I am the CTO and Co-Founder of LegUp, which helps families find trusted care providers for their children. I'm the father of two children, a former CTO at CarRentals.com (part of the Expedia Group), and active voice developer and enthusiast with more than a dozen published Alexa skills. I'm passionately curious about new technologies and write articles about my technical explorations and leadership ideology.

Featured Posts:

Advice from a developer, industry executive, and startup CTO

Summary from an Ask Me Anything session as a section leader for Stanford's Code In Place program.


My journey from Corporate Executive to Startup Co-Founder

Every career journey is unique, and that's even more true when making the move between the corporate and startup worlds. I share my personal journey over the last year that led to my becoming a startup co-founder


It’s never too early to set up a data lake

Is it ever too early to start thinking about collecting and using customer data? No! And you don't need millions of records or complex data pipelines to get started. Learn how I helped a startup gather and use their customer data


How to find and fix errors in your SSML responses

Ever gotten a cryptic error message back when developing for Alexa? It's a common frustration for developers when Alexa or Google Assistant doesn’t understand a response. Learn how to find and fix common errors in your SSML!


How Teaching Helped me Learn Better

Whatever your passion, teaching others can be not only be satisfying but be a way to learn more yourself. What's your passion And what's stopping you from sharing with others?