I'm your average hard working, IT loving, dog-dad, husband.
Born and raised outside of Chicago, Il. I started my life journey as a student at Augustana College in Rock Island, Il. As a student there I studied Physics, Mathematics, and Spanish, and took part in other student groups/responsibilities. Being a Physics major I had the oportunity to help other physics students by holding tutoring sessions and proctoring Physics labs for 100 level Physics classes. Additionally, I held a job with the communications department helping staff work on various design/marketing projects. Lastly, while I was at Augustana I had the honor of being the president of the Augustana Web Guild, a student led and operated web design/communication group/business. At Augustana I was able to diversify and explore all of my interests. From quantum physics to database management I was able to get the most out of my college years. Physics taught me complex mathematics, equations to model the physical world, and how to take a complex problem and break it into easier to solve categories. Spanish let me grow my experience in the global world and be better set to experience the globalization of today's economies. Augustana Web Guild taught me everything else: learning variuos programming languages and design concept, introduction to business management, and communicating technical concepts and information in non-technical easy to understand ways.
After graduating from Augustana College with the Bachelor's degree I became a Florida transplant moving to the Sarasota area. In Sarasota I began my career as a Web/Applications Developer for the Sarasota County Tax Collector. There I oversee database performance, develop tools for staff and customer to use to interact with our office, and continue to increase my knowledge base and skills. At the same time I started my position with the Sarasota Tax Collector, I enrolled in a MBA program at the University of South Florida - Sarasota. Graduating in 2014 my MBA program increase my knowledge in business pracatices and marketing as well taught me various interpersonal skills imperative to working in a global environment.
In my free time I enjoy the wonderful Florida weather, spend time beautifying my yard and landscape, excersize by cycling, and tinker with my home server. I take pride in knowing that my yard and house are well maintained and kept looking as beautiful as the Florida weather and knowing I always have a connection back to my home. My connection to my house, my home server, runs my home and allows me to keep learning variuos skills important to my job. Above all, I love spending time with my wonderful wife and our crazy pup!