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.
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. I enjoy living off the beaten path, exploring the diverse experiences and cultures the world has to offer. I value simplicity and authenticity.