I have always had a natural curiosity, especially when it came to technology and how things work. My mom likes to tell everyone about how I used to take apart the TV and fix it.
I started writing code when I was 8 or 9, learning from the QBasic examples, included with my grandparent's computer.
I continued to learn the basics of Basic on my own until I hit high school, at which point I started learning Visual Basic in my high school's computer programming class. It was my classmate mates that got me into web development.
For the rest of my high school career I would spend my time learning different programming languages, conversing with other 'nerdy' people in school (this included other classmates and some staff) about technology, coding and some light hacking.