I lead one of our high-priority, customer-facing projects for the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG). My responsibilities include delegating staff assignments, managing my team’s schedule, identifying and selecting new hires, assisting other projects, and providing technical guidance as needed for the team.
When I was growing up, I had a passion for sports and dreamed of being a professional baseball player, but I never reached that dream after finishing up my career in college. Although my plans for baseball didn’t work out as I had hoped they would, I’d always had a passion for computers and IT as well. After completing college, I started my career in the IT field and have loved the work ever since.
The one thing I can’t live without is my faith and relationship with God. My faith has helped me get through some difficult trials in life, and I thank God every day for the blessings that he has given to me.
I love sports in general, but my favorite sport would be baseball. Before I was born, my father played professionally in the minor leagues for the Pittsburgh Pirates then traveled all around the country playing elite fastpitch softball. Growing up, I was either at a ballfield with my dad or older brother and watching them play, or I was playing baseball myself.
I hold the Junior College Baseball record for batting average in a World Series. Way back in 1993, I had 14 hits in 22 at-bats during a run that saw my team lose in the championship game. At one point, I also held the record for most hits in a Junior College Baseball World Series, but that was broken several years ago.
My guilty pleasure is watching the television show called The Office. Although it goes beyond limits that should ever be allowed in a real office, the cast of characters in the show make me laugh regularly, and the show never seems to get old even though it’s been off the air for at least six years.
In the next decade, I hope to see Synergy continue with its forward-thinking vision of streamlining and automating existing customer processes to benefit both the customer and the employees of the company.