Born in Austin, Texas and raised in Greer, SC. Loren currently lives in Atlanta, GA with his beautiful wife Emily and their son.
Loren is a detail oriented software developer who loves translating the big picture into code. He generally works with full stack development and is expirienced with Java Spring, PHP, and Node.JS backends. He also works with React, Angular, and SCSS for front end development. I love talking to users of tools I helped create and hearing how the tool has improved their workflow and how it can be further improved.
Loren began learning HTML in 8th grade. By high school, he was coding in PHP and writing interactive websites. During his undergraduate education at Clemson University, he worked with a team of nursing and computer science students to research teaching methods for electronic health record software. For his honors thesis, he investigated trust with regard to virtual machine images.
After graduation, Loren lived in Thailand for two years, working for an international organization as one of their primary web developers. After returning to the US, he completed a master's degree in Computer Science at Clemson University with his thesis: Corl8: A System for Analyzing Diagnostic Measures in Wireless Sensor Networks. He then spent the next two years as the Manager of Data and Analytics at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Loren moved to Atlanta, GA to start a PhD at Georgia Tech, but a year and a half into the program realized he enjoyed working in industry more than academic research. This led him to his current job at The Home Depot where he currently leads the location and user access team for their new warehouse mangement software. This software currently runs The Home Depots appliance delivery warehouses but is expanding to handle other warehouse types as well.
Outside of work, Loren enjoys a variety of activities including swing dancing, going to church, and spending time with his friends. He also enjoys traveling around the US and internationally, taking pictures of nature, singing, and on occasion, working on concert and football game production crews.