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 Brainburst.com from 2003-2004 (now tcgplayer.com). Some of my favorite articles from that time include:
- “Order and Chaos: Shuffling in Magic“
- “The Long Road“
- “Canadian Nationals Report *3rd*“
- “Collusion in Tournament Magic“
With my friend Peter Radonjic I founded and ran 604poker.com, 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.