Hi, I'm Andrew!

You can learn more about me below!

Here's Why Webflow Matters To Me

I think Webflow is essential for human innovation.

Our great-great-great-great-great-great grandchildren will not evolve furrier arms if we move to Canada.

They will buy coats. Because coats are awesome. And someone invented a coat and shared their idea with the world.

I don't want to be looking back, 50 years from now, wondering why we didn't find solutions for starvation, poverty, human rights, education, and sustainability. I don't want the L O U D E S T agencies to sway public opinion. I don't want a bottleneck in software engineering to squander our collective brilliance. I want to see ideas succeed on their own merit.

Webflow isn't just for designers. It's for the inventor that can save the world. It's for the teacher who wants to provide extra resources for her students. It's for the startup entrepreneur and local business owner. It's for all peoples. Everywhere. People like me and you.

Here's What I Believe About Service

Unless you're a superhuman surgeon-farmer-engineer-lawyer-police officer-firefighting-chef-plumber-electrician with a billion hours per week to get everything done... You depend on the work of others in everyday life. For human beings, work channels our talents and passions for the collective well-being of our world. I'm not a doctor-farmer-engineer-scientist-chef with a billion hours each week to save the universe. I can't do all of that myself.

But I can help others do what they do best.

During my six years in customer service, I've opened early and stayed late to create moments for families around a dinner table. I've sheltered weary travelers and provided a friendly face for people with no place to go. I've spent time with hundreds of military families celebrating life milestones and supporting them emotionally in the face of sacrifice and service.

I believe that customer service is a higher calling. It's a chance to comfort those who are in distress. To use the extraordinary gift of intelligence to serve others with humility. To show compassion and understanding - even (and especially) if the person you are talking to is lost, confused, or frustrated.

In Conclusion

I'm excited for this week in San Francisco. It's going to be awesome serving the unbelievably talented community of freelancers, designers, entrepreneurs and creative professionals that use Webflow.

I've heard so much from Waldo and Brandon about the  team, and I've had awesome conversations with all of you that I've met so far! I know that this week will be productive and fruitful for all of us, and I'd like to leave you with one of my favorite quotes  to reflect upon as innovators, happiness heroes, engineers, and entrepreneurs.

“Software innovation, like almost every other kind of innovation, requires the ability to collaborate and share ideas with other people, and to sit down and talk with customers and get their feedback and understand their needs." - William Henry Gates III

I can't wait to meet you all in San Francisco (and online) in the upcoming weeks!





The World

Fun Facts:

  • I enjoy cycling, skateboarding, tennis, table tennis, volleyball, most competitive board and card games (including chess, Blackjack, and Texas Hold 'Em).
  • I am an ENTP (98% Extroverted, 93% Intuitive, 87% Thinking, and 93% Perceiving).
  • My favorite programming language is Python, although I have extensive LUA scripting experience and sharpened my teeth writing GOTO statements in TI-Basic to solve math problems.
  • My favorite color is orange - red for passion, yellow for sunshine.
  • My favorite animals include canines (of all varieties), red pandas, and bunnies.
  • I'm a HUGE LINUX NERD. I've settled on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS after many years on Gentoo, Slackware, and Debian (Testing). I dual-boot Kali Linux because I'm a 1337 h4x0r.
  • Born in Pusan, Korea before being adopted and raised in Virginia by two military officers.
  • I have an older sister. She likes cats and expensive restaurants.
  • I <3 Economics & Quantitative Finance.
  • I ride a motorcycle.
  • I like sailing.
  • I live for freedom and adventure.
  • I love reading. In elementary school I was greatly influenced by the works of Marcus Aurelius, Plato, Crito, Socrates, Aristotle, Adam Smith, Tolkien, Brian Jacques, Michael Crichton, and Theodor Geisel.
  • I play guitar (classical, flamenco, and classic rock), and I listen to a LOT of music. ALL the time. World music. Old music. Strange sounds vaguely resembling music.
  • I'm terrified of dancing and public speaking. I endeavor to do both, regularly.
  • My favorite movies include Goodfellas, Fight Club, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, and Good Will Hunting.

More Serious Facts:

  • I earned my Bachelors of Science in Economics from Missouri State University, where I focused on industrial organization, labor economics, and economic development.
  • For my senior seminar, I regressed income differentials between STEM and non-STEM career paths by race and gender.
  • If I'm hired at Webflow, I'd love to use my critical thinking skills, quantitative analysis, and entrepreneurial spirit to help the company grow.
  • I've freelanced online since I was fifteen years old, and I'm fully self-employed as an independent copywriter. I create articles, email marketing campaigns, website content, and sales material for a variety of industries. Ogilvy and Burnett are my inspiration.
  • I am the founder and organizer of Theology on Tap, Springfield, MO - a young adult ministry focused on large-group social events, small group discussions, and community service.