Starting from the very beginning I was born in Stuart, FL but moved to Cleveland, Ohio when I was 3 years old. I was raised there until I graduated from High School. After I graduated, I just didn't feel cut out for the college lifestyle, so instead I fell in love with playing music in bands and touring all over the country. The struggles of constantly being on the road for a few years caught up to me, so in 2013 I decided to make the ultimate sacrifice by joining The United States Army. I can safely say at this point, I learned to truly grow up as a man and as a person. While in the military I served one tour in Afghanistan and had the privilege of getting to know a variety of different personalities. During my deployment I was determined to be successful when I returned home. I knew I had an interest in creation and design, that’s when I found Computer Science. Once I got back, I immediately registered for The College of Western Idaho's Software Development Program. It was perfect! To me it was like being a mechanic but with only a computer instead of hand or power tools. The thing is, if I had never gone overseas I would have never been able to save the money to help me through school. Honestly, I try not to think about where I would be if it all never happened. The future is bright and so is the tech industry. I couldn't be anymore eustatic.