Years experience in this field/industry: 20 years
What drew you to this field/industry: I have always had an affinity for technology. I quickly grasp the concepts that are needed to be successful in this industry. I have translated this affinity into a successful business.
Brief work history: I have been administering complex computer networks since 1995. The wide range of industries and environments include working for an internet service provider in Fort Collins, Colorado to architecting content management systems for a major airline. Since 2001 I have been the proud owner and operator of SAF.
What distinguishes you from your colleagues: I think my most distinguishing characteristic is my ability to understand the technical language of the industry and still communicate effectively with a person who doesn’t.
What are you most passionate about in your work: Providing my employees and clients with an environment that can all them to achieve their greatest potential.
What do you like best about your work/clients: Solving very unique problems and removing the headaches they are experiencing in their work environment.
Professional philosophy: Be thorough, professional and reasonable in all facets of business
Personal philosophy: Fear of failure is an erroneous illusion that prevents us from achieving our greatest potential.
Education/training/continuing education/certifications: Documentum Consulting Services Education- Systems Administrator, MCSA –Training, Microsoft Administration Workshop, Unix Administration Workshop, 1991 – 1996 Colorado State University
Where were you born and raised: Born in St, Louis Missouri, Raised in Denver, Colorado.
Awards/special recognition/significant work achievements: Denver Kids Mentor of the Month.
Membership in professional/social organizations: Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc, Denver Chamber Of Commerce, CSIA, Colorado Technology Association
Spouse (name and occupation): Tamara – Nurse
Children (names and interests): Zane – loves soccer and snowboarding
Hobbies/interests/passions: Snowboarding, Flag Football, 5K & 10K Running. Rafting & Camping.
Volunteer work: Denver Kids Mentor Program.
Extraordinary personal achievements/dreams: I want to continue to run a successful business and watch it mature into a business that can help sustain our community.
Anything you’d like to add: I.T. is simple, people are complex. Design the business computing environment so it is easy for the user to be successful.