Professionally, I'm the Program Manager for Vantiv O.N.E.
My background prior to joining Vantiv is a diverse mix of entrepreneurship and marketing.
My claim to fame is the creation of an in-person and online learning platform that helped amateur photographers to perfect their crafts with photography workshops and online coursework in Photoshop and Lightroom. The company grew to 20,000 students nationally with 36 instructors throughout the US and was featured as one of Groupon's top 10 inaugural businesses in 2012. I sold the business upon getting married and starting a family and pursued a long term career within my educational field of study: Marketing. Behold, I landed the perfect career with Vantiv and have never looked back.
Personally, I'm a life-loyal Coloradoan: I've climbed over 20 of Colorado's spectacular 14'ers, spent several years working as a whitewater raft guide on the Arkansas River, Ski Patroller at Keystone, and I take every opportunity to get out into the wilderness. I'm thankful for the years spent living in tents and A-Frames in various small mountain towns throughout Colorado.
The personal achievement I'm most proud of is finishing the Pike's Peak Marathon several years ago. No desire to do it again!
I'm the proud father of two very little kids and husband to an amazing wife.