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I have a rare combination of skills.  I am a true people person.  I enjoy meeting new people and building relationships with them.  But I also have 15 years of programming experience, so I can slip right in with the geeks too.  My social friends envy my technical skills and my programmer friends are amazed at how I work a room.I have spent the last three years working on various entrepreneurial ventures and am interested in joining a team to both learn and contribute my unique blend of social and technical understanding to the business development process.I am passionate about Social Media, Personal Branding and Relationship Building.  You'll generally find me coaching, networking, brainstorming, making friends and laughing both on and offline.

Work experience

Oct 2002Present

President / Creative Director

Internet Flotation Devices

Prospected and closed business using personal reference, networking and Social Media for web development, Social Media coaching and technical support servicesLead the development of the Internet Flotation Devices brand through thought leadership and managing the efforts of a decentralized design team.Managed a remote team of 4 freelance web developers and designers to meet project schedulesMaintained customer relationships and expectations for 9 concurrent customers

Oct 2010Present

Online Operations Manager

CMIT Solutions

I managed the redevelopment effort of the CMIT Solutions website at  During this time I built the project plan, interviewed and hired the developer and designer, managed requirements gathering and delivery, and trained internal staff and users.

I developed a comprehensive pay-per-click program for brand management, and to support 130 nationwide locations. This project included hiring consultants, building a closed-loop feedback system and managing the progress of the project.

Managed the design, development, and implementation of a Wordpress website for

Coached franchise owners on the proper techniques for online marketing such as SEO, SEM, local listings, blogging and social media.

Aug 2011Present


J & E Ventures

I co-founded J & E Ventures as a parent company to Internet Flotation Devices and to serve as an entity to support my various entrepreneurial projects.  These include mobile and online application development, product development and passive income projects.  

The sale of one of these projects was the highlight of my year in 2011. It resulted in my first IP acquisition and watered the seed of technology entrepreneurialism that was planted years ago.

I'm constantly trying out new ideas, building products and serving clients in ways that I had not anticipated.  J & E Ventures allows me the flexibility to pursue various endeavors and maintain control at the same time.

Apr 2009Jul 2009

Sales Engineer

BlueSpace Software

Provided technical support to sales team for sales calls at customer sites

Demonstrated software capabilities and described system architecture on sales calls and at trade shows

Built and maintained working product demonstrations and mockups using HTML, JavaScript and XML

Mar 2003Oct 2008

Senior Software Engineer


Developed new applications from requirements documents as well as maintained existing code through the bug identification, and emergency change request processes

Optimized file processing through extensive architecture change that resulted in a file processing speed increase of 400%

Developed a JSP/Java web-based application to support training and scope management across projects

Wrote JavaScript, Java Classes, PL/SQL Stored Procedures,

Automated unit tests using proprietary framework to ensure that code met quality assurance requirements

Interfaced with internal customers to define requirements and define project scope and timeline

Developed batch interfaces for ACS’s first online WIC (Women, Infants and Children) system for the State of Michigan

Delivered highly robust and reliable software for State Benefits Eligibility system integration using Java technologies, including the creation of middleware and internal API’s

Performed code reviews with team members both in Austin and in TianJin China to ensure that code produced successfully met requirements

Developed course and mentoring material for offshore training of TianJin China resources

Collaborated with other engineers on process enhancements with a commitment to continuing process improvement

Feb 2002Sep 2002

Software Engineer/Web Developer


Developed code for a robust web-based application using Visual Basic 6, VBScript, JavaScript, HTML and SQL Server 7.0

Programmed COM objects in Visual Basic 6 to handle data access and business logic for the system

Designed and built various tools for filtering, updating and manipulating data in client-side arrays

Wrote and edited complex stored procedures in Microsoft SQL Server 7.0

Developed and implemented production roll procedures, documentation and maintained development environment architecture, status and changes

Jul 2001Jan 2002

Web Developer


Designed and built web based requirement tracking software to be used by EpicEdge and its clients during and after PeopleSoft implementations

Built and implemented web based incident tracking application used as system of record for support of PeopleSoft implementation at Texas Department of Health

Provided instruction and production support of web based incident tracking system

Redesigned and built statewide PeopleSoft introductory website for Texas State Health and Human Services Commission

Jul 2000Jul 2001

Contract Programmer/Analyst

Contract Work

Worked on a contract basis for development companies in the Austin area such as Spherion e-Talent Group (assigned to Dell) and Catapult Systems

Coded ASP applications using VBScript, JavaScript, VB, XMLDOM and Oracle 8, and SQL Server 2000 databases

Programmed in a Commerce Server 2000 development environment to build an administrative interface to a database supporting the website.

Scheduled and conducted code reviews in accordance with coding procedures and drafted supporting documents for production move packets

Sep 1999Jun 2000

Web Developer / Programmer

The Coleman Company Inc

Designed, Implemented and Maintained web applications for using ASP, ADO and COM technologies with SQL Server 7.0 database support

Consulted with internal customers to define business processes and timelines for proposed web-based applications

Designed, Built, Implemented and Maintained application databases in SQL Server 7.0

Coded and registered custom COM components on development and production web servers using Visual Basic and MTS



Aug 1996

Bachelor of Arts

Wichita State University