“I was originally born in Olathe, moved to Louisiana, and then relocated back to Kansas City. I graduated from Park Hill North and after a few years, joined the Air Force. I served in the Air Force as a fully qualified jet engine and aircraft mechanic and a non-commissioned officer. Last November, after six years of service, I separated from the Air Force. I was able to travel the world and loved what I was doing, but wanted to come back home to Kansas City and make up for lost time with my daughter.“
Q: Why did you decide to come to Centriq?
A: I had been looking in to the IT career field for about a year before I separated from the Air Force. I took a few computer classes at a community college; during this time, I heard about Centriq on the radio. I started researching it, and the program sounded too good to be true. After speaking with Russ, I made my decision and signed up the next day.
Q: What class has been your favorite so far?
A: Everyone says Powershell here, right? Honestly, the whole track has mattered in some way, and compounds on knowledge that we learned the week before. The whole track has been great so far, but, yes, Powershell!
Q: What do you hope to do after Centriq?
A: I would like to stay in the Kansas City area, get an entry-level position, as much “on-the-job” training as possible, and just advance from there. It is a constantly evolving field, and I look forward to continually staying ahead of the curve.
Q: What other interests do you have?
A: When I talk about hobbies, I consider myself a jack of all trades: avid outdoorsman, movie buff, enjoy reading any book I can get my hands on. I work on all of my own vehicles, garden in the right seasons, and of course, spend as much time with my daughter as possible.