Expanding my skill-set as a developer/software engineer - Learning new technologies - Becoming the best programmer/web developer I can be. Hobbies include: rock climbing, skiing, biking, pool, darts, softball... I enjoy most forms of competition. :-)
Dream Job: Being a developer at Levo. Obviously. :-) In all seriousness though, this is challenging and rewarding job on a great team with so much room for personal growth. I get to have a tremendous impact on our product everyday. I love being a part of something special and feeling valued by my organization. I'm lucky they found me.
December 2013 — Present
I create new and enhance existing features on the Levo.com website which utilizes Ruby on Rails, Backbone.js, and Jquery.
October 2011 — July 2012
I helped organize and track large commercial real estate transactions and Coordinated transfer, delivery and recording of important documents. Additionally, I maintained professional relationships with clients, brokers and attorneys.
CPR, BLS and First Aid Instructor
December 2010 — May 2014
I regularly instructed American Heart Association CPR/AED, first aid, and Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers courses throughout the SF Bay Area. I also held the responsibility for interviewing and recruiting new instructors.
Business Development Associate
December 2010 — September 2011
My primary job duties related to the sale of a Rails-based (SaaS) software service that managed public safety and AED (Automated External Defibrillator) programs. Associated responsibilities included assisting in new feature design, testing, and debugging of our online services and regular interaction with our developers. I frequently performed live software demos in person and via web conferencing. I assisted in the design of marketing material and customized brochures for our software services.
On an ongoing basis, I managed approximately 20 customer accounts which included training clients on the use of our software service, primary technical support, and billing/invoicing. To augment our sales pipeline, I contacted prospects, followed up on leads and regularly brought on new customers through these contacts.
American Medical Response
March 2007 — December 2010
With a partner, I provided primary 911 patient care and ambulance transport within Santa Cruz County. I was responsible for maintenance, inventory and stocking of all advanced life support devices, equipment and medications. Following every incident, I created accurate and detailed patient care reports.
Central Fire Protection District of Santa Cruz County
June 2006 — November 2008
I responded to pages for station coverage, fires and other incidents and aided full-time personnel in the mitigation of these events. In order to be eligible for the position, I had to complete the firefighting academy and attend weekly drills.
Central Coast Ambulance
October 2004 — August 2005
I provided or assisted with patient care for critical care, basic life support, neonatal, and gurney ambulance transports.
Landry and Foy Builders
June 2006 — December 2006
I was a general construction laborer whose responsibilities varied from carpentry to supply maintenance and delivery. I worked with a great group of people who allowed my schedule to be very flexible, knowing that I needed to pay the bills while I completed Paramedic school.
App Academy was a rigorous 3 month software development bootcamp that helped me update the programming skills that I first established in my undergraduate studies. Fortuitously, the technology stack that was taught matched very closely with the one used at Levo.
Emergency Training Services
EMT-I and Paramedic License, Emergency Medicine
ETS was where I first got training in emergency medicine. I started with a basic first aid course, and then took their EMT-I certification course. After some time working in the field, I was accepted into the much more intensive Paramedic school and licensure program where I learned anatomy/physiology, pharmacology, principles of paramedicine, emergency management (medical, traumatic and psychiatric). It took about 18 months, and was divided between classroom work and scenarios, hospital rotation, and a lengthy field internship with a nearby fire department.
BA, Business Economics
My primary studies were in economics; however, I also had extensive secondary coursework in computer science. Courses includes algorithm design, data structures, discrete mathematics, logic, performance analysis, computer circuitry, and software design utilizing C and Java.