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Hi there! I’m a passionate DevOps/Infrastructure Engineer who loves building things for the web. Living and working in San Francisco, I spend long hours programming and scaling machines in the cloud. Most of my career has been focused on building high-traffic websites and the infrastructure that runs them.
My journey into DevOps and Infrastructure Engineering began after graduating college and landing my first job as a Backend Engineer. I quickly discovered that I enjoyed working on tasks typically associated with DevOps roles and decided to make it my primary focus.
Throughout my career, I’ve gained extensive experience working with technologies like Kubernetes and the Istio Service Mesh. I’m constantly learning and enjoy sharing my knowledge with others who seek guidance.
One of my most notable achievements was helping a telehealth company scale during the pandemic, allowing them to meet unprecedented demand for their platform. I also worked on scaling their infrastructure beyond a single AWS region, enabling the company to operate in multiple regions seamlessly.
My guiding principle as an Infrastructure Engineer is to make infrastructure as simple and accessible as possible. I believe in empowering other engineering teams to make informed decisions for themselves and building tools and resources that enable them to operate independently.
When I’m not working, I’m an avid cyclist and strive to make it my primary mode of transportation. I’m also passionate about photography, particularly professional headshots and street photography. I’ve been known to bring lightboxes and a bunch of equipment to work, providing free headshots for my colleagues.
Things I Use #
My work has helped me become proficient in the following languages and tools in no particular order:
- Hashicorp Consul
- Hashicorp Vault
- Python 3
- 💻 MacBookPro 16" (2019)
- 📞 Google Pixel 6 Pro (128GB)
- 🎧 Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700
Camera Gear #
- Ricoh GR IIIx
- Fujifilm XT-4
- Fujifilm XF 23mm F1.4 R
- Fujifilm XF 35mm f/2 R WR
- Fujifilm XF 55-200mm f/3.5-4.8 R LM OIS
- Fujifilm XF 18-55mm f/2.8-4 R LM OIS
- Sony Alpha a6300
- Sigma 30mm F/1.4
PHP website that connected to the AppDotNet Social Network fire hose and ingested all posts, likes, reposts and replies. It would find soon to be popular posts and share them as well as have daily top posts and users. It also had historical views so you could go back and see what was popular on what day. After AppDotNet shut down it’s developer incentive program I was no longer able to afford to keep it running.
Turlock City Booze #
A website that was dedicated to showing you where there was a current Happy Hour in Turlock, California and some reviews of different restaurants. I shut down the site after graduating college and moving away from Turlock.