Resume

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
August 2017 – Apr 2018


Contractor, Computing and Multimedia Technologies (CMT)
ISR, University of Michigan

My role within CMT is to analyze requirements, provide timelines and costs for design and development of web and database driven systems. This development includes legacy applications and systems, as well as new technologies such as WordPress, Bluetooth Beacons, and Analytics Reporting. I develop these systems using current methods and tools, while maintaining existing systems, analyzing existing system functions and problems working with users to determine and implement required revisions. I am also involved in training users in the operation of new systems. (examples of projects at isr-wp.isr.umich.edu/cmt)

Jan 2018 – Apr 2018


Adjunct Professor, Oakland University

This course shows how information technology can improve business processes and help managers be more effective decision makers. Topics include network functions, database management and decision support. My goal for this class is to set a foundation of the past twenty years of technology, and look to the future of how we can use modern systems to improve businesses and interpersonal interaction. (Formerly MIS 300)


Jan 2007 – PRESENT

Contractor / Principle, RedPawn Creative Services

I manage small business clients to deliver timely creation of web sites built on the WordPress platform. My daily responsibility is to solve unique problems and work with other creative teams to learn the latest web standards to create excellent online experiences. I have developed and implemented custom plugins, themes, and content to support customer sites built in within the WordPress eco-system since 2006, version 2.0. I also manage all internal project budgets, invoices, and quoting using the most modern cloud based business tools.


Dec 2014 – PRESENT

Managing Director, Share Space Rochester

ShareSpace is a coworking community for independent professionals and creatives located in Downtown Rochester, Michigan. As more people move towards freelance and independent contract work, there is a growing need for workspaces. As Managing Director, it is my responsibility to ensure sharing work space with other like-minded people creates an energetic and innovative work atmosphere.


Apr 2013 – Apr 2014

Senior Consultant, Maven Wave Partners

Develop web based Intranet and Internet solutions from concept to delivery. Provide leadership and direction in designing the experience model across channels along with promoting and applying user-centric design thinking on projects. Work closely with UI Designers and Delivery team to help manage client expectations, lead design sessions with clients and/or external vendors, and use a sharp eye to ensure adherence to quality guidelines and the application of UX best practices on all projects.


Feb 2006 – Apr 2013

Digital Media Producer, Marketing, Plex Systems, Inc.

Develop client-facing design, video, and web presentations from concept to delivery with direction from the sales team. Develop and Manage multiple websites, including plex.com, our main source of lead generation. Create exciting multimedia content to leverage in the sales and marketing efforts. Assist the sales team to tell compelling stories about our product and how it solves business needs.


Jan 2009 – Mar 2013

Co-Founder, The Social Philanthropists Foundation

Establish and maintain brand messaging and advertising strategies. Manage development teams to create innovative and effective websites. Maintain key metrics and reporting for marketing and promotional activity. We promote organizations, causes, and events that affect real change in local communities with tangible results. We also engage people to contribute their valuable time and effort in social and low cost opportunities.


Jan 2004 – Jun 2006

Web Master / System Administrator, Rochester College

Maintain http://www.rc.edu and sub-sites as well as manage the recently upgraded computer network.
Develop customized web based solutions for the internal network.


Jul 2005 – Feb 2006

Chief Web Architect, Anchor Wave

Anchor Wave Internet Solutions is a locally owned web design and development company serving Tucson, AZ and surrounding area. We provide internet solutions for businesses that are seeking to establish or increase their web presence.


Sep 2004 – Dec 2004

Adjunct Instructor, Oakland University

MIS 200 – Introduction to the use of information technology in business problem solving and business modeling. Includes hands-on exercises using Windows, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access), Web browsers, and HTML.


Sep 2004 – Dec 2004

Adjunct Instructor, Rochester College

CIS 3513 – Web Development

Course goals: Teach students to apply the skills in examining and evaluating existing web sites for design functionality, aesthetic appeal, and business utility. Demonstrate an understanding of the process of web development by creating multiple web sites by planning, designing, building and maintaining using current technologies.

CIS 3413 – Inter/Intranet Development Online

Taught fundamentals of linking organizational PC’s with the Internet and development of an organizational intranet which draws from several data sources.


Aug 2002 – Oct 2004
Developer,  Edict Incorporated

Developed and maintained enterprise wide, scalable software solutions that solved real-world business problems. Specialty applications included community based websites and extranets.


Dec 1998 – Jan 2002
Associate, Eaton Corporation

PC Support, Technician. In addition to the technical solutions, I learned very valuable interpersonal skills having solved problems from everyone from the third shift line operators to the CEO, and everyone in between.


EDUCATION
Oakland University

BS Management Information Systems  1998 – 2001

Management Information Systems (MIS) is about applying information technology to business problems with an emphasis on finding solutions. MIS focuses on using information and communication technologies to support management at all levels and in all business areas with the information they need for planning, control and decision making.


Activities and Societies: Applied Technology In Business

ATiB is a competitive two-year / four semester undergraduate program that draws from all SBA majors. It combines rigorous coursework in problem solving, application development, project management and IT skills with the actual application of those skills in concurrent corporate sponsored projects.

Lawrence Technological

Mechanical Engineering 1997 – 1998

QUALIFICATIONS *

  • WordPress, PHP, Javascript, MS SQL-Server /  SQL, MYSQL
    (10+ years, since version 2.5) (40+ website clients)
  • Microsoft Visual Studio, Eclipse, Sublime, Brackets, Grunt, Git (GitHub)
    (3 companies, 2 software platforms)
  • Deep knowledge and understanding of Windows, Linux, and Mac OS (including virtualization)
    (1 software platform, company transition to sale)
  • Visual Basic, ASP, ASP.NET, HTML / HTML5 / CSS | XML, JSON (1 large SaaS provider, founding employee, 6 years)
  • Low-power, Bluetooth Beacons, Sensor Analytics, Data Science Reporting (recent experiments, community building)
  • JS Frameworks: AngularJS, JQuery, JQueryUI, Bootstrap, Handlebars.js, {{ mustache }} (recent projects(6-7), 5 years)
  • APIs, including the WordPress API. Javascript and related emerging tools and libraries (recent projects(2), last 3 years)
  • DBMS, Database web development, ODBC. DB Design tools and techniques (longest running experience, 12 years)
  • Experience with and understanding of DotNetNuke, Drupal, Joomla, Cold Fusion, and Python (for platform
    development, 3 difference companies)

*examples of qualifications, clients, websites, projects and platforms available upon request, including but not limited to examples listed on http://www.redpawncreative.com/

WORKING EXPERIENCE

  • 10+ years experience working on multiple teams, for multiple projects, managing my own calendar,
    timeline, budgets, and deliverables.
  • 10+ years experience working on a leading edge team of System Administrators, Programmers,
    Program Leads, and Hardware/Software support experts
  • 10+ years documented ability to work independently with clients to provide solutions, deliverables,  
    and client expectations
  • A wide range of experience, from the Shop Floor to the Top Floor, and many roles in between.

AREAS of EXPERIENCE & INTEREST

Cloud Computing, Web Applications, Public Speaking, Web Development, Photoshop, Illustrator, SaaS, Project Management, Enterprise Software, ERP, Manufacturing, Automotive, Business Process, Presentation Development, User Interface Design, ERP Implementations, Adobe Creative Suite, Management Training, Leadership Training, Mobile Applications, Adobe Premiere Pro, User Experience, Digital Marketing, Lead Generation

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