I have a bachelor of arts in education, over 20 years of technical training and corporate development experience. My teaching portfolio includes C#, HTML/CSS, SQL and ASP.NET. My corporate development experience includes Kansas City companies such as MBB+, emfluence, ROSnet and SkillPath Seminars. Outside of technology I enjoy running, spending time with my family, repurposing furniture, and doing home improvement.
1998 Graduate of the University of Sioux Falls School of Education with a Major in Elementary Education, Middle School Endorsement in Science and Coaching Certifications in Cross Country and Track.
As the .Net Team and Curriculum Lead I am responsible for researching current industry and technology trends, teaching development courses, helping to guide and create new curriculum to keep our development track up to date and provide feedback and ideas to Centriq management.
Interacting with members of other departments to discuss and discover ways to enhance their daily workflows is a large part of my job. Once the requirements of the application are outlined the designing, development and testing of the application can then begin.
In 2009 I returned to New Horizons as a technical (programming) instructor. After one year I was ranked as the sixth best technical instructor in the world (out of 4000+) by Metrics that Matter, a third party company that administers post class student surveys.
One of ROSnet's customers asked them to create a system which would allow their international restaurant chain to comply with open dissemination of available internal job openings efficiently to all company employees. I was contracted to build what is now known as their StaffLinQ.com website.
As a web developer at emfluence I primarily supported a conglomerate of ColdFusion based web applications for a national group of greenhouses. Each site specifically focused on consumers, breeders, retailers, or growers as well as an e-commerce site.
Formerly Muller + Company, my responsibilities included translating business requirements provided by the client and graphical interface from the designer into a functional website. I was involved in client meetings, site design, back-end programming, site deployment and training.
I specialized in .NET development technologies and Microsoft SQL Server programming. My responsibilities included the study of new software and programming languages, instruction of students and maintaining current industry recognized certification.
I was hired to help create eLearning content to train employees on the functions and complex abilities of the new HR system. In addition to being informative the training system was to assess employee completion and comprehension of the training material.