I have been passionate about technology for most of my life. I began exploring what I could do with computers at an early age and teaching myself a wide variety of skills. My skills evolved even more when I joined Tech Time, an after-school computer club, in Middle School.
When I entered Haverford Senior High School, I continued pursuing my interests in technology, video production and business. I subscribed to podcasts to keep current with the newest technology trends; listening to those podcasts peeked my interest in producing content for the Internet as a possible career. I was also highly involved in the Future Business Leaders of America in High School, qualifying for the State Competition in Hershey, PA all four years and placing on the state level twice, in my Sophomore and Junior Year. I was also involved in the high school TV studio and H-Vision, Haverford’s morning news and announcement show.
In 2006 I started blogging about technology and other topics on Gdovin.net writing over four hundred articles to date. Then, in August 2007, I founded Tecker.net, with my good friend Michael Plasmeier, where I was Director of Public Relations and User Interface. Tecker was a social technology question and answer service, where users can ask and answer each other’s technology questions. The site never caught on with the public, great was a good first experience is business and social network development. Tecker also spawned Tecker 911, a video podcast that taught average computer users skills that can be used in their everyday life. Throughout the one hundred episode run, I served as a host, editor and writer. Tecker 911 was available both as a video podcast and on Haverford Township’s cable-access channel.
In December 2009, I launched a technology news podcast called The Weekly Spin with Steven Stinson, William Termini and Michael Plasmeier where we focused on a few of the most important tech news topics and discussed them in-depth, which ran for one hundred episodes.
I attended Kutztown University from 2009 to 2013, earning my Bachelor of Science in Electronic Media with a Multidiscipline concomitant in Business, Journalism and Public Relation. I was very involved with my major both inside and outside of the classroom where I was involved in a wide variety of productions including sports, broadcasting graduation ceremonies, news, magazine shows and more. I joined Newsbreak, Kutztown’s student-run new program, my freshman year where I was a producer and held other studio production positions for two and a half year. I was also actively involved with National Broadcasting Society my entire time at Kutztown, and served as the Treasurer for two years. I was involved with the National Broadcasting Society on the national level as well, serving on the Student Advisory Task Force. In the fall of 2012, I created Showcase, which is a magazine show that shows off the best projects created by Electronic Media majors and interviews some of the people behind them.
While in college I worked a several different jobs. I was a web developer and Student Worker for the Kutztown University Philosophy Department for two years and also worked for a year as a student worker for my major, Electronic Media, where signed out field equipment and monitored facilities usage. In the fall of 2012 I worked for Kutztown University ResNet where I assisted students with their computer and network issues. For the spring semester of 2013, I had a full-time internship with Allied Pixel, where I experienced first hand professional video shoots and learn a lot about the business side of the video production industry.
On my breaks from school, I worked at Staples as an EasyTech Associate where I have been the top sales associate and was awarded Employee of the Month. In the summer of 2012 I began doing freelance technology consulting, helping people with their computers and doing some repairs.