I grew up on a cattle ranch in Eastern Oregon and I began my career in 1999 working for Raytheon as a Network Technician. In 2003 I moved to the big city (Boise) and graduated with a B.S. in Computer Science from Boise State in 2007. I worked as the Sr. System Engineer for Balihoo from 2007 until 2016, taking two years out to obtain a M.S. in Computer Science from Boise State.