I am a father of 3 boys who eat everything. I’m also a supportive husband to a stay-at-home mom. Before coming to Centriq Training, I worked for Charter/Spectrum where I worked with both commercial and residential customers before going to work on the mainline. I am the head coach for my 6-year-old’s soccer team through Sporting KC.
Hello! My name is Carter Croft, I am 21 years old and from Overland Park, KS. I played baseball for about 14 years beginning when I was 4. I enjoy music, playing guitar, and spending time with my two Boston Terriers. I have always been interested in technology, specifically computers which led me to go to college pursuing Software Development, but I took a big hit to my motivation when the pandemic hit and classes shifted on online learning.
Hi there! My name is Halle Roach, I grew up in a small town called Bowling Green, MO. which is about an hour and 45 minutes out from the STL Centriq location! Throughout my years of school, I was continually active in FFA and went to State competitions. Graduating high school, I found myself working at horse barns cleaning stalls and shortly after working at a warehouse where I decide I wanted to have an actual career.
Transitioning from Warfighter to Cyber Warrior
I retired after serving 20 years on active duty as a Chief Hospital Corpsman and spent 5 years as a commercial electrician. I have found my new purpose that has always been in the back of my mind. With the condition of the world today, I saw a window of opportunity to finally chase my passion. Within a few short months, I will complete my training and be looking for employment opportunities within the cyber world.
Cheers! My name is Jordan Hickman and I grew up in Kansas City, Missouri. I really enjoy my time writing music, going to concerts, reading, and trying out new recipes. I especially enjoy travel, national and abroad, and hiking in new places. My close family lives here although I am not beyond living elsewhere at a date in the future to drink in different environments and seek out great opportunities.
Hi! My name is Sarah Ledford. I live in the KC Metro area with my husband, dog, and cat. I’m originally from Alabama but moved up here when my husband was stationed at Fort Riley. After the military, we moved here so he could go to Centriq through the SSA program. Fast forward a couple of years, and here I am!
Hi! I am Rory Siercks from Lee’s Summit MO. I am from Kansas City, native born and raised, but was fortunate to have traveled all over this country at a young age while I was pursuing a career in music.
Hi! My name is Jordan Felix. I am a hardworking, hard playing individual who enjoys a good audiobook, playing my guitar, and being a supporting husband for my wife and her business. I was born and raised in the Metro East area and attended Southwestern Illinois College for Music Education before plunging into the work force. I have always let my curiosity drive my passions and, after dabbling in some online networking courses, I knew that I wanted to get serious about a career in IT.
Hi! I’m Dylan, I have been a Kansas native since birth, growing up in Olathe, Lawrence and even Ottawa. Before coming to Centriq I worked in warehouse and logistics for about 7 years. I always knew that warehouse working was never going to be the place I wanted to stay, so I decided to take it into my own hands and finally work in technology. Working in the IT field is something I have wanted since I was a child trying to figure out my mother’s computer. I cannot wait to see the future that is unfolded in front of me!
I came to Kansas City to study Music Education and as much as I loved the teachings, I quickly found the career field wasn’t a fit for me.
Since then I’ve been problem-solving on the daily as a restaurant manager and found I most enjoyed analyzing, deconstructing, and finally solving big, complex problems.
Of course as I learned that about myself, the transition to programming was almost a no-brainer.
It was an instant fit and I love it more every day!