After 17 years in Web development, I was offered a position as a QA manager. I fell in love with testing after I began to use Test Driven Development. I could see the value that tests provide to a code base. I still perform Web development duties, but it is more of a hobby. My focus is on quality and what is needed to achieve better results. I believe that quality code makes for happier developers and customers.
2005 – Present
2014 – Present. Quality Assurance Manager
Led a team consisting of a Data Analyst and a QA Engineer to build on established QA practices. Participated in Agile Scrum planning and daily stand-up meetings. Wrote test cases that were abstract allowing for exploratory testing. A test strategy was created involving code reviews and test case design. Manually tested both Web and Windows applications. Wrote automated tests using C#. Performed support and maintenance development on existing applications.
2005 – 2013 Developer
Created new ASP.NET MVC C# websites to replace classical ASP websites. These sites used NHibernate as the Object-Relational Mapper. Maintained and enhanced websites that used both ASP and ASP.NET C# Web forms. Added value by allowing custom branding of course content delivery system for corporate clients using CSS. Updated existing MS SQL Server data model and stored procedures to meet business needs using TSQL. Delivered a monthly Web statistics report using Google Analytics. Used Crystal Reports to deliver business intelligence reports. Mentored other team members through structured training sessions.
Contract Software Developer
Development using ASP.NET C# on existing websites to meet business needs. Built console applications using C# to transfer files and process e-mails to a MS SQL Server database. Helped redesign an existing legacy ASP website.
2002 – 2004
Software Developer / Team Leader
Led a team of three developers upgrading the existing ASP i.get.it Learning Management System to ASP.NET C#. Built stored procedures with TSQL for all data transactions. Normalized the existing relational database reducing it by 62%. Designed the site with CSS to make it compliant with Section 508. Provided customer service to all internal and external customers. Made the existing courseware in the system compliant with AICC.
2000 – 2002
Used AP.NET C# to access oil, water, and gas production XML data transforming it into a Web report using XSLT. Chart FX.NET was implemented to display the data graphically. Developed a classical ASP employment site for the Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists. Maintained legacy ASP site interfacing with AutoDesk MapGuide plug-in.
1998 – 1999
Data Collection Associate
1997 – 1998
Web Content Administrator
Converted daily newspaper articles to HTML for publishing to the website.
2008 – 2012
Masters in Information Systems Engineering
1999 – 2000
Certificate in Applied Information Technology
Completed projects in ASP, Visual Basic 6, Java, and Oracle.
1995 – 1998
Bachelor of Science Human Resource Management
Dean's Honor Roll 1998.
Webmaster for Human Resource Management Association.
1992 – 1994
1988 – 1992
High School Degree
Tutor in math and science.
Microsoft Certified Application Developer
2000 – Present
Lifebyte receives and refurbishes computer equipment in the Denver area. The equipment is given to recipients through the MORE Life Center. As IT director I maintain compliance with the Microsoft Registered Refurbisher program, manage Google Docs for inventory control, and assist in the set-up and tear-down of the "PC Wash" fund raisers.
2011 – 2012
Helped with the set-up and tear-down of the Rocky Mountain Tech Trifecta conference.