Work History

Work History
Apr 2011 - Present

.NET Developer

Custom Data Processing
  • Build and customize ASP.NET applications using Ironspeed code generation system
  • Modify, override and create methods in Visual Studio 10 environment to address customer business requirements and change requests
  • Use Team Foundation Server to manage track and create changesets, manage work items within  Story and Bug branches
  • Support Kentucky WIC system using Visual Studio.Net C#; Built and ran Unit Tests to verify code and identify logic errors
  • Performed Quality Assurance using Microsoft Test Manger including identifying and creating test cases, running regression testing and performing overall quality validation on assigned code•Work within SCRUM methodology to plan and estimate work, track progress, report obstacles and manage coding tasks through different iterations
Apr 2010 - Feb 2011

Technical Project Manager

Shift Worldwide, LLC
  • Used T-SQL, Visual Studio 2010 and VB.NET to implement enhancements and modifications for web based conference equipment ordering and cost estimation system
  • Used SQL, VB.NET, XML, XPATH and XSL to expose Livestream webcasting platform API objects and automate display of broadcast status messages on video player page throughout live webcast event
  • Built, supported and managed Wordpress and VB.NET/Dotnetnuke/SQL Server based corporate intranet and internet portal including module development and portal administration
  • Provided internal and external technical support for Mac and PC based users in a telecommuting virtual office environment including troubleshooting webcam and browser based issues
May 2008 - Mar 2010

Software Engineer

L-3 Communications
  • Convert existing intranet site and applications from Traditional ASP with MS Access data source to ASP.NET with an Oracle data source.
  • Design, develop and implement intranet systems for client site using experience in relational databases including Oracle and MS SQL.
  • Develop dynamic web applications running on Microsoft Internet Information Server using scripting languages such as Active Server Pages (ASP), Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), Dynamic HTML, VBScript, JavaScript, and VB.NET in an ASP.NET environment.
  • Complete tasks covering a variety of programming assignments including block diagramming, coding, testing, debugging, implementing, and management reporting.
  • Support the system engineering/integration/programming effort including providing application and desktop support and assisting in project technical and user documentation.
  • Support the testing and implementation of developed systems by performing limited data processing tasks.
  • Perform within software development and integration best practices working with minimal supervision while delivering production-quality software in a short time frame.
Aug 2006 - Apr 2008

Web Programmer / Trainer

  • Responsible for web programming and making web site updates to the HFMA and chapter web sites and providing support and training for IT customers.
  • Act as the back-up liaison between HFMA and the various web points of contact including web hosting providers and service providers for chapter websites.
  • Make web edits and updates for the more complicated requests for HFMA’s Intranet, chapter websites and the National Website
  • Program/Modify PHP, ColdFusion/ASP and ASP.NET web pages for web enhancement
  • Provide support to members with web access difficulty, via phone or email requests
  • Create chapter website for HFMA chapters including initial setup of the pages; Build custom member retention focused web applications for chapter relations, member services and other customer facing teams within HFMA.
Apr 2000 - Aug 2006

Internet Application Specialist

  • Developed ASP.NET web applications using Visual Basic, J# and C#.
  • Vignette Application Portal administrator, trainer and technical support for company intranet.
  • Provided day to day technical support for Corporate Marketing and Internal/External Communications web technologies.
  • Provided Vignette Application Portal and Content Management System administration services for 117 company intranet sites, 3 internet sites and over 2500 web pages.
  • Assisted global community of 200+ web content developers in creation of optimized portal site architecture that is easily maintained adheres to standards and leverages available technology as needed.
  • Used PHP, ASP.NET, Vignette Application Portal and traditional ASP to convert over 700 static web pages and content structures into a personalized and dynamic portal web presence.   
  • Built and supported 20+ web based email templates and provided application support for .NET enterprise messaging system used by 130+ communication professionals to send multipart emails throughout the corporation.
  • Provided web and media content development and support for two major executive weekly radio shows broadcast on demand in over 20 countries in wma,mp4,mp4a,mp3,rm and wav format including audio post production, archiving and distribution.
  • Application developer for web based calendar project including SQL database design and implementation, ASP.NET development, prototyping and user acceptance testing.
Jun 1992 - Apr 2000

Web Technician

State Farm Insurance
  • Saved 100+ hours per month via creation of a VB-based tool to automate website publishing processes on UNIX servers.
  • Provided enterprise-wide critical applications support for Netscape Suitespot and Internet Information Server as well as ongoing administration of NT and 2000 web servers.
  • Hosted and contributed to monthly Internet technology presentations for web developer community.
  • Automated publishing of web sites across development, staging, and production environments via creation of custom VB tool.

Education

Education
May 2006 - Jul 2006

Harper College

Completed certificate programs in:

  • Developing Microsoft ASP.NET Web Applications Using Visual Studio     
  • Programming with Microsoft ADO.NET                         
  • Developing XML Web Services using Microsoft ASP.NET           
Apr 1987 - Dec 1992

Bachelor of Landscape Architecture

http://www.illinois.edu
  • Gained an understanding of the  natural resource constraints which bear on land use and design decisions and activities;
  • Gained an understanding of the cultural determinants of human behavior and the social, political, economic, and legal institutions which influence land-use and design decisions;
  • Developed a working knowledge of the basic skills -- the tools, practices, processes, and techniques of analysis, synthesis and implementation used in the design profession;
  • Developed a sense of responsibility to the land which will guide the use of these skills.

Skills

Skills

PHP

I have created custom scripts and web forms using php, and perl on a Unix platform.

Wordpress

I have created basic websites and blogs using wordpress including applying and modifying templates, installing and configuring both php and asp.net versions and code customizations.

Widget development

I am currently working on a music social networking website project that includes widget components.

mobile web site design

UI/UE design

XML/XSL/XSLT

Flash

Photoshop

Social Media

Proficient and active in my use of Facebook, MySpace, Twitter and LinkedIn for networking, informational and interaction purporses.

Web Technologies

I am a business owner providing web technology solutions for a diverse array of clients.  This is my area of expertise.

JavaScript

CSS

Semantic HTML/XHTML

HTML/XHTML

ASP.NET

Summary

I am a very hard working Web Developer with experience in various web technologies and a talent for understanding and leveraging multiple systems into seamlessly integrated solutions.  Extensive experience in converting existing web applications from ASP, Coldfusion or HTML into ASP.NET. Proficient in Visual Studio 2005, MS SQL, Oracle 10g, Vignette Application Portal and DotNetNuke portal development.

Interest

I have four main areas of interest, family, music, sports and technology.  I enjoy spending time with my wife and kids and enjoying my free time with them.  We are a very active and busy family and that helps keep life interesting. 

I have been playing the piano since the age of 10.  I started out playing Classical music for the first 10 years of my formal music education and eventually got into Jazz and Gospel.  I am currently a musician for two churches.  I use my knowledge and interest in technology to create cutting edge sounds and setups when I perform.  I also write and produce music when I have time.

My career passion and interest is in the technolgy field as it relates to communication.  I am deeply interested in finding better and more efficient ways to communicate using technology.  From social networking to VOIP (Voice over IP), I have always been an early adopter and enjoy trying the latest and greatest tools that will further change the way we communicate locally and globally. 

I have always been a curious person who likes to take things apart and see how they are built.  This curiosity is what fuels my interest in technology.

Secret

United States Army