I was the Director of Digital Media for GreenFox Marketing in Granbury, Texas. I helped create innovative marketing solutions for customers.
I was the Production Lead for StoneWater Church, at the main campus, in Granbury, Texas. As the Production Lead, I ensured that the technology and production aspect of weekend services help support, enhance, and do not distract from the vision of leadership.
Some of my part-time jobs include Package Handlers at FedEx and UPS; Security Officer at Six Flags Over Texas and Texas Rangers Ballpark; and seasonal Ride Mechanic at Six Flags Over Texas.
Most Interesting Job: Dallas Police Officer.
Most Interesting Experience: Being a Police Technology Specialist for Arlington Police Department and working Super Bowl 45.
Job with the most Perks: Toughbook Field Engineer for Panasonic
Job with my wife: We both worked at Fellowship Church and Allaso Ranch Camp and Retreat Center. At Fellowship, my role was to lead a team of volunteers as the Production Manager. At Allaso Ranch, I was the Programs Manager overall part-time staff, logistics, and camp activities.
I love flying. I grew up going to Air Shows with my family. My dad worked for an aerospace company. Now as a professional pilot, I look forward to sharing my passion and excitement for flying with the next generation.
I like outdoor activities. I love fishing and enjoy fishing from a kayak. I grew up riding BMX in the neighborhood and jumping homebuilt ramps. I mountain biked and occasionally hit a moderate trail. I love camping and used to go regularly when I was a Boy Scout.
I like being healthy. I loved doing Physical Training at Dallas Police Academy. We did Crossfit before it was mainstream. I currently enjoy weightlifting 5 days a week.
I like DIY. I have built several pieces of furniture, including an entertainment center, bed frame, and several large office desks. I recently remodeled a 36' 5th Wheel RV. Three days after moving into my previous house, I was knocking out a wall to remodel the kitchen and living room. I have built an 8'x8' shed that was used for a well pump, filtration equipment, and water heater. I built a 12'x16' sun deck on a hillside. I designed and built a wood rail fence with wire mesh that spanned over 300' and included a 4' gate and a 10' gate. I enjoy working on my vehicles, especially installing upgrades. I am not afraid to get my hands dirty to tinker with something; I will figure out how it works and fix it (even if it wasn't broken to start with).
I like designing. I use CAD software to create 3D drawings and plans for all my ideas from furniture to building and everything in between. I have used Adobe InDesign and Illustrator to create typographical print media.
I like stage lighting. I have used GrandMA, Martin, Hog, Obsidian, and Jands consoles to program lighting sequences. I have created stage designs using everything from commercially available LED fixtures, Moving Head fixtures, LED tape, IKEA hanging lights, Chloroplast, Christmas lights, pipe, recycled pallets, and more.
I like to develop applications. At a young age, I was building computers and learning how to make web pages with HTML. I've have developed simple web applications with Ruby and started learning Swift for iOS and macOS development.
I like data. I am often compiling and analyzing data in spreadsheets to create pivot tables, crazy conditional formatting, and crunch numbers. Most of my development ideas revolve around collecting and analyzing data. I like playing with NoSQL databases.
My #1 strength is found in my Saviour, Jesus Christ. I am thankful to have a relationship with a God who is always with me, even through the times I am least Christ-like.
I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.
-Philippians 4:13 ESV
My #2 strength is my wife. I met Janie, in 2006, while working for her mom at a church; we got married in 2009. I have seen her transform from a cute girl to a beautiful woman. She supports me with most of my crazy ideas, but isn't afraid to reign me in when needed.
Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.
-Proverbs 31:30 ESV
According to StrengthFinders 2.0, I have strengths in Maximizing, Ideation, and Strategy.
On June 28, 2016, at 12:12 am, Jackson Theodore Latimer was born to Janie and me at 1 lb. 1 oz. and 11 in. A few hours later, Jackson was born into Heaven because of bilateral multi-cystic dysplastic kidney (MCDK).
MCDK is a condition where the kidneys do not form properly and instead form as a bunch of non-communicating cysts. Bilateral MCDK is the lethal form, due to both kidneys not functioning, and occurs approximately 1 in 10,000 births.
The kidneys filter our blood and produce urine. In the womb, a baby's urine contributes to the amniotic fluid that surrounds the baby. The fluid helps protect the baby and is instrumental in the growth of the baby's muscles, bones, digestive system, and more importantly, the lungs. In short, without the kidneys, the baby cannot develop fully to live outside the womb for more than a few hours.
We are blessed with our 2nd son, who will one day meet his older brother in Heaven.