The tools and techniques in the database industry have changed a lot over the past 30 years. My professional purpose over this same time has remained constant -- I help others make sense of data.
For 24 years I worked as a small business owner creating Microsoft database applications for a wide variety of customers and industries. Our first customer was a children's healthcare organization that was in need of a medical records tool. This project would begin a 20-year niche for our company in behavioral healthcare. It led to our authoring an electronic medical records tool that was used by over 60 therapeutic foster care homes in 5 Southern states.
Starting in 2016, I actively retrained to shore up my data science, data visualization and analysis skills.
In 2019, I transitioned from being a small-business owner to a career with Floyd Medical Center in Rome, GA. I'm thrilled to be part of a large organization committed to quality. My role involves listening to end users and then creating data tools for them from the organization's data warehouse.
I’m an avid motorcyclist and sailor who has been fortunate to live in West Africa, India, Spain, and Manhattan. Born and raised in Michigan, I moved to Georgia in 1992 and have been a Rome resident since 2006. Camping and hiking are favorite activities I share with my wife and children.
Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI
Bachelor of Arts (May 1989)
Program Summary: Computer science, Geography, Environmental science, and Sociology.
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Masters of Urban Planning (May 1992)
Program Summary: Data analysis and presentation, statistics, population modeling and geographic information systems.
- Microsoft Professional Program in Data Science (November 2017)
- Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) SQL Server (November 2016)
- Leadership Rome graduate (LR XX, 2005)
- Leadership Polk graduate (2003)