I am a problem solver that enjoys working on the guts of an application. I am able to work in almost any language for server side data processing. I enjoy new challenges and look forward to new opportunities.



Graduated from The University of Texas at San Antonio with a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science with a concentration in Software Engineering. GPA: 3.67


  • Ruby - 12 years
  • C / C++ - 12 years
  • Java - 12 years
  • Python - 5 years
  • Elixir - 4 years
  • Erlang - 1 year

Open Source


I actively maintain this library for Elixir to interact with SQLite3. Initially made in February 2021 when Texas was going through the power outages, I needed a project to pass the time that would work offline and on embedded devices.

Ecto SQLite3

I actively maintain this library for Ecto to utilize the Exqlite project. This is useful for embedded devices that want to utilize a database.



Senior Elixir Engineer: January 2022 - Present


  • Maintain AI processing pipeline that is orchestrated by Elixir.
  • Maintain multiple internal Elixir libraries and their dependencies.

Search Nurture

Software Engineer: June 2019 - December 2021


  • Utilized django and django-rest-framework to serve api.
  • Implemented day parting automation tool for Amazon and Instacart where keyword bids would change up and down through out the day.
  • Built a flexible filtering system for the dashboard to query timeseries data in aggregate to aid Account Managers in their decision making.
  • Implemented a robust data synchronization for Amazon that would handle service interruptions.
  • Managed and maintained infrastructure with Kubernetes and kustomize.


Software Engineer: April 2018 - June 2019

  • Reduced running costs by utilizing Elasticsearch instead of Google Big Table by approximately 400%. (Over utilization of Big Table)
  • Refactored the data processing pipeline to consume less memory which allowed us to utilize our CPU and memory allocation more effectively.
  • Managed and scaled the data processing pipeline to handle 1,000/s of messages a second.
  • Managed and maintained infrastructure with Kubernetes.


Software Engineer: October 2017 - April 2018


  • Utilized microservices to separate business logic for future maintainability and stability.
  • Worked with the data science team in getting data into AWS Athena so that they could see how data was changing and finding discrepancies between data sources.
  • Refactored our company news microserver to increase throughput by 4x.
  • Utilized Kubernetes with BuildKite for deployments.


Platform Engineer: March 2015 - October 2017


  • Implemented a Rails application to handle thousands of iPads to connect to and allowed us to continue to host on Heroku and keep infrastructure costs low.
  • During development we switched to using Docker and Docker Compose for local development to create deterministic test runs. This provided our team a universal way to run and test code.
  • Implemented the authorization, authentication, and identity system into a separate system to handle SAML logins and SCIM employee directories.


Software Engineer: August 2013 - March 2015


  • Refactoring a large monolithic application into a service oriented application
  • Implementing and maintaining the API at KISSmetrics
  • Maintaining the Android SDK and Reader app
  • Dealt with large complex systems and numerous data stores
  • Developed modular railtie and engines to be mounted
  • Unified out API requests and maintained a consistent return. Ensured the values followed a specific format and obeyed backwards compatibility.
  • Began the process of upgrading from Ruby 1.8.6 to Ruby 2.0. Many gems were no longer receiving security updates and this gave us a path to keeping customer data safer.
  • Core infrastructure was a Sinatra application that needed to be split apart into modularized services that would allow teams to ship faster and in parallel.

ZippyKid (now Pressable)

Senior Software Engineer: March 2012 - August 2013

  • Ruby on Rails control panel
  • Maintain MyZippyKid control panel
  • Used Pivotal Tracker to augment our Agile development
  • Wrote tests to ensure stability
  • Interfaced with Dynect and DNSMadeEasy for DNS records
  • Interfaced with Chargify as a payment system
  • Used Beanstalkd as a messaging queue

Enfocus Solutions

Software Engineer: October 2011 - March 2012

  • Used Ruby on Rails
  • Implemented complex data model (30+ models)
  • Learned how to test with RSpec and Capybara
  • Start up company in San Antonio


Software Engineer: March 2011 – June 2011

  • Used javascript
  • Worked on front-end designs
  • Learned how to use Git effectively
  • Start up company in San Antonio


Software Engineer: August 2009 - October 2011

  • Installed physical server in data center
  • Installed / maintained Ubuntu server
  • Designed site interface
  • Implemented in PHP (CodeIgniter) then transitioned to Ruby on Rails
  • Built a security audit system for the site

Libraries Written

Personal Achievements

  • Eagle Scout recipient, Boy Scouts of America, earned in 2007.
  • Rebuilt my first car, a 1972 BMW that I have owned since 2003. I am in the process of turning it into a race car.
  • Built my standing desk from solid oak tongue and groove boards.
  • Built Exqlite with intermittent power in Texas in February of 2021.

Free Time Activities

I enjoy working on open source projects and improving tools that other people use.

I like working with my hands and building things in my garage. Any where from cutting boards, welding, tearing motors apart, or just soldering electronics I really enjoy doing.