I’m an Explorer, Lifelong Learner, and Software Builder working at Collective Idea.

I journey life with my wife, Carrie, our twin daughters, and our goldendoodle, Bernie. Carrie is a professor of psychology at Hope College, where she also runs a research lab looking at romantic relationships. Our daughters are strong young women who teach us almost as much as we teach them.

As a family, we value education, seek to love one another and our community, and strive to continually become better humans.

Collective Idea is a web and mobile software consultancy. We work with companies large and small to provide technical leadership, application architecture, and design and development services. I work primarily as a team lead and senior developer. I am passionate about building effective teams and doing great work.

I'd love to chat with you about your application idea or your company's technology needs.

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I am passionate about exploring the outdoors, and have been able to drag my kids along in recent years too! We do our best to enjoy our state — running, playing at parks, lounging at the beach, hiking, traveling, and sailing.

I purchased a 1968 Chrysler Lone Star 13 sailboat early in 2017. We put in some serious hours in our first summer, and are looking forward to more sailing adventures down the road!