New Job

Well I am happy to say that I have found a new job working with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona beginning on November 11, 2013.  I have enjoyed my time at Aetna and working with such wonderful people who I will miss dearly.  However, I am looking forward to this new opportunity and will be working with a few people that I have worked with in the past and am looking forward to that.

On another note I have finally completed my doctorate program with Capella University and have been award my PhD in Information Technology.  It was a rough endeavor, but I enjoyed every minute learning new things and developing my research skills.  I look forward to any new opportunities this may bring.

Thanks about all for now.  Stay well and come back soon.



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Happy Holidays!!

I just wanted to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and hope you all have a very happy holiday seasons.  Lauren and I are both on vacation this week from work and really just relaxing and taking it easy.  It is nice at times to just do nothing since work is so hectic.  It has been a very productive and busy year, and next year appears to be heading in that direction as well.


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Welcome To My Blog!!

Hello All,

My name is John Conklin and I currently reside in Peoria, Arizona a suburb of Phoenix with my lovely wife Lauren and our toy fox terrier Rocky (pictured below).  I work for a major health care company here in the valley, myself in the Business Systems Development department as a senior systems analyst.

Happy Rocky

I recently completed acquired PhD in Information Technology through an on-line program with Capella University out of Minnesota.  It was both challenging and rewarding for which I am happy to have completed.

It has been a couple of years but I also like to play golf when I can.  There is just something about chasing that little ball around that I find very relaxing, or maybe its just being outdoors for about 4 hours while I play 18 holes with my friends.

This is my first attempt at an on-line blog so I hope to occasionally update with what’s happening in our lives, and hope you come back soon to read more.

John and Lauren


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