Guided by creativity, ambition, and an insatiable thirst for exploration, my journey has been one of constant evolution. During my time living in Japan, I embraced the allure of cave diving and embarked on exhilarating hikes through the majestic landscape of Towada-Hachimantai National Park. My tenure as an avionics technician with the Air Force in Japan was marked by distinction, earning me the prestigious United States Air Force Maintenance Professional of the Year award for the Pacific region.
- Graduated in 2020 with a Bachelor of Science Information Technologies degree
- Graduated summa cum laude with a 3.95 grade point average
- United States Air Force Maintenance Professional of the Year for the pacific region (PACAF)
- Received a Department of Defense (DoD) Secret level security clearance while serving in the USAF
After returning to the United States, I worked as a versatile freelancer in web design, creating websites, databases, and web-based applications. My clients included an exotic reptile breeder and importer, a national contractor’s association, and the Hillsborough County Special Weapons and Tactics Team (SWAT) and High-Risk Tactical Training School.
Motivated by a strong desire for knowledge and a passion for creativity, I enrolled at Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU). Pursuing an Information Technology degree with an elective concentration in interactive entertainment design and development, I studied software development, database engineering, network architecture, cyber-security, web design, and game design courses, achieving a prestigious 3.95-grade point average (GPA).
Throughout my academic journey, I leveraged my past experiences, educational insights, and creative abilities to delve into the world of software design and the utilization of industry-standard integrated development environment tools. I also honed my skills in 3D modeling software, with a particular focus on Autodesk Maya, which allowed me to create intricate and visually captivating 3D models. Additionally, I became proficient in utilizing various software tools, including Unreal Engine, Adobe Substance Painter, Quixel Mixer, and Blender, to further expand my creative capabilities and technical expertise.
The culmination of my academic journey occurred in the winter of 2020 when I graduated summa cum laude from Southern New Hampshire University with a Bachelor of Science in Information Technologies degree. My journey reflects my dedication to innovation, creativity, and a persistent pursuit of excellence—qualities I look forward to contributing to your team.
Interests and Hobbies
In my leisure time, I find joy in building bat boxes and birdhouses. Bats, often misconceived, contribute significantly to the environment similar to birds through pollination, seed dispersal, and controlling insect pests. Providing these creatures with a cozy dwelling is a way to show my appreciation.
During my tenure as a web designer for an exotic animal breeder and importer, my fascination with exotic creatures grew. I even shared my home with a monocled cobra (Naja Kaouthia) for several years. While indeed venomous, our interactions were far from playful.
A self-proclaimed dog enthusiast, I relish spending time at the beach with my loyal companion, Bailey—a spirited Boston Terrier who never fails to brighten my days.