Summary

I have academic and professional experience in health informatics as well as a variety of other experiences including being a licensed veterinarian and IT Consultant.   I have also previously founded and exited my own software based veterinary startup for which I designed the medical record systems.  These experiences have made me an expert at learning in understand complex technical requirements quickly and creating solutions both business and technical groups alike appreciate.


Areas of Expertise

  • Visionary Strategies
  • Process Automation
  • Risk & Data Management
  • Project Management
  • Training & Development
  • Business Strategizing
  • Tenders and Proposals
  • Technology Planning
  • Global IT Services
  • Client Needs Assessment
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Long-term Solutions
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Portfolio Management
  • Diversified Services 

Work History

Work History
Aug 2015 - Present

Solutions Architect

The Lab, Cairns, Queensland

Lead a team of freelancers to design, implement, and support cloud migration strategies of web and mail services to be hosted by AWSImprovements include increased site performance and redundancy through implementation of Route 53 DNS, Cloudfront (CDN) and Elastic Load Balancer (ELB) auto-scaling policies of servers for peak usage times.

Mar 2015 - Jul 2015

Business Strategy Consultant

Shift Labs Inc, Seattle, Washington
  • Advised and implemented Veterinary marketing strategy for their product line in the veterinary market while preparing for distribution in the Human Health market once FDA approval was completed.
Jan 2014 - Mar 2015

Cofounder, CEO

VetPronto Inc, San Francisco, California

Coordinated the design of a platform built on AngularJS and Parse to create an "Uber for Vets" Service that would allow veterinarians to earn more money and charge clients less by performing veterinary service in the comfort of their own home.   Raised money from Venture Capitalists and from Y-Combinator and grew over 50% Month over month revenue.


2004 - 2014

Cofounder/Consultant

Datatroph Consultants, LLP, Seattle, Washington

Provided IT consulting services on a variety of projects from clients ranging from small businesses to Fortune 50 companies.

Key Projects: 

Premera Health Insurance, Seattle, Washington

  • Project Manager in Migration of over 100 internal health insurance applications to virtual servers while ensuring application architecture still maintained HIPAA compliance. 

Trupanion Pet Insurance, Seattle, Washington

  • Worked closely with the CIO to provide plans to scale using read only database clusters research and advice for Standardized Terminology and to the to meet their business needs to handle their claims process more effectively

Microsoft, Redmond, Washington

  • Business Systems Analyst in the redesign of XBOX Live’s Active Directory environment and identity management infrastructure using federated services to allow site content to be more securely modified by vendors across the world
  • Systems Analyst in the design of a secure environment grant secure access to Microsoft source code through custom applications.
  • Systems Analyst in the design and implementation of Systems Center Operations Manager to automate monitoring and maintenance for high priority servers and applications. 

Boeing, Everett, Washington

  • Business Analyst in the collection of requirements, development and configuration of the load balancing capability of a custom web based application used for the 787 project.
  • Systems Analyst in the installation, configuration, and maintenance of various environments for developing and testing of several custom web based application for the 787 project. 

Hasbro, Bellevue, Washington

  • Operations Engineer in the implementation of an LDAP identity management solution to allow users to sign onto a single site and be securely authenticated for multiple applications, online games, and purchases for Hasbro technologies.
  • Configured and Designed services hosted on Sun Directory Server, .NET applications, MS SQL Server, and IIS, Windows 2003/2008, NLB and MSMQ Clustering hosted by VMWare 

(Complete Detailed Consulting Portfolio Available Upon Request)


2004 - 2005

Systems Engineer

Sapphire Technologies, Melbourne, Australia
  • Designed and implemented a migration strategy of the IT infrastructure when AGL purchased Duke Energy.
  • Worked closely with the executives of the company and the managers at each site daily to ensure they were completely satisfied with the new configurations and they had no complaints from their employees


2002 - 2004

Systems Engineer

Dachser GmBH, Kempten Germany

Designed and organized a migration path for the Windows NT domain structure to a Native Mode Windows 2000 Active Directory that was configured to be dynamically synchronized with Novell e-directory accounts using LDAP for the largest transportation and logistics firm in Germany.


2000 - 2001

Systems Engineer III

Compaq Computer Corporation

Performed Third level support for the Microsoft Corporation under a support contract Compaq had with Microsoft for their Corporate Infrastructure running an Active Directory Structure and their Internet Infrastructure still using the traditional Domain model in a 24/7 Data Center environment consisting of over 10, 000 servers and an Active Directory Catalog with over 45, 000 users


Education

  • Y-Combinator – Winter 2015 Batch
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) – Washington State University, 05/2011
  • Bachelors of Science – Washington State University, 12/2008
  • Associate of Arts Degree - Seattle Central Community College, Seattle, WA, 03/2005
  • Billings Career Center, Billings, MT, June 1999
    • Relevant Courses completed: Computer Systems, Electronics, and Administering NT
  • Self-studied: MCSE Certification, April 2000


Research

Natural Language Processing of Veterinary Records - 2012

  • Designed, executed and presented a research project in collaboration with Mount Sinai to utilize Natural Language Processing to codify treatments and diagnosis in free text medical records into standardized format using IIS and Apache / Tomcat web servers.

Licenses

  • Veterinary License in the United States and Australia
  • A+ Certified
  • MCSE Certified
  • Course Completion Certificate for both Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices and Administrating Citrix, and AWS SysOps


Volunteer Work

  • PawPrint – Advisory Board
  • Startup Weekend Cairns 2015 – Mentor
  • CoFounder Labs - Ambassador
  • Santa Barbara Zoo – Veterinary and Information Services
  • Cairns Turtle Rehabilitation Centre –Veterinary and Information Services
  • Seattle Humane Society – Veterinary Services

Technical Expertise

  • 10,000+ Server Management
  • AWS/Azure Solutions
  • Infrastructure Planning and Design
  • Identity Management
  • LDAP / Active Directory / E-directory
  • Windows 2003/2008/2012 R2
  • DNS Configurations
  • Apache/IIS Server
  • Hyper-V and VMWare
  • Microsoft Exchange Server
  • Office 365
  • Service Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
  • Microsoft SQL Server 
  • Storage Area Networks (SAN’s)
  • Network Load Balancing Solutions
  • Cisco Routers and Switches
  • Linux Server 
  • UX Design
  • Web Development (HTML/CSS)