About me

Summary: AWS Data Hero, DynamoDB fan, serverless evangelist, with broad-based experience. Ex-lawyer.

I’m an trainer and consultant focused on helping people using cutting-edge, cloud-native technologies. I specialize in serverless technologies on AWS, including DynamoDB, Lambda, API Gateway, and more. I’m an AWS Data Hero and the author of The DynamoDB Book and the creator of DynamoDBGuide.com.

Previously, I worked for Serverless, Inc., creators of the Serverless Framework. At Serverless, I held a variety of roles, from Head of Growth, where I helped build out a developer community, to Backend Engineering Manager and Lead where I architected and built our first commercial product.

Before working for Serverless, I worked for Hudl, a sports video and analytics company. I was a founding member of the Data Engineering team at Hudl where I helped build and maintain Hudl’s data infrastructure. Our team centralized 15+ production databases and billions of usage events into a central datastore to enable internal analytics for Hudl’s team of 450+. I also worked on a recommendation system that resulted in a 10x conversion improvement compared to the previous system.

Before Hudl, I was a corporate lawyer working on M&A transactions, corporate financing, SEC compliance, and related work. I attended law school at the University of Virginia where I was a member of the Virginia Law Review.