Being a technical trainer and consultant allows me to fulfill my personal and professional goal to bridge the gap between business needs and the working software employed to fit those needs.
With over 17 years of experience as a speaker, technical trainer, solution architect, business analyst, project manager, software developer and manager, I enjoy teaching technology to IT professionals. My technical focus is in the Microsoft technical stack with specialties in .NET, SharePoint, SQL Server and Office 365.
As an instructor, I also seek to make technology easier to understand and more accessible to individuals at all levels of technical knowledge. I have a Masters in communications from Morehead State University. My Microsoft certifications include MCP, MCSD, MS, MCITP, MCPD, MCTS, MCAD, MCDBA, and MCT.
When I’m not wearing my geek hats, I like spending time with my wife and 8-year-old son. This means a lot of baseball and soccer games, and plenty of Xbox. When I have the time for it, I love to play the drums, read American history, create a few charcoal drawings and try to cook the latest thing I’ve seen on Food Network.
My core competencies are:
· Agile development process champion as a business analyst and scrum master
· SharePoint and Office 365 SME including information and solution architecture, development and configuration
· Technical trainer with 15 years as an MCT and 20+ years as an instructor and educator
· Practice leader with a focus on business development
· Professional speaker at local, regional and national events including the following:
· SharePoint Saturday Cincinnati OH 2012, 2013, 2015
· SharePoint Saturday Dayton OH
· SharePoint Saturday Louisville KY 2012 Speaker
· SharePoint Saturday Louisville KY Speaker and co-organizer 2014
· SharePoint Saturday Kansas City MO
· SharePoint Saturday Manchester NH
· SharePoint Saturday Virginia Beach VA
· SharePoint Saturday Saint Louis MO
· SharePoint Saturday Philadelphia PA
· SPTechCon San Francisco CA 2013
· SharePoint Fest Denver CO 2013
· SharePoint Cincy 2013
· Code PaLOUsa Louisville KY 2013, 2015
· Cincinnati SharePoint User Group
· SharePoint Fest Chicago IL 2013
· SPTechCon Boston MA 2014
· DogFoodCon Columbus OH 2015