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WORK EXPERIENCE:                                                                                              

Jan 2015 – Present

         Senior Full Stack Software Developer (Tech Lead)

         Absorb Solutions Inc. in Calgary, AB

July 2014 – Present

         Specialist Application Developer

         Canadian Pacific Railway in Calgary, AB

May 2011 – Present

         Lead Software Developer

         Sunwapta Solutions Inc. in Calgary, AB

April 2008 – May 2011

         Software Developer

         DMT Development Systems Group Inc. in Winnipeg, MB

Attended a one week training course taught by Donald Belcham (Microsoft MVP)

Developed the Volvo Mobile Website media.volvocars.com

Developed the Renault and Nissan Europe Media Website www.media.renault.com

Developed the Volkswagen websites for all the dealers throughout Canada (http://agincourtvw.ca)

January 2004 – March 2008 (Co-op Term I / Contractor)

         Database Developer / Programmer

         Fisheries and Oceans Canada in Winnipeg, MB

Created an application used by researchers in Iqualuit to collect and supply fish data for fisherman

Provided assistance to database manager

Researched complex mathematical equations, which were used to create a unit conversion program for map coordinate systems

May 2007 – August 2007

          Website and Database Programmer / Analyst

          CafeSonique.com in Winnipeg, MB

        Revamped the entire websites Database, registration process and profile editing pages

May 2005 - August 2005

         Software Architect / Jr. Developer

         Louis Riel School Division (Co-op Term III) in Winnipeg, MB

Developed online forms

Researched and documented secure communication techniques in SharePoint and InfoPath

Installed the SharePoint Portal

September 2004 - December 2004

          Helpdesk / Desktop Technical Support

  Agriculture & Agri-food Canada (Co-op Term II)                                                Winnipeg, MB

Provided technical services to clients

Assisted co-workers with projects

Recommended technical solutions, preventive actions, and upgrades to senior technical staff

APPLIED SKILLS:                                          


Web Development

  • VB.NET
  • HTML5
  • XSLT
  • CSS
  • PHP
  • JavaScript/jQuery
  • C#.NET


  • IIS website maintenance on development servers
  • Administered a SharePoint Web Server

Source control

  • Subversion
  • Git
  • Visual Source Safe

Development Tools / IDE’s

  • Visual Studio 2003,2005,2010,2012, 2013
  • PHP Storm
  • Borland JBuilder
  • Eclipse


  • Microsoft SQL Server
  • Oracle 8
  • DB2
  • MySQL
  • Access
  • MongoDB
  • RavenDB


  • VB
  • C#
  • Java
  • C++
  • C
  • VBA
  • PhantomJS

Customer Relations

  • Waiter at Boston Pizza for four years (throughout University)
  • Vacuum salesman (TriStar) for 4 months