In a word? I'd say "technolohippyreneur". Expanded, that would be musician, writer, technologist, and startup entrepreneur, although only two of those I've done professionally.
2012, Spring - Graduate Norfolk Academy as
Valedictorian, and snag the annual
as well. You can read my valedictory address here, and my other speech here.
2012, Fall - Attend the
University of Texas at Austin
for three semesters with an Engineering Honors scholarship and dual major in
completing about 70% of my credits to graduation with both degrees.
2013, Fall - Vagabond. Drop out and begin a year of counter-culture lifestyle: backpacking, couchsurfing, and volunteering on farms and homesteads across 14 different countries.
2014, Fall - Sabbatical. Spend the winter in the
with my brother and begin teaching myself music, writing, and full stack web development.
2015, Summer - Technologist and entrepreneur. Co-found
as CTO, raise a seed stage investment, and build a music marketplace that ends up featuring world-class performing artists (and partnering with the world's biggest talent agencies).
On the side I'm writing folk/psychedelic rock for good fun.
2019, Summer - Sabbatical. Exit BeatGig and begin a few months of meditation, reading, philosophizing, and surf travel with my brother.
2020, Winter - Solo founder and app developer. Build and release
Quantizy, a time-tracker for iOS,
to serve as the cornerstone of my self-tracking system for health and productivity. More on that story
2021, Spring - Begin working as a software engineer for
Grapevine AI, an artificial intelligence startup headquartered in NYC.
2021, Winter - Join Amazon as a software engineer at their NYC headquarters.