I was born in Tucson, where I currently reside, and I own a ranch in the San Luis Valley of Colorado.
My interests include coding, reading, sustainable living, traveling, politics, philanthropy, journalism, cooking, philosophy, Internet of Things, HAM Radio, communing with nature, astronomy, teaching others, brewing beer, history, mathematics, and technology.
I joined the army in 2004 becoming a Tank Crewman. I was sent to Basic Training in Ft. Knox, Kentucky and was subsequently stationed in Ft. Hood, Texas. In 2005, I deployed to Iraq. I returned in 2007, and after completing my service I was honorably discharged in 2008. I followed up my active duty service by joining the National Guard from 2008-2010
The Army is where I honed skills such as effective communication, self-discipline, and leadership.
While at Eller, some classmates and I decided to apply the knowledge we were gaining from class to life. Thus, WTL was born.
As co-founder and Operations Manager; I co-authored the business plan, oversaw the web development team, created and implemented HR policies and marketing strategies, directed events, and managed inventory.
I've always had an interest with computers and coding. When I was in middle school, my friends and I were fascinated with using Visual Basic to create and play with these AOL mods called, "progs." I also created the website for my little league football team using HTML (back when there wasn't a number associated with it). However, my focus shifted after joining the Army and I had little time to pursue these interests.
With the philosophy to always keep learning, I recently decided to continue my education in computer science and enrolled in courses through Udemy, Treehouse, Code School, Coursera, and edX.
After reading case after case of personal data being sought after and misused by governments, corporations, and hackers; I decided to research the best practices for keeping my data safe and secure.
I created Tucson Privacy Services protect people's mobile phone, tablet, and/or desktop from these hardships.
I founded Tucson Code School to provide free education to kids who are curious about coding. There is an incredible void in public schools for one of the most important skills anyone can have.
Coding will be as essential as reading in the next few decades. I want to teach the importance of coding early so the next generation can take control of their future.
Back-End Development - Creating and maintaining webservers and back-end apps using NodeJS, ExpressJS, NGNIX, Apache
Databases - Storing and retrieving information through databases like SQL, MySQL, NoSQL, and PostgreSQL. and MongoDB.
Integrating developers and operation teams in order to improve collaboration and productivity by automating infrastructure, workflows, and continuously measuring application performance
Cloud based Web Services - Digital Ocean, Amazon Web Services
Automation - Automating code testing, workflow, and infrastructure.
Statistics - Obtaining data, cleaning the data, exploratory data analysis, and statistical prediction/modeling.
My management philosophy is to create a highly organized environment, where productivity reaches its full potential, through effective use of:
Strategic Planning and Implementation - Creating a plan, setting achievable goals, and executing while observing and streamlining processes.
Project Management - Long term planning, list orientation, and prioritization. Interpreting, challenging, and synthesizing results in order to distribute them to other people
Professional Communication - Delivering clear and concise communication that is skimable and has flow.