Software Architect and Engineer
My formal education is in mechanical engineering. But, after a few years in the ‘real world’ I realized that what I wanted to do was in the IT (Information Technology) world. I began working as a computer tech, moved to systems administration and then on to programming.
I started working independently in 2002, after working for the previous five years as a contractor. As a contractor I worked with Lucent Technologies, IBM, Edward Jones, BJC Health Systems and Anheuser Busch. In early 2002, I realized I could offer the same service at a much better rate and began working as an independent consultant.
Today, I continue to do what I love. My 'mission' is to discover and create beautiful code for awesome projects.