I’ve been a computer guy most of my life.
Since I was introduced to them when I was young I’ve been fascinated with their capabilities. I used to dream of becoming a game developer and someday making the next Final Fantasy (by the way FFVII is the best game of all time).
I went to the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point and graduated with honors in 4 years. I received a bachelors of arts degree in Web and Digital Media development and minored in Military Science and Business Management.
I’m a veteran. I was deployed from 2005 to 2006. I still serve in the Wisconsin Army National Guard toady as a Signal Company Commander. I’ve been in the Guard for over 14 years. While with the guard I been exposed to more of the “Systems Administration” side of IT and the experience has made me a better developer.
In the past I’ve work for the University of Wisconsin Green Bay as a System Services Senior. Our department managed the primary web site for the entire campus. I was in charge of over 100 WordPress sites, 15 templates and 3 plugins (plugins I wrote and published). I also was the lead developer who helped deploying the Kentico CMS on campus.
I used to freelance for a design company called Treehaus Studio as well. As I often tell people (who don’t know the difference) I am not a web designer… I am an engineer, my design capabilities are limited at best.