I began using computers at age 4, wrote my first program by age 8, and have been doing paid software development since age 16. Since then, I've worked as a software developer individually, as well as on small and large teams. I've delivered on technical freelance projects for more than a dozen clients across a wide range of industries.
After graduating from Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Toronto, I decided to join the exciting world of bioinformatics and computational biology. I started my career at the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research, where I worked on projects including websites for The Global Alliance for Genomics and Health and the NIH NCI Genomic Data Commons. From there, I moved to the Centre for Computational Medicine at the Hospital for Sick Children where I worked on the open-source PhenoTips project to help clincians and researchers more effectively capture phenotypic data. I was invited from that role to join the spin-off startup company (called Gene42) that was helping spread adoption of PhenoTips in clinical settings around the world.
Currently, I'm VP Engineering at PhenoTips (formerly Gene42) with a small but outstanding team developing and supporting software for clinical genetics, phenotyping, and genomics. In this role, I've been able to dive deep into the world of enterprise medical information technology used at hospitals and other large organizations, including standards like HL7 and FHIR. As the company's first full-time technical staff member, I've had the opportunity to lead the company's technical operations on many different fronts.
Otherwise, I enjoy spending time with my wonderful wife and family, reading (philosophy, religion, history), hiking, and traveling.