I'm from Michigan, which is where I earned a degree in Computer Science Engineering from Michigan State University. After completing my Calculus 4 final, I hopped in my Honda Civic containing everything I owned and drove straight to Manhattan Beach, California to find a front-end engineering position at a start-up.
I spent the next two years doing front-end LAMP development for start-ups in the South Bay before being presented with an interview in San Francisco I couldn't pass up. thredUP, which at the time was a P2P swapping network, was looking to hire their second engineer.
I joined thredUP as a front-end Rails engineer over 6 years ago. I transitioned from a front-end position to an all-stack position. I became the lead engineer at the end of my first year which ultimately blossomed into a Director of Engineering during my third year. In 2016, I moved into my current role as VP Engineering. It's been an amazing learning experience and I feel privileged to have been (and continue to be) a part of the company's growth. I'm happily employed and I'm not seeking any outside opportunities.
If you're an engineer in the Bay Area and you're looking for a job (or want to talk shop), let's grab a coffee or beer.