I grew up north of Boston
in a blue-collar, single parent home. I caddied at my local country club, attended Andover High School, and graduated early to join the United States Marine Corps at age 17. I signed a contract to become a rifleman in the Infantry so that I could get my hands dirty. I spent my prom in a fox-hole filled with water and my high-school graduation with my face in the mud, at the School of Infantry.
After Parris Island Marine bootcamp and Infantry School I attended UMass Amherst. While at school, I was one of the first 6 employees of the start-up CampusLIVE. We raised over $8.5 Million in venture funding and moved to Boston. I ended up deploying to Afghanistan with the Marines prior to an acquisition in 2013 by Connelly Partners.
In 2011, I deployed to Afghanistan as part of Operation Enduring Freedom, where I served with a small team of 22 Marines off-base in a Taliban friendly town. There I acted as a vehicle commander, mobile dismount, and combat lifesaver. After eight years of service I retired from the Marines as a Sergeant. I loved the Marine Corps and I am proud of the men I served alongside.
When I got back from the war, I cofounded a development shop called Clearview Digital with one of my engineering buddies. We ran it for one year and made a killing before selling it to ExtensionEngine, a larger dev firm in Cambridge, MA. We were savages.
Then, I worked for a few years as Director of UX & Product Design at SessionM, and built next generation consumer loyalty and engagement platforms. There I designed loyalty programs and tools for companies like Coca-Cola, Samsung, Starbucks, and Huggies.
In 2016, I took a role as a Senior Product Design Lead at Wayfair. While at Wayfair I’ve worked on Wayfair Business, and then moved on to create two new businesses within the company. First, I led the team that created Wayfair Design Services, which allows customers to work online with an interior designer to curate a shopping list for a room they’ll love. I also led the team that created and launched Wayfair Home Services which enables our customers access to have assembly services provided by Wayfair Pros.
At the moment, I'm living north of Boston. I spend my weekends designing, drinking coffee, hiking, and being outside with my wife and dog.