Senior Software Engineer
What would it surprise your coworkers to know about you?
Very little at this point, I would imagine. I’m fairly open and proud about how queer, nerdy and weird I am. Life’s too short to not be yourself.
If you could change one thing about MoTech, what would it be and why?
I’d relocate it to Canada – because everyone in the office needs ketchup chips, universal healthcare, and poutine in their life.
Do you have any pets?
Between my partner and I, we have one dog, Tara, and two cats – Scoot and Cindragosa.
What’s the most rewarding aspect of your job?
There’s an amazing sense of satisfaction that can be achieved from solving a particularly tricky bug. When you work on it for a long time and then finally figure it out – it’s a great feeling.
If you were a mad scientist with endless time and funds, what wild experiment would you undertake?
Elon Musk deserves some competition in colonizing Mars. Let’s work on that.
What was your favorite toy as a child?
When I was a child, my brother and I shared an Atari 800. Back when I was young (I’m dating myself, but I’m talking pre-90s here) I used to copy the code for games from Antic magazine, and then would record them on magnetic tape for later play.
If you could have an alternate profession, what would it be and why?
Chef. I love creating things and making people happy, and I find that food is a great outlet for that.
If you could pick one superpower for work, what would it be and why? And what’s your superhero name?
Time Control (not time travel specifically, as that causes issues with relativity and parallel timelines, but rather the ability to control the rate of flow of time) would be pretty useful for obvious reasons.
Dr. Rissa has a good ring to it.
Who’s the most impressive celebrity you’ve met?
Well, Colin Mochrie once told my partner to “Stop bugging him and leave him alone.”
What do you enjoy doing when you’re not at work?
Dungeons & Dragons, cooking, video games and board games; chilling with my dog and partner.