This site is where I blog about WordPress and WooCommerce and where I share some of the things we do at WordPress. I also love to write short stories which I will post occasionally. I work at Automattic. We make WordPress, WordPress.com, JetPack, and Akismet and many other amazing things.
My family consists of my best friend in the world, Brandi, who is also my wife! We have 9 beautiful and amazing children. We live on a few acres surrounded by vineyards and spend time on our animals, chores, projects, and lots more. I am into Fitness, but not a fanatic like I used to be. I very much enjoy CrossFit. (Blog Post: CrossFit and Asthma). I was heavily into CrossFit for several years and coached at my box in Pleasanton where I was a Level 1 coach. I lost a ton of weight with CrossFit. I now workout at home because of my busy schedule. We have a full CrossFit setup here!
My Faith is very important to me. I am a believer and follower of Christ. I started following Jesus when I was 8 and have learned a lot since then. I am deeply in love with Reformed Theology because for most of my teenage years I was in a Reformed Baptist church that very much treasured the writings of the Reformers. From that church I gained a love for Theology. My faith has grown a lot in the last year in a different direction. Not so much theology and apologetics, but deepening my faith and living it out in community. You can call it living on mission, or whatever you want, but I am convinced that my life must be primarily about making His name great. Francis Chan’s book “Letters to the Church” along with some friends have really convinced me to step out and use my life to serve Christ and others. Serve them practically. This video is a great description of what I am talking about.
I very much enjoy music! I love to play the guitar and the piano. Mostly guitar these days when I have time. I am currently learning this piece. My dream job would be working for ILM as a sound engineer. I read quite a bit and enjoy Theology, Philosophy, and Psychology. I love to learn! I have a B.S. Degree in Counseling Psychology from William Jessup University with a minor in Theology. Psychology remains one of my favorite subjects to read and research on.
I am a pretty big geek who enjoys drinking coffee and watching Science Fiction. Star Trek TNG, Star Trek Voyager, Stargate SG-1, Stargate Atlantis, Sanctuary, etc. I also can’t read or listen to enough Tim Keller.
In 2017 I purchased my first gun and started shooting at the gun range. I have found this to be an amazing hobby and I really enjoy it. We have coyote’s that like to come around and pick off our chickens and cats, so I am looking forward to adding a shotgun and a rifle to my collection. There is not a lot of time for my hobbies to be honest, but when I can, I love to unwind with woodworking and coding side projects.
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