I was born and raised most of my childhood in West Virginia before moving to Ohio. There I finished high school and after some time finally went to college at Kent State University. I graduated in 2000 and since then I have been working as a software engineer specializing in developing web-based applications with Java and J2EE technologies. My career has progressed such that now I can devote a considerable amount of time to software development processes. Of which I am focused on Agile methods and have implemented an Agile development process at my current employer, Cisco Systems, using Scrum and bits of XP. I have recently been certified as a ScrumMaster and look to spread the word of Scrum and Agile in general at Cisco and anywhere else to anyone who will listen!