Max went to school for fine art, but decided that development would be a better profession. He started learning code 18 years ago and has grown as the industry evolved. He has been a creative technologist professionally for nearly 10 years. He enjoys mental puzzles and, in his role, every day presents new ones. He prefers to work on full stack projects, as he finds it interesting to connect all the pieces across front end and back end. In his free time he enjoys all the Pacific Northwest pleasures — hiking and spending time under the sky, brewing and drinking beer, and playing games. He still does fine art photography when the Portland weather permits.