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My education, experiences and other cool stuff


Always on the prowl for the best solutions. I'm currently building Distru (an all-in-one ERP system for cannabis comapnies) using React & Elixir! If you wanna see some of the cool things I've built, click here or check out my github. Otherwise scroll down to see my resume.

SQL Databases


Enterprise software that manages inventory, ordering, customer management for cannabis companies. Click here to keep in touch!

Chief Technical Officer

Oct 2016 - Present

Eight Solutions

Developing data visualization software in React.js, Flux, Webpack, Immutable.js

Front End Software Dev.

Oct 2015 - Oct 2016

RED Academy

Teaching web development, focusing on client side JavaScript and general programming principles/practices.

Programming Instructor

Sep 2015 - Jan 2017


Teaching an introduction to programming course to the next generation of hackers! {teens age 13-18}

Programming Instructor

Aug 2015 - Sep 2015


Developing an extension of the Paysavvy app in React.js, Reflux.js, and Ruby on Rails

Contract Web Developer

Jul 2015 - Oct 2015


Developing both the web component of the Fitplan app and the Fitplan API in Ruby on Rails

Web Developer

Jun 2015 - Sep 2015

Carrier Talent Mgmt

Actor on various T.V. Shows and Commercials


Apr 2010 - Present

TD Canada Trust

Provided financial advice to customers whilst developing a core understanding of retail banking and sales skills but exceeding sales goals consistently.

Bank Teller

Feb 2012 - Feb 2015

Pacific National Exhibition

Worked as a sales attendant for The Fair at the PNE, two consecutive years.

Customer Service Rep.

Feb 2012 - Feb 2015


I was 14 and in love with french fries.

Crew Member

Feb 2009 - Oct 2009


Lighthouse Labs

I was part of the April Cohort. We faced a crazy 2 months learning Ruby on Rails, Sinatra, NodeJS, JavaScript, Ruby, HTML/CSS, contributing to open source etc...

Web Development Bootcamp

Apr 2015 - Jun 2015

CodeCore Bootcamp

I took the Janurary Web Fundamentals course. During this time we learnt the basics of the web by learning Sinatra and ORMs.

Web Fundamentals Bootcamp

Jan 2015 - Mar 2015

Simon Fraser University

Studied both Acting and Economics for 2 years. Realized my time could me better spent; taught myself to code and left.

Bachelors of Econ.

Sep 2012 - Dec 2014

Guinness World Record picture

Guinness World Record Holder

On August 21st 2014, I set my first Guinness World Record in Hollywood, CA! {Not a joke}

CODE 2015 Hackathon photo

National Hackathon Finalist

My team {Team Padawan} was a part of the Top 15 out of thousands for the CODE2015 Hackathon. Free trip to Toronto FTW

Smoree wins award photo

Lighthouse Labs People's Choice Award

After an insane 2 month coding bootcamp, my one man final project {Smoree} won the hearts of the audience and took home the people's choice award!

Roadtrip photo

Drove to Mexico {from Vancouver}

In October 2013, me and my homie drove to Mexico from Vancouver to see not one, but two John Mayer concerts. We are officially Road Trip Gods.

World of Warcraft picture

Zelferd, Bloof Elf Death Knight

When I'm not busy doing other awesome things, I transform into Zelferd, the mightiest Death Knight in the World! {of Warcraft}.