This page is (aspirationally) the most up to date snapshot of what I’m up to.
March 2023 update:
Three years in at API Abroad and it’s going great. We’re growing and hiring a lot, I’m leading a team and managing several folks, and I really like the people I work with.
Amanda recently started a new business, The Action Effect with her partner Will Elliot. It’s been awesome seeing her get this going; she’s the operations/strategy/etc. behind the business, while Will is the “subject matter expert”. They’re positively impacting a lot of families, and have quite the future mapped out.
Kyle started at a new school this year and is doing well there – lots of new friends, more challenging academics, etc. We’ve been skiing lots, and are excited for the weather to start warming up a bit and get out on our bikes, enjoy lake days, etc.
March 2021 update, still in a pandemic (but maybe not for long?) edition:
I recently accepted a full time position with API Abroad as a Lead Software Engineer. I’m pretty excited about it; I like the team and have already been doing contract development work there for a little over a year, so no surprises.
Covid is stil dominating most things right now, but it looks like we should be able to get vaccinated soon-ish and then things can start to move towards some kind of more desireable normal.
September 2020 update, still in a pandemic edition:
I’m still doing contract development (Laravel + VueJS) work, though I’ve pared that down a bit so that I can homeschool Kyle this year. So far that’s going well, and we’re both enjoying it. Keeping up with core subjects is fairly straightforward, and from there we’re just diving into whatever Kyle’s most interested in. So far that includes castles, science experiments, coding (especially games), and more. And we’re just getting started.
Amanda is kicking ass in the work department; she’s currently the interim Chief Revenue Officer for a niche SaaS company, and things are in motion for her to potentially move into even more of a leadership role there. She is insanely good at business and strategic thinking and it’s very fun to watch her thrive right now.
We are “bubbling” with one other family right now, and will likely bring another family into that bubble soon. This is a recent development, and it’s been great. Highly recommended if you’re both very careful about covid for whatever reason, and have kids (or even if you don’t!).
April 2020 update, pandemic edition:
Work: I am currently doing contract development for a few clients, mostly focused on Laravel and VueJS. If you need this kind of help, get in touch. More on that here.
Pandemic: pretty crazy, huh? Our family is mostly weathering the weirdness ok; we already worked from home so that wasn’t an adjustment, and thankfully my work hasn’t been impacted (yet?). The biggest change is having Kyle at home 24/7, but he’s doing amazingly well with that. For now he’s still doing school stuff and spends lots of time on video chats with his classmates, both goofing off and collaborating on school work. I’m thankful that we’re not more impacted by the craziness.
June 2019 update:
A year in, we love living in Fort Collins. Lots of new friends, we’ve been biking a ton, exploring the area, etc. etc.
For work right now, I’m focused on Plugin Pro, a service I launched to manage WordPress plugin development for SaaS companies. Amanda and I are also working on what could be a rather large and interesting project with a large organization here. It’s too early to tell if that’ll get off the ground, but we’ll see.
June 2018 update:
Oh, snap! We’re settled in Fort Collins in our new house. I have a home office, which is amazing after two years of working from coffee shops/AirBnBs/trains/planes/automobiles (no, really). Kyle is making tons of friends in our neighborhood, and everyone has been very friendly and welcoming. We’ve found a church we like, and are making friends there. The hiking and biking here is great, and we’ve been taking full advantage of that.
Business: things are going well with our consulting practice; we’re working with interesting clients from (literally) around the world.
April 2018 update:
We’re in the process (closing in a few days) of buying a house in Fort Collins, Colorado. We spent the month of March there looking for houses, settling on a school for Kyle, and making friends, and it already feels like home.
If you’re in Fort Collins or nearby, shoot me a message.
December 2017 update:
After nearly two years of full time travel, we’re planning on settling down in 2018… we just don’t know where yet! We’ve got a few cities (Asheville, Chattanooga, Fort Collins, and Colorado Springs) on the list to check out in January, and if one of those feels right to us, we’ll plan a longer stay in the spring to really test it out.
November 2016 update:
We sold our house in April and have been traveling full time since then. Nomads, gypsies, whatever you want to call us is fine with me ;). It’s been quite an adventure; more on that at our family site: http://northcutt.life
Everything else below is still accurate.
December 2015 update:
Amanda, Kyle, and I are selling our house in Texas in a few months (Spring of 2016), and will be fullish-time nomads for a while! If you know me well, email/tweet/carrier-pigeon me for more details.
I’m working with Michael on Member Up — we exclusively help membership sites, usually with things like increasing conversion rates and reducing churn. We published a book in late 2015.
I co-wrote a book with my mastermind group. If you a freelancer, a consultant, self-employed, or think you may want to be in the future, you should go buy it.
As always, you can find me on Twitter.
Last update for this page: April 2020. Thanks to Derek for /now inspiration.