2050 Little Cedar Dr, Kingwood, Texas 77339 | (C) (832) 541-8822 |
Professional Summary
An entrepreneurial technologist with an innate understanding of user experience and needs and a sustained history of combining that talent with the skill to recognize and leverage emerging Internet Technologies to attract customers to web services and intuitively lead them to satisfy their needs. Through this combination, consistently grows customer satisfaction, expands web service usage, increases business revenue, streamlines operations and improves profit margins. Disciplined web services designer and developer with the integrity, creativity, collaborative focus and loyalty to contribute to team success.
  • Team Leadership
  • Technological Instruction
  • Content Management (Wordpress, SharePoint)
  • Theming and Skinning
  • HTML and CSS
  • Website and Electronic Marketing
  • Search Engine Optimization
  • Website Design
  • Social Media Expert
  • Creative and Innovative 
  • Digital Media
  • Photography
  • Digital Enhancements
  • Retouching and Color Correction
  • Streaming Media
  • Audio/Video Transcoding
  • Windows and Linux (Ubuntu, Debian, Red Hat, CentOS)
  • System Upgrades and Patching
Work History
Senior On-Site PC/Network Analyst 03/2015 to Current Houston, TX
  • Installed software, modified and repaired hardware and resolved technical issues.
  • Provided base level IT support to non-technical personnel within the business.
  • Researched, troubleshot and resolved complex problems independently.
  • Conducted research to address customer concerns.
Media Processing Systems Engineer 08/2015 to 11/2015
Hewlett Packard Enterprise Houston, TX
  • Working in the Moonshot server group building hyper-scale systems to transcode massive amounts of video.
  • Implemented demonstration running on a Moonshot system in Houston, TX utilizing Just-In-Time Transcoding to deliver broadcast quality video to a variety of HD and SD screens at a trade show in Amsterdam. 
  • Administration and configuration of servers and components via HP Integrated Lights Out (HP iLO) management engine.
Client Consultant 11/2014 to 03/2015
AppStar Financial Houston, TX
  • Sold financial products including credit, debit, check processing, gift cards, and POS equipment.
  • Answered clients questions about the purposes and details of merchant processing programs and strategies.
  • Interviewed clients to determine current income, expenses, lease status, financial objectives, risk tolerance and other information needed to develop a financial plan.
  • Trained clients on installation and use of POS equipment.
Photographer / Web Developer 04/1996 to Current
OBSCURA Houston, Texas
  • Started and grew a successful Web services design and hosting company providing 24/7 service and support.
  • Used creative, customer focused web services design and development skills to capture and retain new accounts, design and deploy user centric websites, provide technical guidance and support and establish a financially successful growing business.
  • Successfully ran company during the early days of the Internet through leveraging constant research, evaluation, adoption and creative use of technologies such as Linux, Apache, and WordPress open source software.
  • Servers located in a world-class data center providing customers with reliable, scalable, high-performance web services and hosting.
  • Developed and built a business model founded on collaboration with independent web designers and technologist sharing focus on creating and sustaining a compelling customer experience.
  • Provided continued maintenance and development of bug fixes and patch sets for existing web applications.
  • Ensured network, system and data availability and integrity through preventative maintenance and upgrades.
Systems Integration Analyst/Web Developer 09/2009 to 10/2012
PARSONS Houston, Texas
  • Handpicked to perform full-scale redesign and provide ongoing enhancement, support and maintenance for the external and internal websites and their supporting web services of a large global engineering and construction firm and one of Perot System's largest and longest tenured clients.
  • Recently launched the third complete redesign of the main external website since joining the account team, to incorporate an updated look and feel as well as streaming video and Flash content.
  • Fulfilled client's wish to achieve optimal search engine rankings without paid inclusion or pay-per-click advertising by heading a major search engine optimization redesign and training Parsons employees how to write for search.
  • Simplified and accelerated site updates by instituting conversion to cascading style sheets (CSS), enabling efficient and consistent control of font sizes and styles with minimal coding.
  • Personally trained over 100 Parsons employees from all business units and levels of technical proficiency to effectively edit Internet and Intranet servers.
  • Saved time and effort to design and deploy web service menu updates by introducing the use of server-side include files, which eliminated the tedious practice of manually repeating every menu item update across all 1,200 web pages.
  • Viewed by client personnel as resident expert on HTML, CSS, Animation, Image Optimization, Digital Photography and Streaming Audio / Video Content.
  • Integrated separate versions of for specific browsers into a single code base that operates identically on all. Continually updated code to ensure compatibility with popular web browsers.
Subject Matter Expert 08/1996 to 09/2009
  • Retained by Perot Systems following acquisition of RothWell International to play a key role in the discovery, analysis and adoption of Internet Technologies and new business uses to enhance client capabilities to securely enter the emerging electronic commerce marketplace, as well as implement and operate Customer Relationship Management (CRM) in complementary and stand-alone roles.
  • Designed and operated a test system that flawlessly demonstrated the feasibility of utilizing brand new VoIP technology to initiate callbacks from a call center operator with the click of a button on a website.
  • Selected for Unix boot camp training to maintain HP-9000 UNIX servers and web services, after sudden departure of system administrator, and migrate web server from HP-UX to Linux to avoid costly upgrades.
  • Designed and implemented a CRM Knowledge Base and derivative HTML presentations used by Sales and Marketing.
Webmaster 10/1995 to 08/1996
  • Chosen to drive the ongoing improvement of internal and external websites during a period of rapid change and growth in the Internet environment for an emerging consulting company specializing in Object-Oriented programming.
  • Aggressively researched, identified and incorporated new HTML features such as background images and .gif animation when they were considered cutting edge.
  • Member of team that built RothWell's excellent reputation for talented employees, a key factor leading to its acquisition by Perot Systems.
  • Driving force behind the development, testing and deployment of the Smalltalk Developer's site, one of the Internet's earliest user communities, which provided Smalltalk programmers with access to articles, white papers and interactive discussion forums.
  • Gained valuable early exposure to alternative operating systems such as Linux, Unix, OS/2 and NeXt Step.
Digital Photographer 01/1995 to 10/1995
  • Recruited after graduation to utilize cutting edge professional digital photography equipment and software to shoot, edit and prepare world-class commercial photographs for various national account print advertisements and catalogues.
  • Utilized Leaf Digital Camera, Scitex raw conversion software, Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, Quark Xpress and other tools to provide rapid, high quality pre-press services.
  • Positioned company for the coming shift to Internet-based catalogs and sales by establishing an Internet connection; designing and building the company's first website; and initiating market leading web-based services for clients such as photo website design, hosting and online proof viewing via FTP.
  • Selected by Image House owner to shoot photos for major commercial projects, including the 1995 Bill Lewis Lures Catalogue, for creative photography skills, consistent excellent work, shared enthusiasm for the imminent technology revolution and understanding the impact of the Internet on the commercial photography industry.
Bachelor of Science: Photographic Technologies / Radio Television Film 1994 SAM HOUSTON STATE UNIVERSITY - Huntsville, Texas GPA: National Dean's List, 1993 - 1994. Photographic Technologies National Dean's List, 1993 - 1994.
Search Engine Strategies Conference - Austin Dallas, Texas Voice on the Net Conference - Jeff Pulver - San Francisco, California 1999 Project Management 100 - Perot Systems
Unix System Administration - CTrec - Houston, Texas
Internet World Conference and Expo - New York, New York
  • Multimedia Web Development (Course: 587 flash, Video, etc.) - Learning Tree - Reston, Virginia 2006.
  • Search Engine Strategies Conference - San Jose, California 2005.
Additional Information
  • Scholarships: Dale Benke Memorial Scholarship, Fall 1994; Texas School of Professional Photography, 1994. Officer, Sam Houston State University Photographic Society. Outstanding Student Award for Professional Excellence in Photography, 1994-1995.