I am, in no particular order, a Canadian from the East Coast, a husband, a proud father, a software developer, a GNU/Linux system administrator, a bibliophile (primarily science fiction and fantasy), a Whovian, and an animal lover. You can learn more about me using the links above and in the sidebar. You may find the About Me page helpful if you're trying to get to know me in general, or the Résumé page and the testimonials at the bottom of that (and this) page if you're primarily interested in learning about me on a professional level.
Joel is an enthusiastic and valuable team member. I have appreciated his willingness to do whatever is asked, get creative when necessary (while staying within the boundaries of our standards) and overall commitment to the team and the department. When something needs to be done, I know I can give it to Joel with confidence that the result will be thorough and quality work.January 10, 2012 from Lori Murray-Hawkins, Senior Director, Enterprise Solutions, Information Technology Services, University of New Brunswick. Managed Joel indirectly at Information Technology Services, University of New Brunswick.
Joel is a solid worker and very technically savvy. What he doesn't know he can learn and what he knows he shares freely with others.December 19, 2011 from Benjamin Steeves, Manager, Applications Development and Analysis, University of New Brunswick. Managed Joel at Information Technology Services, University of New Brunswick.
Joel brings creativity and know-how to any IT project. Constantly striving to find new ways to do new things or to do existing things better, Joel brings tremendous value to any team. A talented developer, Joel has played a key role in helping the University of New Brunswick establish its first internal portal for students, faculty and staff. That portal project has had a profound and positive impact on the university.December 16, 2011 from David Shipley, Senior Enterprise Web Content Strategist, University of New Brunswick. Worked directly with Joel at University of New Brunswick.
Joel was the top-tier talent of Student Consultants during his time with me. He earned the designation of Senior Student Consultant which recognizes his extraordinary skills and abilities (a designation only given out to one or two Students each year). I would highly recommend Joel in any endeavour he pursues.February 23, 2012 from Dave Kell, Client Support Analyst, University of New Brunswick. Managed Joel at University of New Brunswick.
Joel is very talented & knowledgeable in the developer’s field. With many languages under his belt, he is well versed and a pleasure to work with. Joel also has well thought out ideas and his recommendations on deployment have always been a huge asset.April 22, 2014 from Neil Hawker, Senior Visual Designer, University of New Brunswick. Worked with Joel at University of New Brunswick.