Girard and his wife Amy have two kids, no pets, and maintain a household minimum of two computers per person (not counting smart phones, tablets, Lego Mindstorm sets, programmable calculators or the abacus). Girard blames his wife for the kids, and she blames him for the computers. Girard and Amy homeschool their children and are active in their community and church. When he's not programming, playing video games, reading, or watching a movie, Girard is probably playing with the kids' Legos. Girard and his family also enjoy food (maybe a little too much), cooperative board games (except when they all lose), libraries (unless that one book is on hold), used bookstores (if they have a good selection), and sunscreen (for those times when they have to be outside when the flaming ball of doom is still up).
Mike is still trying to figure out what he wants to be when he grows up. A foreign language geek in childhood, he joined the Army at 17 hoping to study Russian. He was assigned Arabic instead and ended up in an infantry company with the 101st Airborne during Desert Storm. Since then he's been a linguist, intelligence analyst, part-time college history professor, and software developer. He has been with da Vinci since 2010 and relocated to the Oregon coast in 2013. When he's not working, Mike can be found enjoying the rain, exploring the Pacific Northwest, ruling the local chess club with an iron fist, and giving visiting tourists bad directions on purpose.
Edison hails from Guangzhou, China, where he finished his undergraduate work before coming to the United States. An avid sports fan, he moved to Oklahoma City largely because of the local professional basketball team, finishing his Master's in Computer Science at Oklahoma City University. He joined da Vinci in 2012 as an intern and was hired full-time following his OCU graduation in 2013. He and his wife live in the Oklahoma City metro and he can often be found riding his bicycle around town and screaming his head off at Thunder home games.
A native of Texas, John started writing code in BASIC on an old Compaq 286 during the bleak pre-Internet days of the early 1990s. He has a Bachelor's degree in Information Security, holds advanced certifications in both auditing and security, and serves as Vice President of the Oklahoma chapter of ISACA. He makes sure everything we do is HIPAA-compliant and that our customers' data is thoroughly protected. He also helps out with programming projects. When not slaving away for da Vinci, he enjoys painting and running. He shares his Oklahoma City home with his wife, three children, two dogs, one cat, one ferret, and a saltwater aquarium.
Jovan is a veteran of the customer service field with over 15 years of experience. He grew his technical support knowledge while working for several major telecommunications companies, including AT&T/Cingular and Sprint. Jovan is also a lover of music and has traveled the entire lower 48 states pursuing that love, playing several instruments and even singing in a barbershop quartet. He cultivates an air of mystery about himself and we had a difficult time even getting information for this biography, but our sources have confirmed that he lives in Oklahoma City.
Wes was raised in Fort Worth and studied the music business at Southern Nazarene University. Luckily for the music world, U2 did NOT ask him to join them on tour, so after graduation he was hired by da Vinci as its first "people person" when the company had only 15 clients. When he's not running sound at the Rodeo Opry, you'll find him doing what he does best: building relationships with administrators and therapists (and anyone else he finds on the street), all over the state. Wes lives in Oklahoma City with his wife and their two dogs.
Danyell was born in Oklahoma City but has also lived in Arkansas, California and Arizona (it’s a long story). She has an Associate’s degree in Computer Networking and a Bachelor’s degree in Organizational Leadership. Her background includes several years of experience with the OK Medicaid program in the areas of electronic claims and community relations. When away from the office Danyell enjoys dancing, crocheting, shopping and movie nights with friends and family. She has been with da Vinci since 2013 and often wonders what she did wrong in a past life to end up surrounded by such bizarre coworkers.
Joe was born and raised in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. His father was in the Navy for several years and Joe was taught at an early age to work hard at everything, starting his first job at the age of 16 and working at Jimmy's Egg until he graduated high school in 2001. After high school he worked in customer service with UICI Marketing but in 2005 Joe got a position in technical support at Sprint and fell in love with the tech world. Joe joined da Vinci in 2013 in a support capacity and has expanded his role to become an expert software tester. He likes spending free time with his wife of seven years and their three children, working out at the gym, running at the park, or playing soccer with his friends.
A graduate of the University of Central Oklahoma, Robert maintains our network, our servers, and anything else remotely corporate and hardware-ish. He has also taught several sessions of the Linux course offered at the Oklahoma City campus of Oklahoma State University. He can often be spotted driving to work in a noisy, decrepit, pollution-spewing vehicle dating back to at least the Clinton administration; some of his coworkers only ride with him to company events after they've made sure their will has been updated. Robert is active in his community and has run lighting and spooky effects at haunted Halloween venues in the western metro for many years. He lives in the Oklahoma City area with his wife and daughter.
Andrea loves to help people and has spent most of her life doing just that. She has 30+ years of experience in customer service and office administration and in 2010, received a Bachelor's degree in Psychology/Sociology from Oklahoma City University. She has worked at counseling agencies as a BHRS and office admin where she gained first hand user knowledge with Milan Medical. Andrea is super excited about joining the da Vinci team and looks forward to assisting you with your Milan needs.