Lived in Snohomish, WA until 1995 at 8 years old; traveled the western states in a 29' class-C RV full-time with a family of 6 until settling in Huntsville, AL in 1996; moved to Harvest, AL in 1997; moved to Sterling Heights, MI in 2000; moved to Washington, MI in 2003.
Since 1999, the same year my family switched from dialup to cable internet, I've been known online as Pilot_51, or some variation of it if the service doesn't support all characters or the name is somehow taken (very rare). The name came into existence when I signed up on the MSN Gaming Zone for the purpose of playing Flight Simulator 98 multiplayer. The MSN Gaming Zone introduced me to online multiplayer gaming (where for a short time before, it was just LAN with 2 PC's) and chat rooms in general. Since then, I've vastly expanded my online presence and library of PC games.
In early 2010, I started learning Java along with an online friend and a couple weeks later jumped into Android development. Since then I have released over 6 different apps. I've come a long way and it provided me with what is easily my most valuable skill, landing me an Android development job in August 2012.