I began in IT back in the 1980s working for my local public library for $5/wk providing tier-I support on Apple 2e and PC-compatible systems. In addition to daily support for my middle and high-school computer labs, I was once called in to help support a problem with a communications failure between my high school's servers and the public city school system's backend. I took a job for RadioShack corporation and managed a computer repair facility improving profit by more than 60% over 8 months. I took a job as a systems analyst for a small banking technologies firm and within six months was promoted to a member of the board as Corporate Technology Officer. I moved on to providing multi-location support for a 200-person print manufacturing facility. I increased the IT staffing by more than 1300% and helped create a spin-off organization that provided support and designed and wrote applications. I then took over in instructional leadership for a local college in my area helping to design a new Economics curriculum. I was later tapped to head a newly created department but was unable to commit due to prior engagements. I then took a leadership role at a Towson-based IT consulting firm in Baltimore and helped grow the firm in the Baltimore Business Journal rankings within a year through careful planning and strategic staffing increases. I moved to a Annapolis-based IT consulting firm and spearheaded a project to implement managed services. To successfully begin the process of transitioning from a maintanance team to a managed services leader, required organizational leadership and strategic planning skills. I helped design the implementation plan and the backend processes to successfully navigate the transition. I'm currently in a DSc program. My goal is to consult for larger organizations in a number of IT practice areas.