'Music is the voice that tells us that the human race is greater than it knows.' -Napolean Bonaparte

About Me

I have always had a major interest in computers and using them to make my life and the lives of others better. I aspire to be and work to be what is called a "T-Shaped Man". As the Art of Manliness puts it,

A T-shaped man has depth of knowledge in one specific area (represented by the vertical stroke of the T), and a broad knowledge across multiple disciplines (represented by the horizontal stroke of the T).

I am working to create mastery in digital/inbound marketing, but I recognize that a broad depth of knowledge is helpful in not only achieving that but seeing other perspectives. Marketing is a broad field that can help any person and any profession. Being able to see the needs of others and see things from their point of view, and being able to create understanding conversation is, I think, a necessary component in being a successful marketer. I want to be able to look at problems from various perspectives and be able to learn and adapt as the future evolves and changes. The way we handle problems and see the world around us will inevitably change with time, and I hope to stay on top of things through the years.

As my goals and aspirations change over the years, I have always kept one. To use computers and software to make the lives of others easier, more efficient, and better. I am currently most interested in search engine optimization and using my knowledge of web development to get websites and their causes or products found.

My goal is to find a career that I can work in and enjoy while helping others achieve their own goals, plans or strategies. I'd like to see more uses for computers, and I believe that we have not begun to scratch the surface on what they can do for us, so I am always interested in seeing new theories and applications in digital marketing.

As a child, my father helped me set up a website that mostly consisted of pictures of favorite animals. As I grew up, I developed an interest in seeing what computers can do and followed magazines like Popular Science. I experimented with website building while in the Army, and continue to do so today. I generally learn visually, but think technically, so I tend to concentrate on functionality over design.

Through the years, I've faced a lot of challenges such as being put into a unit in the Army as the only Signal Systems person and being expected to repair and maintain the communication and targeting systems of more than 30 vehicles. I had to learn quickly and did not have time for "mastery", but I did my best and utilized the limited sources I had to keep things going as well as possible. Despite a highly stressful time, my survival of it made me stronger, and because of it I always look to be prepared for any situation that may pop up.

Experience - Education

Experience

SEO/Digital Marketing Specialist

Shipping/Receiving Clerk, Laborer

Signal Systems Support Specialist

Race Track Assistant

SEO/Digital Marketing Specialist

One Spirit One World

Shipping/Receiving Clerk, Laborer

University of Central Missouri

University of Central Missouri

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Signal Systems Support Specialist

U.S. Army

U.S. Army

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Race Track Assistant

R.J. Motorsports

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Education

University of Central Missouri

Certifications

University of Central Missouri

Computer Science

Certifications

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