Thanks for stopping by. This is my home on the web. 

I currently work for a WordPress-focused security firm, Defiant. I’ve been a user of WordPress for over 10 years. I recently revamped (simplified) this site to make it more Gutenberg friendly. Some things are still in flux, so if it looks wonky, that’s probably shifting sometime soon. (Hello, weekend mornings.) 

While you’re here, you can read some of my most recent posts, contact me, see where I’m going, or learn more about me.

Up Next

My upcoming speaking engagements are below!

I’ll be speaking about Evaluating WordPress Plugins at the Northwest Valley WordPress Meetup on August 28, 2018 at Elevate Coffee.

I’ll be speaking about Evaluating WordPress Plugins at WordCamp Sacramento on September 15-16, 2018. 

Get tickets to WordCamp Sacramento soon, as they’ll likely sell out soon! They’re only $40; if you’re into WordPress or just curious, WordCamp Sacramento is a fantastic place to learn about WordPress, the world’s most popular Content Management System.

Want me to speak at your event? I’d be happy to discuss your event’s needs and prepare a presentation specific to your needs. Get in touch.

Latest Blog Posts



I returned home yesterday from DEF CON in Las Vegas. I attended with my teammates from Defiant. As we are a remote team, this is our annual get together for some face-to-face meetings,... READ MORE

Someone Moved


We moved to Phoenix in mid-June. I don’t yet feel at home. The oppressive heat has been wearing on me, but I can see an end to the furnace-inspired onslaught soon. I find... READ MORE

On Writing; the Drought of 2017


A new acquaintance asked me why I stopped writing. “Life. Work. Kids. Mostly life,” I answered. “Well you have to have all of that if you’re going to have something to write about,”... READ MORE


| |

I’ve been trying to write a post about Alex for months. But when you’re living in the midst of inevitable decline, it’s hard to put the experience into words. After a short fight... READ MORE