My road in life took a while to figure out.
After high school graduation, I spent some time abroad doing volunteer work. I gained an appreciation for learning about culture, language, and history.
After my volunteer work, I worked at a credit union during the day and a restaurant at night to save up enough money to pay for my first year of college.
After graduating college, I took a job at a small private school as a teacher's aide to get some experience. I was promoted to be a teacher that same year. I waited tables at night to make ends meet.
I applied to grad school and was accepted for educational psychology. I got a full-time job as a credit counselor to pay the bills and relied on student loans to bridge the gap.
I applied to doctoral programs and was accepted to UT for the instructional technologies program. I moved to Texas with my wife, and we had our first child about a year later.
My wife and I decided


Instructional Designer

I create engaging, effective instructional learning experiences using technology, learning theories, and data

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Problem Solving

Day to Day

I collaborate with a variety of people including subject matter experts, product managers, and technology vendors. Each day can bring something different from designing assessments and learning objectives to creating video storyboards and interactive scenarios. I work with a lot of different technology including video editing software, learning management systems, HTML / CSS / Javascript, and graphic design software.

Recommended Education

My career is related to what I studied. I'd recommend the path I took:


The Noise I Shed

From Myself:

"You're not good enough, you don't have the experience, and you won't succeed."

Challenges I Overcame