Job History

  • Agile Coach and Trainer

    Shelter Insurance

    As a coach and trainer at Shelter Insurance, a 70 year-old agent focused insurance company, I engage teams and individuals to evaluate and improve their workflows and deliver more innovative products.

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  • Scrum Master

    Shelter Insurance

    As a Scrum Master on one of the new Scrum teams formed at Shelter, it was my responsibility to guide the team in the application of Scrum practices and values.

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  • Agile Coach and Linux Admin

    979 Design

    979 Design was a small start-up web design agency. I primarily filled two roles in this organization: Linux administrator and agile coach.

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  • Software Developer

    Shelter Insurance

    As a member of a Scrum team, I shared the responsibility of designing, implementing, and testing the Say Insurance web application. This was part of an initiative to move Shelter away from their traditional agent driven business model to a direct-to-consumer model.

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  • IT Senior Associate

    Daniel Boone Regional Library

    I was an instrumental figure in planning and executing IT initiatives at Daniel Boone Regional Library, a public library system consisting of three branches and serving two counties in mid-Missouri

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  • Web Associate

    Daniel Boone Regional Library

    As one of two web associates at the Daniel Boone Regional Library, I was jointly responsible for designing and coding all of the library’s web applications, both internal and external.

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Certifications

Additional Training

  • Effective Facilitation and Collaboration Skills

    This course covers several advanced facilitation, emotional intelligence and cultural transformation topics that are guaranteed to have an immediate positive effect in the way you work. It has been designed to have extensive workshops and live demos to demonstrate the key skills needed.

  • Train the Trainer

    This program will allow a selected number of candidates to be developed as agile trainers over a long period of time. The approach will require full immersion both for theory and practice as it is an accelerated approach similar to incubation.

  • Advanced Team Coaching Course

    The Advanced Team Coaching Course is for ScrumMasters, Team Coaches and others who want to take their skills, knowledge and abilities for coaching and facilitating teams to a professional level beyond the basics.

  • Agile Servant Leadership

    Working to empower and serve the people you lead is the main concept behind Servant Leadership. Challenging them to go farther, reach higher, innovate and have fun doing it requires leadership skills that are beyond the traditional “Command and Control” style of management. Through this course, participants learn and practice execution of the most critical skills needed for leading by serving first.

  • SAFe: New Roles, New Responsibilities

    This one day course will describe how SAFe functions. It will cover the various roles within the SAFe framework, how those roles fit together, and how SAFe enhances agility.

Conferences