Currently working as a Software Engineer Apprentice with Stackwave.
Recently completed Rails Back End Engineering Program at The Iron Yard.
I am developer because I believe I have a responsibility to create and contribute. My skills and tools are a means to do so.
I am excited to be an example for others to express creativity. The comand line and
code are tools of expression and problem solving.
Developing and creating are ends in and of themselves.
Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, Bridge, Illustrator)
Software Engineer Apprentice April 2015 - Present
Completed a three month curriculum across Windows technology stack, learning Computer Science principles.
Successfully delivered production quality, tested code to three different software products, utilizing Mercurial, Jenkins CI and Visual Studio for development environment/tools.
Completed twenty-two kanban tickets in Jira, through three different Agile development Sprints.
The Iron Yard
Rails Back End Engineering Student Jan 2015 - March 2015
Completed a 12 week intensive programming bootcamp designed to teach comprehensive understanding of back-end engineering and web development.
United States Navy Reserve
Human Resource Officer | Houston TX Nov 2009 - Current
10 Month Deployment (Afghanistan): Advised General Recruiting Command of the Afghanistan Ministry
of Interior – Afghan National Police in a joint environment deployment to HQ ISAF, Kabul, Afghanistan. Areas of concentration during advisement
included Recruiting, Retention, Training and Strategy. Additional responsibilities included AHRIMS
Training, In-Out Processing, National ID Card Deployment and Force Protection Officer. (Jan 2014 – Nov 2014)
Battle Watch and Assistant Battle Watch Officer during Operation Joint Exercise with US/Korea/Australia)
as a member of Command Logistics Western Pacific Det. 610 Singapore.
Information Operations Department Head, leading six Petty Officers of the United States Navy
to 100% medical readiness, professional development and career mentoring.
Unit Human Resources point-of-contact regarding Naval Personnel Command, pay issues,
advancement and policy issues.
Real-Time Power Trader / Gas Scheduler / Scheduling Analyst / West Analyst / New Hire Development Program | Houston TX Jan 2010 - Feb 2013
Managed hourly base load call options, traded discretionary real time physical power in MISO,
NYISO, PJM and ERCOT markets.
Traded financial swaps and options in PJM, MISO | ERCOT regions on ICE.
Marketed and managed power plants in SE, ERCOT and CAISO.
Optimized asset generation by trading around physical knowledge of power grid.
Scheduled Natural Gas daily in the Mid-Continent Region, included management of ~2 BCF storage position.
Successfully and accurately nominated 100% of deals by cycle deadlines. Improved scheduling process, realizing
time savings and higher accuracy.
Analyzed West Region to reconcile, volumetric, prompt index, basis and forward positions daily.
United States Navy
Naval Officer, Head Wrestling Coach, Naval Academy Preparatory School | Newport RI2006 - 2010
Developed first full-time comprehensive wrestling development program in Navy Prep history with The United States
Naval Academy Athletic Staff
Coached four National Collegiate Wrestling Association Individual National Champions, eleven All-Americans and multiple top five team
Provided Basic Military Instruction to 300 Midshipmen Candidates monthly across Character, Leadership and Ethics.
Group Leader | Cedar Falls IA 2003 - 2005
Directly responsible for hiring, evaluating, coaching and managing the performance of up to 50
hourly warehouse workers. Member of Departmental and Building Operations Team contributing toward savings of $400K
and $1M to annual operational budgets respectively through productivity improvements.