I am originally from Valparaiso, Indiana (about 50 miles east of Chicago).
I started off my programming career as an intern at US Steel - Gary Works, working with ASP.NET development. After a year of unemployment due to a poor economy, I moved to Elizabethtown, Kentucky, to work with CSI as a software engineer, and then moved on to ZirMed in Louisville, Kentucky. An addition to my family provided me an opportunity to return to CSI and relocate back to Valparaiso to be closer to home.
I have learned a lot while working for three different companies. I really enjoy SQL development as of late, but I'll always find my way back to web applications. I am currently working towards a Microsoft Certification in Web Development, but I'm looking to change that to a SQL certification.
In my off time, I enjoy spending time with my baby boy and my teenage daughter (when I can...she lives with her mother in Texas). I also enjoy playing softball with friends, and listening to and discovering new music.
I have also developed a new love for fitness. I started a journey due to health concerns, spending roughly an hour a day in the gym along with some at-home workouts. I love every minute of it!
So that's me! Drop a line or follow me on social media.