As you can probably already tell, I am a technologist, an agilist, and deeply passionate about information technology projects and the people behind them. I am currently an enterprise Agile transformation and Product Management coach for the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), as well as the founder of blink.cloud, LLC, which is a company I formed around an encryption and data communication platform I designed last year.
I've been working specifically with Agile software development projects in the federal space for the last six years. Before that, I worked on and off for four years as an auditor for a then family owned supply chain consulting firm while getting my degree in Information Sciences & Technology from Penn State University.
I enlisted in the United States Army on December 17th, 2001 as a Signal Support Systems Specialist in aftermath of September 11th. I served honorably and with distinction and was honorably discharged in June of 2006 after serving three consecutive overseas tours.
In the past six years, I have been incredibly successful in managing, designing, and building information technology projects. Some of my most notable projects include www.energystar.gov/qpx, data.energystar.gov, www.energystar.gov/productfinder as well as internally facing applications for the VA and consultancy/advisory projects for Sandia National Laboratories, USCIS and USPTO.
In the last two years, my focus has been on taking these experiences and success stories and sharing them with others in our industry. Through course instruction, training, workshops and consulting - I believe in the idea that the American public, and by extension, the federal government, have the right to access and use information technology solutions with the same or higher degree of quality and performance than what's standard in the commercial space.
NTTDATA, Senior Program Consultant
December 2014 - Present, Mclean, Virginia, US
Working with a Quality Assurance team to ensure Agile practices are adopted and practiced across over 100 different systems for a federal government client.
SRA International, INC., Technical Project Manager
January 2011 - December 2014, Arlington, VA, US
ScrumMaster for ENERGY STAR Products contract as well as Agile consultant for other teams including Veterans Affairs, Sandia National Laboratories, and NOAA.
SRA International, Analyst
May 2010 - February 2011, Arlington, VA, United States
I began my career at SRA in May 2010 after 4 years of college at Penn State and 4 years in the Active Duty Army as a Signal Support Systems Specialist. I interned initially on multiple different projects, getting to experience different areas of the company over the 2010 summer. I was given the opportunity to manage my own project, which was a Visitor Management System integration project for one of SRA's client sites. I also worked with market research teams, cyber security analysis, and contract procurement. At the end of the summer SRA kept me on part-time and allowed me to finish up my degree in State College.
United States Army, Signal Support Systems Specialist E-4
August 2002 - June 2006, Arlington, VA, United States
I enlisted in the United States Army on December 12th, 2011 in the aftermath of September 11th. I served 3 consecutive overseas tours including over a year in Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom II from February 2004 - 2005. While deployed I operated on a 12 man security team for my Brigade Colonel Richard C. Longo (present Major General) as his Communications specialist and was responsible for my entire teams communications equipment and participated in well over 150 combat missions in the Sunni triangle in support of 1st Infantry divisions mission.