Karl’s professional history is all about introducing and managing change. He worked for the Financial Aid office at the University of Idaho (UIdaho) as a programmer and manager for 10 years. There, he introduced numerous changes to automate much of the highly manual processing. He understands the Financial Aid business very well, and has a deep knowledge of the Banner ERP system which UIdaho used. After his time at UIdaho, he spent 5 years working as a software engineer for Ellucian, the company that writes the Banner ERP software. Karl has been with central IT at Washington State University for more than three years, where he manages the E-Commerce and mainframe development teams and associated business applications.
His free time is largely spent with his family: wife, three kids, three dogs, and five (!) cats. They enjoy camping and visiting the Washington and Oregon coasts every summer.