Cruz has developed and created a career from scratch. He was a busboy at a restaurant before diving into the world of coding. He, much like the rest of his classmates, had always had a unique niche for computer programming. Cruz has faced many struggles--such as having a chronic knee injury that doesn’t allow him to complete certain jobs. However, he has not let that prevent him from reaching his goals. He heard about CTD through an email and from his father. He took the opportunity and made something out of it … literally. After completing all of the advanced courses offered by CTD, Cruz went to the Iron Yard, a professional coding school. From there, he started working as an independent developer. He is currently working with a local business owner on an app called Garbage Gears.