I grew up in rural Illinois where working alongside my farther, farming and doing carpentry work, I
learned my most important traits – personal responsibility, integrity and diligence. My path after
graduating high school took me through farm roads of Nebraska as a field service technician for John
Deere; a technical college, where I earned Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering Technology;
and on to California where I worked as a carpenter in a high end cabinet shop
(Thoemmes Cabinet Makers).
After 9/11, as many others, I felt an obligation to serve my country. After a lot of research and many
conversations with recruiters, I joined the Army in the most challenging job they had to offer –
Becoming a Green Beret required 3 years of rigorous, and at times brutal, mental, physical, psychological
and language (Russian in my case) training. After the training I was assigned to a unit in WA. The
following years were spent on various deployments to parts of the world I never would have dreamed
seeing otherwise. My military career further shaped me as the person I am today and taught me how to be a
valuable member of a team as well as when and how to be a leader.
After graduation I followed my wife to Denver, CO where I took a job in the Jefferson County Sheriff’s
Office as a Radio Maintenance Technician supporting the public safety communications system in our
county and closely working with the neighboring counties and metropolitan agencies.
While my current job has been rewarding, I am looking for a more challenging career better suited to my
degree and would involve problem solving and making things.
Bachelor of Science: Computer Engineering and Systems
Bachelor of Science: Computer Science and Systems (Math Minor)
University of Washington Tacoma
Upsilon Pi Epsilon
Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering Technology
Hamilton Technical College    Davenport, IA
Alpha Beta Kappa
Associates Degree in Liberal Arts
Black Hawk College    Moline, IL