Chip is a Principal Solution Engineer and Team Lead for the Sales Performance Management team at Salesforce. Prior to that, Chip worked as a Solution Engineer for many companies including IBM and Information Builders. He is proud to be a 5-time certified Professional with Salesforce. He currently holds the follwing Salesforce Certifications: Administrator, Platform App Builder, Business Analyst, Sales Representative and Mulesoft Integration Associate.
Chip graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi with a BS in Computer Science and Statistics where he was a Resident Assistant and a member of the Fencing Club as well as the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). Prior to that, he graduated from Boca Ciega HS, in Gulfport, FL. He also attended Enterprise HS (AL) and Knob Noster HS (MO).
Chip is a proud Air Force "brat" who lived in many states as well as Germany and England growing up. He continues to enjoy travel as well as visiting his family in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland.
Chip is a member of Lafayette Lodge #44 in Cumming. He is the two-time past President of the Robert Forsyth Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution and current Vice-President and Media Committee Chair. He is also a member of the Holland Society of New York and the Elias Moon Camp of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War. Chip has had 3 Patriot lines approved by the SAR and is working on 8 more. He is also a member of the Vestry, the Knights of Columba, and "Breakfast Team #4" at St Columba's Episcopal Church, Suwanee.
When he isn't attending meetings at any of those clubs, Chip is an Assistant Scoutmaster for Troop 143 and Troop 5109. He was recently elected into the Order of the Arrow and completed his Ordeal, becoming an Arrowman in Mowogo Lodge #243. Chip has attended Florida Sea Base, Summit, and Philmont for the BSA Triple Crown of High Adventure. He is a proud "Eagle Dad" to Alex and is looking forward to Genna achieving the same distinction.
Chip recently passed his exam to become a licensed Real Estate Agent in the State of Georgia. While he has no plans to leave Salesforce, he is happy to be able to be a second pair fo hands for JoAnn's successful Real Estate business, the Van Alstyne Home Group.
Feel free to contact Chip on LinkedIn or review his resume and Public Encryption Key under the "Business" section of this site.