Ric Lutz

Codesmith & Teach

PO Box 1117  ♦  Howell, MI  ♦  48844-1117  ♦  517.546.0780


Computer analyst/programmer able to complete all phases of software development from analyzing user requirements through production and delivery of software to meet those requirements, including documentation and end-user training. Experienced in object-oriented design, application and Web programming, database design, and application implementation. Place special emphasis on excellent user-interface design.



Good writing and speaking skills. An effective listener, able to communicate with non-technical users to define problems and generate systems requirements.

Systems Analysis

Can deconstruct existing or proposed information management systems, identify correspondences and divergencies from client requirements, pinpoint bottlenecks and sources of error.

System Synthesis

Have successfully designed and programmed many information management systems using object-oriented techniques, most with database integration. Place particular emphasis on excellent user-interface design to increase productivity and eliminate error.

  • Created web site for book author to support promotion, personal appearance schedule, fan discussion forum and e-commerce.
  • Designed and programmed database and software interface to bulk fax system for industrial equipment dealer to provide availability and promotional information to clients.
  • Programmed a scheduling and client contact system for a clinic to manage appointments and transportation requirements, record theraputic interactions and generate various reports.

Problem Solving

Proven history of providing creative solutions to a wide variety of information management system problems including complex database design problems, data conversions, data entry and algorithm design.


Over 10 years experience designing content and teaching computer concepts to adults in a classroom environment. Rated good to excellent by most students, many of whom registered for additional classes. Subjects taught include Basic Computing, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access, World Wide Web Site Creation.


Enjoy learning new technologies and methods. Always looking for new, more effective ways to solve information system problems.

Attention to Detail

Take great pride in delivering clean code that meets the spec completely. Well structured code minimizes bugs and greatly simplifies future maintenance tasks, increasing the usable lifetime of the system.



C/C++  ♦  HTML/DHTML/xHTML  ♦  css  ♦  javascript
PHP  ♦  SQL  ♦  java  ♦  VB/VBA


MySQL  ♦  Microsoft Access  ♦  Microsoft SQL Server
Interbase  ♦  Paradox


Microsoft Office  ♦  Microsoft Excel  ♦  Microsoft Access
Microsoft Word  ♦  Microsoft PowerPoint
Microsoft Publisher



Bachelor of Science, Physics
Oakland University, Rochester, MI.


  • Burroughs/UNISYS Corporation, 1975 - 1982
  • Suburban Computer Services, 1982-1991
  • Codesmith & Teach, 1991 - Present