I graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in 2008 with a degree in Business Administration concentrating in both Information Systems and Accounting. After this, I spent a year involved with religious / humanitarian efforts in Mexico City, Mexico.
During which I was both at work on the ground with the staff as well as employing my IS degree through the setup and maintenance of several web presences and collaborative tools for the organization's efforts. While down in Mexico, a couple friends who were with me and I decided that the needs of orphans in Mexico was too great to ignore. So, we started a 501c3 non-profit and called it Enfoque Ciudad (City Focus). The organization has grown to a staff of 7 people now and we plan to enter into the construction phase of our own orphanage in early 2012! Visit enfoqueciudad.org for more on that.
A year later, I returned to Califonia to marry my, then, girlfriend of a few years and to begin to look for a starting place for my career. I found a good opportunity as a software developer at a Vandenberg Air Force based location of InDyne, a government contractor. For over a year I worked on several initiatives to use software to make the base operations function seamlessly. Classic ASP and .Net web development, VB.Net and C#.Net desktop and mobile applications, PKI integrations, and extensive deluges into Oracle and VMWare products marked some of my experience with InDyne.
From there I came to my current position as Market Development Manager at iFixit.com. My part-time college position has come full circle and I thoroughly enjoy the startup culture and my coworkers here. We are launching many new services and products so for now and into the foreseeable future its... hustle, hustle, hustle.