“For most of my life I have lived and worked with technology. I spent the last decade in the cell phone industry where I learned many different skills that are invaluable to what my future holds. I learned to listen, to problem solve, and to be client-oriented. Not only did I work in sales, but I spent a lot of my career in management and training. During these times, I learned how to motivate and lead, and how to communicate and instruct people. These years strengthened my love for technology and because of that, I felt the need to move on and gain a deeper understanding of how things worked.“
Q: Why did you decide to come to Centriq?
A: I decided to attend Centriq training because I wanted to take my love for technology to the next level. I had heard about the program from many of my customers that I interacted with, and everyone had a great experience going through the Career Track. I chose Development for the potential of freedom of time to spend with my family. They are my true pride and joy!
Q: What class has been your favorite so far?
A: Currently my favorite subject matter would have to be the Front End portion of the Web Developer class. I find it really fun to make things look aesthetically pleasing. I also enjoy when you actually get to see the complete product of a final project, and once it is shown to the client, it is great to see how happy they are with the accomplishment. With that being said, SQL is also great.
Q: What do you hope to do after Centriq?
A: Really my ultimate goal (I have to sell my wife on this) is to buy a van to live in while I travel the US and code for a living. Though this won’t happen tomorrow, I am excited about the freedom that could come with the job of a Web Developer. Right after school, I do want to find a job with a company that has a passion for their people, a drive to succeed in their market, and a vision to use developer skills to take their business to the next level.
Q: What other interests do you have?
A: My family and I are really into anything water. We love lakes, pools, the ocean, and anything where we can get our feet wet. We also enjoy going to concerts and have a very large love for music. In my free time, I enjoy playing basketball, playing my guitar, spending time with the family, and volunteering at our Church.