I was in Roseville, California where I spent my youth tearing apart my toys to see how they worked inside. My first computer was the size of a suitcase with a keyboard that attached to the side and a huge 5" monitor with green text. It was awesome! From then on I was hooked and I've been working with the internet ever since.
It was there at in the summer of 2003 I was lucky enough to take part in an internship with Helwett-Packard at their Roseville Campus. I was immediately put in charge of creating an internal help-desk knowledge base, as they had none. I was the only one working on the project and began planning out a system using PERL, a flat-file database, and a huge Unix server that i never actually saw. The project was a huge hit with many other features completed before the internship was over. I was even told I would have been offered a position had their not been a hiring freeze.
By the time 2007 came around... I was up for a bit of adventure and seeing what the world was like outside of the U.S.A. and I embarked on a two-week trip around Europe during that summer. I spent time in the U.K., Italy, France, Switzerland, Germany, and even the Netherlands. It was a brand new world to explore and like the first time I got my hands on a computer, I was hooked.
I spent a year after that saving everything I could and selling off any and all physical assets I could, and then bought a one-way ticket to Ireland (it was the cheapest way into EU at the time). Eventually making my way to Munich; I got my start working part-time as an English Teacher, and as an IT Assistant & Social Media Manager for an NGO.
Only a couple years later in 2010, I founded my own tour company called Historical Walks. I had noticed a gap in the market that was taking visitors to the most famous castle in the world, Neuschwanstein Castle. Many of you know it as the castle at Disneyland, or on the puzzle sitting on your kitchen table.