I was born in a small town in Indiana, being from a military family we moved to a number of bases. My teen years were spent in Karlsruhe Germany. I keep wanting to say West Germany, because that is what it was while i was living there. I remember when the Berlin Wall came crashing down in 1991. I had a front row seat to a huge milestone in history and was able to witness it first hand. I got to participate in 1989 World Games in Karlsruhe, for skating, and played guitar in a number of bars and clubs chasing the Rock Star dream for a couple of years.
Now I spend as much time as I can with my family and support all the things they like to do. These day when I have spare time I like to sit and practice various computer languages, just to see what I can make. Professionally I have a number of skills to offer and have vast amounts of experience. Below you can see a nice overview of hard skills, one thing that is not represented below is my volunteer and non-profit work. In that roll I volunteer my time to assist in writing grants and teaching (what I know) to children that are interested in learning basic computer skills and even some programming. Ruby for Kids for the win.
I think of myself as a dynamic, results-oriented person offering focused leadership and drive. Consistently achieving performance goals through enthusiasm, tenacity and initiative.
Noted for outstanding communication skills, volunteer work, ability to trouble shoot computer, network and software issues, resolve problems quickly and proficiently. I have many skills to offer, and I make an excellent team player. I have a very strong work ethic and have been recognized and awarded for it.
knowledge / experience in:
Technical School: Missouri Department of Correction Academy.
College: American College of Technology – Computer Programming and Systems Design Pinnacle – Associate in Renewable Energy
Operating Systems: Windows OS, Mac OS, AS400, Linux Software
Applications & Programming: MS Office (Word, Excel, Power Point, Access), Ruby on Rails, VB, C#, Java, Flutter, Android Studio, Visual Studio, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Dreamweaver, Apache, MYSQL, PostgreSQL
Networking: LAN/WAN, TCP/IP, VPN Certificates Studies, CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Assistant) Microsoft A+
Electronics: Multimeter, Oscilloscope, Signal Generator, Skills include maintenance, troubleshooting, and repair of electronic, electrical, and computer-based equipment.
Languages: English, German
State of Missouri Department of Corrections Training Academy
State of Missouri Fire Arms Training – 357 – 12 gauge – AR-15 – Pepper Spray – 4 Point Restraints with Black Box
State of Missouri Self Defense Training
State of Missouri Use of Force Training
Red Cross First Aid and CPR Training
Padi Open Water Diver
ENSA Access & Rescue Certified