I grew up in Valley Forge, PA, the middle of 3 sons. When I was 6, my younger brother was born with Down’s Syndrome. This event had a significant impact on me and my family and shaped the way I viewed the world. While it was obvious that my brother was unique, I struggled in my adolescence to figure out what made me special and find my purpose. Growing up, I spent a week every summer with my grandparents and remember walks in the woods with my grandfather, Pop-Pop, who I shared the same birthday with. I felt unconditional love and it was safe sharing my feelings with him. My passion for nature grew and at 13, I started hiking the Appalachian Trail with my best friend. Learning to follow the clues from nature was an inspiration in how I viewed myself and in solving problems. I eventually earned a degree in Computer Science, excited about applying technology to solve problems. I have enjoyed a career in information technology including software development, IT infrastructure management, systems engineering, and project and program management. I have always brought the spirit of exploration to solving business problems by seeking a variety of insights and uncovering the real issues, gaps, and desired effects that have an impact on the business. I joined EQuipt to help other professionals gain the tools needed to successfully explore and uncover insights to help solve business problems using a more human and efficient approach.