A little about me.

I'm an IT specialist by day, bug-squashing problem-solving developer and designer by night. I have over 2 years of professional IT solutions experience. Prior to that, I studied computer science at Georgia Southern University.

Hobbies & interests

Retro and indie video games, music lover, reading, TV buff, drawing, and hiking.

Why software development?

The short answer is it appeals to my unquenchable curiosity. The power and enablement that computers can help to create is fascinating. Coming from a financially burdened household growing up, I cannot think of a greater single purchase tool to aid in leveling the playing field. That feeling of unshakable curiosity seeing cursor blink on the bios for the first time has never left me. It led me down a path of tinkering with Vista DDL files and flashing the latest Windows Mobile ROMs coming off of XDA onto a Palm. This eventually led to me pursuing a degree in computer science and looking to software development as a career path so that I could participate in this life transforming industry.

Skills

Programming Toolbelt

- Java
- HTML/CSS
- JavaScript
- C#
- Git
- Android Studio
- Visual Studio

Design Toolbelt

- Sketch
- Figma
- Adobe Creative Suite
- Invision
- Axure
- Balsamiq
EXPERTISES

Invoke joy in your users.

Designs that will entice your users and leave them with a feeling that will have them returning for more.

Great experiences that scale.

Whether you're a small business or a big conglomerate. Whether your users are mobile or on the desktop. These solutions will meet your needs and grow with your potential.

Discover your brand's identity.

Stand out and be identifiable amongst others to your users with fresh and unique branding that will illustrate your vision and tell your idea's story.

My Experience

April 2020 - Current

Entitlement Manger |  SAIC

Provide desktop technical support with enterprise applications such as office products and remote tools for military personnel using both self knowledge and provided technical knowledge base.
Worked with high ranking officials in the management of non-personnel and personnel account ranging from distributed mailing list creations and AD account upgrades.
Documented and managed request/issue tickets using ServiceNow and Remedy.

February 2020 - March 2020

Assistant System Administrator |  SAIC

Acted on behalf of SAIC assisting Unisys employees transition to SAIC accounts after a company acquisition took place.
Tasked with helping employees set up multi-factor authentication for user logins using OTP, QR codes, and usb security keys.

March 2018 - June 2019

Service Technician |  Lightspeed Datalinks

Hired as the 7th service technician at a small local wired and wireless networking solutions company. Despite the small company size, the number and variety of clients we serviced were anything but. Clients included local county jails, schools, hotels, dealerships, and banks.
Key contributions:
Oversaw roughly 300 Office365 accounts. Developed a semi-automated spreadsheet that totaled the billing for clients based on the number and type of Office365 licenses they used through us.
Served as the designated technician for all medium to low level Synovus Bank tickets in the southwest region(AL,GA,FL,TN,SC). From workstation installations to ATM troubleshooting and networking equipment installations. This meant acting as a liaison, coordinating efforts of Synovus Corporate with local branches, ISPs, ATM vendors, and contractors.
Took incoming helpdesk calls from clients, thoroughly documenting them in tickets, and troubleshooted the issue with them via phone, remote access, and in person. Additionally, I was apart of a weekly rotating 24/7 on-call system for all of our clients in case issues were had after hours.

May 2015 - August 2015

Student Intern   |   RLM Communications

During my internship at RLM Communications Inc., I had the pleasure of shadowing the systems and security administrators at the program management office and the Fort Gordon cyber-security classrooms in Augusta. Responsibilities during this time included management of classroom software versions and system images, IT network diagnostics, and shadowing audio visual system integration. Along with these tasks, I also served as the assistant to the HR representative at the Augusta office.

April 2020 - Current

Graphic Designers  |   Emory University Goizueta Business School

Set up and managed social media pages for Emory Goizueta School of Business.
Created graphics and other visual elements for staff member’s web pages, brochures, and other mediums.

Education

Georgia Southern University - Fall 2017

Bachelors of Science - Computer Science