Experienced, Multi-Faceted Technology Architect, Internet and Social Media Expert, Personal Chef & Food Entrepreneur
Greater Minneapolis-St. Paul Area | Internet

Nearly 30 years in all facets of computer technology, including: software development, team management, data modeling, security modeling, infrastructure administration, enterprise architecture. Specializing in internet and online architecture, enterprise-class system design and integration, and corporate social media strategy, planning, and implementation.

Data Architect/Analyst, Professional Services (2012 - Present)
EngagePoint, Inc.
Privately Held, 201-500 employees, Information Technology and Services

Performing data analysis and architecture for the Minnesota Health Insurance Exchange project (MNsure). Responsible for the design and implementation of integration layer data model(s), semantic layer and data security implementation/configuration.

Owner, Principal Consultant (2010 - Present)
Epic Media
Privately Held, 1-10 employees, Internet

Epic Media is an internet and social media consultancy. We help small businesses and individuals establish and maintain their online presence in a reliable, cost-effective way, guiding them through the complexity that is the web, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Google, Bing, Yahoo, and more.

Chef Owner (2003 - Present)
Off the Menu Personal Chef Service
Sole Proprietorship, 1-10 employees, Food & Beverages

Provides personal chef. catering, and BBQ catering services to West Minneapolis suburbs. Offers in-house "cook with the chef" parties, where attendees get to eat while learning about food and cooking.

Consultant (2011 - 2011)
Tail Wind Technologies Corporation
Privately Held, 11-50 employees, Information Technology and Services

Worked as a contract consultant for Tailwind clients, including United Health Group.

Senior Systems Analyst Consultant (2011 - 2011)
UnitedHealth Group

Part of an analysis team within the iCUE framework, working on ECDI, CPM Fulfillment, and CCD/CDA Document Viewer projects. Responsible for analysis of requirements, identification of gaps, development of technical documentation supporting the business needs, support of IT development during the implementation phase and QA during testing.

Principal Enterprise Architect (2007 - 2010)
Wolters Kluwer Financial Services
Public Company, 10,001+ employees, Financial Services

Reported to CTO, working across the various business locations to establish consistent architectural and design standards within the Financial Services unit. Ran regular architecture and technology round tables, which provided forums for engineers and architects to share information, ask questions, and voice concerns.

Product Demo Chef (2005 - 2008)

Conducted in-store food and recipe demonstrations and corporate and brand product demos. Coordinated chef availability and demo schedules for a campaign across multiple Byerly's locations.

Senior Architect (2003 - 2007)
Wolters Kluwer Financial Services
Public Company, 10,001+ employees, Financial Services

Served as data architect on a project to create a dynamic document assembly system. Also served as security architect on various projects, establishing data security standards. Provided mentoring and guidance to software engineers and architects.

Director, Application Development (2002 - 2002)
Balize, Inc.

Designed and developed online community platform using the Microsoft Exchange, IE, IIS/ASP.NET, MS SQL Server, and Active Directory.

Director, Application Development (1999 - 2001)
NetRadio Corporation

Reported to the CTO, designed and oversaw implementation and management of the online services for a 120+ channel network on internet streaming audio servers. Developed and conducted in-depth performance analysis and tuning of all web-based services. Developed a multi-platform/multi-technology monitoring system to probe and report on all facets of the network, including streaming, web, disk usage, and system load.

Senior Consultant (1999 - 1999)
Public Company, 10,001+ employees, Information Technology and Services

Worked as an Internet specialist and Oracle database architect. Developed a system that wrapped flat (CSV) data files in a SQL-like interface, allowing queries to be run against flat files to validate the various stages of a large-scale data merge project, which both reduced test time and increased data integrity.

Webmaster & Multimedia Developer (1998 - 1999)
Public Company, 201-500 employees, Marketing and Advertising

Ran the production web server and mail system, which hosted client websites. Implemented sites according to customer and designer specifications. Developed a browser-based training CD-ROM role-playing game that incorporated HTML/Javascript, video playback, game theory/decision making, and data tracking, reporting and uploading.

Internet Administrator (1996 - 1998)

Oversaw the company-wide intranet spanning from Minneapolis, MN to Tempe, AZ. Administered public websites, assisting individual groups internally with their sites. Ran the organization's Lotus/Domino network.

Senior Developer (1994 - 1996)
Maverick/MST Software

Developed library modules in C and C++ to easily create "plug-and-play" educational software sets. Created a system that allowed a single CD-ROM to contain multiple products that could be unlocked by purchasing a key code, reducing production costs. Created integration between the MAS-90 accounting platform and the EDI gateway used to communicate with vendors.

Owner (1989 - 1994)

Contract software shop, providing products for the commercial game and educational software markets.

Director, Application Development (1988 - 1988)
Keypunch Software

A budget ($10 - $15) software company, specializing in repackaging shareware for POS displays and developing custom games and productivity tools under the "Keypunch" (productivity), "Box Office" (licensed entertainment), and "Vision" (education) software lines.

Software Developer (1987 - 1988)
Keypunch Software

Developed productivity and computer-based training titles in Pascal and C.

Chief Engineer (1982 - 1986)
WMMR Radio

Maintained the production and broadcast equipment for the student-run, campus-based, college radio station on the University of Minnesota Minneapolis campus.