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. It originated from the time I signed up for the MSN Gaming Zone with the purpose of playing Flight Simulator 98 multiplayer. The MSN Gaming Zone introduced me to online gaming and chat rooms in general.
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.
After 22 months on that job, I took delivery of my first car, also my dream car: a Tesla Model S 60! With the help of a nice tax refund and TSLA stock sale, I was able to have it paid off in only 8 months.