Born in California, I moved around a lot as a child and never considered any specific place to be "home." By the time I was 18, I had lived in six different cities, only two of them in the same state, and had lived overseas for a few years. My senior year of high school I took a class on worldviews in which my teacher posed some questions from a philosophical angle and I was sold on philosophy. I went to college at the University of Tulsa knowing from day one that I wanted to study philosophy.
After college I enrolled in Marquette's graduate philosophy program. Partway through my degree I got married and moved to Chicago, where I lived while finishing my PhD. I taught philosophy courses at Wright College for a few years and then taught at Illinois State University upon completing my doctorate. I'm now the Director of Esports at Mount St. Mary's University where I run the esports program and direct the Esports and Game Studies minor and teach courses in esports, gaming, and streaming.
I work on a variety of projects. I'm driven by two primary goals - to do cool stuff, and to do good in the world. I've done academic work on pedagogy and Kierkegaard, I've written for pop culture and philosophy publications, I've designed games, I've worked on a DARPA grant, and I co-founded a justice focused esports nonprofit, among other things. If you want to do cool stuff that can do good in the world, I'm always interested in being involved.