Born with a mouse in my hand, I've been helping others cope with technology since 1978.
IT Manager/Support Specialist
- IT & Creative Solutions
- Information Security
- Art Design and Direction
- Problem Management
- E-Commerce & Merchandising
- Digital Product and Print Management
- Search Engine Optimization & Marketing
- Digital & Offset Printing
- Email & Social Media Marketing
Owner of Handsome Lawn Service
March 2016 - Present
We are a landscaping company servicing Arlington, TX. We employ young men to learn trades such as manual labor while helping clients learn to love their yard again. Services include (but are not limited to) regular lawn service, fertilization, weeding, planting, cleanup, tree trimming, and more. Check out the website for a free quote.
Owner of Polka Dot Design
July 2014 - Present
Job duties include everything you could imagine with being the owner of an e-commerce company. From all aspects of SEO to Merchandising and Art Direction. Owning Polka Dot Design exploits quite a few well-polished skills from digital and offset printing to managing all web servers and cloud based IT services. Daily duties include managing communications, promos, social media marketing, and Fulfillment management as well as eliminating redundancy and waste and leaning out processes.
Communications Manager of AHS Cheer
July 2014 - Present
Job duties include communications via social media as well as the handling and evolvement of the main website and e-commerce store. In addition to this, I take care of the graphics and ad management for marketing ad placement via print and web. #CheerDad
IT Manager at Cockrell Enovation
October 2004 - 2014
Job duties included the installation of all security appliances and on-site web servers for company Files, FTP, MIS, CRM, and E-Commerce storefront solutions. In addition to this would be the installation and support of all company desktop and laptop systems with on-site networking as well as remote accessibility. Management duties included managing a team of employees, cultivating core values as well as management of internal network, wireless networks, security and server-based virus scan to reduce vulnerabilities.
Desktop Publisher at Westbridge Printing
July 2001 - October 2004
Daily duties included troubleshooting and preparing customer files for page layout, output, and print in all Creative Suite and desktop applications for both Mac and PC operating systems.
Desktop Publisher/IT Manager at Print Print
April 1999 - July 2001
Designed and built the (non-existent) internal network and Pre-Press Department. Upon completion, I continued to manage the departments while maintaining daily desktop publishing, pagination, layout, and film output.
Quest for Knowledge
Certificate - E-commerce Analytics: From Data to Decisions
Certificate - Google Analytics Platform Principles
Certificate - Marketing Your Business on the Internet
Certificate - Creating WordPress Websites
Class - Fundamentals of Information Security
Certificate - Creating Web Pages
Certificate - Achieving Top Search Engine Positions
Certificate - Introduction to Programming
Certificate - iOS Development
Certificate - Objective-C Programming
Class - XML
Class - Microsoft Access
Certificate - Basic Management Skills
Certificate - C++
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