During my penultimate year at Kings Park High School I joined the Commack Volunteer Ambulance Corps. This was not only a rewarding experience but it provided me with skills like accurate documentation in fast paced environments and communication in high stress life and death situations.
While a student at Quinnipiac University in Connecticut I worked two jobs. The first was as a level 2 support technician for the schools IT department. The second was a summer job working for my grandfather at his real estate agency. I became a certified real estate agent but did not really enjoy selling homes. However while working in this position I noticed the severe lack of computers at other real estate offices on Long Island. I then founded Around the Clock Consulting to set up and maintain small business networks and used my real estate contacts to grow the business.
After graduating college I moved back to New York to work on my Masters Degree at New York Institute of Technology. While at NYIT I took a job working in a local Apple Store.
In 2005 I joined Apple and for three years I developed my knowledge of technology and exercised my people skills. As an Apple Creative, my top priority was providing each customer with the best possible experience. I also participated in community outreach events as a guest speaker at local macintosh user groups and as the keynote speaker at the Long Island Advertising Conference twice. I also spent 6 months as a Genius providing Tier 2 and Tier 3 technical support for Apple customers. I became ESD certified as well as Final Cut Pro, DVD Studio Pro, Soundtrack Pro, and Aperture Certified while working for Apple.
In May of 2009, I left Apple to support a family member in their time of need, during which I pursued a Master’s Degree in High School Education, Biology and Chemistry. My situation changed and I moved to California in hopes of reigniting my career in technology. I packed everything in my car and drove across the country to sleep on a friends sofa until I could get established in California.
November 2010 I started working at Cogix Inc. as a Technical Support Technician. During my time at Cogix I worked on many interesting projects including, orchestrating Cogix's move from colocation to the cloud and managing development projects for clients like Charles Schwab, the Los Angeles Unified School District, the Canadian Trucking Human Recourses Council, and many more. As a result last year I was made Director of Customer Service for Cogix Inc.
In November of 2014 I Co-Founded Pamper Groupe Inc. in San Jose, CA. Here are some images of the iOS app that I constructed while working for Pamper.