What can I do for you?

Whether your needs are in the technical, business, or education space, my experience and knowledge can add value to your organization. I'm currently seeking new challenges in the Austin, Texas area. I'm driven to find solutions and love working with teams to tackle tough problems.

The Big Idea

  • Technology Enthusiast

    I've delivered projects in a variety of languages and am comfortable with Linux administration. Also, I am an AWS-Certified Solutions Architect.

  • Business-Ready

    I have started companies in both Mainland China and the United States, both with positive revenue - experience which adds value to your organization.

  • Human-Focused

    My first passion is with teaching others. I have experience in teaching K-16 and leading small business teams to big outcomes.

Skills & Technologies

  • Python

    Many of my projects are written in Python. It's my preferred language due to its portability, support of virtual environments, and support of rapid prototyping.

  • Django

    My social influencer startup Hypepilot is chiefly written using the Django framework.

  • HTML/CSS/JS

    Implementing websites is like second nature to me. For front-end development, I often use Bootstrap.

  • Microsoft .NET (both C# and VB)

    One of my first projects, China Internet Answer, was written in C# as a service to provide an escape from the Great Firewall of China.

  • MySQL

    I have deployed many projects using MySQL and have deployed projects using similar RDS's such as PostgreSQL.

  • Linux and BASH

    Much of my work is spent at at the terminal and I am comfortable both using various flavors of Linux and writing BASH scripts.

  • Amazon AWS

    As an AWS-Certified Solutions Architect, I am familiar with implementing solutions in the cloud.

  • Docker and CI/CD

    I have set up CI/CD systems for Django applications using Docker and Amazon CodePipeline which allow for easy auto-deployment of code.

  • Git & GitHub

    Many of my projects have had multiuser version control involving multiple branches, managed privately via local Git servers or GitHub.

  • Entrepreneurship & Team Leadership

    I have founded several companies and implemented operational processes to achieve positive revenue. My leadership experience includes managing teams as big as 6 people.

  • Recruitment & Human Resources

    The company I started was contracted to source talent and provide interviews for some of the top educational institutions in China.

  • Conversational Chinese

    After spending 3 years in Mainland China, I can speak some conversational "kitchen" Mandarin Chinese.

and many more...

Active Certifications

  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect

    Certified to architect and deploy secure and robust applications using AWS cloud technologies.

    See Certificate
  • ITIL 4 Foundation Certified

    Capable of delivering continual value to businesses through IT Service Management (ITSM).

    See Certificate
  • Certified IT Support Professional

    Ready to handle the challenging and diverse issues which organizations face in daily IT operations.

    See Certificate
  • Certified Public Educator

    • Computer Science 8-12
    • Technology Applications EC-12
    • Music EC-12

    See Certificate

By the Numbers

A little story about the company I founded in Mainland China.

  • 3,120+ Applications Processed
  • 200+ Hired From Our Referrals
  • $100K+ Revenue Generated
  • 10+ Partner Institutions
  • 1,000+ Students Served

I founded Genesis Foundry (listed as "Fuzhou Exchanges Educational Consulting Co. Ltd.") in 2016 with the mission to provide educational services to the Chinese market. With increasing demand for English-language education in China, our company was able to find success through the recruitment of teachers for some of the largest online education companies in China, including DaDaABC, Landi English, and ABC360. In 2017, we also launched a study abroad department and successfully began placing students in universities and language schools in the United States and Japan. The company is currently under Chinese management and still successfully placing foreign teachers in online jobs today.

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