Well, let's see. I went to Strayer University to become a computer programmer. After spending 15 months behind the keyboard at my first job I realized that I was a horrible programmer. I always had an interest in web development so I updated my resume and started looking for my next job.
In 2000 I found myself at a dot com in Northern Virginia where I learned HTML, Photoshop, and customer service. These tools would be the foundation for the rest of my career. Later, I got into marketing, advertising, branding, and usability.
Over my career I have worked for Fortune 100 corporations, startups, small businesses, and a few ad agencies. I have worked in several industries including financial, healthcare, electrical safety, and consumer products.
My Life Story
In August of 1972 I was born in Madisonville, KY. I moved to Charlestown, IN when I was 7, and to Louisville when I was 13.
I attended Kammerer Middle School, and later Ballard High School. I graduated in 1990, and married the love of my life. We soon had a daughter and moved to Fredericksburg, VA where we lived for 11 years. We moved back to Louisville in 2003 and things only got better.
Other Noteworthy Stuff
I've played drums in the local band, Leaving London since December of 2006
I have a large collection of Speed Racer memorabilia
I had a beer with Jennifer Lawrence's father, back in the day
Communication is Everything
Everyone loves to be in the know. It's human nature. What's the status of the project? How long till we get there? When will the test results be in? With strong communications, we can share knowledge, set expectations, and build trust.
I take this approach in both my personal and professional life. I have found that being honest and transparent through communication goes a long way. Regardless if it's in a one-on-one setting, working within a team, or being part of a project, you cannot over communicate.