I am a Microsoft Developer Service MVP. I have been an MVP since 2008. I have spoken at multiple conferences throughout the last ten years.
Why I’m Running
For 20 years or so I have been in Software Development. During that time I have used many tools, languages, and technologies. I started out programming with a small book on QuickBASIC. I later moved on to Visual Basic for DOS. Windows then came along and I starting using Visual Basic for Windows, I then migrated to Visual Basic .NET and eventually ended up using Visual C#. I work as an Engineering Director at Quicken Loans, based in Detroit, MI. I am a public speaker and present internationally on a lot of different technology topics.
One of my primary goals in life is to leave this live (planet) better than it was when I joined it. I do that in many ways. My favorite way is to grow people and help make them better. I do this through education. Presenting/Public Speaking. I also do this by helping others find ways to help themselves grow. I believe that being on the board of the .NET Foundation, I can help the vision of .NET and make it easier for others to adopt and grow themselves. In the past, I have worked with many other talented professionals while serving on the Board of Directors for INETA to help spread the education and adoption of .NET.
I feel I am very well suited for the position.
My Community Contributions
INETA was the International .NET Association. I served on the board for eight years. Two as Director of Marketing, four as President, and two as Vice President.
Open Source Projects
- BingSharp: A wrapper around the Bing API in C#
- bootstrapThemeSwitcher: jquery plugin to dynamically load Bootstrap themes
- twbs-flickrCarousel: a bootstrap carousel to loop through Flickr pictures
- Public Speaker
- Organized Events at the Microsoft MVP Summit
- Book Reviewer