A little bit about myself... Well as it pertains to my career, I am very much a technologist. My hobbies are in direct line to what I do in my 9 to 5 occupation. Much of my time on and off the clock seems to revolve around all things computers, software, and server related. The growth of design technology and how it has evolved with new trends of today's computer architecture is fascinating. Thereby leaving me and my "geekness" locked in fancy researching all new toys, gadgets and tech trends of tomorrow. If my past employers would comment on my strength, I'm sure they would all agree that I live for design technology.
Outside of that obsession, I enjoy long walks on the beach. Sun filled days by the water. I also enjoy my Sundays and most Monday nights by the big screen watching a good game of football.
Harvard Jolly, Tampa, FL, US, BIM Manager/ CAD Manager/ IT Support
Harvard Jolly Architects is five-office firm consisting of over 150 employees. My contribution to this firm began in 2008. My role with this firm blossomed into programmer freeing them from custom software developed in 2004 and left them unable to upgrade to newer releases of CAD software. In addition, they wanted to increase their marketability for BIM jobs. I help refine their CAD and BIM standards, trained three of their major offices from Project manager, CA staff to production in Revit. Lastly, I helped save the firm thousands of dollars in IT infrastructure to help safeguard disaster recover, reduction in downtime in case of server failure and much, much more on the IT side of things. In my nearly four years with the firm, I have worn many hats from BIM Manager, CAD Manager, IT to production.
Genesis Design, Bradenton, FL, US, BIM Manager/ CAD Manager/ IT Support
This two-office design firm with a focus mainly on Residential hired challenged me to bring their office up from Architectural Desktop 2004 to Revit and standardize CAD as well as Revit. In addition, I served as the company’s IT director setting up servers, printers, FTP, backup protocols and phones.
Avatech Solutions, Tampa, FL, US, Senior Architectural Consultant
Began as an Architectural Applications Engineer (AE) and was promoted within 8 months to a Senior Architectural Applications Engineer charged to mentor junior AE’s, and provide training for all Autodesk Architectural Software. My primary role was to implement, standardize, and train Architectural firms in Revit primarily. This position offered a tremendous opportunity to a variety of design firm standards.
American Institute of Architects, Washington, DC, US, Project Manager
In this role, my primary responsibility is to support the activities of the Technology in Architectural Practice and Practice Management Professional Interest Areas focusing on the current issues related to the architectural industry technology, and business management. In addition, I served as a liaison on committees such as the (IAI) International Alliance of Interoperability and (USNCS) United States National CAD Standards for the CEO and President of the AIA.
Pivot Interiors, San Jose, CA, US, Project Manager
My responsibilities were to manage the design team and construction process for retrofitting new construction interior build outs and furniture coordination. As with project management, I created estimates, budgets, and develop processes to bring the project to completion on time and under budget.
United States Air Force, Travis AFB, CA, Senior Airmen
During my career in the Armed Forces, I managed survival equipment and aircraft refurbishment with the 60th EMS squadron. My assigned duties were pilot egress and emergency survival equipment training for fighters, cargo carriers and KC-10 aircraft (specifically).
CED Solutions, Atlanta, GA, US, MCSE Security Certification
MCP, MCSA, MCSE, and CompTIA Security Certified.
ITT Technical Institute, Knoxville, TN, US, CAD Technology
CAD Technology and Architectural Drafting.