Self Image

Describe yourself in 3 words...

creator.   developer.   organizer.  

I like to build. I like to do. I like to lead.


I like to create and capture new ideas. is my placeholder for thoughts, dreams, and creativity. Some of these ideas take flight while others fall to the ground. In flight and failures, I strive to be creative in all I do.


Development creates something out of nothing. Code brings new opportunities to life.

My formal education and career path is in software development. I have experience in several languages and technology. I strive for high quality work that can be a benchmark. See more information on my projects page.


I love it when a plan comes together.

At times I have been labeled an "idea guy." I am ok with this, but I also want to see these ideas come together. I enjoy seeing the spark of imagination turn into a spark of possibility. I like to get the gears turning.

Education & Training

Higher Education

M.S. in Leadership, Education & Communication (2014)
University of Nebraska - Lincoln
36 Cumulative Graduate Hours – 4.0 GPA

B.S. - Computer Science Technology (Applied Business Minor) (2007)
Kansas State University
133 Cumulative Hours - 4.0 GPA - Summa Cum Laude


PRINCE2 Project Management Foundation & Practitioner Certified (2010)
Project management with the PRINCE2 management methodology

Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (2007)

Microsoft Certified Professional (2005)

Microsoft Certified Database Administrator (2005)


Professional Employers

University of Nebraska - Lincoln (2012 - Present)
Software Development Specialist
Educational Media – Interactive Technology
  • Development of web and mobile apps to support the University academic mission
    Technologies Include: PHP, MySQL, Flash, IOS, Android

Philips (2003 - 2012)
IT Specialist
Global IT Applications – Supply Chain Management (2009 - 2012)
  • Application development & support for six North America production facilities
  • Custom desktop, web, & windows mobile solutions for internal & external use Factory dashboards; LEAN support; MES transactions; business support

Lighting NA, Information Management Center (2007 - 2009)
  • Application development leader for three North America production facilities
    Example: Self developed LEAN application netting $19.5M savings since 2007
  • Project management and support with global implications
    Example: E-Mail Outlook Conversion Site Leader - 2nd site to complete globally

Salina, Kansas IT Department (2003 - 2007)
  • 75% project based
    Dual cluster MS SQL server setup to support factory wide projects
    Automated production dashboard displaying live metrics (8 factory lines)
  • 25% Helpdesk & infrastructure support
    150 desktop; 50 laptop; 18 servers; 20 remote users

Trained Skills and Competencies

Soft Skills

  • Project Management
  • Team Communication
  • DMAIC Problem Solving
  • LEAN Manufacturing

Programming Languages

  • PHP
  • HTML / CSS
  • JavaScript / JS Frameworks
    • jQuery
    • D3.js
    • Vue.js
    • Node.js
    • Greensock
  • C++ / C#
  • T-SQL / SQL


  • Microsoft SQL Server
  • MySQL
  • Firebird

Projects & Portfolio