Hands on seasoned professional with 10+ years IT related experience and knowledge of both technical and business aspects of technology. Offering a unique combination of creativity and analytical skill with the ability to assess both vantage points to create cost-effective solutions for internal and external clients. Known for ability to understand how end users utilize systems while creating solutions that satisfy business objectives and optimize processes.
Originally from Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Canada, I graduated from Carpenter High School in Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan in 1996. I was always drawn to the arts growing up and was actively involved in music & drama. As a result, I had set forth down the road of becoming a graphic designer when I graduated high school. After some time at Red Deer College in the Bachelor of Fine Arts program my well thought out path was diverted; I entered the workforce.
I spent the next several years teaching my self programming in my spare time. I started with HTML and eventually moved on to object oriented languages like Visual Basic. I spent some time in the cell phone industry in both sales and management. It was here that I solidified my love of technology. The more I learned the more I wanted to learn.
It was when I came to work for SSI Solutions, now known as F12 Networks, that I began to find my niche. Over the years I found that I was very good at streamlining and automating business processes. I eventually took charge of the internal application development. My job was to design and manage the development of our custom line of business applications. I took business pain points and addressed them through processes and application reinforcement. Being able to see both the technical and the usability sides of the puzzle is what has provided me with success.
Whether is be designing a new web site, implementing a line of business application or a new business process, I believe technology is capable of propelling small businesses beyond their inherent glass ceilings. Small businesses make up 90% of the businesses in Canada, so it is a market that is vastly untapped.