Building websites has been a way for me to express myself and to reach other people since the mid 90’s.
And that is what WordPress is to me, a tool that helps people create their own space where they can express themselves freely, a tool to help people grow. It is also why open source, the four freedoms, and web accessibility is important to me.
I am a theme nerd who enjoys every aspect of theme development because I can be creative with the design and provide structure with code.
As a WordPress Core contributor my focuses are accessibility and themes.
Before this I worked with refugees at a government agency for 18 years. Besides coding I enjoy cross stitching and painting. I am a gamer, so even outside work I spend a lot of time at the computer. I enjoy country music and hiphop, and watching adventure and sci fi movies.