'pop'

went to Michigan

played ultimate for MagnUM

studied materials science

fell in love with an art student

travelled around China

joined Smart Surfaces

built something cool

discovered the world of startups

everything changed

moved to Berkeley

studied industrial engineering at Berkeley

mainly so I could focus on startups

interned at Indiegogo as a UX Researcher

thank you, Will

learned how to start a startup from Steve Blank

helped build Diabeats

learned what creating vs founding meant

I wasn't ready

turned down investor money

joined as first hire at LaunchPad Central

thank you, Bhavik

launched the product to the NSF

achieved product/market fit

moved to San Francisco

went through a bad board meeting

grown men cry

scaled the product

grew the team

married that art student

moved to New York

left LaunchPad Central

bittersweet

joined Grovo as a Product Manager

more to come

sometimes I write short things

sometimes I write medium things

sometimes I do business things

always eager to say hi