Michael Hottman

  • Fort Collins CO

Entrepreneurial minded and devoted to efficiency, I believe that "good enough" means it should be done better.

Work History

Work History
Jun 2015 - Aug 2015

Summer Programming Intern

GoAbroad.com
  • Developed social networking and blogging platform for GoAbroad.net
      • Developed front-end using Isomorphic Javascript and React.js framework
      • Developed backend logic with Lumen/Laravel PHP framework
      • Designed user-interface using CSS (Sass, Gulp, & Compass)
Jul 2013 - Jan 2015

Operations Assistant & Mailroom Operator

GoAbroad.com
  • Monitored and coordinated shipments to ensure professional, efficient, and successful delivery of company materials
      • Adapted to a 30% year-to-year increase in company growth
      • Shipments increased 50% from Fall 2013 to Fall 2014
      • Managed large yearly multi-week projects of up to 1000 individual shipments
  • Organized, built, and implemented new inventory tracking system for the mailroom
      • Tracked and managed shippings for 6 client companies
      • Automated tracking update emails with GoogleScripts
      • Increased data-collection to minimized under-inventorying and improve future reorder accuracy
  • Streamlined cross-functional communications between the Operations Assistant and the traveling University Relations Team
      • Improved communication directly led to a several thousand dollar savings due a reduction in express shipping costs
  • Wrote full job manual documentation to improve future training 
      • Planned shipping of all company materials to Northampton, Massachusetts in January 2015
      • Provided full training in Northampton to new mailroom employee

Jan 2013 - Aug 2013

Garden Intern & Volunteer

The Growing Project
  • Managed volunteers and at-risk youth at the garden on a weekly basis
  • Volunteered over 150 hours 
  • Harvested up to 200 pounds of food per week during the growing season
Apr 2013 - Jul 2013

EPA CDX Helpdesk Agent

Cherokee Services Group - Cherokee Nation Businesses
  • Frequent positive reviews from customers as a telephone customer service agent 
  • Required comprehensive knowledge of CDX and TRIMEweb Programs as well as basic browser and Java settings
  • Tier 2 Technical Support for the US Environmental Protection Agency’s Central Data Exchange
  • Temporary hiring for peak season of EPA Toxic Release Inventory reporting

Education

Education
Aug 2010 - Jul 2015

Bachelor of Arts

Colorado State University
  • Double Major: German & International Studies
  • Minor: Business Administration
  • Key Courses: Entrepreneurship, German Business, Java Programming Fundamentals, Education for Global Peace
Jul 2009 - Jul 2010

Rotary International Youth Exchange

Bremen, Germany

Spent one year abroad studying the German language and culture. 

Skills

Skills

Advanced/Expert Skier

  • Knowledge of ski industry and ski related products
  • Have skied for 21 years

Programming

  • Javascript & React.js, JQuery, Laravel PHP framework, HTML5, CSS, GoogleScript, Java 
  • AJAX, MySQL, SQLite
  • GitHub, BitBucket
  • Programming since October 2014 - I took a Java Fundamentals class my final semester at CSU and realized it was my favorite course in my college career. 

German 

Fluent in German

References

Rachael VanDerWerffOperations Manager at GoAbroad – (720) 570 1702 – rachael.vanderwerff@goabroad.com

Nicole PowersVice President of Communications at GoAbroad – (720) 570 1702 – nikki.powers@goabroad.com

Chad Shavor –  Former Executive Director of The Growing Project - (970) 556 1065

Find me on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/mhottman