In my youth I was an avid card player. The peaks of my competitive gaming life were playing in the 2004 Magic: The Gathering World Championships as part of the Canadian National Team, and playing in the 2006 World Series of Poker main event. From 2004 through 2007 I earned my living playing poker, primarily on the Internet, and I played in professional Magic events in Barcelona, Amsterdam, Bangkok, and across North America.

I was a writer and assistant editor for the card gaming website from 2003-2004 (now Some of my favorite articles from that time include:

604pokersmallWith my friend Peter Radonjic I founded and ran, a poker community and strategy site aimed at poker players in the Vancouver area. From 2004-2010, we were a popular community for professionals and aspiring professionals.

Today I still enjoy playing games, although no longer at the professional level. I am a fan of science fiction and fantasy novels, and I enjoy outdoor activities of all kinds, especially hiking and alpine skiing.

My first university degree was in computer science, and I still code in my spare time. In the last few years I have mainly done web development, especially for WordPress, using php. Lately, I have also begun experimenting with Swift.