Without reservation, I wholeheartedly recommend Collin Barrett. Collin is an exceptional developer and ardent devotee of best practices and principles. Insightful beyond his years, he is a thoughtful, deliberate composer of code. He’s a great collaborator and genuinely wants to come to a consensus about the optimum solution to development issues, in alignment with best practices. He’s eager to learn from others and able to mentor younger developers. He welcomes a challenge and doesn’t shy away from a difficult task.
You want Collin on your team.
— Keith Milford | Colleague, Senior Software Engineer
Collin is an excellent developer that pays close attention to detail. He is a hard worker that takes pride in the work he does. I wish I had two more just like him.
— Richard Anthony | Manager, Senior Manager Software Development
Collin is an excellent engineer and was always a pleasure to work with. He is well rounded and is always prepared to take on any problem that may arise. When he started to work for TKE, he quickly adapted to the environment and picked up the toolset and processes very quickly. I recommend Collin to anyone seeking a well-mannered and very competent software professional.
— Jeff Berryhill | Colleague, Senior Software Engineer
Collin is a thorough and capable engineer; without experience with Enterprise Architect, he picked up the tool, became our expert, and logically developed the functional architecture for one of our most important projects. He collaborated well with his colleagues and met or exceeded all our goals for the effort.
— Chris Linhardt | Manager, Program Manager
Collin has been a pleasure to work with over the last two years. He has had many opportunities to experience the different facets of our business in the world of modeling and simulation. He has taken on each task given to him regardless of level and produced high-quality results.
In one instance, Collin was given the task of learning a process development tool. It was a rather boring task, but his work was instrumental in providing the next step for the team working the project. In addition, it demonstrated a new level of capability for our company. Collin was recognized for his strong efforts on this project and as key personnel for this effort. He was recognized internally with an award.
His last task was to support the development and documentation of an up-and-coming pilot control software. Collin helped to annotate years of development into a concise software document in preparations to deploy the technology out to the field. Our customer said in an email, “I am amazed by the quality of your work. Thank you! This will go a long ways towards helping us transition this technology.”
It was a pleasure having Collin here over the last year and a half. I will miss him as he goes back to school and wish him the very best in his bright career ahead.
— Rob Subr | Supervisor, Senior Software Engineer
This award is in recognition of Collin’s outstanding support of the Defensive System Manager (DSM) functional specification development. He has worked closely with all of our team members including our subcontractors and remote personnel – consolidating, integrating, and implementing their inputs for the conceptual model of the DSM system. Additionally, he has developed a thorough working knowledge of the Enterprise Architect tool including its arcane report generator functionality such that we are now able to export our document directly from EA. Without his efforts, the DSM functional specification effort would not be proceeding as smoothly as it is.
— Achievement Award, Rob Subr | Supervisor, Senior Software Engineer
Collin is a detail-oriented worker with a knack for web design. He is especially gifted at keeping focus throughout long-term projects. Always keeping up with recent trends, he brings with him a strategic and forward-thinking mindset which helps to stimulate creativity in the decision-making process. Furthermore, Collin cares deeply for the customers (students and faculty in the school environment) he serves and is simply a great person to work alongside in the office.
— Blair Perry | Colleague, Technology Director
As a start-up charter school, our budget did not allow for a full-time IT position in the first year. Collin Barrett’s consulting services were a perfect fit for our varied and unique technology needs. Collin quickly developed an understanding of our mission and vision so that he could tailor his technology services to our current needs, as well as project for our future. Collin has been a cost-effective and flexible solution for our school’s technology needs.
— Megan Salemi, Ed.D. | Client, School Principal
Even though Collin was a busy college student, he was very dependable. When he arrived at work, he was quick to switch gears and immediately pursue the assigned task. He was a self-starter and worked well independently, needing very little supervision. If he did have questions, he was quick to apply the solutions and move forward, never wasting time. A strength of Collin was his integrity. He never sacrificed this in his work. Collin was not only interested in the details but in the “big picture”; this helped us advance the goals of recruiting prospective students. Collin was also very personable and a great “team player.” He was always willing to help a co-worker. We missed Collin when he left for his internship. We would have readily hired him back. I highly recommend him to you.
— Judy Awabdy | Manager, Director of Enrollment Services
Collin Barrett, in my opinion, rises to the top as one of the most respected of our student assistants over the last decade. He was a dependable staff assistant, attentive to quality and worked diligently in a team setting to complete assigned work. Collin has excellent communication skills. He is faithful and compassionate and can be counted on to encourage whoever is around him. I believe that Collin will achieve whatever goal is set before him and that he will influence others, by his example, to achieve their goals as well. I highly recommend Collin Barrett to you.
— Amy Bielek | Supervisor, Assistant Director of Mailings and Materials
Collin was a real asset to our office. He was diligent, dependable, a hard-worker, and quick learner. He came in and got right to work. Collin was a pleasure to work with.
— Kristy Lester | Supervisor, Assistant Director of Enrollment Services
I am delighted to give a personal recommendation for Collin Barrett. I had the privilege of working closely with Collin, providing direction, daily oversight and mentoring to him during his summer employment at Gull Lake Ministries, a Christian Family Resort and Conference Center in Southwest Michigan. Collin displays a consistent positive attitude and a desire to improve continually. He is also a person of great character. I believe one of Collin’s greatest strengths is his ability to remain calm and continually drive ahead in the midst of stressful situations. He is able to multitask, handling many different responsibilities while ensuring that each is done well. He is confident in his abilities, yet possesses a humble desire to grow and be stretched in his maturity and leadership. Collin is an individual that goes above the “call of duty” to perform his job responsibilities with excellence.
— Jeremy Heavey | Supervisor, Community Development Director
Collin is an incredible asset to the admissions team at Cedarville. He serves as a student tour guide for the office. His knowledge of his engineering field is invaluable, but what I really appreciate is his ability to make the information relate to the high school students and families that he interacts with. He is personable and passionate about his studies, and he communicates that clearly to those he interacts with. He is always on time for his tours and organizes his time exceptionally well.
— Sarah Allen | Volunteer Supervisor, Associate Director of Admissions
I have enjoyed the opportunity to know & work with Collin Barrett over the past several years where he served as a volunteer ministry team leader through my office. I would highly recommend Collin professionally as a reliable leader who creatively makes use of technology for communication and efficient teamwork. On the personal level, Collin is a kind, trustworthy and loyal friend.
— John Wambold | Volunteer Supervisor, Director of Community Ministries