img_1616Education is extremely important to me.  My quest in life is to never stop learning and to always seek out new skills.

This page summarizes my formal education, certifications from my past corporate work, and genealogy-specific skillbuilding.

 

Education

University of Mary-Hardin Baylor, Bachelor of Business Administration – 1998
Double-majored in Marketing & Management and graduated Alpha Chi with 4.0 GPA in only 3 years

ProGen16 Study Group – completed December 2013, view alumni directory

Mastering Genealogical Proof Study Group – completed May 2014

National Genealogical Society Home Study Course – anticipated completion March 2014

 

Certifications

ERMM (Electronic Records Management Master Level) – 2007
Methodologies and technologies for managing electronic records, including standards, metadata models, classification schemes, legislation, digital preservation, retention and disposition
www.aiim.org/Training/ERM-Electronic-Records-Management-Course

ITIL Foundation Level Qualified – 2006
Best practices framework for IT Service Management planning, delivery and support
www.itil-officialsite.com/Qualifications/ITILQualificationScheme.aspx

 

Conferences & Institutes

Midwestern Roots Family History and Genealogy Conference – July 2016 (Speaker)

Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy – January 2016 (Enrolled)
Advanced Genealogical Methods by Tom Jones

Society of American Archivists Western Roundup Conference, Denver, Colorado – May 2015

Association of Personal Photo Organizers Conference, Orlando, Florida – April 2015 (Speaker)

Federation of Genealogical Societies Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah – February 2015 (Speaker)

RootsTech, Salt Lake City, Utah – February 2015

Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy – January 2015
Advanced DNA Analysis by Angie Bush, CeCe Moore and Blaine Bettinger

Federation of Genealogical Societies Conference, San Antonio, Texas – August 2014

RootsTech, Salt Lake City, Utah – February 2014

National Genealogical Society Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada – May 2013

Federation of Genealogical Societies Conference, Birmingham, Alabama – August 2012

Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh – July 2012
Beneath the Home Page: Problem Solving with Online Repositories by D. Joshua Taylor

National Genealogical Society Conference, Cincinnati, Ohio – May 2012

RootsTech, Salt Lake City, Utah – February 2012

Colorado Family History Expo – 2010-2012 (Speaker)

 

Individual Courses

National Genealogical Society Family History Skills Course – November 2011

National Institute for Genealogical Studies (University of Toronto) Courses

Social Media for the Wise Genealogist (grade A) – May 2012

Google for the Wise Genealogist (grade A+) – June 2012

Connecting Family Online and Virtually (grade A+) – November 2012

Genealogy and Copyright Guidelines (grade A+) – January 2014

Genetics and Genealogy (grade A) – March 2014