CV

This page is intended to serve as an ongoing record of my professional and volunteer experiences, rather than a formal Resume or Curriculum Vitae.

Professional Experience

Chief Innovation Officer
Logic Forte – Springfield, Missouri
Sept 2015 – Present

I work with multi-unit national restaurant franchisees to design and develop inexpensive online software solutions that leverage their existing information platforms to streamline back-office operations and provide their management team with better visibility into operations which leads to increased profits.

President
Datility Networks – Wichita, Kansas
2001 – 2016 (15 years)

Provide Internet Hosting and Network Consulting to many universities and businesses throughout South-Central Kansas, with a focus on network infrastructure and network security (2001-2016).

Provide restaurant reporting and back-office solutions to over 300 locations in 19 states, with focus on developing automated data collection and data delivery software (2002-2016).

Software and Database Developer
Tyson Research and Consulting – Whitewater, Kansas
1999 – 2001 (2 years)

Develop complex Microsoft Access applications and Microsoft SQL reporting databases for numerous customers including Harvey County Sheriff Office and Harvey County Attorney Office. Extensive experience in data normalization, SQL design, SQL queries.

Information Technology Manager
The Mirror, Inc. – Newton, Kansas
1998 – 2001 (3 years)

Implement and maintain all IT infrastructure at dozens of locations across Kansas. Propose centralized computing solution (Cable/DSL broadband, VPN, Windows 2000 remote desktop) in 2000. Implement solution in 2001 and continue to host/support the solution (as Datility Networks) through 2004. Mirror Inc continues to rely on the centralized remote desktop model today.

Information Technology Assistant
Hesston Public Schools (USD 460) – Hesston, Kansas
1999 (9 months)

Server monitoring, server maintenance, centralized desktop policy configuration and management, desktop support, including hardware/software setup and maintenance.

System Operator
The Trail BBS – Newton, Kansas
1996 – 1998 (2 years)

Operated a public Bulletin Board System (BBS) with 5 incoming lines (28.8k) at home while in high school. Provided community with free access to various games, freeware/shareware downloads, and Fidonet messaging/downloads (19.2k satellite feed). Provided paid access to four-player games including Doom, Doom II, Heretic, Hexen. These subscriptions offset a majority of the operating costs ($200/mo+ phone bills plus $1000’s in equipment costs, software costs, etc). Encouraged Internet gaming and closed BBS shortly after dialup Internet service arrived in our area.

Computer and Network Technician
Comtech Services – Newton, Kansas
1996 – 1998 (2 years)

Began as entry-level desktop support position. Quickly grew into server and network design and support position. Continued serving many great customers as contractor after business closed in 1998. Customers included: County Attorney, County Sheriff, Drug & Alcohol Rehabilitation (dozens of locations), Real Estate Agent, Residential Appraisers (2 offices), Newspaper Publisher, and more.

Education

Wichita State University
Wichita, Kansas
Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Computer Engineering
2011

Missouri State University
Springfield, Missouri

Hesston College
Hesston, Kansas
Network and Server Administration, Programming

Hutchinson Community College
Newton, Kansas
Dual-Credit Courses (High School and College)

Newton High School
Newton, Kansas
Key Club, Debate Team, Newspaper (Webmaster & Resident Computer Guru), Yearbook (Resident Computer Guru), National Honors Society

Volunteer Experience

Volunteer (2019 – Present)
Springfield Devs – Springfield, Missouri
July 2019 – Present

Leverage experience serving on local IT association board of directors and IT Expo planning committee for 5+ years. Assist with planning and fundraising required to establish nonprofit organization for Springfield Developer Community and host annual Springfield Developer Conference.

DevFest 2019 Planning Committee
Google Developer Group (GDG) – Springfield, Missouri
October 2018 – December 2018 (3 months)

Leverage experience serving on local IT association Expo planning committee for 5+ years. Assist with planning required to host first annual Springfield DevFest Conference.

Volunteer (2018 – Present)
The Geek Foundation – Springfield, Missouri
April 2018 – Present

I attend monthly board meetings as a non-voting volunteer. I provide high-level advice related to the overall foundation objectives based on my knowledge of software development and based on my experience serving other technology boards. I am also researching adult education curriculum.

The Geek Foundation can help your K-12 organization, after school program, youth camp, or workforce development organization implement/adapt coding curriculum, after school coding programs, or adult education programs.

User Group Founder and Co-Host
Springfield Amazon Web Services (SGF AWS) User Group
January 2018 – Present

I founded SGF AWS a community-based user group that promotes and advocates for Amazon Web Services in the Springfield Missouri region. The group provides local monthly presentations and online news. I manage the group through Meetup, Slack, YouTube, Facebook, and LinkedIn. View prior meetings on our YouTube channel.

Volunteer (2017 – Present)
Mid-America Technology Alliance (MATA) – Springfield, Missouri
October 2017 – Present

My contributions to our local technology alliance include: creating print materials (Local Tech Groups), organizing monthly tech council meetings and publishing monthly updates (Tech Group Leaders), creating and maintaining digital assets (Forward Springfield Tech Calendar, MATA Website, MATA Job Board, Weekly Updates), and by helping MATA plan and implement a long term strategy to help grow the Springfield tech community.

Event Coordinator (2018-2019), High School Contest Coordinator (2017-2018)
Hack 4 Good SGF – Springfield, Missouri
2017 – Present

Hack 4 Good Springfield (H4G SGF) connects designers and developers with community projects. Use your skills to help an area non-profit achieve greater impact through technology.

2017-2018 Coordinate and architect the 1st annual High School Programming Contest with automated scoring, live scoreboards. Publish all assets to GitHub repository.

2018-2019 Co-coordinate the 3rd-4th Annual Community Coding Competitions and help structure the ongoing Hack Night events. Publish 2018 Annual Report.

Member (2013 – Present), Past President (2016-2017)
AITP of the Ozarks (Association of IT Professionals) – Springfield, Missouri
October 2013 – Present

Our local IT association provides education and peer-networking opportunities to 250+ members. Monthly programs, special interest groups, socials, scholarships, fundraising events, technology awards, and “techITout” — the largest annual IT conference in the Ozarks.

Member (2016 – 2019), Leadership Council (2017)
The Network (Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce)
January 2016 – Present

Retain and engage young professionals in our community and in our Chamber of Commerce, with a focus on future Information Technology (IT) professionals, through student outreach programs, professional development programs, and networking events.

Member
Kiwanis Club of Ozark, Missouri
2015-2018 (4 years)

As an Ozark Kiwanis member, I participated in fundraisers and community service projects including: Food Drives, Highway Cleanups, High School Concession Fundraisers, Pancake Day Fundraisers, Salvation Army Bell Ringing, and Reading to Head Start Preschool Children. These projects have a direct impact on children in our local community.

Economic Development Council
City of Nixa, Missouri
2015-2016 (2 years)

Execute the Economic Development components of the Strategic Plan (2015-2020) adopted by the City Council. The EDC is comprised of city officials and several community leaders.

Economic Development Action Team
City of Nixa, Missouri
2015 (4 months)

Meet with 30 other community members to identify and discuss top priorities related to Economic Development in Nixa about twice per month for five months. Research assigned topics and present/discuss with group. Results presented to City Council for incorporation into Strategic Plan (2015-2020).

Frisco Highline Trail – Volunteer
Ozark Greenways – Springfield, Missouri
2013

Travel on roads to each intersection where FHT meets paved or gravel roadways and driveways in Greene County and Polk County Missouri. Strip, sand, and repaint each existing yellow metal bollard at these intersections. Maintain, repair, or replace locking pins and padlocks as necessary.

Member (2011-2014), Board (2004-14), President (2007-08)
Kiwanis Club of Newton, Kansas
2001-2014 (13 years)

Participate in community service projects, fundraisers, and various leadership positions. Attend international convention (2006 and 2007), coordinate Pancake Day fundraiser and establish written procedures (2007), serve as Club President (2007-2008).

Information Security Program Advisory Committee
Vatterott College – Wichita, Kansas
2008-2009 (1 year)

Provide guidance and feedback related to upcoming Information Security course curriculum.

Newton Schools – Bond Issue Committee
Newton Public Schools (USD 373) – Newton, Kansas
2007

OpenSRS Advisory Council
Tucows, Inc.
2011-2012

Tucows Inc (NASDAQ:TCX) provides the OpenSRS platform for resellers of Domain Names, Hosted Email, SSL Certificates and Web Security Products. Tucows is the third largest ICANN-accredited registrar in the world and the largest publicly traded registrar.

Member (2002-2010)
Chamber of Commerce, Wichita Kansas
2002-2010

Wichita, located in south-central Kansas, is the largest city in the state of Kansas and the 48th-largest city in the US with a city population of 390K (2015) and metropolitan population of 645K (2015).

Member (2001-2010), Ambassador (2006-2010)
Chamber of Commerce, Newton Kansas
2001-2010

Newton is the county seat of Harvey County, Kansas with a population of 19K (2010). Newton is located 25 miles north of Wichita on I-135, and is part of the Wichita MSA.

Business Skills

Accounting, Automated Clearing House (ACH), Board of Directors, Customer Service, Electronic Payment Processing, Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Management, Nonprofit, Payroll, Payroll Taxes, Public Speaking, Reporting and Analysis, Startup, Training, Writing

Technical Skills

API Design, Business Intelligence (BI), Cloud Hosting, Data Analysis, Data Analytics, Data Management, Data Processing, Data Warehousing, Database Design, DevOps, Domain Name System (DNS), Domain Registration, Hosting Services, Information Security, Information Technology, Intrusion Detection, IPv4, IPv6, Linux System Administration, Network Administration, Network Security, Programming, Software Development, SSL Certificates, TCP/IP, Technical Writing, VPN, Voice over IP (VoIP), Web Application Design

Tools and Technologies

Amazon Web Services (AWS), Asterisk, Bitcoin, Blockchain, Databases, Debian, Digital Currency, Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT), Git, Java, Laravel, Linux, macOS, Networking, MySQL, PHP, Python, QuickBooks

Certifications

  • CompTIA: A+
  • Microsoft: MCP #2565303

Courses

  • MSU MTH 533: Linear Algebra
  • MSU PHY 204: Physics II
  • WSU CS 300: Data Structures and Algorithms
  • WSU CS 394: Computer Architecture
  • WSU CS 410: Programming Paradigms
  • WSU CS 411: Object Oriented Programming
  • WSU CS 444: UNIX
  • WSU CS 540: Operating Systems
  • WSU CS 764: Routing & Switching
  • WSU MATH 321: Discrete Mathematics
  • WSU ME 398: Engineering Thermodynamics II