“THE QUALITY OF A PERSON’S LIFE IS IN DIRECT PROPORTION TO THEIR COMMITMENT TO EXCELLENCE, REGARDLESS OF THEIR CHOSEN FIELD OF ENDEAVOR.” – Vince Lombardi
I am a nineteen-year veteran of the professional IT world and a seven-year veteran of computer science education at the university level.
In the IT world, I have held positions at every level. From self-taught web developer/master to dial-up internet technical support to network technician, from junior software developer to enterprise web application architect, and from chief software architect (CSA) to chief information officer (CIO). Each has been an amazing learning opportunity full of challenges that have required ingenuity, imagination, and creativity to overcome.
Within the realm of higher education, I started as a computer science instructor at Neumont College of Computer Science teaching courses that ranged from introductory to advanced. Within months of becoming an instructor I was tasked with building a web development focused bachelor’s degree program from scratch, and was promoted to Program Chair.
Over time I became the Director of Academics, and a few years thereafter, the Vice President of Academic Operations.
While in the academic world, I have kept my software development skills sharp through contract work, owning various development companies, and by jumping back into the IT world every few years.
MSIT from Southern New Hampshire University: With my strong belief in the life-changing power of education, I enrolled in a master’s of science in information technology. I completed the three-year program in 1.5 with a 4.0 GPA.
BSCS from Neumont University: I received my bachelor’s of science degree in computer science as a non-traditional student (returning adult learner). I started the program in 2004 and completed the four-year degree in 1.75 years graduating summa cum laude and valedictorian with a 3.9 GPA.