What inspired you to create and found Parkd?
I’ve always wanted to be an entrepreneur. My brother approached me with the idea, and we were surprised that no one else had really done anything like this before. We made the mockup in one night and since then it’s been going great
Who was your role model and/or inspiration?
Steve Jobs, in terms of his thought process, because he invented and executed his ideas in such an impressive manner.
What does your future look like? What do you plan to do?
I’ll be continuing my current internship through the fall. For the app, we are planning on rebooting the design of it and taking on a few more people. We’re also talking to potential investors, and ultimately I want to make this something I’m proud of.
What is the best piece of advice have you received that has helped you be successful?
Using every resource at your disposal, especially Google!
What motivates you?
The fact that I don’t want to end up the grunt of any company. I want to be more than that and have a bigger and more exciting life than that.
What do you do in your free time?
I practice creating user interfaces. I also love acting and I’m in musicals all the time in college so I enjoy singing in my free time. I also taught myself how to play the piano
How has your life and daily routines changed as a result of COVID-19?
I feel like I am able to get a lot of work done since I’m stuck at home. My internship is remote. Being at home all the time is not ideal, but I’m glad I’m able to be productive with the app and my internship.
If you could know the absolute truth to one question, what would you ask?
Will the Cubs win another World Series before I die?
If you had a theme song, what would it be?
Pocket Full of God by American Author
In your opinion, who do you think is the most impressive person in the world right now, and why?
Elon Musk because of the things he’s doing for the technology world and how he’s pushing the everyone else the industry to reach the same goals. I think we’d be 3-4 years behind if it wasn’t for him.