I am the Director of Information Technology at Research Triangle High School and a student at North Carolina State University completing a degree in Computer Science with a minor in History.
My passion is merging an array of technical skills with an entrepreneurial perspective to provide solutions that positively impact local, national, and global communities.
As a self-motivated member of the information technology community, I thrive on challenges and constantly seek to develop and apply experience in software development, network engineering, and information assurance.
I have 12 years of experience designing and developing software with more than 25 languages and server technologies, though I most often use AJAX/CSS/XHTML on Apache/MySQL/PHP.
I also have 5 years of experience designing, deploying, and troubleshooting computer networks.
I combine my experiences in software and network engineering with a focus on security to proactively assess and mitigate risks and vulnerabilities.
I love volunteering my time to help community organizations adopt new approaches to technology.
It is incredibly satisfying to use my experience to advance the efforts of groups and individuals that might otherwise be unable to fully leverage information technology.
Beyond the genre of information technology, I love to explore other areas of knowledge that I might not otherwise encounter in my work.
This exploration helps me better understand the world as a whole, which gives me a unique and well-rounded perspective that is very useful in tackling challenges I face in all areas.
One area of particular interest to me is technical theatre.
Volunteering at a local theatre allows me to learn and exercise new skills, including handling professional lighting equipment and constructing sets.
Working in the theatre also gives me the opportunity to meet a wide variety of people from all walks of life.
I also enjoy exploring business, law, psychology, and other topics as they apply to society, humanity, and life in general.
By developing my understanding of different aspects of life, I am better able to approach peers, management, and customers with an enhanced awareness for their interests and perspectives.