Biography

I have been working with computer technology of all sorts since 1995, when, at the age of 13, I began repairing and building my own computer systems. I have since dedicated many years to learning about the art of computer programming.

I began my college studies in Information Technology at Blackhawk Technical College, in southern Wisconsin, in 2009. In 2010, following instructor and staff recommendations, I was hired by Blackhawk Technical College to assist in tutoring, and mentoring, first and second year students, in the Information Technology Web/Analyst Programmer program.

I received a Special Recognition Award from Blackhawk Technical College in April 2011, for maintaining a 4.0 GPA, and consistently remaining on the President’s list, while helping to tutor and mentor other students at the college.

I received a promotion to the Student Services Department at Blackhawk Technical College in 2012, where I managed the computer helpdesk lab, and worked as an assistant instructor.

After graduating from Blackhawk Technical College, I decided to continue my studies at Upper Iowa University, where I am currently working on finishing my BS degree in Computer Science-Information Technology.

I have extensive management experience, starting at the age of 18, when I was promoted to Closing Manager, at Taco Bell. In 2004, I obtained a private security license from the State of Wisconsin, and began working at Advanced Security Inc., as a security officer. Within a year, I was promoted to the rank of Corporal. Soon after, I was promoted to Sergeant, and then to Lead Field Sergeant.

In 2006, I started working for Cousins Subs Inc., where I was promoted to General Manager. In 2008, started working for SoapByMom, a small manufacturing, and marketing business, where I ran the retail location. In 2012, I started working for Paul Revere’s Pizza, as a delivery driver, and, about a year later, was managing the restaurant, and other drivers.

In 2016, I opened my own Amazon business, and, in 2017, I started working as a freelance content writer, and am currently working on starting a software development company.

I’m also an Administrator for a mental illness support group, which has over 117,000 members.

Employment History

CompanyPositionTimeframe
Taco BellManager2000-2004
Advanced Security Inc.Lead Field Sergeant2004-2006
Cousins Subs Inc.General Manager2006-2008
SoapByMomMarkets, Sales2008-2010
Blackhawk Technical CollegeTutor, Mentor, Lab Assistant2010-2011
Paul Revere's PizzaManagement2012-2014
Self-EmployedSoftware Engineer / Game Developer2011-Present
Anxiety Support GroupAdministrator2016-2017
The Edgerton ReporterSheriff's Dept. Crime Reporter2017-Present

Education & Experience

Degree / OtherPresented ByYear
G.E.D.
General Education
Blackhawk Technical College2009
A.A.S.-Honors
Web Analysts/Computer Programmer
Blackhawk Technical College2011
B.S.
Computer Science
Upper Iowa UniversityIn Progress...

Certification/LicensePresented ByYear
Private Security PersonState of Wisconsin2001
Certified Database ManagerBlackhawk Technical College2011
Certified Java DeveloperBlackhawk Technical College2011
Certified .Net DeveloperBlackhawk Technical College2011
Certified Web ProgrammerBlackhawk Technical College2011

Award/AchievementPresented ByYear
Rank of OfficerA.S.I.2005
Rank of CorporalA.S.I.2006
Rank of SergeantA.S.I.2006
High Honors AwardBlackhawk Technical College2009
High Honors AwardBlackhawk Technical College2010
President's ListBlackhawk Technical College2011
Special Recognition AwardBlack Technical College2011

Languages & Technologies

  • ADO .Net
  • Adobe Photoshop CS5 Extended
  • AL5D Robotic Arm
  • Android
  • Arduino Mega 2560 R3
  • Arduino Uno R3
  • ASP .Net
  • C++
  • C#
  • COBOL
  • CPanel
  • CSS
  • D/HTML
  • Electronics Prototyping
  • Java
  • JavaScript
  • Microsoft SQL Server
  • Microsoft .Net Framework
  • MySQL
  • Parallels Plesk
  • PHP
  • RC 6WD Thumper
  • Visual Basic 6.0
  • Visual Basic .Net
  • Visual Studio .Net
  • Windows 95, 98, ME, XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10
  • WordPress