I've been fascinated with computers and programming since I played my first video games on an apple ][ computer and started dabbling in BASIC on a Radio Shack TRS-80 computer.
I went to college at The United States Military Academy (West Point) and received my Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science in 1989.
While in the Army, I served in Operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm but unfortunately damaged my right hip and was medically discharged in 1992.
I started my career in Telecommunications at MCI in 1994, working on Network Management Systems.
I went to work for Verizon Wireless in 2001 and held several positions until I voluntarily left in 2019 so I could get a hip replacement for my hip that had seriously degraded over the years since I first damaged it.
Highlights of my career at Verizon Wireless
- Fault Management System team lead and design architect
- Tier 3 Network Engineer for National Network Operations
- Network infrastructure automation lead for the Verizon Cloud Platform
I am currently a consultant with NextGen.