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Thanks for visiting my site. This page is basically a small biography of myself. If you know me already, none of this content will be exciting to you. If not, enjoy the rest of the page. I simply cover different areas of my life that are important to me and try to paint a picture of what my life is like from a spiritual, personal, and entrepreneurial perspective.

The Mansfield’s

Our creed

To glorify God in all things by denying ourselves, taking up our crosses daily, and never wasting an opportunity in life to share the reason for the great hope we have in Christ. This hope will be reflected in our marriage, work life, private life, and social life.

The four main passions in life that affect our worldview:

  • knowing God;
  • serving and loving our spouse and family;
  • actively participating and serving in our local church, and;
  • working as for the Lord and not for men.

We believe that if these things are a priority in one’s life, then God’s will is being done and life can be fruitful, meaningful, and filled with purpose. As a result, we have recognized that our mission in life is not to be perfect, but growing in all of these areas. By God’s grace, we can take the mistakes, fumbles, and sins in our lives and turn them into opportunities for growth.

About Me

I am a business owner by day, entrepreneur by night, & husband 24/7. I never sleep… almost.

I’m originally from Delphi, IN where I started the first 22 years of my life. We owned a cottage on the Tippecanoe river where I spent most of my summer days swimming, fishing, and being a child. During my foundational years, I was homeschooled by my mother, Pam, who courageously took on myself and my two other siblings in the educational endeavors. 7th grade was my first year of Public school. I had no troubles fitting in because I already knew most of my classmates through little league and other activities that my mother would include us in. I thank God everyday for my stable upbringing in my formidable years.

My high school years were great for me. I was an active member of our select choir group, varsity athlete in football, baseball, and basketball, and a member of the art club. I was busy and active which was good for me. My attention span was uber short! As post-high school rapidly approached, I struggled to find a calling or direction in life. I wasn’t sure which way to go or what to do. After spending two years at Vincennes University, I transferred to Purdue University in W. Lafayette, IN where I majored in Fine Art and had focus on graphic design/Illustration. This led me to the world of publishing at John Wiley & Sons Publishing in Fishers, IN.

My M.B.A. from Taylor University has allowed me to cultivate a business mindset that seeks to grow professionally and personally. Combined with my undergrad degree in Fine Arts from Purdue University, I am able to creatively and effectively design programs and products that fulfill specific needs.

My Career

I began my career at Wiley Publishing as a Technical Illustrator developing graphics for the Dummies books. Open to change, I accepted an offer to get into animation at Oxygen Education, an e-Learning company specializing in workforce education. Seizing an opportunity to start my own business, I started Möbius Learning with a colleague of mine in 2010. These last few years have been some of the most challenging and rewarding times of my career and the experiences I have been apart of have helped me develop as a person and a businessman.

Wiley Publishing™

http://wiley.com

2004

Start Date

Position: Technical Illustrator

Description: I started my career at Wiley Publishing as a Technical Illustrator developing media for the For Dummies™ series and the Teach Yourself Visually™ series.

Responsibilities included:

  • Designed illustrations for Teach Yourself Visually (TYV)
  • Created layouts for new publications
  • Created book cover design for the Wiley Bible series

Oxygen Education

http://o2ed.com/

2007

Start Date

Position: Sr. Graphics Developer

Description: Developed e-learning content with Flash CS3, Flash Player, ActionScript 2 and 3 and other Adobe related products. Managed projects without compromising efficiency or quality. Worked closely with all clients to create budgets and timeliness for projects. Contributed to the development of internal processes and work-flow.

Featured Clients: Harley Davidson, DMG/Mori Seiki Academy, & Purdue University

Responsibilities included:

  • Designed illustrations for e-Learning courses
  • Programmed and animated content for e-Learning interactivity
  • Managed internal processes and work-flow according to scope

Möbius Learning™

http://mobiuslearning.com

2010

Start Date (Current)

Position: Co-Founder & Managing Partner

Description: As co-founder and managing partner of Möbius Learning, I am responsible for managing the daily affairs of the company and seeking out new ventures for the vitality of the company. I also oversee the company culture, product development, new client acquisitions, and client relations.

Featured Clients: Pearson Education, The Henry Ford Museum, DMG/Mori Seiki Academy, Purdue University, WINS Academy, and more…

Responsibilities included:

  • Everything!
  • Managing client relations
  • Creating product sales tools
  • Programming e-Learning & website content
  • Creating eMail marketing materials
  • Managing product life cycles
  • Managing product development
  • Project planning and scoping

My Education

If the goal of education is to improve your life, enhance your status, earn some accolades, or make the world a better place, you have missed the point, these are all byproducts of education. Education is meaningless if it does not ultimately lead us to a greater understanding of who we are and who God is. I value education not because it is a means to itself but because it helps us understand this world that God has created. If God is eternal, that means that I will eternally be learning about Him and his world, hence, my self-titled label as a life long learner.

HOMESCHOOL

K-6 Education

Years: 1979-1991

Degree: Foundations for Life

DELPHI SCHOOL SYSTEM

7-12 Education

Years: 1992-1998

Degree: Diploma

Sports: Football, Baseball, Track, & Basketball

Activities: Choir & Art Club

PURDUE UNIVERSITY

Secondary Education

Years: 2000-2004

Degree: Bachelor’s in Fine Arts

Focus: Graphic Design

TAYLOR UNIVERSITY

Post-secondary Education

Years: 2012-2014

Degree: M.B.A. Master’s in Business Administration

Focus: International Business

Skills

Here is a non-exhaustive list of skills that I have either learned in school or taught myself over the years that have helped me become who I am today. I do not claim to have great skills in anything, only a burning sense of enjoyment trying to learn to do everything well.

Software

Moodle - Learning Management System
zBrush by Pixology
WordPress - CMS
Lectora - eLearning Courseware
Articulate - eLearning Coursware
Adobe Creative Suite

Programming

HTML5
CSS3
JavaScript
PHP
ActionScript 2
ActionScript 3

Business

Product Management
Product Development
Email Marketing
Financial Planning
Project Planning
Leadership
Coffee Making

My Interests

A rich view of God and life will naturally instill a deep sense of creativity and joy in every aspect of life. It’s only natural that I want to create like the ultimate creator, God! This section title could easily be replaced with, “things I love to do”.

Creativity

  • Drawing

    Creativity runs in my veins. I have always considered myself an artist before anything else and drawing was the initial gateway for me to start creating in all other areas of media.

  • Painting

    As a medium is mastered, it is only natural to start adding complexities to your style and presentation. Painting has often been a far off oasis that comes back to me here and there just to refresh my senses.

  • Sculpture

    Sculpture has quickly become my favorite medium to work with! I was inspired to try out sculpting only a few years ago by a video series from John Brown. He focused on Action and fantasy figures. Check out my examples!

Activities

  • Hiking

    Hiking is easily the best way to see nature, exercise, enjoy God, and have fun all at once! I have been fortunate enough to hike in Alaska, California, and many other places that make me long for more. Short-term goals include hiking the Pacific Crest and John Muir Trails.

  • Exercising

    Exercise has always been apart of my life. From little league to training for triathlon events, I have always stayed active. Besides hiking, I love to swim and play basketball for my cardio workouts, but strength training has always been a foundation.

  • Traveling

    I hate flying…but I do it because I love to see new places, eat ethnic foods, meet different people, and experience life…Read more.

Socially

  • Church

    Church is the place where sinners, like myself, come to corporately worship the holy God of the Bible. I am an active member of the First Baptist Church of Carmel, IN and our motto is to “Learn the word, Love the word, & Live the word.” God promised success to no other institution in the world, except His church.

Favorite Quotes

“The most important quality leaders can demonstrate is not intelligence, a forceful personality, glibness, diligence, vision, administrative skills, decisiveness, courage, humor, tact, or any other similar natural attribute. Those all play a part, but the most desirable quality for any leader is integrity.”

John MacArthurPastor & Author

“What a staggering thought! Just as we could never secure justification by our own best efforts, so it is true that we can never increase personal sanctification by our own best efforts. Yes, “The just shall live by faith,” initially and continually!”

Bob HoekstraPastor & Theologian

“Democracy and socialism have nothing in common but one word, equality. But notice the difference: while democracy seeks equality in liberty, socialism seeks equality in restraint and servitude.”

Alexis de TocquevilleFrench Diplomat, Political Scientist, and Historian

“The quest for God doesn’t begin until conversion.”

R.C. SproulAmerican Calvinist Theologian, Author, and Pastor

“There isn’t anything that comes out of the mouth of a drunk that wasn’t there in the first place.”

Paul TrippPastor, Author and Conference Speaker

“If you believe what you like in the Gospel, and reject what you don’t like, it is not the Gospel you believe, but YOURSELF.”

Saint AugustineBishop, Philosopher, & Theologian

“We have a strange illusion that mere time cancels sin. I have heard others, and I have heard myself, recounting cruelties and falsehoods committed in boyhood as if they were no concern of the present speaker’s, and even with laughter. But mere time does nothing either to the fact or to the guilt of a sin. The guilt is washed out not by time but by repentance and the blood of Christ: if we have repented these early sins we should remember the price of our forgiveness and be humble.”

C.S. LewisIrish novelist, poet, academic, medievalist, literary critic, essayist, lay theologian, broadcaster, lecturer, and Christian apologist.

“The details differ, but the essential elements in the astronomical and biblical accounts of Genesis are the same… This is an exceedingly strange development, unexpected by all but the theologians. They have always believed the word of the Bible. But we scientists did not expect to find evidence for an abrupt beginning because we have had, until recently, such extraordinary success in tracing the chain of cause and effect backward in time… At this moment it seems as though science will never be able to raise the curtain on the mystery of creation. For the scientist who has lived by his faith in the power of reason, the story ends like a bad dream. He has scaled the mountains of ignorance; he is about to conquer the highest peak; as he pulls himself over the final rock, he is greeted by a band of theologians who have been sitting there for centuries.”

Robert JastrowAmerican Astronomer and Planetary Physicist, and Leading NASA Scientist.

“Wanted: Gifted volunteers for difficult service in the local expression of the Kingdom of God. Motivation to serve should be obedience to God, gratitude, gladness, forgiveness, humility, and love. Service will rarely be glorious. Temptation to quit place of service will sometimes be strong. Volunteers must be faithful in spite of long hours, little of nor visible results, and possibly no recognition except from God in eternity.”

Don WhitneyAuthor and Professor of Biblical Spirituality at The SBTS

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