- Greater Salt Lake City Area, US
I currently am a data analytics engineer Kuali. We create beautifully designed, cloud-delivered products that simplify college and university operations, and I am personally building out the data platform using various technologies (Node.js, React, D3.js, MongoDB, MySQL, Oracle Database, Redshift, AWS Kinesis, Docker, etc.).
Previously, I managed the database team at the LDS Church, which provides database solutions that power most of the applications of the Church. I also reached my goal of passing the certification tests to become an OCP (Oracle Certified Professional), and I have become a proficient DBA.
Before my work at the LDS Church, I worked as Regional Marketing Director representing Hartford's annuity products in Utah and Southern Idaho. I reached my goal to grow sales in my territory by 20% over the period in which I was with Hartford.
In previous positions, I have designed, implemented and managed database-driven application projects for a major university and a worldwide nonprofit organization. I also managed a team of sales professionals and was part of the top team in the company.
Managed team of 24 database engineers/administrators. We architected and operated database solutions (Oracle and SQL Server) for the enterprise. Our team set standards, provided documentation, and generally set the direction for database practices. I personally managed all the projects that our team produced and ensured that databases were available, were performing well, and were meeting security requirements.
Worked as a Database Engineer at the LDS Church in the Information and Communications Department. I managed several Oracle databases used by the Church that track humanitarian service projects, manage travel processes and visas for missionaries, manage physical security (badges, cameras, etc.), maintain audit information, run the church e-commerce site, and provide facilities management for the properties of the Church. I have reached my goal of passing the certification tests to become an OCP (Oracle Certified Professional).
Was the Regional Marketing Director for The Hartford Leaders Variable Annuity product in Utah and Southern Idaho. I called on financial advisers and representatives of various firms to teach them about the potential benefits that the Hartford annuities could have for their clients in helping them to reach their investment objectives. I also handled the fixed annuity business and generated leads for our 401K specialist.
Developed applications for the Wheelchair Foundation, including administrative and member logins, database-driven wheelchair deliveries graphs and maps created with Macromedia Flash, embedded streaming video, 3-dimensional virtual tour of the wheelchair, news and media content management system, mass email with tracking and reporting, online donation tracking and statistical reports, etc. Technologies employed: Adobe CS2, Macromedia Suite(Coldfusion, Dreamweaver, Flash, Fireworks, Windows Media Streaming Server, MySQL, ASP, etc. Managed a network consistingof30+ computers, wireless access points, routers, switches, etc. Authored company business card CD and several DVDs, designed layout of newsletters, mailers, and other print media that goes out to mailing list of 50, 000 subscribers(using QuarkXpress and InDesign), developed e-newsletter and helped build accompanying email list of 10, 000 subscribers.
Designed and implemented database-driven applications for the Marriott School of Management including news and media releases, the internship grading website, a faculty profile system, online applications for undergraduate applicants, the room scheduler system, the MBA program recruit tracker, and various departmental sites Worked on a team of five web developers, along with twenty External Relations office employees including graphics designers, editors, news staff members, etc. Page2 Set up and maintained ODBC and OLEDB datasources with ColdFusion administrator to connect to AS/400, Oracle, and Access databases, as well as administering mappings, caching, session variables, mail server, server logs for performance analysis, and other server configuration settings.
Golden Key International Honour Society, BYUSA Humanitarian Aid Program Director 2001-2002, LDS Volunteer Representative living in Guatemala 1998-2000
Student Body President 1996-97, Soccer Team 1994-1997, Wrestling Team 1995-1996, Golf Team 1994-1995
• Volunteer Experience: Medical work in Mali, Africa with my father and the Utah Oulessebougou Alliance 1997
Honors and Awards:
• Bosch & Lomb Outstanding Physical Science Student award 1996
• Outstanding Social Science Student Award at BHS 1997
• Tandy Technology Outstanding Student Award in math, science, and computer science 1996-1997
• Standard Examiner Top Student Award 1997
• Navy Honors Program Certificate of Achievement for Academic Excellence 1997
• BHS “Laker of the Year” Award 1997
• Weber County School District All-Around Student-of-the-Year Award 1997
• State Sterling Scholar finalist 1997
• 4-A Academic All-State Soccer Team 1997
• Utah Jazz Leadership Scholarship 1997
• BYU Heritage Scholarship (considered the most prestigious undergraduate award) 1997
• BYU Golden Key National Honor Society 2000-2003
• Boy Scouts of America: Eagle Rank 1995
• Achievement in Music from Utah Music Teachers’ Association - Level 10 (highest) 1997