About Me

I love creative problem solving

Every problem has a solution, and the journey of developing creative solutions for problems is what makes my job fun. I'm kind of like Dr. Gregory House in that respect (minus the personality problems, pill popping and neurotic tendencies).

In no particular hierarchical order, I specialize in front-end development, responsive web design and WordPress development. I have experience building all sorts of web solutions, from inception to completion.

I currently work at the University of Minnesota as a web developer; however, I'm always game for taking on a select number of new projects. If you're interested in having me work on a project, shoot me a message, and lets talk about what you have in mind.

Technical Skills

95%

WordPress

95%

HTML5 / CSS3

80%

JavaScript / jQuery

80%

PHP

75%

MySQL

75%

Photoshop

Work Experience

Web Developer

Front-End Development UI Design

I play a development role in building web solutions for the University of Minnesota's Office of Information Technology. Every project is different, which makes things interesting and keeps me on my toes. This job is a continuous learning process on how to improve my consultation and project management skills. I've improved my client relationship skills, and how to define the project's scope and requirements through an agile methodology.

Period: February 2012 - Present

Web Coordinator

Design Development Technical Support

My responsibilities revolved around leading the design, development, and maintenance of JCAHPO's various websites and web applications. One of my biggest "take-aways" from this job was how to provide effective leadership when it comes to strategic planning and development for the "big picture" of things. I also improved my project management skills, as well as my ability to work effectively and efficiently with different departments on projects.

Company: JCAHPO
Period: June 2011 - February 2012

Junior Web Developer

Front-End / Back-End Development

I worked closely with senior developers and management on a wide scope of web applications and projects for the travel and hospitality industry. This was a fantastic opportunity that improved my PHP, Java, and SQL chops. I learned how to adapt to a fast-paced, quick turn-around time type of work environment.

Company: VEM Global
Period: March 2011 - June 2011

Education

Metropolitan State University

Computer Science, Bachelor of Science
With an emphasis in object-oriented programming and web development.

Graduated: 2011

McNally Smith College of Music

Music Production, Associate in Applied Science
With an emphasis in audio & video production for the music industry.

Graduated: 2005

Freelance Projects

  • All
  • WordPress
  • Responsive
  • Web Apps

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