I am a seasoned professional with advanced training, skills and experience as a technical leader. I possess a detail oriented nature coupled with unmatched organizational skills. Mixing those traits with concise communication has honed an outstanding ability to guide teams toward goals efficiently and effectively. I can adapt to sudden change in group intentions fluidly and capitalize on individual strengths and weaknesses attaining exponential team productivity.
The short list
I have experience developing and maintaining networks ranging from single node home installations to medium scale business applications utilizing multiple server and storage devices.
Need a custom computing device? I can build anything from wallet sized store front kiosk machines to personal computers to enterprise level rack mounted server solutions running on a wide array of operating systems.
Can’t find an electronic device on the market to suit your needs? Maybe it’s absurdly priced or doesn’t exactly fit your needs. I can build it for you and customize it to your liking. Solutions are available for any concept.
Circuit Card Repair
Something not behaving properly? Let me take a look! I maintain a “Micro Miniature” soldering certification and the correct tools to repair even the microscopic defects in today’s electronics. The quality level meets standards required in devices designed to support life.
Today’s market is saturated with software. The difficulty is finding the right solution to fit your needs. I am fluent in several languages and can create applications for just about any platform or operating system.
A/V - Acoustics
As our appetite grows for media so does our desire for quality. I have experience installing, configuring, and managing acoustic reflections within a room. Additionally I have constructed an anechoic chamber meeting ISO-9001 testing procedure requirements.
Throughout my career in the military I have been exposed to a wide gamut of professional responsibilities. Organized by duty station I have listed a few of my primary responsibilities and achievements.
U.S. Coast Guard Active Duty Electronics Tech (2001-current)
Stationed at Electronics Service Detachment Key West, Fl (2002-2004)
Stationed On-board USCGC Mohawk Key West, Fl (2004-2008)
Stationed at Electronics Service Detachment Mobile, Al (2009-2013)
Stationed at Electronics Repair Facility Baltimore, MD (2009-2013)
Stationed On-board USCGC Thetis Key West, FL (2013-2017)
Stationed at Training Center Yorktown, VA (2013-2017)
Over the years my passion for electronics and learning has driven me to explore the many facets of hobby electronics, software development and just about anything related to those fields. Listed below are just a few examples of skills I have developed.
Audio / Visual Equipment
Circuit Card Repair
Awards - Honors
During my professional career I have received some accolades for my professionalism, resourcefulness, and problem solving skills among many others. This section is dedicated to identifying some of those.
My Personal Projects
I am deeply involved with electronics at work. Apparently I just can't get enough. These are just a few of my projects conducted at home.
GE Color Effects Christmas Lights
This video shows the basic configuration of a set of Christmas lights produced by GE. They were designed with multi-colored, addressable LEDs in each bulb. The possibilities are endless with this type of design. GE in my opinion left out a lot of functionality with their control box.
This is an example of how much control is possible with this strand of lights. I use a parallax propeller micro-controller to replicate the control scheme required by the light strand. At any given point in time each light is a different color.
The Pumpkin Player
Time for Halloween! In this project I set out to recreate a skit from the movie Despicable Me. In its standby mode it cycles through a few sound tracks from the movie. Using an ultrasonic sensor, it switches to skit mode and plays a short audio file I created from excerpts of the movie.
This video utilizes the same equipment constructed in the previous video. This time the lights were placed within the carved pumpkins and put on display for the neighborhood on Halloween night. Unfortunately the video didn’t take well on my cell phone but I had neighbors talking about it weeks later.
This site was created entirely from a 10yr+ old desktop computer. It runs a Linux server distribution coupled with a database engine, reverse proxy, web server, and a wide array of other applications to help manage my home network.