The History of Me
I started off my career with a B.A. in Business Economics student from U.C. Riverside. I worked from 2005 to 2009 in marketing as a project manager for a well reputed newspaper organization. My coworkers would often tell me stories about how they had “grown” with the newspaper since its humble beginnings and were celebrating their 30th or 40th year anniversary. This was a company you could grow with. Yet, an ugly reality was starting to kick in; many of our newest top talent were heading for the door. Sadly, I began to realize that this wasn’t a company I could grow with, so I began hunting for new work.
What Do I Do For Fun?
As I write this, I’m sitting at home at my place in Long Beach, CA. I decided it was time to get a site up about me given the extra stay in time I have with everyone being quarantined in for Coronavirus, 2020.
As mentioned above, I was originally from Riverside, California. I grew up like most kids in the 1980s on Nintendo and Sega, then moving that into learning computers as well as just spending time with friends at the malls of Southern California. My life was a lot like Fast Times At Ridgemont High (especially high school). Maybe the difference was that my generation in the 90s was more focused on getting good grades than being high (but that said people were still stoned).
As a grownup, I still really enjoy Southern California, and I still do a lot of the things I used to do as a kid growing up, including movies, video games, going out to the beaches, malls, eating out at good restaurants. Though I’ve travelled quite a lot since high school, I still like Southern California best because it’s a mix of different cultures; you can eat Mexican on one day, then Chinese on another, Indian yet on another, American (of course), Filipino, Russian, and so on. For a long time, I used to commute up to Hollywood and spend my entire day exploring the city. Even after years of exploration, I still cannot say I’ve seen everything.
Speaking of travelling, when I was in college, I stayed on homestay in Japan for a few months; it was one of the greatest experiences I ever had, so for a decade later I just kept continuing to study Japanese and keep up with friends I had made from that time; which eventually led me to meeting my wife. We’ve been together for almost 5 years and have one daughter together. Now the three of us explore together! The current big attraction is all things Disney!
Learn To Code With Me!
Here Are Some Talks/Presentations I've Given Over The Years
- YouTube Guide To ES6 Playlist
- Guide To ES6 (2020) at Farmers Insurance
- Angular Deep Dive (2019) at Farmers Insurance
- Intro to React & Redux
- How To Use React (2015) at General Assembly
You can request 1:1 Coaching / Mentorship from me via the Contact Page, and if I have the availability I will definitely help you out. Sometimes due to workload, there may be a waiting list involved, but I will do my best to help you especially if I hear more about your situation. Coding can be tough, but it’s fun when you learn with a mentor who can help you fast-track your results!