| About Johnathan Lightfoot, Michelle Lopez, and Scott MetkerJohnathan Lightfoot is the Principal SharePoint Architect at GP Strategies. He has been involved with IT for more than 20 years, having worked in various roles, including Help Desk, Level II and III desktop support, and Windows and AS-400 server administration and development. Companies he has worked for in the past include Electronic Data Systems, Hawaiian Telcom, and Norwegian Cruise Line (yes, he actually worked on the ships). However, the best experiences he says he has had were his nine years serving in the United States Navy. Johnathan is also a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) who specializes in SharePoint 2013, 2010, MOSS 2007, WSS 3.0, Office 2007/2010/2013, and Office 365 technologies, along with providing Soft Skills training for organizations. Johnathan also speaks at SharePoint and social networking events around the world. |
Michelle Lopez is a Certified Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) who specializes in SharePoint 2013, 2010, 2007, as well as InfoPath and Office technologies. She worked for 15 years at Microsoft Corporation and has dedicated the past 6 years of her career to championing SharePoint solutions to communities and companies nationwide.
Michelle is from Redmond, Washington, and currently lives in Scottsdale, Arizona, with her husband Carlos and their three young children.
Scott Metker has been an enterprise architect on Fortune 500 corporate software implementations for the past 15 years. His current role, chief software architect at GP Strategies, enables him to focus on new product development and implementing software development methodologies. He has worked extensively with the Microsoft SharePoint and Dynamics platforms and currently develops commercial applications on these platforms with a focus on bringing cloud-based technologies to regulated industries such as Life Sciences.
Scott originally comes from an academic background, with a doctoral degree in electrical engineering, but he has embraced a role in private industry producing software for large enterprise and government clients. He frequently speaks at industry conferences and also teaches as an affiliate instructor at Loyola University Maryland.