I am a simple guy.
My work style is simple. I like to use a repeatable process that allows for optimum creativity and efficiency. My roots are firmly planted in the styles of agile development which allows me to adapt and create quickly as I gather feedback from my clients in order to create a finished product that fully suits their needs.
A proud father of 3 with a loving and supporting wife who doesn’t truly appreciate my impeccable sense of humor. In my time outside of being Dad, I can usually be found with an instrument of some kind. Maybe a kazoo. Or a chime. Sometimes just my hands and a steering wheel ready to take a beating.
(But not too hard). I am a firm believer in making time to stop and appreciate the world around you. Inspiration comes from many places and most of the time we don’t have to look far to find it. And when we do find the right kind of inspiration, the work becomes a lot more fun.
Conquering “mountains” is one of the ways I enjoy spending my free time. Other activities I enjoy are things like making gourmet frozen pizzas, pretending I am as good at sports as I once was, or pretending I am as good of a musician as I’d like to be.
If not already clear, I am also a strong supporter of not taking life too seriously. It is safe to say my children take after me in that regard. We like to laugh and we do so often. I read on the internet that if you laugh enough it will make you skinny and better-looking, so I guess you could say I exercise often.
I currently work as a QA Engineer at a ticketing software company based out of San Diego, CA. In this role, I am responsible for testing our product before it goes to market to ensure it is released without issue. I am also responsible for the creation, maintenence and improvements of our automated testing platform. In addition to being the last line of defense before we release to our customer base, I also assist the product management team in writing stories, developing requirements and outlining acceptance criteria for upcoming features and releases.
When I began at Zurple, my role included handling everything from customer billing to IDX processing. Having such a wide range of responsibilities allowed me to learn a great deal about the real estate industry, and specifically online real estate marketing. In this role I helped create several training processes, personally handled VIP customers, trained new employees on best practices and much more.
After getting my feet wet in real estate marketing at Z57, I had a quick stop at 220 Marketing before moving on to Zurple Inc.
My first experiences in real estate marketing came at Z57 where I was personally responsible for managing the success of over 100 different real estate agents and brokers.
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