In March of 2018, I embarked on a journey to give back to the internet that had provided me so much. Hence, the birth of The Hook Up. More than 300 videos later, I have explored smart home automation from the programming and coding side to extensive smart home product testing and reviews. I prioritize keeping my videos as unbiased as possible, never taking paid sponsorships for favorable reviews of products.

Prior to beginning this passion project, I was a high school science teacher along with AP Computer Science Principles and a Cybersecurity course. I’ve also been a lifelong tinkerer. I’m familiar with many programming languages, but feel most comfortable with variants of C. I run Home Assistant in my own house and have built the many smart devices in my house.