Everett in a family photo from 2016.

A Few Fun Facts About Myself

Programming is my passion and using it to help people and positively impact their lives is what I've always wanted to do, I love to travel, I have a puppy named Mittens for his four little white paws, I'm a fan of the KC Royals, provolone is my cheese of choice, and my favorite number is 24.

Mittens sleeping on one of his favorite toys.
Everett and his family. From left to right: Caitlin, Everett, Andrew, Kylie, and her fiancé Phil.
Everett at a baseball Royals I70 series game.
Everett exploring his fascination with computers.
Mittens as a young puppy.

Get a deeper insight into who I am as a person, and how I came to love programming and helping others.

Programming is what I've always wanted to do. I was immediately fascinated with computers and technology ever since I first used a computer at age 6 — and that drove me to take all the development courses available to me throughout school and spend countless hours outside of school learning to program. By the time I was 11, I started learning HTML and CSS on my own. At 14, I learned Java, Visual Basic, JavaScript, and SQL.

At 16 years of age, realizing the power of technology, and the profound impact it had on me growing up, I was inspired to co-found a charity. We provided immunocompromised children with computers, games, and a safe online environment for them to play and socialize with other children. I helped draft our administrative policies, oversaw our team of over 100 volunteers, and participated on the board of directors to expand our charitiable efforts. During this time, I also taught myself PHP and Lua, how to manage Linux server systems and databases, and gained valuable conflict resolution, management, and leadership experience.

Following the completion of my final year of high school, I pursued Centriq Training to continue growing my programming skill set — adding knowledge in .NET MVC, .NET WebForms, C#, and Angular JS, in addition to expanding my existing knowledge in HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, jQuery, and SQL. From there, it was off into the business world. I've worked with a wide range of technologies since then, including .NET Web Api, Node.js, and Ruby on Rails, and continue to learn and program everyday.