Dr. Manuel J. Amiotte, PhD

In The Halls of Hyrule Castle... · Triforce Temple, Sacred Realm 87436-723 · [email protected]

Hello everyone, I am The Great Sage: Leader and Founder of The Seven Sages... Webmaster and Creator of Guardian Sages, Where Knowledge Is Born... I welcome you to my page. Here, I will have some of my best accomplishments listed here for you. Check out the social media links as well. Until next time, I am The Great Sage saying: "Good Night and Game On."


Experience

Senior Web Developer

VMS Data, LLC

As websites and the internet evolves, I continue to evolve with it. Using the latest HTML, PHP, MySQL, and more, I will do everything I can to help Enhance Your Online Presence. It's my job to help build into your future, rather than just be another website online. When you're ready, I am ready.

November 2019 - Present

Senior Game Advisor/Manager

Gamestop, LLC

A dream job I wanted as a kid and teenager. Not only did I learn more, I helped others with the knowledge I had as well. I was eventually labelled as "Gamestop's Nintendo Grand Master" due to my vast knowledge and expertise in the company and games in its entirety. Enjoyed all 3 years I was there and I would gladly go back again...

November 2016 - November 2019

Content Writer/Web Developer

VMS Data, LLC

During my first run in this company, I was brought on as a Content Writer originally. With my knowledge in writing (along with my minor degree in Journalism and the release of two of my Books), I was doing a lot of content writing for many clients. After working for a few months, I decided to work on a minor project with Web Coding. Then, I was working in both departments in no time.

February 2016 - November 2016

Education

University of Arizona

Doctorate of Music Education/Percussion/Piano (PhD and DMA)
Master of Music Theory (MM)

GPA: 3.98

August 2014 - May 2018

Arizona State University

Master of Mathematics (MM)
Bachelor of Mathematics/Computer Technology/Journalism (BMA)

GPA: 3.91

August 2009 - May 2014

Grand Canyon University

Bachelor of Music Education/Percussion/Piano/Music Theory (BMA)
Bachelor of Mathematics/Computer Technology/Journalism (BMA)

GPA: 3.94

June 2008 - May 2009

Glendale Community College

Associate of Music Education/Percussion/Piano/Music Theory (AA)
Associate of Mathematics/Computer Technology/Journalism (AA)

GPA: 3.92

June 2006 - May 2008

Skills

Programming Languages & Tools
Workflow
  • Responsive Design, Create Custom Code
  • Cross Browser Testing & Debugging
  • Cross Functional Teams
  • Walkthrough With Clients for Final Check

Interests

When I'm not developing the future's code, I still spend quite a bit of my time in front of my computer. I run my own YouTube channel, that features a lot of Let's Plays on video games that I enjoy playing. If I'm not recording my YouTube videos, I'm either editing them or I'm livestreaming some online games on my Twitch channel. Video games are a big part of my life (as it evolved from casual gaming to online competitive and career) and I plan on continuing for many years to come. I enjoy learning new things as new games I'm interested in comes out. I fully involve myself into the storyline, hashing out details of what's going on, cracking bad jokes in the game, and listening to the music. While I do play many hours of video games, I also make sure to dedicate time to practicing my instruments and techniques daily. If video games are one half of my life, music is the other half. I have created and transcribed many pieces of video game music for all grade levels (elementary, high school, and college) from many of the greatest video games such as: Legend of Zelda, Mario Brothers, Kingdom Hearts, Final Fantasy, and more.


Though I spend a great deal of my time indoors, I do find time to go out into the world. If I'm outside, you can either find me at my favorite fast food places (Jack in the Box/Carl's Jr./Arby's/Little Caesar's/Chipotle), dining indoors (Olive Garden/Longhorn Steakhouse/Golden Corral), or at the Disc Golf courses. I do enjoy disc golfing with my brother and my best friend (David Gain, our other Sen. Web Developer/Graphics Designer). That's mainly it. I don't like really going outside as much as I used to, especially the way the world is during this pandemic.


However, being outdoors and indoors doesn't stop me from finding plenty of inspiration. Along with creating videos and music, I also found my voice as a writer. I have written a total of 8 Books and I have published 2 of them. They're all fiction based, traveling the known and unknown universes as an once powerful entity (known as The Great Sage) that is searching for his 6 other Sages. Lots of tragic, lots of adventures, all based on decisions that he makes. He brings his long time friend along for the ride as well. He even experiences some of the most hardest decisions that leave him emotionally scarred, making him regret the decisions he once made. It's pretty fun writing, as I find inspiration in many places like: my video games, movies, shows, and more. There's plenty of references and jokes along the way as well.


Awards & Certifications

  • Google Local Guide Certified (Double Digit Level)
  • Mobile Web Specialist/Database Developer
  • Licensed and Certified Bartender
  • Licensed/Certified/Ordained Minister
  • 1st Place - Grand Canyon University - Original Music Composition Winner (2017)
  • 1st Place - Grand Canyon University - Trascribed Music Composition Winner (2014/2016/2017)
  • 1st Place - Glendale Community College - Original Music Composition Winner (2008)
  • 1st Place - Peoria High School - Arizona State Competition Marching Band Winner (2007)
  • 1st Place - Peoria High School - Arizona PAS Festival Solo Winner (2003-2007)
  • 1st Place - Peoria High School - Arizona PAS Festival Duo Winners (2003/2005/2007)
  • 1st Place - Peoria High School - Arizona PAS Festival Drumline Winners (2003/2007)