A professional developer and software architect by trade, musician by hobby, husband and father by choice. I've done many crazy things in the life that I've lived and most of it is directly attributed to dealing with depression. Work was an escape. Music was a distraction. Being a family gave me a purpose to push through even the worst moments. It wasn't until I began turning my professional skills on myself that I started to understand what was happening to me. With that knowledge I began to develop my own system of more than just coping with depression. I found ways to make changes in my life that had significantly positive impacts on my overall state of mind.
Now my work is taking on a whole new meaning. I'm part of a team that is building a platform to help people discover similar results using the system I developed over many years.
Music is no longer a distraction from the darkness. Now it is a light that gives a voice to my non technical side.
My family is still a source of motivation. The motivation is no longer just to survive the darkness, but to reach higher than ever thought possible. They are the inspiration to reach out and help others to find their balance.
All of this is to do my part in giving my kids a slightly better world than I was given.