Memorable Life Lesson: Leaving one's portfolio in a state of disrepair while one is happily employed tends to backfire when one's employer becomes the target of an acquisition.

I spent about five years making my living in the banking industry, only using my design and programming skills for volunteer work and side projects. During the last year and a half of my bank employment, I managed to use my database, SQL and VBA knowledge in my banking job, creating a relational Microsoft Access database for data tracking and reporting. I also rediscovered the joy of programming and problem-solving by tackling freelance web design projects.

I have recently found employment in Information Services in the health care industry, but may be interested in contract / freelance projects in the future. Please feel free to download my resume or e-mail me at