About Me

Where to Begin?

Photograph of me, reclining on my side on a table, calculus textbook in front.

I am a time-travelling Renaissance man and occasional galactic saviour—but only in my head, through the books I read, and of course when playing Mass Effect. In real life, I am 25 years old, and as such I live in constant danger of becoming an adult even as I anticipate the day I can yell at kids to get off my lawn and look the part. My first real foray online began in 2004, when I signed up for Hotmail because I was jealous that my younger brother was using something called "MSN Messenger". I subsequently taught myself HTML and made my first website on the now-defunct Geocities platform. Since then, I have never looked back, and I spend a significant amount of my time working on web development projects (most of them my own). I also devour books like they’re a drug and even write fiction of my own—one day, hopefully, of high enough quality to earn publication.

What defines me? For as long as I can remember, I have been learning. I don’t just want knowledge; I crave it. I have spent almost my entire life in one type of school or another. Two years ago, I completed my degrees in mathematics and education at Lakehead University. (You can read my honours thesis online.) Since then I’ve taught math and English at the high school level in England.

Now I’ve moved back to my hometown of Thunder Bay, Ontario. Online, you’re very likely to find me on Twitter and Goodreads. I also provide support for the message board services InvisionFree and ZetaBoards. One of the first communities I joined back in 2004 was the Star Trek™ Simulation Forum, where I still roleplay.