I'm a full-time front-end/UI developer and designer, living and working in Austin, TX. My backgrounds and experiences as a musician and mental health clinician informed + prepared me in unforeseen ways for a somewhat stark career shift into tech. After ~1 year of freelancing and orienting myself, I was fortunate to land a role in an early-stage start-up with a small group of intelligent and passionate technologists. Their entrepreneurial mindset, grit, and desire to learn aligned very well with my own. During my five years with the company, I broke shit, beat myself up, substantively contributed to enormous gains, felt great sometimes, and ultimately grew a lot as a person and a developer.