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.
- 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
- Released Don’t Move, an experimental game for Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, iOS, Ouya, and Flash. (iOS and Ouya versions coming soon)
- Ported Adam Atomic’s Flappybalt, a game created for the Flappy Jam, to Android, Ouya, and iOS. (iOS and Ouya versions coming soon)
- Participated in Ludum Dare 28, creating a game in 72 hours with my two children.
- Contributed to HaxeFlixel, an open source framework, creating many demos and improving the pseudorandom number generation algorithm.
- Created GNOP! Flash, a “pixel-perfect” remake of Bungie’s first game, written in ActionScript.
- Created Bug Battle, a “remake” of a fictional game from the show Adventure Time, written in Haxe and using the OpenFL and HaxeFlixel libraries, for the Procedural Death Jam.
- Ported Press X to Give Up to Android, Ouya, and iOS. (work in progress)
- Ported Disasterpeace’s generative music tool January to Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, Ouya, and iOS. (work in progress)
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
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.
Naval Nuclear Training - United States Navy January 2002 - September 2003
- 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]