- I spent an entire month living in Japan when I was ten years old. My mom, brother and I stayed with our Japanese friends in Osaka while my dad, a veterinary pathologist, traveled around the country for seminars and other meetings. We also traveled to places like Tokyo, Nara, and the mountains. It was the first time I was exposed to a culture other than my own, and it influenced my world view more than anything up to that point in my life.
- After returning from Japan right before fifth grade, I spent much of my life through high school building a city out of Lego bricks. This was the inspiration for my choice of attending architecture school in college.
- I attended Penn State University and made it two-and-a-half years through the architecture program and two internships with architecture firms before I decided I didn't want to be an architect. It just wasn't for me.
- Instead, I created a website for Metrolegoland and fell in love with web development. I finished Penn State with a degree in Integrative Arts with a focus on web design and programming.
- I met my wife, Ann-Marie, during a web design internship between junior and senior years of college. If I hadn't changed majors I might not have ever fallen in love!
I now tag Warren, Josh, Arno, Lorah, and my son Benjamin, who has a secret blog.