Credentials

Education

  • Purdue University: Master of Science, Applied Computer Science
  • Valparaiso University: Bachelor of Science, Computer Science

Career

  • Walt Disney Studios: Backend architect and software engineer
  • Apparatus Infrastructure Services / Eli Lilly: Manager & Practice Lead, middleware software engineering
  • Red Hat: Senior Software Engineer, open source software R&D
  • Raytheon: Senior Software Engineer, R&D
  • NBC Universal: Web applications developer
  • HealthCall: Web applications developer
  • Electric Motors & Specialities: Software R&D
  • Please see LinkedIn for more details!

Nonprofit Board Member Experience

  • Common Grace of Noble County
  • NeighborLink Fort Wayne

Speaking Experience

  • Open Source
    • DevNexus 2014 (Atlanta):
      • “Hibernate ORM: Tips, Tricks, and Performance Techniques”
      • “Not Just ORM: Powerful Hibernate ORM Features and Capabilities”
    • Indianapolis Java Users Group (IndyJUG):
      • “ORM, JPA, & Hibernate Overview”
      • “Information, Metadata, & Software Artifact Management”
    • Private speaking engagement: “Getting Involved with Open Source”
  • Academic
    • 26th International Conference on Computers and Their Applications (CATA-2011): “TwitterReporter: Breaking News Detection and Visualization through the Geo-Tagged Twitter Network”