Born and raised in Cape May, New Jersey, AJ is a graduate of Stockton University with a bachelor’s degree in writing and literature. He then continued on to the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (where he met his wife) for a master’s of fine arts in writing. His professional career began in the ecommerce industry as a copywriter for Spencer Gifts and Spirit Halloween. While there, he spearheaded the implementation of testing processes and clear communication with development teams. Eventually, this landed him in a QA Analyst role for URBN Inc. (Urban Outfitters, Anthropologie & Free People) in Philadelphia where he expanded his programming and QA automation knowledge. AJ also performed a short stint at Comcast before serendipitously finding the perfect opportunity with Thrive. He is motivated to continue his growth and learning within the software programming/development and testing industry.
AJ lives in Hyde Park with his wife (Kelly) and dog (Scout). He enjoys music, staying fit and eating good food. Having played soccer for over 17 years (including four years in college), it goes without saying the sport is a huge part of his life.