Kyle Winckler was born and raised in South Dakota, where he attended South Dakota State University.  After moving to Seattle in 2010, he quickly realized he had found home. He was soon drawn into the expanding tech scene the Pacific Northwest was offering.

With no previous experience in software development, he decided to attend Code Fellows, specializing in Javascript. Before joining Foundry, he was a teaching assistant at Code Fellows, where he found a passion for helping others learn.

In his spare time, he enjoys reading science fiction, playing games, and hiking. He currently lives in downtown Seattle.