I'm a web developer and UI designer originally from Pennsylvania and currently living in Los Angeles, California. In addition to my full time job at an internet startup, I occasionally take on part time client work designing and building web sites, and am currently writing a book on building web sites. I also organize a large community of bloggers, web developers, and web designers here in Los Angeles, planning meetups and workshops. I'm growing my professional reputation so that I can speak regularly at tech conferences. In what little spare time I've got left over after all of that, I enjoy reading, knitting, crafting and bellydancing.