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Jun 2017Present

Technology Team Leader - DevOps/Systems

Amrock F.K.A. Title Source

Team Leader for the following teams under DevOps/Systems
- Release Engineering
- Application Platform Support
- Systems team

  • Drive Team member growth and development through bi-weekly one on one meetings, monthly, and yearly performance reviews.

  • Responsible for the personnel decisions of direct reports as needed

  • Collaboratively create and implement a future vision/strategy for release engineering and core system utilizing DevOps best practices.

  • DevOps Evangelist.

  • Oversee the implementation of CI/CD utilizing Octopus Deploy, Microsoft Azure DevOps, Kubernetes and Docker, leveraging a service-based architecture while also supporting a monolithic application.

  • Lead IT incident response through clear, direct and concise communication/decision making. Hands on in the creation of company IT incident response plans and disaster recovery.

  • Oversee and provide strategy and guidance for the development and implementation of Agile/SAFe team performance reporting/metrics.

  • Oversee the implementation of Sonar Qube Enterprise and assist in the creation of fitness test/gating strategy.

  • Policy owner of company SDLC and Change Management, working directly with compliance and audit to ensure company change management and Software Development Lifecycle is in line with internal/external standards and requirements.

  • Daily direct communication and collaboration with senior leadership and business leadership.
Aug 2016Jun 2017

IT Project Manager/Application Lifecycle Manager

Title Source
  • Responsible for coordination and deployment activities of software product releases and upgrades on the .NET ATLAS platform and related technology components across the IT team.

  • Champion continuous improvement process efforts in order to increase IT group efficiency and production. This Includes defining and gathering of metrics, participating in review meetings with IT senior leadership, facilitating Lessons Learned activities with IT team members to encourage growth and helping to cultivate a DevOps mindset within IT and Operations.

  • Developed and continue to evolve an in depth metrics package that enables IT, teams, to drive action and change within internal processes to increase efficiency, quality, and productivity and encourage accountability. 

  • Working to identify future solutions to enable a continuous deployment pipeline and environment to be established in conjunction with architecture, infrastructure and build engineering teams.  

  • Responsible for communication to all IT, Business and Leadership teams in regards to SDLC schedule changes, Incident reports, change management and reporting.

  • Work with Build Engineering and Architecture teams as well as IT leadership in regards to Risk Management for Software release and deployment across the IT team.
Nov 2013Aug 2016

IT Project Manager

Title Source

Responsible for coordinating a group of highly skilled, technically minded individuals and focusing them to create innovative solutions.

  • Effectively apply Agile project management methodology and develop best practices and tools for project execution

  • Lead sprints to successful implementation to achieve business objectives

  • Develop a project plan for implementation

  • Build awareness of business/client goals for the project team; set and manage client expectations

  • Facilitate client and project team meetings including Estimation/Sizing with development teams and Backlog and Build Review with Business Owners

  • Maintain an understanding of the business processes and the technology involved

  • Keep business units/stakeholders informed of progress and changes through written or verbal communication and minimize exposure and risk on a project
  • Communication liaison between business, technology and all supporting teams 
Apr 2010Present

Publisher / Editor in Chief

Detroit Sports Nation LLC.

Manage the day to day operations, including all areas of internet marketing / advertising sales and content marketing, site search engine optimization, design and a strong focus on social media management.

  • Oversee a large social media presence of over 212,000 Facebook fans with strong social engagement with over 2 million users reached per week on average and over 9,000 fans on Twitter.

  • Responsible for the design and execution of the social media content strategy that continues to drive growth and user engagement in the social networks.

  • Oversee content creation and delivery of articles.

  • Work with a team of Sports Editors and a Managing Editor to effectively manage the flow and direction of the content.

  • Oversee Advertising Sales Representatives and manage relationships with multiple advertising networks.

  • Design all site graphics, site architecture.
Sep 2011Nov 2013

Project Manager

Tectonics Industries
  • Act as the primary day-to-day account manager liaison and adviser throughout the project production life cycle.

  • Consult with engineering and estimating team members on pre-build project scoping.

  • Monitor project progress against the proposed plans including budgets, timelines, quality criteria, and risk management.

  • Represent the client’s needs appropriately to internal team members.

  • Provide guidance and leadership to cross-functional Delivery teams.

  • Proactively identify or clarifies issues with live projects and makes recommendations to resolve issues.

  • Act as an internal quality control check for all projects to ensure they meet client requirements.

  • Describe client requirements, collaborates in the development of deliverable's and supports the ongoing activities of client projects.
Mar 2010Nov 2011

Creative Director

BCRS Productions

Responsible for translating marketing objectives into creative strategies, designs and plans. Manage Graphic design, Website development, copy writing, advertising and promotions.

Sep 2007Sep 2011

Digital Large Format Print Operator/ Pre-Press

Tectonics Industries
  • Maintenance, repair and operation of the following high speed large and grand format printers: HP Scitex XL1500 3 meter Dye Sublimation printer, Scitex XLJet 3 meter DS, Mimaki JV5 3 meter DS, Mimaki JV33 DS (2 printers) Roland SJ1000 (3 printers), Roland SJ745 (2 printers), Roland SC540 - Cut Vinyl, Roland SJ645 Solvent as well as high temp transfer machines: Kleveric GTC 3400, AIT 120GFO and AIT 7472. Zund G3 Digital Cutter operation.

  • Designed and implemented a job tracking system, providing accountability and a method of reference for previous jobs completed.

  • Created a custom ICC printer profile workflow that is considered by top industry experts as one of the best in the industry.

  • Improved printer color output and quality of prints through research and application of complete profiling workflows

  • Trained at Zund America in Milwaukee to operate and maintain Zund G3 Digital Cutter

Education and Certification

Nov 2018Nov 2019

Certified SAFe® 4 DevOps Practitioner

Scaled Agile, Inc.

Nov 2018 – Nov 2019 License 84504453-6465

Nov 2018Nov 2019

Certified SAFe® 4 Practitioner

Scaled Agile, Inc.

50 credits earned 3.4 GPA

Macomb Community College

Studied General Business, Project Management, Construction Management, Marketing


Ferris State University

Computer Information Systems - Studied Visual Basic, C++ and COBOL programming languages