Work History

Work History
Jul 2011 - Present

Web and Software Developer Instructor

Lakeshore Technical College
  • Instructed associate degree-level students in the Web and Software Developer and Graphic and Web Design programs. Prepared and presented class lectures, lead student discussions, facilitated course-required labs, and assessed student learning through practical application

  • Developed/maintained course curriculum including course competencies, learning objectives, learning activities, and assessments for 17 courses

  • Taught technical core courses in Java, PHP/MySQL, JavaScript/jQuery, HTML/CSS, Android and iOS mobile application development, C#, and WordPress. Taught support technology courses in Emerging Web Trends, Integrated Web Concepts, and Systems Analysis and Design

  • Developed “Truly Flexible” course offerings where live courses are recorded and students decide whether they would like to attend or not

  • Used Camtasia Studio to create professional-grade videos for face-to-face and online instruction

  • Served as faculty advisor for United Web and Marketing Association Student Club

  • Served on Below C Pilot group aimed at retention efforts within the college

  • Worked with service learning coordinator in matching students up with non-profit organizations in need of Web sites

  • Assisted in the development of articulation agreements with four-year universities; advised students in career direction and decisions regarding transfer to undergraduate degrees.

  • Recruited for LTC programs and developed public relations to promote articulation, communication, and cooperative planning; developed Web and software developer presentation and delivered to nine district-area high schools resulting in a number of transcripted credit agreements and subsequent program enrollments.

  • Collaborated with support services (financial aid, registration, ADA, diversity, counseling) to ensure student success in all facets of the college experience.

  • Directed team of five information technology instructors; developed strategic objectives for the maintenance and evaluation of existing programs as well as the creation of new programs; investigated and subsequently designed and implemented the Web and Software Developer program; developed and implemented class schedules for each semester.

  • Coordinated industry focus groups for feedback on current industry and district trends; recommended selection of and met with program advisory committee members; identified areas of technological change and revised curriculum based upon those changes.

  • Mentored students in Individualized Technical Studies (ITS) degree programs; worked to evaluate prior learning, developed degree completion plan, and ensured completion.

  • Hold Wisconsin Technical College System 107 certification; hold provisional certification in 102, 104, 105, 106, and 890

Jun 2010 - Present

Owner/Software Developer

IBU Media
  • Worked in partnership with Manitowoc County residents in the development of organizational technology strategies, including Web, social media, search engine optimization, and mobile

  • Worked with Wisconsin Technical College System colleges in the development of a Criminal Justice mobile assessment application

  • Worked with area church parishes in the development of a SCRIP fundraising tracking application

  • Provided training to organizations in the areas of content updates and social media strategies

  • Assisted organizations with Web content writing

Sep 2011 - Dec 2011

Adjunct Faculty

Silver Lake College

• Taught Web Design and Development course as a part of the B.S. in Computer Science degree

Dec 2008 - Jun 2011

Instructional Designer

Lakeshore Technical College
  • Oversaw the development of course curriculum and alternative delivery methods

  • Assisted faculty in the development of traditional, online, and blended and Web enhanced courses

  • Worked with Instructional Technologist and faculty on the development of LTC’s Angel Learning Management System

  • Worked with instructional deans and subject matter faculty using Worldwide Instructional Design System (WIDS) to design and modify curriculum

  • Developed assessments and learning activities for traditional and online courses

  • Assisted in developing instructional strategies, authentic assessments, and technology tools that met the needs of the learner and course outcomes

  • Facilitated Accelerated Learning Faculty Dialog group. Developed Accelerated Teaching Best Practices training.

  • Assisted in program Technical Skill Attainment (TSA) projects for five programs

  • Developed improved process for curriculum development contract signings

  • Assisted in Core Ability review and modification project

  • Facilitated focus group discussions

  • Oversaw the faculty development program, including the new faculty orientation

  • Provided instructional design assistance to contracted businesses and industry curriculum development projects.

  • Instructed associate degree-level students in Information Technology programs

  • Developed Web Development certificate, including curriculum development and course facilitation

  • Developed/maintained course curriculum including course competencies, learning objectives, learning activities, and assessments

  • Prepared and presented class lectures, lead student discussions, facilitated course-required labs, and assessed student learning through practical application

Jun 2008 - Nov 2008

Associate Dean of Information Technology

Waukesha County Technical College
  • Initiated and supervised all curricular activities including the review, revision, and development of course descriptions, course objectives, course outlines, course content, and course offerings to ensure up to date instructional needs and requirements are met

  • Developed class schedules, assigned instructors and workloads, monitored and canceled classes as appropriate to ensure efficient and effective operations and quality instruction

  • Analyzed and evaluated instructional programs in meeting current and future needs of students, community and employer needs and recommended changes to upgrade existing programs and offerings and plans for new programs and offerings

  • Organized and participated in advisory committees in planning for programmed course review and modifications and to ensure appropriateness of equipment

  • Assisted with the development of public relations and marketing activities and materials to promote programs and to recruit students

Aug 2001 - Jun 2008

Information Technology Instructor

Lakeshore Technical College

• Instructed associate degree-level students in the Web Development and Design, Network Specialist, and Computer Support Specialist programs. Prepared and presented class lectures, lead student discussions, facilitated course-required labs, and assessed student learning through practical application

Aug 1999 - Aug 2001

Network Administrator/Team Lead

Weyerhaeuser Paper Company
  • Directed and managed team of IT support technicians, developed implementation schedules, and lead network system installations.

  • Responsible for 20 NT 4.0 Servers as well as over 400 clients throughout 10 facilities within Wisconsin and Illinois.

  • Installed, administered, monitored, and upgraded Windows NT servers. Identify and troubleshoot network hardware/software issues in a LAN/WAN environment. Configured systems with fault tolerance, NTFS file system, DHCP, file/folder permissions, print services, virus protection, replication, and backups.

  • Provided after hours on-call nationwide technical support to over 60 remote locations.

  • Corresponded with external vendors on problem resolution, upgrades, and preventive maintenance.

  • Guided relationship between upper management and field technicians. Communicated expectations and

    company objectives.

  • Coordinated interviewing and hiring processes for remote field technicians.

Jun 1997 - Aug 1999

Workstation/Desktop Specialist

Weyerhaeuser Paper Company
  • Traveled to remote facilities to perform PC and basic server maintenance on a scheduled basis

  • Supported and installed desktops/desktop operating systems and networked/local printers.

  • Performed mass imaging of desktop computers

Oct 1994 - Jun 1997

Packaging Design Computer Support Specialist

Weyerhaeuser Paper Company
  • Provide desktop support for packaging designers UNIX Laserpoint CAD/CAM system

  • Maintain and troubleshoot packaging designer’s printers and plotters

  • Perform all data archiving and restoration

Education

Education
Aug 2005 - Aug 2007

M.S. Information Technology - Project Management and Leadership

Capella University

Provided the essential IT skills to make a difference in an organization. The program focused on the fundamentals of IT project management and assessment of the current state of technology, including its organizational, legal, ethical, and professional influences.

Sep 2003 - Aug 2005

B.S. in Information Science and Technology

Silver Lake College

Provided analytical and critical thinking skills to solve problems based on ethical decision making in the field of electronic communications.  Communicated solution results of problems using computer systems and productivity tools.  Identified, designed, implemented, and managed information technology solutions that enhanced organizational performance.  Appreciated the historical perspective of technology and its impact on a global society.  Developed a role as a servant leader within communities of learners.

Aug 1995 - May 1997

A.A.S. in Computer Information Systems

Lakeshore Technical College

Provided basic IT skills in supporting computer systems and system software

Certifications

Certifications
Sep 1998 - Jan 2000

Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer

Microsoft
Qualified to effectively plan, implement, maintain and support information systems with Microsoft Windows NT/2000 and other advanced Microsoft products and operating systems.

Presenter

  • College Collaborative Connections Conference, “True Cross Discipline Curriculum”, February 2014

  • Tech Expo, “Using Adobe Connect for True Flexible Delivery” and “Using Screen Capture Software for Learning and Student Feedback”, May 2013

  • Girls Gaining STEaM, “Create a Web Site”, April 2013

  • Manitowoc-Two Rivers Chamber of Commerce Chamber Café, “Social Media Tools for Business and Professional Growth”, May 2012

  • Manitowoc-Two Rivers Chamber of Commerce CEO Roundtable, “Social Media Tools for Business and Professional Growth”, September 2011

  • Lakeshore Technical College in-service, “WIDS Refresher”, January 2011

  • Lakeshore Technical College in-service, “Accelerated Teaching Best Practices”, October 2010

  • Manitowoc County High Schools Career Expo, “Information Technology Careers”, January 2008

  • Wisconsin Leadership Development Institute, “Electronic Portfolios”, February 2007

  • Lakeshore Technical College in-service, “Podcasting in Education”, August 2007

  • Summer Instructional Academy, “Web Design Technologies and Web Teaching Tools”, June 2005 and June 2006

  • Lakeshore Technical College in-service, “Online and Blended Learning Roundtable”, January 2004

Additional Professional/Personal Information

  • Vice President Lakeshore Education Association, 2014 - Present
  • Member of Lakeshore Technical College Curriculum Committee, 2014 - Present
  • Coordinator, Lakeshore Web and Software Emerging Trends Meetup, 2013 - Present

  • Member of Information Technology Advisory Committee with the Manitowoc Public School District, 2012 – Present

  • Member of St Mary/St Michael, Clarks Mills, WI school board, 2013 – Present

  • St Mary/St Michael school Home and School Association President, 2013 – Present

  • High School Mock Interview Team, 2013 - Present

  • Member LTC High School Recruitment Team, 2012 - Present

  • Webmaster for St. Mary/St. Michael grade school and parishes, Clarks Mills, WI 2010 - Present

  • Configured and implemented local area network at St. Mary/St Michael grade school, Clarks Mills, WI, 2008

  • President, Lakeshore Education Association Faculty Union, 2005 – 2008

  • Coordinator of LTC Business and Technology Division Internship Program, 2006 – 2008

  • Coordinator of LTC and Area High School Manufacturing Project, 2007 – 2008

  • Vice Chair, Northeast Wisconsin Educational Resource Alliance Faculty Dialog Group – 2007 – 2008

  • Graduate of Manitowoc-Two Rivers Chamber of Commerce Leadership Program, 2008

  • Graduate of Wisconsin Leadership Development Institute, 2007

  • Member of Lakeshore Technical College Legislative Advocacy Team, President’s Advisory Council, Climate Committee, and Web Site Redesign Team, 2005 - 2008

  • Completed LTC Lean Office Leadership Series certification program, 2007

  • Member of Manitowoc Public School District grade-level configuration community group, 2007

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters Special Volunteer, 2007 - present

  • Consulted with the Manitowoc-Two Rivers Chamber of Commerce on implementing a content-managed Web presence, 2005

  • Served as Chair of LTC United Way fund drive, 2005 – 2006