I started programming computers in 1982 at the age of thirteen. My first computer (which I still have) was a Timex-Sinclair ZX81 with 8 kilobytes (not megabytes or gigabytes!) of RAM. I think I stayed up all night the day my dad brought that PC home. At the time, it was the most exciting day of my life so far.
After graduating from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a degree in Business Administration, I spent five years utilizing technology to improve the business results of a manufacturing company.
In 1997, I moved on to a career with a management consulting company, The Alexander Group, which specializes in sales effectiveness. In my eight years as a data analyst and project manager with that firm, I was able to develop better solutions for my clients by leveraging my knowledge of databases and analytics. Clients served included AT&T, FedEx, IBM, Royal Caribbean, Southern Company, Verizon and many other Fortune 1000 companies. In my time as a management consultant, I learned a tremendous amount about analyzing and solving business problems, but by the end of 2004, I knew that I was ready to move onto something else.
In 2005 I got back to my roots (back where I belong) by developing Internet applications for a leading custom homebuilder in the Raleigh-Durham area (see client solutions for more details). Since then I have been moving full-steam ahead and am thrilled to be focused on the same kinds of things that excited me when I was only thirteen.
It's been quite an odyssey...
but I'm doing what I'm good at...
and I'm doing what I love.
Life is good.