I graduated HS and Trade technical school in 1983 and began persuing my first love; building custom homes. Eventually, my building experiences led to working on commercial sites. I returned to school in the late 90s and obtain my teaching certificate for vocational education from Temple University. For several years I tought a technical program sponsored by Berks County Homebuilders Association. In 2000, I began working for a Municipal (Civil) Consultant and returned to school and a graduate studies program in GIS through Penn State. GIS can be some seriously cool stuff. My position with the Consultant firm allowed me to apply and sharpen the skills I learned at Penn State. During this part of my career, I was also able to work with site design in the form of sanitary sewer projects and commercial subdivisions.
In Jan 2006, I started with Bentley Systems as a Technical Specialist, assisting sales from a technical side. In March of 2006 I was asked to work with our Civil Products inc. PowerCivil. Leading the way as a site modeling expert enabled me to become the foremost expert on Bentleys new civil cell technology and the OpenRoads platform from the ground up.
In June 2016 Following the acquisition of Acute3D I was added as the first North American member of our Reality Modeling team. Now this is seriously cool stuff! Drones Photographs 3D models! Can you believe I get paid to do this stuff!