I’m originally from West Virginia but moved to Kansas City seven years ago. I have a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering and 7 years of experience in IT. I started out as tech support representative for Frontier Communications when I lived in West Virginia. When I came to Kansas City, I was a Quality Assurance Tester with USDA.
My name is Abigayle Willis I am a receptionist/swim teacher turned web developer. I have always loved math and science but really wanted to work in a field where I was able to interact with people on a regular basis. Web development feels like a perfect fit because of the logic element I enjoyed from math, the constant changes and new things to learn, and the teamwork element my extrovertedness prefers.
I’m a 5-year US Navy veteran, where I was a supervisor and specialized in driving Search and Rescue/Maritime Interdiction boats. Post-Navy, I went on to obtain my bachelor’s in Criminal Justice at the University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV). Currently, I am an ATM Technician, replenishing and ATMs and troubleshooting malfunctions.
I grew up in Kansas City and I have spent most of my adult life working in the food industry, in the same restaurant, for seven years. I learned all the positions and went from server to head-line cook, where I learned every facet of the business, got to meet all kinds of people, and learn how to cook which had always been an interest of mine.
Before my time here at Centriq, I spent 4 years at Rockhurst University obtaining a bachelor’s degree. I have worked in various positions at eye care centers around Kansas City since graduating, but I have always been interested in technology. From building a gaming-centered computer to running a Windows-based web server and working with HTML to build a website featuring my artwork.
My name is Timothy Foreman. In 2007 I joined the U.S Army as a diesel mechanic. I spent 9 years in the Army. When I was discharged, I started work for a company Ryder. I enjoyed the work, and I have learned a lot since then. I am married, I have three beautiful children – TJ, Noah and Isabelle. They are my world. I look forward every day to attending Centriq, and I learn something new about being a full stack developer every day. I feel that this is what God has intended for me to do. I love everything about what I have been learning here.
My name is Ira Stotler. I grew up in Manito, Illinois. I joined the Marine Corps in 2013 in the IT field. I am happily married to my wife 6 years now. We have two beautiful children Kathryn and Damien. I have studied and worked in the IT field for 11 years in positions ranging from Helpdesk to Field Technician.
My name is Matthew Davila and I was born in Watertown, NY but raised in Big Spring, TX. I was a former pre-Med student at Mizzou for a little over a year before realizing that I was much more passionate about Computer Science. Before coming to Centriq, I was a Price & Signage Coordinator at DICK’S Sporting Goods and a Driver for Enterprise Rent-A-Car, where I learned valuable skills in the service industry that I look forward to transitioning into the technological field. Using the knowledge and skills gained from Centriq, I am very excited and optimistic to see where my future career leads me.
I grew up in the Kansas City area. I joined the Navy as a Cryptologic Technician working in missile defense. During that time, I deployed twice. I returned home after four years and worked in private security for nine years. I am married and have 4 children aged 15, 14, 12, and 5. I’ve always had a passion for technology and love seeing what it can do to aid humanity.
My name is Stephen Mesler, I have lived in St. Peters, MO my entire life. I am happily married to my wife, Theresa, for almost 8 years. We have three monsters (cats) together, Chudley, Houdini, and Navi. I have worked multiple positions for the same company before coming to Centriq Training to find a new path for myself.