What would you say you do at Modern Message? The short answer is software development for each of Modern Message’s products. The long answer is that Modern Message has a small development team and everyone has to contribute to all of the development process. I love this about Modern Message because I like to do a bit of everything.
What excites you most about working at Modern Message? The development team is one of the best. I have been developing software for a long time and it’s rare to find startups with such talent. This kind of talent always seems to bring success and that is exciting.
What do you do to relax? I love to surf. It requires me to only think about one thing, catching waves. In that way its very meditative. I also do a lot of yoga, running, and biking when the waves are flat or no good.
Share a guilty pleasure. Bad sci-fi/fantasy like The Arrow and Lost Girl. Yeah, I meant it when I said bad.
What is something on your bucket list? So many things to choose from. I think on the top is to learn how to fly a plane. Who wouldn’t want to just hop in their own plane and fly to the Bahamas in a few hours? I do have to overcome the answer to the next question.
What is your most irrational fear? Wide open spaces…specifically on the top of a mountain. Skiing/snowboarding/hiking on an open mountain peak just freaks me out.
What is your go-to song that gets you pumped up? Superchunk - Hyper Enough
What book are you currently reading? Ready Player One. It's old-school 80s tech, culture, and games along with futuristic virtual realities. This book is great!