I was born in Montreal, Canada, but the family moved to Londonderry, NH shortly after my birth. I'm the second child with an older sister by 5.5 years and was incredibly shy.
My first few years at UCLA were characterized by socializing and my desire to dropout. I became a lot more confident, but later on began to doubt myself.
The first few months were exciting, but then reality started creeping in, and I didn't like that. Things I did: freelance coded, rushed a co-ed frat, couch-surfed, thought; read.
I got sick of freelance coding, so I began playing Overwatch (video game, username: GuBear). I joined an amateur team, and moved in with one of my teammates.
I failed to break into the pro gamer scene and ran out of money, so I moved back in with my Dad. I worked at a few different startups during this time.
I decided that I didn't want to work nor live with my parents, so I thought of a plan on how I could leverage the facilities around UCLA to live without paying rent. I wanted to be alone for a time.
I moved into 11088 Ophir Drive in Westwood at the same time I got offered a coaching position (volunteer) for UCLA Esports and all of a sudden was brought out of my isolation.