Benjamin Bogard

6471 Golden Leaf Court

Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202-1808

(941) 223 6834




·           NewGate School, The International IB Montessori Academy of Sarasota, Sarasota, FL.  (1999-2007; 2010-Present)


·      Braden River Elementary,

Bradenton, FL.  (2007-2009)



School Activities

·           Weekly Cooking Class (2012-2013)

·           Tech and AV Equipment Support (2010-Present)

·           Monthly community meeting facilitator (2010-Present)

·           Sailing Lessons (2013)

·           Co-Founder of School Video Production/Editing Team (2012-Present)

·           President of School Uniform Store (2013-Present)

·           Young Entrepreneurs Academy Business Class (2015-Present)

·           International Baccalaureate Diploma Candidate (2016-Present)


·           Experimental Aviation Association Student Member (2014-Present)

·           Mensa Member (2014-Present)

·           FCC Amatur Radio Amateur Extra(+Technician + General) Licence; Call Sign KM4DE              (2014-Present)

·           Amateur Radio Relay League Member  (2015-Present)

·           National Weather Service Skywarn Spotter- ID: MAN-599  (2016-Present)



·           Family Living Magazine’s Shining Student Award (2011)

·           Phyllis Wilbanks Memorial Golf Tournament 1st Place (2009)

·           Sarasota Airport Student Artwork Competition Honorable Mention (2015)



Work Experience


·      Worked part time on a dairy goat farm, making cheese, soap, jelly, fudge and taking care of animals (2007-Present)

·      Worked at NewGate’s International Children’s Day: responsible for tech/AV equipment (2013)

·      Intern at WSLR 93.5 LPFM radio station (2013)

·      Intern at Computer Advantage Sarasota, Apple Authorised Repair Center (2014)

·      Intern at United Systems, an IT management company (2015)

·      Intern at Voalte, a healthcare communications systems company (2016)

·      Intern at L3 Aviation Recorders (2017)

·      Part time employee at Jaytron Marine Electronics Repair (2015-Present)


·      ARES (Amateur Radio Emergency Services) Ham Radio Club (2014-Present)

·      President of BARC (Bradenton Amateur Radio Club) Ham Radio Club (2014-Present)

·      MARC (Manatee Amateur Radio Club) Ham Radio Club (2014-Present)

·      Boy Scouts Senior Patrol Leader (2015-Present)

·      Young Entrepreneurs Association (2015-Present)

Other Activities/Interests


·           Fluent in English and German (1999-Present)

·           Developing French  (2012-2014)

·                     Currently engaged in advanced German studies (2014-Present)

·           Taking flying lessons (2014-Present)

·           Practicing crossbow archery  (2014-Present)

·           Practicing and taking marksmanship lessons  (2014-Present)

·           Experience investing in my Roth IRA and precious metals  (2015-Present)

·           Currently running household finances- bill pay, refinancing, taxes etc.

·           Travel: Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, Canada, Mexico, Honduras,

Washington D.C, Jamaica, Cayman Islands, Dominican Republic

Electrical/Mechanical Projects

·           Made a copper phone faraday cage

·           Made a recycled LED panel light

·           Made a negative ion generator static zapping device

·           Made a tennis ball launching air cannon

·           Made a 2m/440 dual band ham radio J-Pole antenna

·           Made my own ham radio desk

·           Converted an old server into a linux web server/NAS

·           Developing an electromagnetic launcher

·           Made a wooden chest

·           Made an altoids solar phone charger

·           Made a GPS reverse geocaching box

·           Made a talking praise box

·           Made stocks

·           Made a trebuchet

·           Made a electronic slot game

·           Made a ultrasonic distance sensor

·           Made a dimmable flashlight/warning device


Computer/Engineering Skills


·           Know the basics of: Accounting and QuickBooks 2010, CSS, PHP, Python, FreeCAD,

Apache Servers

·           Proficient in: C++ & Arduino Scripting, 123D Design, Slic3r, Linux, Avid Media         

Composer, Adobe Photoshop, MySQL, Wine, WineBottler

·           Advanced knowledge of: Soldering, Microcontrollers, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft

Outlook, Microsoft Publisher, Gimp, iMovie, Final Cut Pro, Audacity, WordPress,

Ecommerce, Cadsoft EAGLE, Adobe Photoshop

·           Created and maintaining a personal website:

·           Running an electronics/DIY YouTube channel with 3k+ subscribers;