I have over 20 years of experience with full stack web and windows application development. I specialize in C# and the .net framework, both front and back end. Alone or with a team I learn, grow and adapt quickly, I truly love what I do. Being able to say that and mean it has made me the happiest man alive.
Working with legacy systems and software to identify areas of improvement and develop modern replacements to run a large volume print lab.
Managed teams responsible for everything from Operations, Shipping, Printing, IT Infrastructure, Software Development and Special Projects.
Joint development venture with a good friend and business partner of mine. Servicing the Minneapolis-St.Paul area, we specialized in website and application development for local businesses. This included full shopping cart experiences, marketing driven design and development as well as data driven business applications. Although an amazing learning experience we ultimately shut the doors at the beginning of 2015 as the Squarespaces of the world took over.
Responsibilities included working on existing software as well as new product development. Provided maintenance and bug fixes to existing Windows Form applications written in Visual Basic which were used within the legal industry to manage cases as well as OCR important documents for digital storage. Worked with a small team to move these existing technologies to a web based platform using ASP.Net and VB.Net. We used Oracle as the data framework and BizTalk to manage client server communication. As a result, we successfully created one of the first online browser based OCR processes in the legal industry.
Earned an Army Commendation Medal while deployed with the 3rd Infantry Division's aviation battalion during the shock and awe assault campaign on Baghdad, Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003. Honorably discharged with the rank of Specialist (E4).
Worked for local UPN television network building and managing an early content management system used to display news and weather information online using Classic ASP and VBScript.
Apart from being a software developer, I enjoy getting out, spending time with friends and family. I have taken up boxing and kickboxing as a way to stay in shape and really love my gym. I am a sports fan and love the great outdoors. Nothing better than a weekend camping by a lake or catching a game.
When hanging out at home, I follow a number of sci-fi and fantasy genre movies and television shows, I am a gamer and enjoy social competitive gaming with friends. I spend a large amount of my free time exploring the latest technology advancements in the software development world.