After over nine years working with the government in the criminal justice field, including working as a Probation Officer and a Private Investigator, I decided to make a career change into something that I’m really passionate about. I’ve found that I really enjoy working with technology, from building computers to troubleshooting. After a few years of casually doing just that on my own time, I was excited to find a program that could help me turn my hobby into a full-time job.
I live in Lee’s Summit with my husband of 16 years, our three kids who are 15, 13, and 11, and a spoiled, fat cat. Before attending Centriq, I was in early childhood education for 15 years and received my Masters in Teaching. I am very fortunate to have a strong support system in my immediate and extended family that have encouraged me as I step out to pursue a new career in technology.
My professional background is in sales, and I left that field to try for more fulfilling and challenging options. The logical transition was web development as it allows for endless personal growth and countless problems to overcome. I’ve learned to live by the motto, “I might not know everything, but I can learn anything.” It has been a great maxim through this track.
Throughout high school, I took a multitude of dual credit courses, in about every subject you could imagine. I used those dual credit courses to determine what profession I would like to pursue. Following, I realized how big of a passion I have for Information Technology, which led me to Centriq Training to further my education as a .NET Developer.Read More
My name is Tyler, I’ve been married to my wife, Jenna, for eight years. My favorite person in the world is my two-year-old son, Finley! I have a reputation for having a sense of humor (albeit a dry one). I enjoy running and nature. My favorite season is Spring, for so many reasons, and the start of Baseball season is certainly among them! Professionally, I have over ten years of Customer Service experience, and I am excited about making a new start in IT.Read More
I went to Shawnee Mission West and graduated in 2015. While in high school, I was a car wash manager for 4 years. I learned a lot working there and decided that I wanted to take the skills I acquired and apply them to something more meaningful to me.Read More
I was born and raised in Kansas City, and grew up dreaming of being a Video Game programmer, I would write out logic for different mechanics and theories for their implementation. I was a pretty nerdy kid! Once out of school; however, I decided to take a safer route, so I took my love for engineering and dove into the automotive world with the long-term goal of becoming a mechanical engineer. I worked as a parts delivery driver, a technology guru at Honda of Tiffany Springs, then as an assembly technician at the Harley Davidson factory in KC.Read More
Before beginning my studies at Centriq, I graduated from Cornell College with a degree in Economics & Business in 2010. I come from a background of competition in sports, having the opportunity to play football at the collegiate level as well. I have spent the last 7 years primarily in sales and customer service, with a focus on finance. I am currently married and have a wonderful spouse that has been beside me through my career change. Read More
“Prior to enrolling in Centriq, I graduated from Dodge City Community College with an Associates of Applied Science in Computer Technology. After Community College, I worked for House of Schwan as a delivery driver for eight years in Wichita, KS. While working, I took courses at Wichita State University and then online courses through Fort Hays State University to further my goal of attaining a Bachelor’s degree.”Read More