My name is Joel, and I live in Louisville, Colorado with my wife Caitlin and our Golden Retriever, Captain.
I work at GitHub on the Design Systems team, leading development of the ViewComponent framework and Primer ViewComponents library.
I’ve previously worked at Galvanize, Wunder Capital, and MojoTech.
I owe my career to Aaron Snyder, who took me as his apprentice and taught me the art and science of software engineering.
I am a firm believer in the power of peer mentoring. In addition to being a Big Brother, I regularly support several aspiring engineers in their pursuit of a career in software.
My formal education is in photojournalism.
Prior to my career in software, I worked as a photographer at several newspapers including The Roanoke Times and The Seattle Times, specializing in sports coverage.
Today, my freelance clients include The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. I focus on travel and nature in my personal work.
I prefer email: firstname.lastname@example.org.