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ABOUT

I play bagpipes in the local pipe band and participate in the local Toastmasters club. During the weekdays, I work as a leader at a rapidly growing software company and in the evenings I play nerdy boardgames and deck-building games.

I am a veteran software engineer, complexity scientist and capoeirista... and still love to talk about these topics!

 

MY MISSION

"I've learned that you shouldn't go through life with a catcher's mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back." - Maya Angelou

I've spent the first part of my life listening and learning. Today, I give back by challenging and encouraging others to be their best. I continue to learn from my mistakes, worry less... and have fun! Because life is short. Let's make every moment count!

 

SOME THINGS I'VE DONE...

BAGPIPER / WEB DEVELOPER

November 2018 - Present

I learned how to play the bagpipes 3 years ago. Today I help my band with instructing new students and their webpage. 

VICE PRESIDENT OF PUBLIC RELATIONS

October 2018 - Present

I joined Toastmasters in February of 2018 to improve my public speaking. I was appointed to be the club's VP of Public Relations. 

MANAGER OF SOFTWARE ENGINEERING

October 2014 - Present

I manage a team of software engineers that work on our company's community website, Jamf Nation

TEAM LEAD / SOFTWARE ENGINEER

October 2011 – October 2014

I had a great time playing dual roles of team lead and software engineer for our company's community website, Jamf Nation. ​

ARBORETUM CARETAKER

August 2009 - January 2011

My most favorite job! I got to live in a little cottage located in the heart of the Arboretum. I lead volunteer groups, maintained the grounds, and drove a tractor! 

COMPUTATIONAL MODEL SOFTWARE ENGINEER

October 2009 – May 2012 

My most fascinating job! I created agent-based models for three research projects: two involving ecological effects of land-use, and another involving the spread of childhood obesity. ​

COMPLEX SYSTEMS GRADUATE CERTIFICATE

December 2010

It's safe to say the study of Complex Systems changed my life. This is a topic that always perks me up!

MS - ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATICS

September 2008 - December 2010

I was looking to combine my two passions: programming and the environment. Turns out the University of Michigan had a track for that!

SUN CERTIFIED JAVA PROGRAMMER

April 2007

I had been working for 5 years as a Java programmer and was looking for an interesting challenge. I spent 6 months studying for this certification and got it on my first try!

SENIOR WEB-APPLICATION DEVELOPER

November 2002 – August 2008

My first "grown-up" job after college! I moved to Madison, Wisconsin to work at the brand new web application department at UWHealth

SENIOR NETWORK SOFTWARE ENGINEER

December 1999 – November 2002

My college job! I pulled CAT5 cable for a while, then learned to configure network hardware before writing software for for throttling and diagnostics.

BS - COMPUTER SCIENCE

September, 1997 - May, 2002

I majored in Computer Science at the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire. Programming just clicked with me. I love puzzles!

 
 

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