Computerist and musician in San Francisco, CA.


I currently manage Yelp's US Operations team in San Francisco, CA. We perform all manner of web operations, site reliability engineering, platform engineering, or whatever else you want to call it. Our achievements include our very own Platform as a Service, PaaSTA, numerous open-source contributions, and the infrastructure that delivers our content to hundreds of millions of users. I also spent a year managing Yelp's Release Engineering team,

Prior to managing people, I spent a few years improving Yelp's infrastructure as a software developer and site reliability engineer. I've laid groundwork for a service-oriented architecture, refactored core components of a webapp measured in millions of lines of code, and worked on monitoring, alerting, provisioning, load-balancing, networking, and many other infrastructure components while participating in a 24x7 on-call rotation. I also did some work on an old, in-house time-series graphing system, Firefly.

If you're playing buzzword bingo, here's what you're looking for: python, puppet, ubuntu, mySQL, sensu, haproxy, javascript, mapreduce, mesos, AWS


The Nest was a 5-piece rock/folk band that played various clubs and venues around San Francisco and the Bay Area from 2013-2015. Together, we wrote about an LP's worth of original songs. We recorded a 4-track EP at Decibelle Studios near the end of 2014 and released it in the spring of 2015. You can stream it for free on Bandcamp, Spotify, Apple Music, and most other music streaming services.