Father — Husband — Software Developer

Professional Background


In 2014 I graduated with a Bachelor of Art's in Philosophy.

I then began to teach Religion at a Catholic School in Montgomery, Al.

After just 3 years of teaching and a few conversations with my wife, I was inspired to make a career change.

Self Learning

In June of 2017 my wife and I relocated from Alabama to the Washington DC area.

It was here that I began to teach myself everything that I could about computers.

With a clear goal (Career in Tech), minus a concrete understanding of what this would look like (IT vs. Software Engineer), I sort of floated between paths.

I first learned HTML & CSS before trying my hand at JS.

The transition from HTML & CSS was to JS was more challenging than I had naively anticipated.

I then decided to pivot to IT & began preparing to take the CompTIA A+ certification exam.

By November 2017, I had passed both the 901 & 902 exams and became CompTIA A+ certified.

I then discovered that most all entry-level positions required either experience or a security clearance.

I had neither.

December 2017 I pivoted once more, but back to Web Development. For the first time JS began to click for me.

February 2018 I landed my first job with DealerOn.

The Beginnings

  • 2018 — 2019: DealerOn — Jr. Web Designer

  • 2019 — 2020: SAIC — Web Developer

  • 2020 — 2022: Booz Allen Hamilton — Software Developer

  • 2022 — present: Brightspot — Senior Software Engineer