Born and raised in Baltimore City and developed a love for technology and science due to my experiences in my youth. As the oldest of four siblings, I'm inclined to take care of others and eventually began mentoring and teaching adults on topics such as technology, professionalism, and how to start a business. I'm currently the CEO and Owner of NTC Tech Consultancy, LLC, a Microsoft Cloud Solution Partner that focuses on deploying technology solutions to modernize organizations' collaboration tech and skills, using Microsoft Technology and related 3rd party solutions. I have a bachelor’s in computer science, a Master’s in IT Project Management, and are a CompTIA Certified Technical Trainer. I've started in the IT industry in 2001 as an application developer and have since gained experience in SharePoint development, Office 365, Power Platform, Microsoft licensing, and entrepreneurship. I have also served in leadership positions in the tech community, such as the President of SharePoint User Group of DC and board member of the IAMCP DC chapter, Seattle, and BCPA. Additionally, I have been a member of Microsoft's Partner Engagement Board for Microsoft Inspire, one of Microsoft's largest conferences.
No matter the role or project, I have always shown adaptability, creativity, and drive to achieve. Take a look below to learn more about my specific abilities, and feel free to get in touch. You can also connect with me via social media.
Entrepreneurship and Executive Skills
When I decided to start a business in 2012, I did so as a techie with some networking and consultant skills but little else. I have learned so much on the fly and over time on marketing, salesmanship, finances, executive communication, and so much more. I constantly worked to refine those skills and learn more which lead to my business being open for more than 6 years until I decided to sell. Then I joined Microsoft at the corporate Redmond campus and learned so much more about the inner working of Microsoft! As I embark on this new company ownership adventure, I am using my skills to improve work lives!
My Professional Experience
I have been in the IT industry since 2001 in many different roles. I have been a government employee, a developer, a government contractor, and a consultant. I have worked with and for all sizes or businesses with experiences in the private, public, and nonprofit sectors.
I started have started and ran two Microsoft Partner tech businesses, sold one of those businesses, been a Microsoft MVP (which I will obtain again!), worked at Microsoft Corp leading a global teams of highly technical architects, served on multiple boards (which I am about to do again!), published tech vlogs, blogs, books and videos, have been active in the tech community (which I am also starting up again!), and established a well-known, personal brand that still holds true to today. And the journey continues...
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CEO, NTC Tech Consultancy, LLC
Feb 2023 - Present
Greater Seattle, WA
Global CSA Role Lead, Microsoft (GPSTech Team)
July 2021 - Jan 2023
Worldwide Modern Workplace Tech Lead, Microsoft (OCP Tech Team)
March 2019 - July 2021
Senior SharePoint Business Analyst, Apex Systems
December 2018 - March 2019
Director of Collaboration and Training, C3 Integrated Solutions
January - December 2018
CEO/President, Carter-McGowan Services, LLC
March 2012 - August 2018
King George, VA
SharePoint Developer (contract), Experis
December 2012 - March 2013
Senior Consultant (SharePoint Developer), Booz Allen Hamilton
August 2010 - November 2012
Computer Scientist, Naval Surface Warfare Center
August 2002 - June 2007
Associate Member of the Technical Staff, CSC
February 2001 - November 2001
King George, VA
SharePoint Developer, Solutions Development Corp
November 2009 - May 2010
King George, VA
Systems Programmer II, CACI-Federal
July 2007 - November 2009
King George, VA
July 2010 - June 2011
Achieved a Master's in IT Project Management via AIU's accelerated program.
September 1995 - January 1999
Attained a Bachelor's in Computer Science.
My Passions and Accomplishments
As a member of the technical community and as former member (soon to be member again!) of Microsoft's Voices for Innovation (VFI), I believe that helping to shape policy in the US is key to moving our country forward and to helping all people as well as the tech industry thrive. VFI is a Microsoft supported community of technology professionals and everyday Americans who help advance technology, IT job growth, and businesses of all sizes. As empowered citizen advocates, we work together to shape public policies for our 21st century digital economy and society.