About Me

I am not your typical techie nerd. I don't game, I don't LARP, I am not into Magic, the Gathering or D&D. That is not to say that I don't nerd out on things. Very often I hear a word or string of words together that makes a song or movie quote pop into my head, and I just can't help myself from implementing that information verbally! I am into all things BBQ, I have just purchased my first competition type smoker and ready to season it in and get to smoking! I build my own rubs and have 3 different sauces that I hope to soon have in the public marketplace as opposed to selling out of the back of my truck!

I am a race fan. I am a KS Speedway season ticket holder and try to go to at least one NASCAR short track every year. For the past 17 years, my wife and I have made the trip to Bristol TN for at least the spring race. After making this trip several times, my wife and I decided to do the Kentucky Bourbon Trail Tours . I enjoy the history of this country and find it interesting to see how prohibition impacted this major industry in the United States.

Golf is another hobby of mine. Like most players, I wish were better, but it is a sport (or game depending on your perspective) that I can continue to share with my Dad, even in his retirement. I introduced my wife to the game as well, we enjoy the activity when we go on vacation, even to the point that for our anniversary, we have a golf focussed trip.

Through the discussion of my interests two things really show through, how important family is and my love of competition. While both are important, neither are reachable goals without a satisfying career. In my career focus I am goal oriented and results driven. A lot of times employees and coworkers get so caught up in what they are doing and forget about the world around them.I will always be happy to share my knowledge and experience to help mentor those who need it. Transversely, I am always willing to learn from those around me.

Professional Experience

 

centriq training

 

Technical Instructor, Centriq Training

Training new talent from all varieties of backgrounds coding languages, concepts, and techniques. Throughout my career I have worked on internal projects such as:

  • Basic Duties

  • Delivering Material to Students
  • Self Guided Preparation
  • Managing Attendance and Behavior
  • Reporting Issues to Student Services,other Instructors and Management
  • Creating Visual Aids and Handouts for Students
  • Advanced Duties

  • Basic Duties
  • Writing content for others to deliver
  • Assisting new instructors with preparation
  • Insuring continuity between classes by enforcing a hand-off procedure
  • Peer coaching other instructors for delivery
  • Superior Duties

  • Advanced Duties
  • Soliciting information from employers for new hire requirements
  • Focusing and engaging Project Presentation to employer requirements
  • Gathering feedback from employers after presentations
  • Onboarding New Hire Instructors
Apr 2008

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Apr 2010

Junior Instructor

Focussed mostly on sitting classes to gather the required information to prepare for all classes in the track. Prepped classes for first and second delivery and innovated delivery and code for those deliveries. Delivered each class in the track except for the first two weeks (C# fundamentals). Classes included (during this time) - HTML/CSS, FRDD (Fundamentals of Relational Database Design), ASP.NET I&II - WebForms ADO.NET I&II - WebForms with Sql Databases, Advanced C# Concepts, Project I&II, and Certification Preparation classes.

May 2010

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October 2015

Content and Delivery Subject Matter Expert (SME)

Became more involved with shaping and delivering content throughout the entire track. Assisted junior instructors through peer coaching and mentoring sessions. Continued to innovate handouts for students and projects to meet the needs of employers.

Nov 2010

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Present

Delivery SME

Continued development of previous duties and began enacting process such as handling difficult students, mentoring student scheduling process, and class hand off procedures (transitioning a class to a different instructor). I was given the empowerment to focus more on the development and mentoring of instructors more than ever before. (After a complete overhaul and redisign of curriculum May,2016 - current).

Regional Training Manager

 

 

 

Aug 2005

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Aug 2007

Graphic Designer, Acacia Creations

Worked on corporate identity, flash animated & HTML based web design & development.

Client Testimonials

  • Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle. As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it.

    Steve Jobs
  • This is Photoshop's version of Lorem Ipsum. Proin gravida nibh vel velit auctor aliquet. Aenean sollicitudin, lorem quis bibendum auctor, nisi elit consequat ipsum, nec sagittis sem nibh id elit. Duis sed odio sit amet nibh vulputate cursus a sit amet mauris.

    Mr. Adobe

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