I’m a software professional in my fourties living in the San Francisco Bay Area.
How did I get here?
I was born and raised in Villingen-Schwenningen, Germany – a town in the black forest. I went through German school system and graduated from Fachhochschule Furtwangen in 2001 with a degree in Computer Science. Two internships got me excited to go “work in the US for 2-3 years”. I landed a software developer position at ArcSight in 2001 and moved to the Bay Area. A few months before ArcSight was acquired by HP in 2010, I decided to move on and joined Sumo Logic.
Growing up in the black forest, I started skiing when I was 5 years old. I never got competitive about it, but always enjoyed it. After moving to the Bay Area, I rediscovered the sport and started making trips up to Lake Tahoe with increasing frequency. Eventually, I decided I liked Kirkwood best, for it’s laid-back character, remoteness and terrain. For the past 15+ years, I’ve had season passes there and skied anywhere from 30-50 days a season. On top of that, I often go back to the Alps to meet up with my friends from back home and ski for a week.