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About Candace Stauber (Netdancer)
 

About Netdancer/Qualifications

 I thought I'd post this about myself, so that you see that I've traveled the path well taken.  I've had an interesting journey to say the least.  And now it's time for this adventure to take a new turn.

I'm nearing my retirement from the corporate world , anyway.  I'll be 70 soon. But I cannot imagine that I am anywhere near done with what I need to accomplish in this life time. That is why I've changed my site from freelance design to exploration and inspiration. 

From making web dreams a reality to make DREAMS a reality, lifetime dreams.  I've accomplished practically everything I've set out to do. I've overcome many obstacles.  Maybe I can help you do to the same.

Maybe you can inspire me on this retirement adventure of mine.  Let's explore together,

~ Candy

 

 

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In 1995, Netdancer Internet Consulting was established, specializing in design, development and corporate training. Netdancer has established web-presences for the small business owner, large coporations and non-profit organizations, as well as project managing and training at Colorado University in Boulder, Colorado.
 
Candace is presently engaged as a corporate webmaster with a Fortune 500 company but maintains her position as an independent internet architect.
 
Candace is a graduate of the University of Delaware with a degree in Chemistry and Education and extra graduate studies at the Art Institute of Colorado, majoring in multimedia and web. After pursuing a career as an explosives chemist in aerospace and strategic defense with the Thiokol Corporation, in Maryland and OEA in Denver, Colorado for 15 years, she decided to pursue another "bleeding edge" technology, that of internet design and development.
Other professional organizations that Candace belongs to are: Association for Internet Professionals, HTML Writers Guild, the Rocky Mountain Internet Users Group, and the Internet Chamber of Commerce.
 

Summary of Qualifications

Platforms:Windows, NT, Windows 2000, SharePoint, Jive
Languages: HTML, SharePoint, DotNetNuke, Java implementation, JavaScript implementation, 
Industries: Information Technology, Internet, Education, Aerospace, Consulting, Manufacturing
Applications:
  • PhotoShop
  • Illustrator
  • DeBabelizer
  • ImageReady
  • Fireworks
  • Flash
  • Corel Paint
  • Dreamweaver
  • Homesite
  • Adobe GoLive
  • Adobe Pagemill
  • FrontPage
  • Visio Professional
  • PaintShop Pro
  • Perl/CGI
  • JavaScript
  • MS Office
  • MS Project
  • Word
  • Excel
  • Access
  • Director
  • Authorware
  • Professional Experience

     
    Sr. Web Engineer
    2000-Present
     
    Western Union - Englewood, CO
    • Web Engineer/Graphic Designer/ SharePoint Administrator/Trainer
    • Support 10,000 employees to manage and learn SharePoint
    • Manage and administer over 670 site collections
    • Create training courses and train on monthly basis
    • Create custom graphics for users for multiple applications and intranet
    • Create  corporate events registration web sites.
       
      Consultant, Internet Developer/Designer, Business Owner
      1995-Present
      Netdancer Internet Consulting—Denver, CO
      Consultant, Internet Developer/Designer, Business Owner
      • Built web design company from scratch as sole proprietor, generating annual revenue of approximately $50K Successfully build and manage client relationships
      • Work effectively with diverse groups of people and skill sets
      • Consult small to large businesses in establishing and building Internet and Intranet sites
      • Define site goals and map web site functionality to clients content and target audiences
      • Provide intuitive interface through effective information design and customized graphics
      • Facilitate client/service provider relationships
      • Train corporate client to build Intranets for 1000 employee company
      • Have been approved by the Career Transition Center to teach website design and development
       
       
       

       
      2000-2006
      First Data Corporation—Greenwood Village, CO
      Web Engineer / Designer/ Administrator
      • Continue to build the First Data Payment Business Intranet. This site services both the Domestic and International Payment Business Units, Western Union North America businesses and the International Western Union businesses by providing current news, policies, information, forms, user manuals, and guidebooks.
      • Successfully building client relationships.
      • Continue to train key employees how to maintain Internet and Intranet content Research continuous improvement concepts and best practices for First Data Intranet and Internet sites.
      • Integrate all media (graphics, animations, audio or video) as necessary into website
      • Evaluate and recommend software and hardware requirements for implementation and development of web sites
      • Determine and recommend web administration requirements for web server 
       

       
      1998-2000
      Keane, Inc.—Denver, CO
      Senior Consultant
      • Successfully built client relationship to establish the first and only Keane-Denver Internet and Intranet project
      • Designed, built, and delivered the Denver First Data Intranet on time and under budget.
      • This site services over 3000 Denver employees by providing current news, policies, information, forms, user manuals, and guidebooks.Implementation required successfully building client relationships with approximately 15 internal business units.
      • Site has increased productivity by 25%, lowered costs by $20K annually, and improved communications by 75%
      • Train key employees how to maintain Internet and Intranet content Wrote Intranet style guide and standards manual
      • Designed, built, and delivered First Data Colorado Internet website on time and under budget, as part of an ad campaign.
      • The site is http://www.firstdatacolorado.com/ this site is no longer in operation due to consolidation, however, while it was in existence it consistently recieved over 1200 unique hits per week, lowered recruitment costs, increased number of hires and enhanced brand marketing of business 
      • Integrate all media (graphics, animations, audio or video) as necessary into website
      • Evaluate and recommend software and hardware requirements for implementation and development of web sites
      • Determined and recommended web administration requirements for web server 
       
       

       
      5/1997-10/1997 
      Colorado University of Boulder— Boulder, CO
      Project Manager, Information Technology Resource Center
      • Managed 10 employees in web development and design of university courses online with 100% employee retention during my tenure
      • Coordinated technical staff to develop online software applications including calendaring, scheduling, online registration and testing
      • Analyzed and purchased necessary equipment and software for PC and  Mac platforms. This increased skill level of employees, efficiency of the department and reduced re-work by 20% due to selection of software tools that were compatible with both platforms
      • Online courses increased professor-student interaction by 70%.
      • Enabled more responsive service to students and departments; increased educational benefits to long-distant learners 
       
       

       
      1980-1995
      Chemist
      • Managed 2-11 technicians and 3 laboratories, maintaining 100% employee retention during my employment
      • Introduced technology improvements that increased productivity 85% and eliminated manual procedures
      • Developed safety procedures that resulted in zero loss time incidences for employees or self during career as chemist, 15 years
      • Established procedures and records for one laboratory to make it the only lab of 27 to be in total OSHA and EPA compliance
      • Implemented training procedures that resulted in 10-30% improvement in product quality 
      • Worked in Aerospace and Strategic Defense, did research to help launch 24 space shuttles and the Magellen project.
      • Researched the airbag propellent currently in use in all automotive products.

       

      Professional Affiliations

      Rocky Mountain Webmasters Guild, founder,
      President (1997-2001)
      The Guild had a member base of over 70 members, and a mailing list of over 300 subscribers.As founder and president of this professional organization that serviced the Rocky Mountain Front Range region, my duties  included:
      1. Organization of Guild, chapters and bylaws
      2. Enlistment of officers and volunteers
      3. Procurement of corporate sponsors:these sponsors contribute facilities, funding and software
      4. Development of relationships wherith businesses and the Internet industry for the benefit of the Guild membership and obtain speakers to present pertinent topics at monthly meetings
      5. 6 hour Design Seminar event coordination and analysis of event
      6. Design and development of website http://rmwmg.org

     Volunteer Affiliations

    • Littleton Adventist Hospital - Therapy Dog handler
    • READ Literacy Mentoring - Therapy Dog handler
    • Delta Society - Therapy Dog handler
    • Volunteer Trainer for Healthier Living for People with Chronic Illness or Caregivers of those with Chronic Illness at Kaiser Permanente for 3 years
    • Mi Casa Resource Center-Web Designer
       

    Education

    • The Art Institute of Colorado, Denver, Colorado
    • Unversity of Delaware , Newark, Delaware
      BA/ED Majored in Chemistry and Education
    • Wichita State University. Wichita, Kansas