I am a programmer living in lovely Portland, Oregon.

I love a good challenge. I enjoy cooking up schemas and diagrams, go crazy over a good font, am working on my trepidation towards the Oxford comma, and spend a lot of time contemplating how to make computers and humans play nicely together.

I am driven by the excitement of learning new skills and solving problems, whether it's fine-tuning visual design with CSS, building a SQL database, developing complex object-oriented schemas with C++ or learning an entirely new language. I am also inordinately obsessed with finding fun ipsums; the Twin Peaks ipsum is my favorite so far.

When I'm not writing code I can be found hiking small mountains, rowing on the Willamette River, biking hidden dirt roads, and occassionally taking breaks to crochet and make kimchee.

See you out there!