Biography

My first experience with computers was watching my oldest brother rig up a baud modem to our brand new Windows 1995 computer and play Warcraft II with his friend across town. The resulting thousand-dollar internet bill and my parents anger at my brother taught me nothing - I’ve been hooked on computers ever since.

I currently work as a Senior Application Developer for Homesteaders Life Company in Des Moines.

Outside of work I have a wonderful wife and a daughter. My wife is a superhero because she still loves me even though I’m known to be a dungeon master for Dungeons & Dragons campaigns and puts up with me taking an entire bookshelf (literally) of Warhammer 40k literature.

Interests

  • Web Development
  • DevOps
  • Reading
  • Computer Hardware
  • Dungeons and Dragons
  • Warhammer 40k
  • Family

Education

  • BA in MIS, 2016

    University of Northern Iowa

  • AAS in Computer Support, 2012

    Kirkwood Community College

Skills

I care a lot about…

.NET Core

I’ve been using .NET Core since its beta release and am always staying on top of the latest release.

Blazor

The new WASM kid on the block - I’ve been following it very closely and have been playing with Blazor since its alpha. I prefer this over Angular or any JavaScript framework.

MVC

The MVC pattern using ASP.NET MVC was my first professional adventure into the world of web development.

Agile

I’m an agile pragmatist but am convinced it is the best way to build software.

Software Craftsmanship

I take software craftsmanship very seriously and that means skills beyond just writing code - what it means to be a professional, having pride in my work, etc.

DevOps

I’m passionate about delivering better software faster and avoiding software death spirals.

Experience

 
 
 
 
 

Software Engineer III

Comoto Holdings, Inc.

Jun 2021 – Present Philadephia, PA
 
 
 
 
 

Senior Application Developer

Homesteaders Life Company

Aug 2020 – Jun 2021 Des Moines, IA
 
 
 
 
 

Web Application Developer

Polk County

Aug 2019 – Aug 2020 Des Moines, IA
 
 
 
 
 

Software Engineer

Casey’s General Stores

Mar 2019 – Aug 2019 Ankeny, IA
 
 
 
 
 

Associate Web Developer

Polk County

Jun 2016 – Mar 2019 Des Moines, IA

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