Former Student Showcase

Brittany Greene

Brittany GreeneBrittany Greene completed the Academy of Medical Administration Specialist (AMAT) at the CHOICE High School and Technical Center in June 2014. After graduating from the AMAT program, Brittany was hired as an administrative assistant at Emerald Coast Counseling & Associates.  She has since been promoted to Office Manager.  Brittany says, "I truly love my career here and plan on being a part of this company for many years to come. I have already received my first raise along with health insurance, am now officially the Office Manager."  Brittany is proud and thankful for everything Mrs. Larson, her AMAT instructor, taught her about being a professional in the medical field.  Not only is Brittany working full-time, she is also working towards her AA degree at Northwest Florida State College.   She is learning to balance work and school assignments and is looking forward to earning a billing and coding certificate at NWFSC.   When asked about her experience in the AMAT program, Brittany said, "I truly love my job and was blessed with the best teacher and bosses to begin my professional field.  Mrs. Larson definitely earned the title of Teacher of the Year!"  With Emerald Coast Counseling & Associates expanding their business in the future, she looks forward to interviewing students from the AMAT program.

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Brad Barker

Brad BarkerSince graduating from the CHOICE Institute in 2007, Brad has applied the education and experience he gained into opening two Web & graphic design businesses and has expanded his knowledge and understanding of using his skills across many corporate and independent markets. Managing Web development, SEO, and marketing collateral for over 30 hotels to creating branding packages and increasing Web presence and exposure to small businesses, Brad is dedicated to creating quality products that modernize clients ability to reach long term success. "The CHOICE Institute allowed me to find my passion and make a career out of doing something that I enjoy." 

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Ryan Kneeland

Ryan KneelandThere are many stepping-stones one takes in life when trying to figure out what their true calling is, and I would say my CHOICE experience at Niceville High School was one of them. I started my senior year at NHS working for Geek Squad as an intelligence agent; after a few years of that I went on to sales. After realizing sales was not my passion or calling, I pursued a career path with Apple Inc. I am currently working as technical support and management within Apple and plan to move to their IS&T department once I receive my BSBA in Management Information Systems at UWF. When enrolled at NHS, I took an array of classes offered by CHOICE including Web Design 1-5, Programming, Networking, and Oracle. With the knowledge I obtained from these subjects, it allowed me to be diverse in the IT world and branch out to even more areas of expertise. I truly believe that the classes I took within the CHOICE program helped build the foundation of my current knowledge, while also setting me up for the success I have obtained and the future success I plan on attaining.

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Kyle SchumacherKyle Schumacher

Kyle Schumacher, Class of 2007, went on to study Finance at the University of Central Florida. Upon graduation, he took a job with Google in Austin, Texas. He sold Google Apps for Business, a software suite he was first exposed to while involved with CHOICE IT. Most recently, Kyle worked in Kenya setting up a financial MIS for a startup. Currently, Kyle is a MBA Candidate at the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas - Austin.  Regardless of the project, Kyle finds himself leveraging the skills he learned and honed during his time at CHOICE.

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