Team Members

Allan Paris

Job Title: 
Managing Partner

Technical performance and requirements validation specialist with over twenty (20) years experience in Information Systems. Implementation of full lifecycle requirement validation, ensuring systematic conversion of customer and product dependencies within technical, schedule, and cost criteria. Developed complex script dependency automation testing methods, system hardware capacity planning, system hardware performance tuning, system performance requirements validation and software team management within software development lifecycle.

Eric Pierce

Job Title: 
Engineer

I'm a software tester, developer, and graphic designer living in Colorado Springs with my wife and son. I have five years of experience with automated testing, ten years of software engineering and development, and fifteen years in illustration and 3D graphics.

Marcus French

Unpublished
Job Title: 
Engineer
  • Developer with experience designing and developing desktop and web applications using Java, Ruby on Rails, and PHP, and public-facing websites using PHP content management systems (Drupal, Magento, Joomla, WordPress). Experience with Oracle, SQLServer, and MySQL databases. Experience with SVN, Bzr. Extensive experience with Excel, including Macro/VB development.

Joshua Williams

Joshua Williams
Job Title: 
Engineer

I am a programmer, web developer, webmaster and graphic-designer-in-training. I live in Estes Park, Colorado with my wife and three children. After connecting through their e-learning site, HomeGrownProgrammers.com, I have worked with Automation Excellence since the summer of 2009 and also have some freelance programming experience prior to that.

Aaron Blondeau

Unpublished
Job Title: 
Consultant

Programming and test automation consultant with over eight (8) years experience in Information Technology. Lead developer for Impel, a .Net automation tool recently release by Automation Excellence. Automation Excellence specializes in a Mentor/Apprentice staffing model, finding highly qualified young minds and rapidly advancing their technical knowledge base under the Mentor's supervision. The Apprentice stands on the shoulders of the Mentor 's knowledge and implementation experience delivering ROI value to the client.

Jason Loucks

Unpublished
Job Title: 
Apprentice

I am a high school student and programmer living in Fair Oaks, California. I was introduced to programming about five years ago. I got a game programming book but did not really get into it. About two-and-a-half years ago I came up with an idea for a simple text-based game. Something clicked and programming has since become one of my favorite activities.

I learned about Home Grown Programmers in the summer of 2009. I took the Java class in the fall and then took PHP in the spring and summer of 2010 and shortly thereafter got an apprenticeship with Automation Excellence.

Afton Paris

Job Title: 
Webmaster Apprentice

I am webmaster and web developer training with Automation Excellence through their apprenticeship program. Currently, I am working with the team here to maintain and improve websites designed and supported by Automation Excellence as well as to fulfill webmaster responsibilities for Homegrown Programmers.