David Trower
Phone: (254)-304-5212Email: [email protected]Website: https://trowertech.com

Results-oriented professional with expert communication skills. Experienced with all stages of the development cycle for web development. Delivers current experience with a wide range of computer software applications and web technologies. Provides experience as an educator with a strong background in information technology with experience in the classroom and in distance e-learning. Highly skilled and creative video editor with experience in video production from conception through final editing. Proficient graphic designer for web graphics, custom products, and print medium.

Education

Baylor University
Bachelor of Business Administration
Waco, TX

BBA in Management Information Systems

  • Business Core GPA: 3.09/4.0
  • MIS GPA: 3.92/4.0

Experience

Texas State Technical College
Instructor
Waco, TX
– Present
  • Assess student mastery of academic skills and competencies as determined by course outcomes.
  • Provide relevant advice to students and provided them with the ability to learn the skills relevant for use in the workforce.
  • Explain challenging concepts using lectures, instructional videos, class discussions, and assignments in web design and development courses.
  • Track and assess student academic progress and advise students in Web Design and Development.
  • Conduct recruiting initiatives at schools and college fairs to build the Web Design and Development program.
  • Work as part of a team doing a complete update to the Associate of Applied Science degree in Web Design and Development utilizing competency-based education learning methods
TrowerTech
Web Designer
Jarrell, TX
– Present
  • Manage client’s website design from concept to the final product.
  • Design and build static websites as well as build websites with custom child themes/templates in WordPress using clean code in HTML5, CSS3, PHP, and JavaScript.
  • Code custom WordPress plugins for clients when specific functionality is required.
  • Perform routine updates, upgrades and overall maintenance of websites.
  • Work directly with clients to establish project scope, interaction guidelines, and project timelines.
  • Ensure all web site development follows W3C web standards and ADA compliance for accessibility and other good practices for web design and development.
McLennan Community College
Part-Time Instructor
Waco, TX
– May 2019
  • Developed course materials and assess student mastery of academic skills and competencies as determined by course outcomes.
  • Provided relevant advice to students and provided them with the ability to learn the skills relevant for use in the workforce.
  • Explained challenging concepts using lectures, instructional videos, class discussions, and assignments in Web Design I, Web Design II, Intro to Visual Basic Programming, and Intro to Computing Laboratory courses.
  • Presented 2 professional development classes on Social Media in the Classroom and a workshop for students on Your Social Media Presence.
Georgetown I.S.D.
Substitute Teacher
Georgetown, TX
  • Served as on-call substitute teacher and fill in for permanent teachers in 6th through 12th grade.
  • Adhered to the lesson plans provided by the teacher and utilize relevant activities to supplement the lessons.
  • Employed proactive approach to classroom management to motivate, engage, and encourage students to stay focused on the task at hand.
  • Communicated with teachers regarding student behavior and progress, including any disciplinary transgressions.
Star Tec Builders
Marketing Director/Technology Director
Temple, TX
– July 2018
  • Collaborated and managed internal employees to enhance social media and marketing for the company which boosted the companies online sales by 10%.
  • Produced images and photos for promotional purposes as well as designed promotional materials and product catalog.
  • Spearheaded the implementation of a technology replacement plan, a document retention policy, and engaged in a server reorganization which increased employee productivity.
  • Conducted research of the industry and evaluated competitor websites to incorporate best practices and created a marketing strategy to ensure optimal results.
Josiesque Designs
Client Services Representative
Austin, TX
  • Managed 14 new website development projects through designing the site and coordinating tasks of the developer, SEO representative, staff, and client communication; oversaw the launching of 9 websites.
  • Trained three new employees during the on-boarding process and assisted in overseeing their work.
  • Provided customer service to existing clients through email/phone for email and website technical support.
Burnet C.I.S.D.
Substitute Teacher
Burnet, TX
  • Served as on-call substitute teacher and fill in for permanent teachers in 7th through 12th grade.
  • Adhered to the lesson plans provided by the teacher and utilize relevant activities to supplement the lessons.
  • Employed proactive approach to classroom management to motivate, engage, and encourage students to stay focused on the task at hand.
  • Communicated with teachers regarding student behavior and progress, including any disciplinary transgressions.
The Baylor Lariat
Web Editor
Waco, TX
  • Maintained website, including launching a new look for the site, and uploaded latest content utilizing search engine optimization (SEO).
  • Designed online special issues pages and created award-winning interactive graphics.
  • Wrote an award-winning four-part investigative article series, op-ed pieces, and editorials following the Associated Press (AP) Stylebook.
  • Monitored the wire services, local news sites and social media feeds for story ideas and for news of interest to readers.
Resolution Ranch
Direct Care Worker
Cameron, TX
  • Supervised residents dealing with substance abuse and behavioral issues.
  • Communicated with 5 – 10 parents semimonthly by phone and in writing to provide regular updates on their sons’ progress through the residential treatment program.
  • Provided advice and support for residents as they worked through their treatment plan.
  • Maintained and updated individual resident records and documents while maintaining confidentiality and security for all residents’ information.
TrowerTech
Learning Consultant
Jarrell, TX
  • Developed online training modules with assessments and activities for training of employees, managers, sales representatives, and others for several companies.
  • Communicated with clients and Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) to ensure goals and deadlines were met and to identify what students needed to learn.
  • Structured, revised and re-wrote content to shape it for the identified learning needs and to adapt it to online-based training.

Volunteer Leadership

National Royal Rangers
National Communications Action Team Member
Springfield, MO
– Present
  • Provide recommendations to the national Royal Rangers staff on marketing/communications needs of the field.
  • Serve as a resource to communications coordinators across the nation aiding with marketing ideas.
North Texas Royal Rangers
Communications Coordinator
Waxahachie, TX
– Present
  • Design printed materials, including event packets, magazine pages, flyers, and postcards as well as custom products for various events, including embroidered patches, hats, t-shirts, medallions, and challenge coins.
  • Produce videos promoting Royal Rangers and various events.
  • Assist in planning, organizing, promoting, and conducting camps and conferences with participation numbers ranging from 50 to 600.
  • Serve on the executive staff as well as special committees and teams, including heading up the communications team.
Waco Section Royal Rangers
Communications and Resource Coordinator
Waco, TX
  • Designed and maintained website and blog as well as managed social media for public relations.
  • Planned, organized, promoted, and conducted camps and events with participation ranging from 25-150.
  • Produced over 12 bi-annual newsletters that were distributed to approximately 70 leaders.
North Texas Royal Rangers
Sutler/Promotions Coordinator
Waxahachie, TX
  • Build and maintained website and managed social media for public relations.
  • Designed printed materials including newsletters and event packets as well as all custom products for events, including medallions.
  • Assist in planning, organizing, promoting, and conducting camps with participation numbers ranging from 50 to 150.

Professional Membership

Association of Information Technology Professionals
AITP Member
World Organization of Webmasters
WoW Member

Computer Skills

Software
  • Proficient with Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe Fireworks, and Adobe Acrobat Professional, Notepad++, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Access, Microsoft Project, Microsoft Visio.
  • Working Knowledge of Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premiere, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe InCopy, Adobe Audition, and Adobe Photoshop.
Languages
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • PHP
  • MySQL, MSSQL
  • Java (Beginner)
  • Visual Basic (Beginner)
  • JavaScript (Beginner)
Web Software & Collaboration Tools
  • WordPress
  • osTicket
  • Trac
  • Git & GitHub
  • Subversion
  • MediaWiki
  • BaseCamp
  • TeamGantt
  • Trello

Courses Taught

Texas State Technical College
Fall 2019 Semester
Waco, TX
  • Introduction to MySQL (ITSE 1303), PHP Programming (ITSE 1306), and Intermediate Web Programming (ITSE 2302)
Summer 2019 Semester
  • Project Analysis and Design (IMED 2313), Internship – Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia (IMED 2388), and Introduction to MySQL (ITSE 1303)
Spring 2019 Semester
  • Portfolio Development (IMED 2311), Internet Server Management (IMED 2349), and Digital Media Programming (IMED 2351)
McLennan Community College
Spring 2019 Semester
Waco, TX
  • Web Design I (IMED 1316)
Fall 2018 Semester
  • Web Design I (IMED 1316) and Intro to Visual Basic Programming (ITSE 1331)
Spring 2018 Semester
  • Web Design I (IMED 1316) and Web Design II (IMED 2315)
Fall 2017 Semester
  • Web Design I (IMED 1316) and Intro to Visual Basic Programming (ITSE 1331)
Summer 2017 Semester
  • Business Computer Applications Laboratory (BCISL 1305/COSCL 1301)
Spring 2017 Semester
  • Web Design I (IMED 1316) and Web Design II (IMED 2315)
Fall 2016 Semester
  • Web Design I (IMED 1316) and Intro to Visual Basic Programming (ITSE 1331)
Summer 2016 Semester
  • Business Computer Applications Laboratory (BCISL 1305/COSCL 1301)
Spring 2016 Semester
  • Web Design I (IMED 1316) and Web Design II (IMED 2315)
Fall 2015 Semester
  • Web Design I (IMED 1316) and Intro to Visual Basic Programming (ITSE 1331)
Summer 2015 Semester
  • Web Design I (IMED 1316)
Spring 2015 Semester
  • Web Design I (IMED 1316) and Web Design II (IMED 2315)

Presentations

McLennan Community College
Social Media and the Classroom
Waco, TX

A one-hour class on how to incorporate social media into the classroom. The class covered various social media platforms and ways to use them in class. Class taught at the Spring 2017 Professional Development Day.

Your Social Media Presence

A one-hour class on tips to use social media to present yourself to potential employers. Also discussed was tips and pitfalls to avoid in your online and social media platforms that can cost you a job. Class taught as a breakout session for the Business Programs and Health Professions McLennan Community College 50th Anniversary Lecture Event.

Social Media and the Classroom

A one-hour class on how to incorporate social media into the classroom. The class covered various social media platforms and ways to use them in class. Class taught as a professional development class for the Business and Technology division at McLennan Community College.

Royal Rangers
Why Have Gender-Specific Ministries
United States

A 20-minute group discussion on why churches should have gender-specific ministries. Discussion held during North Texas District Church Leadership Conference.

How to Design Patches, Medallions, and Challenge Coins

A two-hour class on the elements and components of patches, medallions, and challenge coins covering what to watch for in terms of the manufacturing process. Class taught at South Central Region Royal Rangers Regional Conference.

Why Have Gender-Specific Ministries

A 20-minute group discussion on why churches should have gender-specific ministries. Discussion held during North Texas District Church Leadership Conference.

Challenges and Issues of Today’s Boys

A two-hour class on the challenges and issues that boys today are facing in school, at home, and in the community. Covered topics including suicide, sexual abuse, learning difficulties, and societal issues. Class taught at South Central Region Royal Rangers Regional Conference.

Challenges and Issues of Today’s Boys

A two-hour class on the challenges and issues that boys today are facing in school, at home, and in the community. Covered topics including suicide, sexual abuse, learning difficulties, and societal issues. Class taught at North Texas Royal Rangers Commander’s Conference.

Using Social Media in Royal Rangers

A one-hour class on using social media platforms in Royal Rangers at the local outpost level to communicate and interact with boys, parents, and church leaders. Class taught at North Texas Royal Rangers Commander’s Conference.

Marketing Rangers

A one-hour class on how to market Royal Rangers at the local level. Class taught at North Texas Royal Rangers Commander’s Conference.

Professional Development

Texas State Technical College
SkillsUSA
Waco, TX
Student Self Service
Difficult Conversations
Teaching Across the Generations
Suicide Prevention
Suicide Prevention
Campus Security Authorities (CSA)
Lynda.com
Learning GitHub
Git Essential Training: The Basics
LonghornPHP
LonghornPHP Conference
Austin, TX
McLennan Community College
Hybrid/Online Instructor Component of Brightspace Mechanics
Waco, TX
Face-to-Face (F2F) Instructor Component of Brightspace Mechanics
Intro to Desire 2 Learn
Zoom
McLennan Community College Adjunct Academy
Fall 2015
Effective Online Instruction
Summer 2015
ADA and Universal Design
Lone Star PHP
Lone Star PHP Conference
Addison, TX

Non-Academic Publications

The Baylor Lariat
Sex, Violation, Power: “Nothing will be done that the survivor does not agree to.”
Waco, TX
Sex, Violation, Power: “If we don’t know about it, we can’t do anything about it.”
Sex, Violation, Power: “Our society says ‘it’s on you, you’re a guy, you should have stopped this.’”
Sex, Violation, Power: “Monsters don’t always sleep under the bed. Sometimes they live down the hall.”

Awards & Honors

The President’s Volunteer Service Award
Gold Level, President’s Volunteer Service Award (2015)
Gold Level, President’s Volunteer Service Award (2014)
Gold Level, President’s Volunteer Service Award (2013)
College Media Association
Third Place, 2014 Pinnacle Award for Best Online Infographic
Second Place, 2014 David L. Adams Apple Award in Best Homepage
Houston Press Club
First Place, 2014 Lone Star Awards in Student Print News or Feature Story
Society of Professional Journalists, Ft. Worth Professional Chapter
First Amendment Award in Student Work (2014)
Council for Advancement and Support of Education – District IV
Honorable Mention, Writing/News (2014)
Texas Intercollegiate Press Association
First Place, Best Interactivity (2014)
First Place, Best Web Site Navigation (2014)
Second Place, Best Multimedia Package (2014)
Second Place, Best Interactive Graphic (2014)
Honorable Mention, In-Depth Reporting (2014)
Society of Professional Journalists – Region 8
First Place, 2013 Mark of Excellence in Best Use of Multimedia
First Place, 2013 Mark of Excellence in Best Affiliated Web Site
Finalist, 2013 Mark of Excellence in In-Depth Reporting (Large)
Columbia Scholastic Press Association
Second Place, 2014 Scholastic Gold Circle Award in News Online Design Web Site
Royal Rangers
Gold Medal of Achievement (1999)

Theatrical Productions

Baylor University
Doctor Faustus
Waco, Texas
December 2-7, 2003
  • Makeup Crew
Little Shop of Horrors
October 30-31; November 1-2, 4-9, 2003
  • Makeup Crew
Earth and Sky
April 3-6, 8-13, 2003
  • Costumes Crew
Arcadia
February 20-23, 25-28; March 1-2, 2003
  • Costumes Crew
The Winter’s Tale
November 21-24; December 3-8, 2002
  • Set Crew
The Three Sisters
October 2002
  • Russian Linguist Advisor
  • Set Crew
She Loves Me
September 26-29; October 4-6, 2002
  • Set Crew