Richard H. Gross, MTS 

8624 East 53rd Terrace • Kansas City, MO 64129 • 816.679-8974 
Email: • Find me on LinkedIn (Blog) • TheCodingDeacon (Portfolio Website)
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.Net Developer


  • Full-stack software developer with extensive .NET, C#, SQL, Oracle, Bootstrap, and JavaScript experience.
  • Facilitated move from monolithic services to streamlined, easily maintained microservices with no downtime.
  • Maintained existing enterprise-level .NET applications in both .NET Standard and Web Forms.
  • Responsible for the design and creation of major enterprise applications using .Net Core.

Key Technologies Used

  • .NET Core; ADO.NET; AJAX; ASP.NET; Bootstrap; C#; C/C++; CSS; Entity Framework; GIT; HTML5; JavaScript; jQuery UI; jQuery; JSON; LINQ; MVC; React.js; REST API; SOAP API; SQL Server; SQL; Subversion; Visual Basic.NET

Technical Training


  • Centriq, Certificate in Application Development in C#.NET; focus on software development in C#.NET through intensive boot-camp program that included C# Programming; HTML5/CSS3; Responsive Web Design; JavaScript; Model-View-Controller Design; Relational Databases & SQL; Data Manipulation; Data Architecture; Web Forms; and MVC Advanced.

Various Institutions → Technical

  • Advanced C#
  • Generics and Delegates in C#
  • Lambda Expressions
  • Events and Extension Methods in C#
  • LINQ
  • Asynchronous Programming in C#
  • React.js
  • Responsive Web Design
  • Relational Database Design and SQL
  • MVC Advanced
  • MVC: Data Architectures
  • MVC: Introduction to Data
  • MVC Fundamentals
  • Web Forms with Data
  • C#: Collections
  • .NET Core: Middleware
  • .Net Core Security
  • Object Oriented Programming with C#
  • Learning C# Algorithms
  • Artificial Intelligence Foundations: Machine Learning
  • Introduction to PHP and SQL
  • Ellucian Live Online 2020
  • Salesforce for Customer Service

Various Institutions → Soft Skills

  • Remote Work Foundations
  • Collaborative Leadership
  • Productivity Tips: Finding Your Productive Mindset
  • Cultivating Mental Agility
  • Executive Presence on Video Conference Calls
  • Cultivating Cultural Competence and Inclusion
  • Creating a Culture of Collaboration
  • Skills for Inclusive Conversations
  • Time Management: Working from Home
  • Managing Stress for Positive Change
  • Mindful Meditations for Work and Life
  • Mindfulness Practices
  • The Mindful Workday
  • Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging
  • How to be an Adaptable Employee During Change and Uncertainty
  • Nonprofit Fundraising Essentials
  • Starting a Nonprofit

Salesforce Trailheads

  • Create a Process for Managing Support Cases
  • Impact of Unconscious Bias
  • Salesforce Flow
  • Salesforce Flow for Service
  • Lightning App Builder
  • Administrator Certification Prep: Reporting and Automation
  • Apex Triggers
  • Service Cloud for Lightning Experience
  • Service Essentials Features
  • Service Cloud Basics
  • Basics
  • Quick Start: Process Builder
  • Data Management
  • Salesforce Platform Basics
  • Rich Publisher Apps for Experience Cloud Sites
  • Personalize Experience Cloud Sites with Audience Targeting
  • Share CRM Data with Your Partners
  • Data Modeling
  • Search Basics for Experience Builder Sites
  • Community Rollout Strategy
  • Build an Experience Cloud Site with Knowledge and Chat
  • Experience Cloud Basics
  • Database & .NET Basics
  • Quick Start: Aura Components
  • Lightning Alternatives to JavaScript Buttons
  • Lightning Experience Basics
  • Trailhead Playground Management
  • Trailhead Basics

Additional Education

  • Master’s Degree, Sacred Theology, Ave Maria University, Naples FL; Graduated Cum Laude
  • Bachelor of Arts, English, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY
  • (Academic Coursework for Ordination), Conception Seminary College, Conception, MO

Professional Experience

Software Developer II, Grantham University

Lenexa, KS:  02/16 - 05/21
  • Collaborated on the design plan for moving from monolithic services to streamlined, easily maintained and distributed APIs.
  • Created microservices that allowed seamless transition from outdated monolithic services with no downtime.
  • Maintaining and developing enterprise-level .NET applications in both MVC and Web Forms.
  • Designed and developed a new MVC application that coordinates data from multiple sources and generates PDF records for government compliance purposes.
  • Designed and developed a new MVC/API application to record incoming and outgoing text messages and archive that information in student’s record.
  • Designed and developed a Web Forms application to automate the migration of data from one FAQ system to another using APIs.
  • Designed and developed a Salesforce-base ticketing system used by all university departments for issue and student tracking.
  • Designed and developed a student facing application to summarize a student’s degree work and show classes remaining, class options, earned grades and estimated time to degree completion based on the individual’s past work.
  • Created extensive integrations with the university’s Banner (Oracle) database and multiple in-house SQL databases.
  • Mentored junior developers.
  • Worked closely with business to deliver needed software features in a timely, efficient manner.
  • Worked with fellow IT teams to coordinate delivery of new applications.
  • Collaborated with other developers on the design and scoping of all projects using Agile methodology.
  • Consistently maintained lowest ticket response times from initial creation to final resolution.

Webmaster, Stained Glass Association of America

Kansas City, MO:  1995-2015
  • Designed and created original Stained Glass Association of America website in early 1996.
  • Developed original website into suite of five websites for different branches of Association.
  • Developed e-commerce and online ordering for SGAA publications and products.
  • Created secure online registration portal for annual conference registration.
  • Created secure online registration portal for online membership registration.
  • Ensured continuous access and maintenance for five Association websites as Webmaster.
  • Ensured timely and accurate website updates of new material for each publication interval.
  • Strengthened website security against ongoing cyberthreat vectors.
  • Designed and built sites to accommodate users with disabilities or using assistive technologies.
  • Worked with SGAA officers, committee members, and general membership to create relevant, timely content for the industry.
  • • Created online editions of the association’s annual trade publication, the Sourcebook.
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Deacon Richard H. Gross,MTS
8624 East 53rd Terrace
Kansas City, MO 64129

816.679-8974  (Portfolio Site)  (Blog)  (email)

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