I'm an aspiring copywriter, author, and tech enthusiast.
I write Sci-Fi & Fantasy stories, B2B copy, and I love technology. Central to my life is my God, my wife, and my kids.
WHO I AM
I am a Copywriter - When I spend my free time writing up white papers and create flyers that help my employers win contracts worth over $4 million that tells me I need to share my B2B writing skills with more people.
I am an Author - I've been making up stories as far back as I can remember and have just recently decided to take the love for storytelling and share them with the world. I'm not published yet, but it'll be soon.
I am a Tech Enthusiast - I love the cutting edge of consumer and green technologies and how it can make my life better and more fulfilling. I absorb all the information I can find and often ponder on new applications of existing technology.
I am a Father & Husband - My family are the most important people in my life and inspire me to live up to my greatest potential and provide a love of life that I can't imagine can be had any other way.
I am a Solider - I'm a Specialist in the Army National Guard. I love my country and the freedom she offers me. I will stand up and defend her and I'm honored to be able to offer that service.
I am a Child of God - I'm deeply religious and allow the teachings of Christ direct my work, my play, and my life.
WHAT I'VE DONE
2012 - 2013
Utah National Guard
I managed the transition from a paper based documentation to a paperless project documentation system for a department pilot.
I worked with both employees and customers to define the needs of the project and made sure the project was completed on time and to the customer’s satisfaction.
2008 - 2012
Freelance System Administrator
I maintained networks, server, and workstations of several businesses in Utah county and become proficient working with small businesses to meet their business needs.
2008 - 2009
Level 2 Helpdesk
I became skilled in working with and calming emotionally charged people, working with mission critical systems, and handling multiple projects at the same time.
2007 - 2008
Simply Answer Pro (a.k.a. Mac Genius)
I learned how to communicate complex ideas in simple ways due to my one-on-one computer training opportunities and developed extensive training materials for both employees and customers.
WHAT I'VE LEARNED
Network Systems Operator (25N)
Army National Guard
I was trained in operating and maintaining Army communications systems up and running.
Brigham Young University
I gained a mastery of the PMI Project Managment methodology by taking a CAPM certifaction course.
2008 - 2012
BS in Information Systems
Utah Valley University
I developed my skills in planning, deploying, and maintaining networks, servers, and workstations.
Danny Yeo Sys Admin / BYU
Mike is a talented individual with sound and practical computer technical skills... I am impressed with the reliability and quality of his work and appreciated the fact that he frequently kept me up-to-date with the status of the jobs despite his heavy workload. He is truly a professional and a great resource... Mike is definitely trustworthy and has firm business ethics. My association with Mike has transcended from a business acquaintance to that of a friend. With his wonderful personality, I have no doubt that his friendship circle will increase with most, if not all of his future business endeavors.
Chris Edwards HP Federal Partner Storage Specialist / Marketstar
Mike is honest, hard working, and takes pride in his work. Mike can always be counted on to take care of customers with professionalism and to do the job right the first time. I hired Mike several years ago and he excelled in all positions he held, as PC build & configuration manager, hardware & software technician, network engineer, and as our Apple technical, network engineer, and as our Apple technical services manager.
Gene Ushinsky Senior Software Release Management Coordinator / SelectHealth
I have known Michael for over 10 years, ever since he was still in high school. Since then he had a chance to work together where I was a client and Michael was providing hardware repair services at a job he held. He was always extremely courteous and tried his best to accommodate my needs. He is open, honest and is willing to learn new things whatever comes his way. I highly recommend him for any position that can utilize someone with such skills.
I have extensive 12+ years of experience supporting Windows, Mac, and Linux.
I’m talented at explaining complex ideas to non-technical people.
I’ve been trained in the PMI Project Management methodology.
I’m skilled at picking up new ideas and techniques quickly employing them to get the job done.