2) How did you get to gap intelligence?
The year was 2005 when I first stepped foot in San Diego. The Marine Corps was kind enough to buy me a plane ticket so that I could attend their recruit training program. I was fortunate to spend eight years stationed here in SoCal, and fell in love with the area. So in 2013 I took my exit, pursued a Computer Science degree, and shortly thereafter became an official Software Engineer. I’ve always had an appreciation for statistics and analytics, so naturally my next educational endeavor was a Masters in Data Science. For me, gap intelligence is the perfect storm of great culture, software, data, and an unbeatable headquarters location.
3) What values lead you?
The first value that leads me is understanding. It’s the basis of human connection and the foundation of progress. Family is also very important to me, and not necessarily by blood. Whoever you choose as your favorite humans, take care of them. Lastly I’d like to talk about truth. Being truthful to others, and most importantly truthful to yourself, makes life a whole lot easier for everyone involved.
4) What skills are you bringing to gap intelligence?
I have a drive to explore the unknown and a willingness to fail. I love automation, [technical] process refinement, and building software that makes people’s lives easier. I’m most excited to expand my machine learning skills and discover ways we can benefit from their application.
5) If you could have any superpower, what would it be?
If I could have any super power I’d pick immortality. There are so many achievable goals out there, but only enough time to master one or two in a lifetime. With unlimited time, anything is possible. Given the technological developments within just the past 100 years, imagine what the next 100 will look like.
6) What’s the quirkiest thing about you that you’re willing to admit?
I’m very quirky so it’s tough to choose just one, but I can’t stay in one house for more than a year. I have lived in San Diego for 15 years and have moved just as many times. I like the feeling of a fresh, new environment.
7) What’s your favorite thing to do in San Diego?
My favorite thing to do in San Diego is to sit on the beach at night and take in the serenity of nature. I don’t do it as often as I should, but it’s really good for centering myself. My second favorite would be taking my kids to the countless activities our city has to offer – biking, swimming, comic-con – I love introducing them to new things.
8) If you could have a personal chef or a live-in housekeeper, which would you choose?
I would choose both, because single parenting two near-teenage boys is a lot! In fact, I should look into doing this. That’s a great idea.
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