I am a software developer with two decades experience delivering working software. Today, I focus on web development in ASP.NET and Angular.
I have worked remotely for over ten years. It is important for me to be part of a culture that supports remote work.
I am an avid flower gardener. I enjoy watching silly YouTube videos with my granddaughter. I host Knoxville Developer Beers, a bi-weekly meetup.
The percentages below are extremely subjective estimates based on a standard distribution. E.g. I do not presume to know 90% of all there is to know about C#, but I believe myself to be in the top 10% of my peers.
Salt Lake City, Utah •January 2019 - Present
Built a system to manage reviews of medical providers.
Sioux Falls, South Dakota •2018
Built management tools for a financial institution.
Salt Lake City, Utah •2016 - 2018
Implemented multi-lingual support in an Angular.js lease origination application. Designed and contributed to a greenfield microservice API.
Knoxville, TN •2016
Built a Windows service to interact with Firebase for a commercial IoT project.
Fort Worth, TX •2014 - 2016
Adopted a large Rails 3.0 application. Separated static assets from source code. Put source in git. Automated deployment and provisioning.
Indianapolis, IN •2009 - 2010
Contributed to a large Windows Forms client for an enterprise VOIP telephony system.
Kansas City, MO •2009
Developed a web service API for credit card processing using custom headers for authentication and a SQL Server backend.
Knoxville, TN •2008 - 2009
Developed a business intelligence application for the corporate intranet using ASP.NET with an Oracle database.
Knoxville, TN •2005 - 2008
Built management tools for a military logistics application. Migrated organization with no source control to Team Foundation Server.
Knoxville, TN •2002 - 2005
Performed sysadmin and software developer duties for local, small businesses. Maintained two POS applications. Built a time clock with complex business rules that runs in production to this day.
Knoxville, TN •2000 - 2001
Built a system to track and manage cellphone tower sites. Created topographical map overlays to predict signal range. Provided business intelligence to predict new site opportunities.
Knoxville, TN •1999 - 2000
Built and supported PCs. Managed small business networks.
MS in Education, Curriculum & Instruction •1994
BA in Liberal Arts, History •1993
Perfection is never an option.
Heroism is failure.
Building the right thing is always more important than building it right.
If you don't trust your employees, then fire them.
It doesn't matter how well you build the wrong thing.
The goal is progress, not perfection.
I can teach you everything I need you to know, except how to care.
Quality is building it right. Design is building the right thing.
Companies are like families. They are all dysfunctional but some of them are loving.