B.S., Systems Analysis, Cum Laude|
I am a Systems Analysis graduate of Miami University. I have 7+ years of field experience developing data-centric system using both Oracle and Sql Server platforms. I am comfortable programming in Visual Basic, C++, Perl, VBScript, Java Script, and to a lesser degree, Cobol and Assembly Language. My past experience has also allowed me to program in many derivatives of Basic and in a variety of macro languages. In addition to using these programming languages, I have also worked extensively using ODBC, ADO, ASP and CGI interfaces in the development of applications for use in web-centered environments.
Project Development. . I was half of the team that developed the enterprise-level electronic document management and support system for the Butler County Department of Job and Family Services. This system, which runs under either Oracle and Sql Server databases, is currently deployed in 17 Ohio Counties.
I developed a document imaging system for Butler County Department of Environmental Services that allowed them to retire their VersaImage program.
I recently completed an enterprise-level document management system for the Ohio Department of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities.
Other recent projects where I served as lead developer include:
- IRiS, a Wiki-based information dissemination system
- MilkMaid, an data sharing application
- BCJFS Evaluations, an online employee evaluation utility.
Web Design and Maintenance. I have designed and programmed several Miami University-related sites including the Learning Assistance Department and SAN Instructor Laurena Werner. I am also the author of the Stellar Site Engine website management utility, which has been used to manage several local websites, including :
In Fall of 1999 I earned independent study credit from Miami University for my work in the field of Web Application Development.
During the summers of both 1999 and 2000, I was chosen to present workshops in web page design to area Junior High School students as part of Miami's Techprep program.
For academic year 1999-2000, I performed most of the maintenance chores for Miami's Hamilton Campus web site.
Communication. My extensive sales and management background has given me the skills to draw out the information from a person that is required to understand that person's problems or concerns, and to quickly and efficiently analyze that information to develop a solution that will satisfactorily meet that person's goals and expectations.
I have made numerous presentations to many county and local organizations about document imaging and management. These presentations include programs for the following organizations:
- Ohio County/City Information Technology Association, Cleveland, Ohio, May 2006
- JFS Directors Conference, Columbus, Ohio, May 2005, May 2006, and May 2007.
- MRDD Business Managers Annual Meeting, Newark, Ohio, July 2005
- Food Stamp Midwest Regional Conference, Chicago, Illinois, August 2005
- Ohio Welfare Conference, Worthington, Ohio, October 2005
- Food Stamp Quality Performance Conference, Worthington, Ohio, November 2005
Organization & Management. I was the managing officer of a successful real estate firm until I accepted an unsolicited offer to sell the firm in 1997. The firm had 15 sales associates and a small office staff. Client relations, corporate communications, staff recruitment, sales training, and all other aspects of running the business were, ultimately, my responsibility.
Committee Experience.I was appointed as a member of the Ohio Electronic Records Committee in the Summer of 2005 and currently serve on the ERC's Document Review Subcommittee.
I am a founding member of NEOTech, an ad hoc committee formed by IT professionals throughout the State of Ohio to share resources and expertise and address IT-related issues pertinent to county-based Human Services Agencies. There are currently in the vicinity of 20 Ohio counties participating in this project.
Each Spring I return to Miami University to serve as a judge for their annual Tech Challenge competitions where high school students enter various IT and engineering projects. I am usually asked to judge in several computer-programming competitions.
I have served two terms as a trustee for the Ohio Association of REALTORS®, as well holding several offices, both elected and appointed, in the local REALTORS® organization. I am also a former member of the Hamilton Postal Advisory Council.
|Information Systems Coordinator
||Butler County Job & Family Services , Hamilton, Ohio|
9/2006 - present
||Butler County Records Center & Archives , Hamilton, Ohio|
8/2003 - 9/2006
||Anotherproject.com , Hamilton, Ohio|
12/2001 - 8/2003
||Carland Realty, Inc. , Hamilton, Ohio|
||West Shell REALTORS®, Fairfield, Ohio
||Western-Southern Life, Hamilton, Ohio
|Sporting Goods Manager
||Toms First Ward Cigar Store, Hamilton, Ohio
||King Kwik Minute Markets, Cinti, Ohio
In August, 2005, both Butler and Trumbull Counties earned monetary awards for federal Food Stamp issuance accuracy. Both counties cited the document management system I co-developed as the reason for their high accuracy levels.
In May, 2001 I was recognized as the Outstanding Continuing Student by the Department of Computer Science and Systems Analysis at the Middletown Campus of Miami University
In April, 2000, a collection of software utilities I created to simplify normal web-site maintenance tied for 1st place in the computer programming division of Miami University's Middletown Campus Tech Challenge 2000.
In the Spring of 1999 I was awarded Certificates of Recognition from Miami University for outstanding performance in three separate academic disciplines: Systems Analysis, Geography, and English. Additionally, I have also been recognized by the University's Learning Assistance office for my contributions as a tutor and
the Miami University Parents Association has cited me "for outstanding service to Miami University."
Three of my print advertising pieces have won Awards of Excellence from the Ohio Association of REALTORS® for advertising design in Print Advertising, Brochure Design, and Sign Photography.
I was awarded the Accredited Buyer's Representative designation from the Real Estate Buyer's Agent Council in 1995.
I have received numerous real estate industry awards through the years, including the prestigious West Shell President's Award.
Since 1979, I have been an avid computer hobbyist. I design, build and program personal computers and maintain my home-based multi-workstation computer network. This hobby led me back to Miami University to complete a computer science degree.
I am also an amateur musician. Instruments I can play reasonably well include guitar, piano, bass, and a Roland D-20 synthesizer. My musical tastes are wide, ranging from light Classical to Rock.