Hi, I'm Bob.

I'm a Full Stack Developer

I've spent the last 5 years building and scaling software for some pretty cool companies. I also teach people to paint online (incase you've got an empty canvas layin' around ๐ŸŽจ). Let's connect!


Hey! I'm Bob, if you haven't already gathered that by now. I'm a painter turned software engineer from Daytona, Florida. I specialize in the backend, primarily Node and Rust, but love building with whatever tools are right for the job.

I currently work for Google on Google Photos. I also toss in my ยข2 with the design systems teams from time to time (once an artist, always an artist, amirite?).

Outside of work, I still love to paint. Any given Sunday you'll find me scribbling some happy clouds with my son โ˜๏ธ I even teach courses online if you're looking to learn!

I'm passively looking for new positions where I can merge my love for code with my love for the canvas. If you think you've got an opening that I might like, let's connect ๐Ÿ”—

My links

Use at work


Use for fun



An image of the Paint.app project.


Flutter - MUI - Python - FastAPI

A real-time coaching app for students learning to paint. This app is my baby, designed and built on my own. Learn more >

An image of the The Canvas Club project.

The Canvas Club

Node - Express - Postgres - Kafka - Redis

A social community for painters to connect with others in their community. I handle everything backend (50K monthly active users). Learn more >

An image of the BrushWire project.


NextJS - Java - Spring - AWS Aurora

Think Zapier but for paint. Built with a team of four college friends and scaled to > 1 billion requests per day. This was a fun one. Learn more >

An image of the Paint Reference 4 project.

Paint Reference 4

Python - FastAPI - SQLAlchemy

I couldn't think of another paint reference app, so here we are. I think you get the idea, right? Use your imagination ๐ŸŒˆ Learn more >


2022 - Present
Software Engineer

I help build and scale Google Photos. Increased throughput of our primary services by 70%. Migrated backend service from Java to Go. Also helped make it look prettier.

2020 - 2022
Software Engineer
San Francisco

Senior Full Stack Engineer for Facebook Marketplace. Created a service from scratch to handle new listings. Also played some ping pong. It was fun.

2016 - 2020
Software Engineer

Data Engineer for store front. Built data pipelines with Spark and Airflow. Saw Bezos one time. He said he liked my paintings. I said I liked his hair.

JavaPythonS3RDSRedshiftPySparkHDFSApache Airflow


Shoot me an email if you want to connect! You can also find me on Linkedin or Twitter if that's more your speed.