I’ve been working in college media startups since before finishing my degree in mechanical engineering at the University of Tennessee. After founding and managing an on-campus news publication my junior year, I was hired to lead marketing and content strategy for Gannett-funded venture, Uloop.com, where I helped build a suite of tools to recruit and manage over 1000 student writers at colleges across the country.
I left Uloop to join Packback as their fourth employee and first software engineer in 2013. Packback recently closed a seed round of over $1 million, including $250,000 from Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban on the TV show Shark Tank.
In addition to writing software, I contribute to several blogs, am an avid runner, and a big fan of vegetarian cooking.