Where are you from?
Holly, MI. I’m born a Michigander (I prefer Michiganese but I guess that’s not a thing) it’s fun growing up in a state where you can either go water skiing or snowboarding every day. Also a fun fact about Detroit is you can film post apocalyptic movies without any special effects.
What do you do here?
I make sure the the right people are working on the right project to ensure we create the best product for our clients as possible. I also try to get everyone to use the latest & greatest tools and stay up to date with latest coding standards.
What do you enjoy most about working at Code Koalas?
I like the fact that everyone here wants to make awesome products and impress our clients and friends.
Tell us a joke?
Because you gotta try-catch-em all!
How did you get started in development?
What are some tools you use on a daily basis?
The Google, Terminal, CodePen, Atom, Slack, Ryan’s knowledge
If you could do anything else, what would it be?
Make websites, but while in space!
Favorite thing about Kansas City?
My favorite thing about Kansas City is explaining it to everyone I don’t live in Kansas but in Missouri. My second favorite thing is how it’s a friendly safe city that feels like home but there are tons of things to do. Oh, new favorite thing Google Fiber!
How do you like your coffee?
I like my coffee in lots of ways. Anything from straight shots of espresso to a cold brew coffee with some vanilla in it. As long as it’s brewed with Parisi you cannot go wrong. [CHA-CHING]
What did you want to be when you grew up?
The earliest memory I have of wanting to be something was when I was like 5 I wanted to be a Nascar driver with pink spiky hair… I don’t think I’ve ever watched Nascar, I just wanted to drive cars. I’ve wanted to make websites since I was 13 though, does that count?
What would your superpower be if you could choose one?
If I could have any superpower it would be to either slow down or stop time, think of all the things you could do (if you could pause time I bet you could come up with more things to do than I could… you know because you’d have more time)
Items on your bucket list?
Find a bucket.
Star Wars or Star Trek?
Star Trek, for one simple reason, Star Wars is about terrorists rebelling against the established government.
How early did you start coding?
I started coding HTML when I was 13, using the ever great
<marquee> tags! I unfortunately took a vacation from coding from the age of 17-20 because I didn’t know how to live back then.
What got you interested in development?
I’ve always had a computer in the house, and at a young age was curious on how to do everything there is to do. Getting into development was a pretty straightforward evolution of my interests.
What languages/specialties do you write in?