I grew up in Seattle and started off as an entrepreneur at nine years old. I co-founded Woof Cookies company, a non-profit that made dog bone-shaped cookies with purple frosting. The cookies were sold at University of Washington Husky games as well as at major grocery stores in the Seattle area and on Alaska Airlines. All profits were donated to Children’s Hospital in Seattle. For college, I attended Stanford University and majored in Mechanical Engineering. After college, I worked as a mechanical engineer for a medical device startup before joining the United States Marine Corps. As an infantry officer, I did two combat tours to Afghanistan. After leaving active duty, I wrote and published a novel about a prestigious private high school graduate growing up in the post-9/11 United States. I joined Gravity Payments in 2013. I bring a diverse background to Gravity, including technical engineering skills and leadership lessons learned in the military.
- Favorite Food: A good carne asada burrito.
- Favorite Movie: The Burbs
- Favorite Book: Dove
- Hobbies: I enjoy reading, writing, and any sport that has to do with the wind or snow.
- Favorite Gravity Merchant: Such a hard choice. Agua Verde for Mexican Food, Fisheries Supply for sailing gear, Ha! for breakfast and many more. Can’t pick just one.