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Hello! I'm Alex. I'm an aspiring TTRPG writer and Software Developer located in Portland, Oregon.

You can find my full credentials over on Linkedin, but until recently I worked for Pfizer as the Sr. Director, Connected Platforms Architecture. Now I'm doing my own thing for a while, a 2024 sabbatical, if you will.

I'm also the founder of Cthonic Studios LLC which is my TTRPG Publishing and TTRPG Software side full time project.

Before that I specialized in the full LAMP stack, with a particular eye towards optimizing the performance of PHP applications. I've also done a lot of work profiling the performance of Javascript applications.

Once I spent a good stint of time as a MySQL database administrator, and have done performance profiling and remediation at that level as well.

I've worked on a wide variety of projects, including doing work for Wizards of the Coast, THQ, working with SoundManager, writing some XMPP chat systems (using XEP-0045 MUC specifications), several Drupal 7 projects, maintenance on a Drupal 6 site, MediaWiki installs and other web technologies.

In my spare time, I enjoy table-top RolePlaying games, hacking around various hardware projects, learning languages, and my cats.