I'm an AWS-centric application architect that codes, teaches, and leads teams. My professional qualifications include:

  • Roles as a developer, manager, director, and executive in 5 different public software companies (Symantec, I2, Webtrends, NetIQ, AWS) and numerous startups in research and development, consulting services, marketing, sales, e-commerce, and IT.
  • 5 years of experience at Amazon Web Services in the Solution Architecture Organization as an evangelist driving adoption of AWS in the rest of Amazon including Stores, Alexa, Prime Video, and Advertisting.
  • AWS expertise from over 16 years of experience with AWS and 5 AWS Certifications including all three associate level certifications and AWS DevOps Engineer Professional. I'm also an AWS Academy Accredited Instuctor for AWS Academy Cloud Computing Architecture
  • Program manager expertise with over 6000 documented project management hours and over 25 successful software projects, with both the Project Management Professional - PMP and PMI - Agile Certified Practioner - PMI-ACP certifications
  • Enough full stack web application development skills (HTML, CSS, JavaScript/NodeJS) to be dangerous.

I work on a freelance basis with two types of clients. Over the long haul, for most clients I've developed applications that solve business problems. And the applications are rarely the same. Could be a web app to process special orders, product transfers, and warranty claims using C#, .net and MS SQL Server. Could be a hyper-local SaaS product using the MEAN stack on AWS. Could be a website management system to build, test and deploy 1000s of websites using Travis, S3, and Jekyll. What ever the client needs, I figure it out and deliver it by myself or with team I draw together.

From 2014-2017, I've worked with many Ed Tech clients which is a direct offshoot of the joy of teaching I found while my time as a home schooling stay-at-home dad... At first, I did it for free teaching a series of free of portfolio development classes to Seattle based Free Code Campers, then when pro with a brief stint with Galvanize then Level Education and Northeastern University.

And yes, you could just take my word for all of this... or, you can draw your own conclusion by reviewing my portfolio.

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