I was taught leadership abilities in the U.S. Navy where I became experienced with Nuclear Energy. Since then, I have expanded my education at Illinois State University (ISU), receiving a Bachelor Degree in Renewable Energy and a Master’s in Business Administration. I’ve gained great experience in research and analysis, project management, economics, and more during my time at ISU and am constantly striving to expand my skillset.

Thanks to a personal interest in programming, I was able to teach myself multiple programming languages including Ruby, Actionscript, Haxe, HTML, Java, and more. I’m a quick learner and very dedicated to my work. I would be happy to hold a position where I can develop innovative solutions to complex problems.


  • Programming Languages: Haxe, ActionScript, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, C/C++, C#, Java, PHP
  • IDEs: FlashDevelop, Brackets, Eclipse, Microsoft Visual Studio 2010, Code::Blocks, Notepad++, Adobe Flash CS4
  • Version Control: Git, Mercurial, Subversion
  • Libraries: jQuery, PixiJS, Phaser, OpenFL, HaxeFlixel, HaxePunk, libSDL 2
  • Software: Microsoft Office, Microsoft Lync, Open Office, Google Docs, Acrobat Pro X, Adobe CS4


Developer - Dream Show Adventures December 2013 - Present

  • Working on Pipeworks, a mobile puzzle game for iOS and Android, to be released Q2 2014

Developer - Self employed May 2013 - Present

Intern - Center for Renewable Energy , Illinois State University June 2011 - August 2011

  • Researched decommissioning ordinances of counties in Illinois.
  • Performed initial investigations into grant proposals.
  • Researched the status of the wind energy and electricity market in the Republic of Korea. [available here]
  • Created a decommissioning ordinance database. [summary available here]

Volunteer - Sustainability Committee, Illinois State University May 2010 - August 2010

  • Developed the annual American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment (ACUPCC) greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory, including analysis of vast amounts of data from a wide variety of sources. This document is available here.
  • Created documentation to bring ISU into compliance with the Environmental Protection Agency’s 40 CFR Part 98, Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reporting for Large Sources, culminating in a user-friendly Excel file that automated much of the reporting process.

Engineering Watch Supervisor - United States Navy May 2007 - February 2008

  • Directly supervised 10 naval personnel in the operations of the ship’s nuclear power plant.
  • Designed training procedures and presentations to train new employees on operation of various equipment and safety procedures with a focus on handling high-risk or emergency situations.
  • Repair and operations of diesel generators, turbine generators, electrical distribution systems, nuclear reactors, and motor generators.
  • Secret Security Clearance
  • Received 3 Navy & Marine Corps Achievement Medals

Electrical Operator - United States Navy November 2001 - May 2007

  • Responsible for the manual control of the ship’s generators in response to emergency situations.
  • Radioactive material training focusing on preventative safety, handling, and emergency operations.
  • Extensive experience repairing various equipment including pumps, motors, motor controllers, lighting systems, kitchen equipment, and equipment used by the crew.


Master of Business Administration - Illinois State University May 2011 - May 2013

Areas of Concentration

  • Research & Analysis
  • New Product Design & Development
  • Project Management
  • Finance

Bachelor of Science - Illinois State University August 2008 - May 2011

  • Major: Renewable Energy, Technical Track
  • Minors: Economics & Environmental Studies

Honors & Awards

  • Summa Cum Laude
  • Honors Program Scholar with Distinction
  • Departmental Honors Scholar

Relevant Courses & Projects

  • Created a calibration routine for the Department of Technology Heliodon and updated the user interface to be more accessible to college students.
  • Engineered electrical circuitry for a solar cell phone charger to be built by automation.
  • Performed an in-depth analysis of the state of carbon sequestration technology and projects today.
  • Nuclear Power Training Unit, 03/2003 - 09/2003
  • Nuclear Power School, 09/2002 - 03/2003
  • Nuclear Field “A” School, 01/2002 - 07/2002

Relevant Courses & Training:

  • General Physics
  • Heat Transfer and Fluid Flow
  • Nuclear Reactor Engineering
  • Atomic and Nuclear Physics
  • Radiation Protection Technology
  • General Chemistry and Principles of Materials
  • Technical Mathematics
  • Hydraulic Systems
  • DC Circuits
  • AC Circuits
  • Digital Principles
  • Electric Machines


Richey, S. P. & Boser, R. A. (2012). Utilizing student preferences to improve payback periods for energy efficiency upgrades to apartment renovations. Poster presented at the Associated Schools of Construction International Conference, Birmingham, UK. [available here]

Jo, J. H., Kennell, D., & Richey, S. P. (2011). Analyzing the impact of shading on photovoltaic arrays to optimize system effectiveness. Paper presented at the 6th Annual Green Energy Conference, Eskisehir, Turkey. [available here]