I was born in Seattle and moved to Bainbridge Island when I was five years old. After graduating from Bainbridge High School, I moved to Bellingham and attended Western Washington University where I studied languages, literature, and film. I lived abroad for several years, mostly in Thailand, but returned to Bainbridge Island in 2020 (i.e. COVID). I have been working for companies in the web3 ecosystem as a software developer, product manager, and protocol researcher. Most recently I was working for Regen Network Development, a company building blockchain infrastructure for the origination of carbon and biodiversity credits. I recently resigned from my position but may continue working with them as an independent contractor and currently focusing on personal health and decompressing.