Strange as it is for most people I've worked with for the past 15 years, I hold a BS in Marine Biology with a minor in Chemistry from Roger Williams University. I began my post-college career as an organic environmental chemist at the fifth largest environmental laboratory in the United States, Accutest Labs. This science background, with its strong adherence to process, methodology, and its reliance on problem-solving skills, was a phenomenal foundation for my entry into the world of computer science. In the mid-90's I changed careers and jumped ship to a software company called Powersoft, starting out at the ground floor as a junior web developer. After several years of grueling travel, intense study, and on-the-job experience I was promoted to the role of lead software architect, moving to Manhattan in January 2001 to become the Practice Architect of Context Integration's New York practice. This time consulting was like getting 10 years of concentrated experience crammed into 5 years. I moved back to my home state of Massachusetts in 2002 to work in IS at Analog Devices, a leading global semiconductor manufacturer headquartered in Norwood, Massachusetts. Originally I started with the company as the Web Development Manager, managing several large corporate initiatives and leading a medium-sized team of architects in the development and maintenance of the public web site and enterprise content management system. From July 2005 to March 2009, still residing in IS, I headed up the Identity and Access Management Group where I architected and implemented security solutions for the enterprise.
After a 7-month engagement at Akamai Technologies I moved back into systems integrations at a small consulting firm called Systems Flow, where I current design and document complex enterprise solutions for our very large clients.