Thank you so much for joining us in this interview series! Before we dive in, our readers would love to learn a bit more about you. Can you tell us a bit about your “childhood backstory”?

I am originally from Ohio. Growing up, I was the kid who needed to understand how and why things worked and know everything about the people who created them. As a child I lit a wall of our house on fire, made a shortwave radio from a Radio Shack electronics kit, and took apart my “talking Teddy Bear” to figure out how it worked. From a young age, I had a technical inquisitiveness and a fierce love of reading. Today, my inquisitive nature has developed into wanting to learn more about the people changing the world and the products and services they are creating. I love people and community, so building a community of passionate people is something I have always gravitated towards.

Can you tell us the story of what led you to this particular career path?

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