I am currently a PeopleSoft Application Development Supervisor at the Minnesota IT Services in St. Paul, MN, working on developing PeopleSoft HRMS, ELM and FMS systems applications. I also manage the HRMS and ELM Application Development team. Prior to my current position, I was a Peoplesoft Systems Developer at Capella University in Minneapolis, MN. Prior to that, I was a programmer analyst at the North Dakota University System (NDUS). I have experience in developing software programs and processes for CS, HRMS, FMS, ELM and CRM pillars within PeopleSoft. I love playing with data and learning new and innovative ways to manage data and create a user friendly system experience. While at NDUS, I worked on multiple projects within Student Records, Campus Community and Admissions modules and am working through the implementation of our data warehouse with IBM’s COGNOS. I have a masters in Computer Science from the University of Alabama (UA) in 2011 and over the years have researched on topics focusing on green computing, robotics, smart grids, program optimization, molecular modeling of proteins as well as high performance distributed computing.
I’m a new board member on the Public Sector User Group (PSUG). And have been attending Alliance conferences since 2015 in Nashville, TN. I've been an active participant at conferences and in PSUG as well as HEUG. I presented sessions in technical and reporting track at both Alliance 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019. And have also attended and presented multiple sessions at regional conferences, MIDHEUG 2016 and SCHRUG 2017. With my involvement in the Young Professionals Group (YPG), I have also presented and organized multiple webinars over the span of last 4 years. I have volunteered for the HEUG TAG and PAGs at all of the conferences I have attended and have made good friends across the community and cherish those memories. I am currently also a committee member on the YPG within HEUG and hope to expand the group into PSUG. I work on planning and organizing YPG 101 webinar series and also am also the secretary on the group.
When I am not fiddling with data and code, I like to cook and play board games with my wife. We are very passionate about traveling and hiking. I am also an avid sports fan supporting the Green Bay Packers and the University of Alabama football (Roll Tide!). Volunteering is an important part of my life and I have put in more than 1500 hours of service in the last 10 years for multiple organizations. I was able to work in Guatemala building a clinic and participating in a feeding/education program for underprivileged children and with the American Red Cross after the 2011 tornado in Alabama among other projects.