Before code, a little about me
Born and raised outside Abilene, Texas, my career began when I enlisted into the United States Marine Corps after high school. After training in California, I had one of the coolest jobs in the Marines: performing music for foreign dignitaries and presidential audiences at home and abroad.
I am very thankful for the opportunities the Marines gave me --I would have never been where I am today without the lessons and experiences the Marines gave me. However, staying for life wasn't for me. I decided to leave the Marines and make a career change. Having enjoyed teaching myself HTML in the later-half of my enlistment, I decided to take the leap into full-time software development and attended a full-time design and coding bootcamp in Washington, D.C. I graduated General Assembly's Web Development immersive course, now called "Software Engineering immersive."
During the last two weeks of General Assembly, I got a job offer and begun my career as a software engineer. Ever since then, it's been been full throttle ahead! I've mostly been employed in the U.S. public sector, building and maintaining websites and systems that help American citizens around the world get things done.