I started my programming journey and launched my first business at the age of 15, offering web and software development services. As the web evolved in the late '90s, I grew alongside it, constantly learning and honing my skills. I later pursued a degree in Law at the University of Michigan while continuing to expand my business and technology knowledge through late-night coding sessions. From the beginning of my career, I have been primarily focused on the Microsoft stack. I started with classic ASP and quickly became an evangelist for the then-emerging .Net Framework for the US Department of Defense in 2000. Since then, I have made it a priority to stay on the cutting edge of technology, with a keen interest in ASP.Net Core 3, which I wrote about on the day of its release. Feel free to contact me, and I'll gladly share my insights.
In 1997, I began my consulting career, collaborating with esteemed organizations such as the US Department of Defense, SC Department of Transportation, eBay, State Farm Insurance, Verizon, GTE, Sterilite, and more. In 2005, I established [login to view URL] and currently split my time between Chicago, Ecuador, and Prague, depending on the occasion. As a globetrotting entrepreneur, I continue to lead and expand [login to view URL] while frequently traveling to meet clients worldwide. Despite the digital age, I firmly believe that business is still about personally building and nurturing relationships. In 2018, I ventured into technical writing and blogging, contributing to the blogs of several renowned companies, and I am currently working on my first book.
"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows, in the end, the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat."
-- Theodore Roosevelt
* Architected & developed a highly sophisticated and scalable lead generation and management system with a content management component that is still under development. The system has proven robust enough to take two completely different markets (churches & taxi dispatch) without any additional coding whatsoever. At the time of writing, I'm currently working towards DNN integration and greater visibility through social media.
* Literally hundreds of various programming and design projects.
Feb 2006 - Feb 2007 (1 year)
* Instrumental in recommending, directing, and implementing technical policies used throughout the company.
* Made technical recommendations relating to technology and information infrastructure. For example, we began utilizing BizTalk 2006 to streamline many of our previously manual processes. This succeeded in freeing up two IT resources (80 hours per week) that were previously assigned to baby sit our data upload process (for vendors and customers).
* Managed over 30 developers around the globe.
Architect / Developer
Sep 2005 - Feb 2006 (5 months, 1 day)
Programming and Web Design for various clients, utilizing ASP.Net, Cold Fusion, and much more.
Bachelor of the Arts ~ Criminology & Criminal Justice
University of Michigan, United States 1998 - 2001
PCPP1: Certified Professional in Python Programming 1
A professional credential that measures the candidate's ability to accomplish coding tasks related to advanced programming in the Python language and related technologies, advanced notions and techniques used in object-oriented programming, the use of selected Python Standard Library modules and packages, designing, building & improving programs and applications utilizing the concepts of GUI and network programming, as well as adopting the coding conventions and best practices for code writing.
Adobe Certified Professional: Adobe ColdFusion
More than 20 years after passing the Allaire ColdFusion certification, I decided to take it again. This time I only missed one question. :o)
Certified ColdFusion Developer
Another golden oldie. I received this certification when I first began my career.
Nomadpreneur - A Decade in the Making
Kindle Direct Publishing
Stories and lessons learned over more than a decade of traveling the world freelancing being a serial entrepreneur. The story of how I began my journey from the United States to Romania in 2009 and ending in Ecuador 12 years later. For more than a decade I taught people to break the chains of their corporate lives; always telling them that you don't have to work from an office. It only took a pandemic for the masses to finally believe what I preached for so many years.