Originally from Atlanta, I studied engineering at Georgia Tech. With an interest in Europe, I did graduate work at Georgia Tech’s campus in France, and then went to work at the European Space Agency in Germany.
While living in Germany, I founded an aerospace engineering company called MakaluMedia GmbH, which was later acquired. Having developed a passion for design and technology, I founded an American company called Makalu Interactive that has built products for brands like Google and Virgin America, as well as apps like RaceSplitter, Rego and ChessDrop.
Today, I share time between the US and Spain—enjoying the warm climate, friendly people and amazing diversity of Andalucia. I enjoy living off the beaten path, exploring the diverse experiences and cultures the world has to offer. I value simplicity and authenticity.
Disciplined investing facilitated key opportunities in my life. To help others achieve the same, I wrote a small book that teaches the powerful principles in a way that’s easy to understand and follow. It’s available for free, at Money for Something.
Cycling, hiking and chess are activities I enjoy, and I’m a fan of the Paleo diet and P90x for health and fitness. I’m a three-time European gold medalist in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, a martial art in which I received my black belt in 2011.