I was born in Mission Viejo, California. This also makes me a Scorpio that was born in the year of the horse.
I began working as a student worker at the National Geophysics Data Center (N.G.D.C ) which is part of NOAA. My work consisted of writing scripts to cleanup data. I also worked on creating a visualization tool to display the location of core samples.
I graduated from the University of Colorado - Boulder with a dual Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science and Spanish & Portuguese. 'Sko Buffs!
After Graduating I began working at NDP Group, LLC. A software company located in downtown Boulder.
I moved Cuenca, Ecuador to further pursue fluency in Spanish. Shortly after, I applied for permanent residency. This is also the time I began working as a Freelance Web Developer.
In September, my brother invited me to join him and a friend to through hike the 211 miles (340 km) of the John Muir Trail. It was quite the experience that taught me a lot about my limits physically and mentally.
2016 was big year for me in terms of hiking, I was fortunate to travel down south the Chilean side of Patagonia to hike the Q Loop in Torres Del Paine with my father and siblings. During our trip, a bridge collapsed the day after we crossed and prevent many from hiking the loop.
I became resident of Ecuador under the Professional Visa option, which allows for applicants from pre-approved universities to gain permanent resident status.