giving back

Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile. - Albert Einstein

Hands On Nashville

As a relatively new resident of Nashville, I try and take advantage of opportunities to volunteer with Hands On Nashville as much as I can. They provide assistance to a variety of organizations throughout the Nashville area and it's a wonderful way to meet new people and spend time with co-workers outside of the daily grind. Not mention fulfilling community needs through specific, well planned projects.

Hoosier Educational Computer Coordinators (HECC)

2011 Secretary, 2010 Secretary, 2009 Board Member, 2008 Member

It is the mission of HECC to provide those charged with implementing educational technology in Indiana schools with timely information and resources in order to improve communication, efficiency, and the integration of technology.

Ivy Tech Community College CINS/CINT Advisory Council


Council meets to ensure that appropriate technology topics are included in future Ivy Tech technology concentrations.

Computer Discount Warehouse - Gov't K-12 Advisory Board


K-12 Customer Advisory Board: Participation in regular collaborate discussions that will assist CDWG in making important business and communication decisions based on the strength of collective feedback

Novell Users Group of Indiana (NUGI)


NUGI is a chartered member of Novell Users International focused on educating its members on the value of Novell Solutions and Software for the Open Enterprise. NUGI is committed to enhancing collaboration regarding Novell’s vision for the Data Center, Security and Identity, Resource Management, Work Group and the Desktop.

Phi Theta Kappa

2005 to 2007

President, Beta Gamma Zeta Chapter

Help promote and preside over the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society chapter at the Logansport Ivy Tech campus; participate in Phi Theta Kappa activities through the State of Indiana and USA.

FedEx/Special Olympics

July to August 2006

Team Captain for Annual Plane Pull Event

The annual plane pull event is used to raise money for Special Olympics of Indiana. The team captain's responsibilities include coordinating a team of 20 pullers together and raising at least $1,000 for the team to compete in the event.

Association for Career & Technical Education (ACTE)

March 2006

National Policy Seminar, Washington D.C.

Lobbied on Capitol Hill on behalf of Career & Technical Education, specifically to request continued funding of the Perkin’s Act

FedEx/Special Olympics

July to August 2005

Participant in the Annual Plane Pull Event

The annual plane pull event is used to raise money for Special Olympics of Indiana. I personally raised $200 to sponsor four people to participate in the event. Our team went on to raise over $1,500 and were awarded the "Most Spirited" award.

Volunteer web designer

Fulfilling a need where I could donate some time and talents to benefit these very worthwhile organizations.

  • Lafayette Great Banquet, 2006 to 2010

  • Walton Christian Church, 2005 to 2007

  • Logansport Great Banquet, 2005 to 2008

  • LazarusFest Music Festival, 2001 to 2006

Great Banquet & Awakening Communities

Lafayette, Kokomo, and Logansport (Indiana)

2000 to 2009

Lay Director, Assistant Lay Director, Kitchen Agape, Table Leader, Assistant Table Leader, Spiritual Director, Agape, and Speaker

The Great Banquet (for adults) and the Awakening (for teenagers) are ecumenical, nondenominational, orderly, structured weekends designed to strengthen and renew the faith of Christians and examines Christianity as a lifestyle. Through a combined effort of laity and clergy, the Great Banquet and Awakening focuses on the renewal of the church.

The Great Banquet & Awakening was a large part of my community service mission for several years. It's where a small body of believers come together in leading others toward a relationship with Jesus Christ or to help strengthen an already existing relationship, and thus working to fulfill the Great Commission found in Matthew 28:19.

Each 72-hour weekend requires approximately 8-9 weeks of preparation. Each talk given is approximately 20-30 minutes in length. Each team consists of approximately 29-31 members. Each weekend consists of approximately 30-42 guest attendees.