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Education

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  • Boonville Elementary School
    • 1985 - 1994, K-8th grade
    • Academically Gifted - 1990 - 1994
    • Beginner and Advanced Band 1991 - 1994
    • High School Marching Band 1993/94
    • Graduated in 1994 in top 10% of class
  • Starmount High School
    • 1994 - 1998, 9th-12th grade
    • Marching Band 1993/94 - 1998
    • Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) 1996/97 - 1998
    • Mu Alpha Theta Math Honor Society 1996/97 - 1998
    • Advanced Keyboarding Award 1996/97
    • Algebra III/Trigonometry Award 1996/97
    • Technology Assistant Award 1997/98
    • Computer Applications I Award 1997/98
    • Danforth Award 1998
    • Student Taught Computer Applications II - Mrs. Haynes 2nd semester 1998
  • Surry Community College
    • Fall 1998 - Summer 2000
    • Honor Graduate Spring 2000
    • Associate in Arts
    • Associate in Science
    • Cumulative GPA - 3.5
    • 1998/99 Mathematics Competition - 2nd Place
    • Who’s Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges Award
    • Microsoft Office Applications and Mathematics Tutor

    Courses

    • 1998 Fall Semester Classes
      • Calculus I
      • Expository Writing
      • Western Civilization I
      • Introduction to Computers
      • Introduction to Programming and Logic
      • College Student Success
    • 1999 Spring Semester Classes
      • Calculus II
      • Argument-Based Research
      • Survey of Operating Systems
      • COBOL Programming
      • General Psychology
      • Physical Fitness I
    • 1999 Fall Semester Classes
      • General Physics I
      • Public Speaking
      • Survey of Economics
      • World Literature I
      • Abnormal Psychology
    • 2000 Spring Semester Classes
      • Calculus III
      • General Physics II
      • Western Civilization II
      • Art History Survey II
      • Educational Psychology
      • Introduction to Literature
      • Weight Training I
    • 2000 Summer Classes
      • Linear Algebra
      • Differential Equations
  • Appalachian State University
    • Fall 2000 - Summer 2005
    • M.A. Mathematics, May 2005
    • Thesis: Developing a Free Educational Tool and Instructional Material for Applied Mathematical Modeling Courses
    • B.S. Computer Science, August 2005
    • B.S. Applied Mathematics, Minor Statistics, Magna Cum Laude Spring 2002
    • Technical Support Services, Walk-in Technical Support
    • Graduate Teaching Assistant
    • CSEMS Scholar

    Courses

    • 2000 Fall Semester Classes (Undergraduate)
      • Computer Science I
      • Discrete Mathematics
      • Probability with Modeling Applications
      • Introduction to Real Analysis
    • 2001 Spring Semester Classes
      • Computer Science II
      • Theoretical Computer Science
      • Image Processing
      • Cryptology
      • Graph Theory
    • 2001 Summer Semester Classes
      • Statistics and S
    • 2001 Fall Semester Classes
      • Applications of Math
      • Mathematical Statistics I
      • Data Structures
      • Assembly Language and Machine Operation
    • 2002 Spring Semester Classes
      • Numerical Methods
      • Mathematical Statistics II
      • Programming Languages
      • Computer Systems I
    • 2002 Fall Semester Classes (Graduate)
      • Complex Analysis
      • Linear Algebra
      • Cryptanalysis Research
      • Teaching Apprenticeship - Calculus for Biology Majors
      • Seminar in the Pedagogy of Math
    • 2003 Spring Semester Classes
      • Partial Differential Equations
      • History of Mathematics
      • Seminar in the Pedagogy of Math
      • Teaching Apprenticeship - Ordinary Differential Equations
      • CSEMS Seminar II
    • 2003 Summer Semester Classes
      • Real Analysis I
    • 2003 Fall Semester Classes
      • Real Analysis II
      • Advanced Differential Equations
      • Seminar in the Pedagogy of Math
      • Teaching Apprenticeship - Linear Algebra
      • CSEMS Seminar III
    • 2004 Spring Semester Classes
      • Thesis
      • Independent Study in Abstract Algebra
      • CSEMS Seminar IV
    • 2004 Summer Semester Classes (Dual Enrolled)
      • Applied Neural Networks
    • 2004 Fall Semester Classes
      • Thesis
      • Computer Systems II
      • Software Engineering
      • Database Systems
      • CSEMS Seminar V
    • 2005 Spring Semester Classes
      • Thesis
      • Senior Seminar in Computer Science
    • 2005 Summer Semester Classes
      • Introduction to Geology
  • Florida State University
    • Fall 2009 - Dept of Statistics
    • Spring 2010 - Dept of Scientific Computing

    Courses

    • 2009 Fall Semester Classes
      • Statistics in Applications I
      • Computational Methods in Statistics I
      • Distribution Theory
    • 2010 Spring Semester Classes
      • Did not complete courses
      • Pursued full time employment with Dept of Scientific Computing

Organizations

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  • Boy Scouts of America Troop 653
    • 1990 - 2000
    • Scouter 1990 - 1998
    • Assistant Scout Master 1998 - 2000
    • Eagle Scout Award 1997
    • Felix Hege Memorial Scout Scholarship 1998
  • Order of the Arrow, BSA
    • Ordeal Member
    • Brotherhood Member
  • Appalachian Linux Users Group, Boone NC
    • Member, September 2002 - Summer 2009
  • ASU Gaming Club, Boone NC
    • Advisor, March 2006 - Summer 2009

Work Experience

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  • Camp Raven Knob Boy Scout Reservation
    • First Year Scouter Instructor
    • Summers of 1996 and 1997
  • Starmount Crossing Cinema V
    • Customer Service (Cashier, Food Service, and Usher)
    • October 1997 - December 1998
  • Platinum Propane - Administrative Assistant
    • Administrative Assistant
    • February 1998 - August 1998
  • Movie Express
    • Cashier and Check out
    • July 1998 as extra help
  • Surry Community College
    • Microsoft Office Applications and Mathematics Tutor
    • Fall Semester 1998 - Summer Semester 2000
  • Reel Time Movies and Tanning
    • Cashier and Check out
    • December 1998 - June 1999
  • Computers R Us
    • Computer Construction, Upgrades and Troubleshooting, Sales
    • June 1999 - December 1999
  • Technology Support Services, Appalachian State University
    • Staff, Walk-In Computer Repair and Technical Support
    • Fall Semester 2000 - Spring Semester 2002
    • Spring Semester 2004 - Summer Semester 2005
    • Formerly known as Academic Computing Services
  • Elk Shoals United Methodist Camp
    • Resident Camp Children’s Counselor
    • Summer 2001
  • Carolwood, McCall, and Elk Shoals United Methodist Camps
    • Resident Children’s Camp Program Director
    • Summer 2002
  • Department of Mathematical Sciences, Appalachian State University
    • Graduate Teaching Assistant
    • Fall Semester 2002 - Fall Semester 2003
  • Technology Support Services, Appalachian State University
    • Supervisor, Walk-In Computer Repair and Technical Support
    • Fall Semester 2005 - Summer 2007
    • Formerly known as Academic Computing Services
  • Technology Support Services, Appalachian State University
    • Enterprise Software Deployment and Administration
    • Summer 2007 - Summer 2009
  • Technology Support Services, Appalachian State University
    • Part time remote software administration
    • Summer 2009 - Fall 2009
  • Department of Statistics, Florida State University
    • Statistics help desk tutor, Fall 2009
  • Department of Scientific Computing, Florida State University
    • Assistant Technical Support and System Administrator, Spring 2010
  • Department of Scientific Computing, Florida State University
    • High Performance Computing System Administrator
    • July 2010 to May 2012
  • Basho Technologies
    • Client Services Engineer
    • May 2012 to present

Special Skills and Interests

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  • Computers
    • In depth knowledge of Operating Systems:
      • UNIX, Linux, BSD, Solaris/SmartOS
      • DOS
      • Windows
      • Mac OS
    • Programming:
      • Python
      • BASH shell scripting
      • C and C++
      • Experience with: SQL, Assembly, Java, Perl, Fortran, Lisp, COBOL, and PHP
      • Version control systems: CVS, SVN, Git, Mercurial
    • Administration of enterprise applications:
      • Riak distributed, fault tolerant NoSQL database
      • OpenLDAP and Active Directory
      • Zimbra collaboration and mail suite
      • Openfire Jabber / XMPP chat server
      • Plone and Drupal web content management systems (CMS)
      • Trac project management system with Subversion version control system
      • TechExcel ServiceWise helpdesk system
      • Cosign single sign-on server
    • Software building, packaging, and installation
      • Anaconda (Red Hat system installer)
      • RPM (Red Hat Package Manager) and YUM (Yellowdog Updater Modified)
      • RPMBuild and Mock packaging
      • DPKG (Debian Packager) and APT (Advanced Packaging Tool)
      • FreeBSD Ports
    • Technical and administrative software applications:
      • R and S-plus
      • Matlab and Octave
      • Maple
      • LaTeX
      • Office Applications (Microsoft Office, OpenOffice.org, Keynote)
  • Typist
    • 56 words per minute (see Education: Starmount High School)
  • Teaching
    • First Year Scouter Instructor (see Work Experience: Camp Raven Knob)
    • Student Teaching (see Education: Starmount High School)
    • Student Teaching (see Education: Surry Community College, Spring 2000 semester)
    • Graduate Teaching Assistant (see Work Experience: Department of Mathematical Sciences, ASU)
  • Music
    • Trumpet (see Education: Boonville Elementary School and Starmount High School)
    • Trombone
    • Guitar
    • Drums
  • Ultimate Fighting Championship and Mixed Martial Arts fan