Scholastic Interests

Areas of interest: Computer Science, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, Film, Government, Politics, Languages

Research Interests

Field: Number Theory with respect to Computer Science

Interests: Distribution of Prime Gap Differences, Primality Algorithms, Brun Constant Calculations via large computer clusters, general cryptography

Community and Politics

Community: Sitting member of the East MLK Combined Neighborhood Plan Contact Team, participant in Gracy Woods Neighborhood Association, financial contributor to the Mueller Neighborhood Association

City Government: Former sitting member of the RMMA Plan Implementation Advisory Commission (appointed under councilmember Mike Martinez)

State Politics: Strong independent party activist and former county delegate for TX SD-14, 2014 State and National Delegate to the Libertarian Party, 2014 Libertarian Candidate for the Texas House of Representatives in District 46, 2016 Libertarian Candidate for the Texas House of Representatives in District 46

National Politics: Elected Representative to the Libertarian National Committee in US Region 7


GenerousArt: Former member of the board of directors for GenerousArt, an Austin-based non-profit connecting artists with non-profits. Chair of the technology department from 2013, 2014, and 2015.

Rude Mechanicals: Current member of the board of directors for the Rude Mechanicals, an Austin-based non-profit and local theater company. Member of the web committe team since 2013.

Hobbies and Leisure

Writing and Communication: Published book author, frequent contributor to newspaper and magazine articles, co-founder of the JKPod Podcast (political discourse)

Technology and Exploration: High-power Model Rocketry, NASA, Aerospace Technologies, General Aviation, Woodworking and Carpentry, SCUBA Diving

Outdoors: Aviation, Motorcycles and Scooters, Camping, Cricket, Fishing, Sailing and Boating, Rock Climbing and Hiking

Musical Talents: Guitar (acoustic, electric, and bass), Piano, Drums and Various Percussion Instruments, Harmonica, Banjo. Founder and lead guitarist for Austin folk-rock band, Kyloe Blue.

Recreational Certifications

Aviation: Student Pilot Certificate (Cessna 152/172)

Scuba Diving: NAUI Open Water Diver, NAUI Advanced Open Water Diver, NAUI Search and Rescue Diver, NAUI Nitrox Diver, NAUI Deep Diver, NAUI Assistant Instructor (currently expired)

Skydiving: Completion of Tandem Skydiving

Motorcycling: Completion of Motorcycle Safety Foundations Class with Texas Class M License Awarded

Medical: Red Cross First Aid, Red Cross Infant/Child/Adult CPR, DAN Compressed O2 (oxygen) Provider