Solutions Architect

Experienced IT leader with 20+ years of industry expertise. Background in software development, finance, engineering, and education. Successful in bridging the gap between IT and Business. Uses a mix of established and new technologies to optimize, automate, and standardize.

Skills and Technology

  • Linux
  • Git
  • Ansible
  • Jenkins
  • MariaDB
  • Chef
  • Terraform
  • Packer
  • TrueNAS
  • Proxmox
  • VMWare
  • DNS
  • Cloudflare
  • Mesh VPNs
  • Bash
  • Powershell
  • PHP
  • SQL
  • Ruby
  • Python
  • Nginx
  • Apache
  • Caddy
  • LDAP
  • OpenID
  • Docker
  • APIs
  • Webhooks
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • JavaScript
  • Accessibility
  • UI/UX

Professional Experience


Group Leader – Software & Digital

03/2022 – 09/2023

  • Determined client requirements and ensured all design data, criteria, and conditions affecting the design of the product are issued to and understood by the members of the project team.
  • Built and maintained discipline and morale for the team.
  • Ensured proper training occurred when required and promoted formal and informal skills development within the team.
  • Provided technical direction to the team in the areas of requirements gathering, architecture details, engineering documentation, software development, software testing, and system/software support.


Software Engineering Manager

06/2012 – 02/2022

  • Led an Agile team of developers to architect solutions to increase employee efficiency and accuracy, integrate internal and external systems, and push technology forward.
  • Served on project teams as a technical resource to help business units understand technologies.
  • Collaborated with various business units to develop the best solution for their needs (e.g. utilize existing solutions, implement a turnkey solution, or develop a custom product).
  • Worked with project teams to implement modern solutions that would integrate with legacy internal systems.
  • Provided guidance for other managers looking to implement better practices and workflows.
  • Implemented modern web development practices around Git and CI/CD while conforming to PCI compliance standards.
  • Completed formal executive management coaching program through the Human Emergence Group.

Web Programmer

01/2006 – 06/2012

  • Established the next generation tech stack for the department to grow with.
  • Oversaw the transition from static web pages to dynamic web applications.
  • Developed over 30 PHP-based applications such as a branch/ATM locator, vendor management system, support ticket systems, and letter generation system.
  • Supported and configured Windows and Linux web servers.
  • Completed formal management training program.

New Horizons of Central Illinois

Senior Applications Instructor

04/2004 – 05/2005

  • Provided instructor-led training for web/graphic design applications and Microsoft Office.
  • Provided on-site training for MultiAd Creator publishing software to newspapers across the U.S.
  • Assisted in design of the company website and other in-house projects.

ANBC, Inc.

Webmaster/Art Director

08/2002 – 04/2004

  • Maintained the company‘s website.
  • Developed microsites to support marketing campaigns and sales initiatives.
  • Developed print advertising and coordinated delivery with the printing company.
  • Provided technical support for the company‘s workstations and network.


Bachelor’s of Science

Eastern Illinois University - Administrative Information Systems (2002)


  • Master’s Certificate in Project Management - Wisconsin School of Business Center for Professional & Executive Development (2020)
  • Zend Certified Engineer (2007)