The Deep Cuts

The point of this website is really to share what's not immediately obvious from my LinkedIn. Here is a collection of things about me that I think are interesting enough or, honestly, would love to have a conversation about if/when we meet.


build up

Born and raised in New York, I delved into academia, studying the interaction between people and physical space, which led me to Denmark for study abroad. After my studies, I journeyed alone across India and Japan for two months before settling in San Francisco for six years, with a brief work period in London.

big switch

In San Francisco, I created a visual notation system for mindfulness, which inspired me to leave my job to practice meditation full-time. I lived in National Forests and Parks for two months, two months in a cabin in Olympic National Park, and three months in Buddhist monasteries in Oregon and California, during which I became an active practitioner of Buddhism.

Driven by a curiosity for sustainable living, I learned to build off-grid houses in New Mexico. This knowledge accompanied me in my extensive travels across the U.S. for one and a half years, covering 46 states.

Now back in New York, I work on Mindstream full-time, a platform that utilizes my mindfulness notation system for therapeutic work. In my spare time, I channel my creativity into art, showcased on Midjourney.

My interests are broad, ranging from embodied cognition and its relevance to design, computer interfaces for consciousness, to the limitations and potential of self-help, therapy, and 3D printed homes. I am deeply interested in how homes can serve as vehicles for personal growth and in exploring all aspects of Buddhism and phenomenalism.


From personal experience with depression in my teen years, I've realized that material abundance doesn't guarantee happiness - a striking tragedy, given that those with less can sometimes experience more joy. Our thinking patterns and the environments we inhabit, I believe, make the difference. The ideal environment should train us to maintain positive thinking at all times.

While there are benefits to self-help, religion, and therapy, I find them to be generic, esoteric, and not robust respectively. Current self-analysis methods can be confusing and external analysis can be limited, leaving room for more effective practice techniques.

I maintain that our experiences are an amalgamation of phenomena that can be dissected, categorized, and studied. Through the right interaction with these phenomena, we can direct our experiences towards lighter, brighter, and happier states. To facilitate this, I aim to create tools that make identifying and carrying out thinking actions simple, thereby aligning us with these positive phenomena.