Technical Architect, NextGen Healthcare
Favorite class at VSB and why?
My favorite class at VSB was public speaking. I unknowingly took an elective that turned out to be vital to one of my roles as a Technical Architect. I teach three-day seminars to clients related to the database architecture and relationships within our software. Public speaking set the basic foundations that I use to engage clients and meet their needs.
Most important thing you learned?
Getting it right is more important than getting it out on time. To be successful, many people say hard work is all it takes, but I have found that proficiency and preparation are even more important to success. Getting it right is work-related, but even more so in terms of a work/life balance. This is key for me to feel like I can spend the time growing my relationships with family, friends, and my faith community.
Favorite Villanova memory?
Meeting my wife on Search 7. Campus Ministry was a key part of my Villanova Experience. Being able to share my faith continues to be part who I am today. I was a group leader on Search 7 and my wife was in my group by chance. Now, 17 years later we are still together, married almost 12 years and have 2 beautiful daughters, Elizabeth and Anna.
What are you currently reading?
Chasing the Phoenix by Michael Swanwick. Free reading time is hard to come by between family life, work and music ministry at our church. I try to make most of what I read that's non-work related to help clear my mind.