Resume

Below is my abridged resume. Note that I try to keep it as up to date as possible; however, the most complete and current professional profile of me can be found on LinkedIn. You can also download a PDF version of my resume if you wish.

Education

Iowa State University – Ames, IA

Major: Bachelor of Science, Management Information Systems – May 2013
Minor: Speech Communication
GPA: 3.48 out of 4.0

Work Experience

College Info Geek – Ames, IA

Founder – June 2010 – Present

  • Created one of the largest student-run blogs on the internet with over 24,000 monthly readers.
  • Work with Adobe, Sony, Vonage, and other companies to assist with student-centered promotions.
  • Managed a team of five staff writers.
  • Personally wrote over 200 on the subjects of productivity, studying, finance, health, music, and technology

ISU Department of Residence – Ames, IA

Community Advisor – August 2011 – December 2011

  • Helped to smoothly run a community of 62 students.
  • Planned events for the both my hall and the entire BLF community.
  • Helped run the hall desk, sort and deliver packages, and serve as a resource for students.

Principal Financial Group – Des Moines, IA

Network Administration Intern – May 2011 – August 2011

  • Maintained The Principal’s network infrastructure, updating proxy and firewall software.
  • Developed an automation technique for IPControl updates that completely eliminated mindless clicking and busywork.
  • Created a set of financial analysis documents for a high-level IT service initiative.

ISU IT Services – Ames, IA

Web Developer – October 2010 – May 2011

  • Developed and maintained university websites using PHP, XHTML, CSS, WordPress, and other web technologies
  • Documented development procedures and techniques

Help Desk Analyst Level II – July 2009 – October 2010

  • Provided first-tier support for a campus-wide base of over 30,000 users
  • Troubleshot hardware, software, and network connectivity issues on both Windows and Mac OS X platforms
  • Removed malware via command line and with antivirus tools
  • Wrote over 20 support articles for the support database
  • Developed a Windows gadget to replace Active Desktop on all customer kiosks using XHTML and CSS

Radiant Web Design – Ames, IA

Owner – May 2009 – present

  • Started and operated a small business, generating $1,800 in sales within six months
  • Designed and developed seven websites for small businesses using XHTML, CSS, JavaScript, and PHP
  • Handled marketing, client relations, invoicing and billing, and website hosting and maintenance
  • Working with entrepreneur Cactus Jack on web development and social media marketing
  • I’m not actively seeking clients at this time, but I am willing to take on small projects if my schedule permits.

ISU New Student Programs – Ames, IA

Cyclone Aide – January 2010 – January 2011

  • Assisted in orienting over 4,000 incoming students and 6,000 family members to the university
  • Presented class registration information to over 400 incoming students in the College of Business
  • Planned and coordinated an academic success session and a money management session, both attended by 1,500 students
  • Completed over 100 hours of training in public speaking, customer service, professional, and leadership
  • Advised a team of ten student leaders for six months

Technical Skills

  • Windows XP/Vista/7, Mac OS X, iOS, and Ubuntu Linux
  • XHTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, MySQL, Java, and WordPress
  • TCP/IP networking, Unix terminal commands, Apache configuration, and Virtualbox
  • PC building, setup, and OS installation

Leadership

  • Founded the college success blog College Info Geek
  • ISU Business Council Webmaster – January 2010 – present
  • Godfrey House Treasurer – May 2010 – present
  • ISU College of Business Academic Standards Committee – August 2010 – present
  • ISU College of Business Computer Advisory Committee – August 2010 – present
  • Cornerstone Church Sound Technician/Stage Manager – August 2010 – December 2010
  • Business Professionals of America State Secretary/Treasurer – August 2008 – August 2009

Honors and Awards

  • Principal Scholarship – $5,000 award
  • Federated Insurance Foundation Scholarship – $1,425 award
  • Cardinal Key Honors Society member
  • ISU College of Business Dean’s List – 2 semesters
  • ISU Glenn G. Cooper Scholarship – $1,250 award
  • John and Mary Pappajohn Entrepreneurship Scholarship – $1,000 award
  • ISU George Washington Carver Scholarship – full tuition award for four years
  • ISU University Honors Program member
  • Phi Theta Kappa International Honors Society member
  • National Honors Society member