Max is an Idaho transplant that hails from Wisconsin. Whether breaking his father’s IBM at the DOS command line as a child, engaging students in AP Comp Sci, or wiring up static site generators in the workplace, Max has always done so with midwestern charm and a touch of western flair. As an undergrad at Colorado College, Max studied Environmental Science, after which he joined the Peace Corps in El Salvador. Returning stateside, he spent his mid-twenties with forays into wildlife biology and emergency medicine out west, only to find himself circling back home to study education at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee.
Graduate degree in hand, Max journeyed to Northern Mexico where he taught chemistry, physics, and computer science at an international school. Three moves, four teaching jobs, and two kids later, Max discovered the world of software development while teaching Python and Java at a high school in Cincinnati. Under the guidance of a dot-com era programmer and fellow teacher, Max transitioned theory to practice through a dedicated study of modern web frameworks in Boise where his path collided with Foundry.
When not swimming in Gatsby or breathing React, Max can be found rafting western whitewater, fly fishing high country creeks, or traipsing around the mountains with his wife and two young boys.