Since 1988 When I’m dead.
Front End & Full Stack Web Developer
Multi-talented web developer with 12 years of professional experience. Self-starter with years of freelance and entrepreneurial experience. Expert level knowledge of front end languages & frameworks. Adept back end developer. Accomplished & proven track record developing world-class sites & products for organizations like AOL & Virginia Tech. Creative problem solver with an anything-is-possible mentality, backed by resourcefulness, big-picture thinking, and pronounced leadership and teamwork skills.
Full Stack Web Developer / Consultant
September 2012 – Present
Currently heading UI development for Virginia Tech’s Governor-sponsored Virginia Cyber Range (August 2017 - Present) in addition to moonlighting as a jack-of-all-trades tech expert and SEO-centric, full-stack guru for small to medium sized businesses, start-ups, agencies, and SaaS products. Key accomplishments:
- Mastered a broad range of skills over 15 years of freelancing to produce 100s of websites, apps, designs, and products built on technologies like React, Redux, Flow, Docker, Angular, Typescript, jQuery, Node, Express, Bootstrap, WordPress, Craft CMS, and KeystoneJS.
- Honored at the Commonwealth of Virginia Innovative Technology Symposium with the Governor’s Technology Award for Innovative Use of Technology in Education as part of the Virginia Cyber Range team.
- Created, prototyped, planned, and developed several sites and products from the ground up that reached 50,000 or more unique visits within their first six months.
AOL, Inc. / Verizon (Autoblog.com)
Front End Software Engineer
June 2015 – August 2017
Hired to bolster front end development for Autoblog.com in a fast-paced, collaborative, continuous integration environment. Developed scalable front-end user experiences while being a key voice in planning, production, and technical direction to overhaul massive legacy architectures, create high-conversion sections, and increase organic traffic. Key contributions:
- Managed front end development for numerous fully responsive section redesigns & new developments effectively increasing overall conversion & engagement by up to 65%.
- Slashed page load times by 3-7 seconds on average, while developing frameworks & methodologies to virtually eliminate front end code conflicts among multiple developers.
- Leveraged Schema.org, Google AMP, and obsessive data digestion to increase organic traffic by over 30% & lead mobile growth beyond desktop traffic for the first time in the site’s history.
Foster Consulting, LLC.
Front End Developer
October 2011 – September 2012
Developed over 30 sites built upon a proprietary CMS. Improved architecture and code reusability to slash typical site development time by 14+ hours.
Top Shelf Design, LLC
Front End Developer
June 2011 – October 2011
Developed several WordPress & Drupal sites and integrated with various APIs including Twitter, Facebook, & Bullhorn.
Intern Software Engineer
June 2008 – January 2009
Developed a system to auto-generate new WordPress blog networks for internal company usage. Created an AJAX powered action-item tracking system for the IT department.
Owner / Creative Director / Lead Developer
January 2006 – October 2011
Handled sales, marketing, and development of numerous sites for small & medium sized businesses, artists, and musicians.
Full Stack Web Developer / Project Manager
January 2005 – June 2008
Propped up and managed an entire front and back end system for a six-figure real estate virtual tour company.
George Mason University
August 2006 – Present (On Hold)
- B.S., Computer Science ~65% complete (3.3 GPA)
- B.F.A., Computer Game Design ~25% complete (4.0 GPA)
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