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Clubs and Professional Organizations

  • Charting President and Sponsor of Chip Chatters Toastmasters Club 2012
  • Co-Organizer of Canton Software Craftsmanship 2012
  • Team Manager of (the paintball team) Team Excalibur 2012
  • Webmaster of (the paintball team) Team Excalibur 2010
  • Webmaster of Stark County Aqua Life Enthusiast Society 2005-2007
  • National AITP Chapter Web Site Contest Finalist (designed a site which one of six national finalists in 2003 and one of five in 2004). Then placed forth in the competition on March 29,2003 and April 1, 2004.
  • Webmaster and replacement Vice President of Stark State's AITP 2003-2004
  • Founding President of Stark State's AITP (Association of Information Technology Professionals) 2002-2003

Personal Interests

  • Public Speaking
  • Special Interest Group
  • Mountain Biking
  • Motorcycling
    • Paintball
    • DYI Home Improvements
    • Dogs
    • Running

    Business History

    Code Contractors Started 2005
    All the custom software and web sites that I am working on these days (while I'm working at Stark State College) belong to Code Contractors. Technically I have been offering similar services online since 2003 under Luminescent Services, but it wasn't late 2005 that I sit down with a couple of my peers and formed Code Contractors. Plus the name Code Contractors has history going back to 2002.
    Luminescent Sounds DJ Service Started 1997
    I have provided services as a DJ for over 10 years as Luminescent Sounds DJ Service. In 2005 I added a partner, Steven Friedrichsen, to Luminescent Sounds, in order to allow me to focus more on my Computer Programming Path. Luminescent Sounds DJ Service treated me well over the years helping me pay my way through college in a enjoyable fashion. I discontinued the business to allow me to focus on my career in software development.
    Black Orc Games 2004 & 2005
    Black Orc Games is a small game manufacturing company located in Massillon Ohio. I was briefly and lightly involved with a 10% ownership. I sold my partnership back to the other owners in 2005. I regret the loss of time I could have spent towards Code Contractors, but the experience of seeing how others handle business was important to my personal growth. With that in mind I do not have any regrets buying or selling my part in Black Orc Games.
    Damage Master Gaming 1995 & 1996
    While I was a senor in high school I open a small retail stand at Canton Center Mall, and sold mainly Collectable Card Games. Despite the fact the stand wasn't a great success: I am glad I had the opportunity to experience owning a retail business so early in life.