Education

Bachelor of Digital Media – Digital Media (Interactive Systems), 2009
University of Central Florida

Experience

Taoti Creative, Lead WordPress Developer (2018 - Present)

  • In charge of WordPress operations which involved managing other developers and planning sprint/task lists.
  • Provided expertise and led other developers (both in-house and external) on WordPress projects.
  • Created WordPress sites, as a solo developer and as a team, from in-house Photoshop and XD designs.
  • Planned and managed site functionality and architecture as projects moved from sales, to planning, to the design process.
  • Created "scope of work" and "build specification" documents to help define our projects' development deliverables and timelines.
  • Implemented custom WordPress boilerplate to from which we began all WordPress projects.
  • Built WordPress plugins to connect with the APIs like HubSpot, Google Maps, and Dribbble.
  • Extensive work with PHP, HTML, SCSS, Javascript, Twig, and Gulp.
  • All sites responsive and cross-browser compatible.

Knucklepuck, Senior Web Developer (2016 - 2018)

  • Planned/created WordPress sites, as a solo developer and as a team, from wireframes to development.
  • Communicated directly with clients to provide expertise on site functionality and content management.
  • Created an extensible module system to build WordPress templates.
  • Extensive work with PHP, HTML, SCSS, Javascript, Twig, and Gulp.
  • All sites responsive and cross-browser compatible.
  • Worked with clients to plan redesigns of their websites.
  • Used modern pagespeed methods to optimize websites for high performance scores on Google Lighthouse audits.
  • Collaborated with SEO and Paid Media teams to plan websites that are highly visible to search engines.

SPARK Experience, Senior Web Developer (2012 - 2016)

  • Planned/created WordPress sites with a team of developers.
  • Worked directly with clients to identify needs/goals and plan solutions.
  • Used modular workflow to accelerate development process.
  • Used WordPress API for custom themes, plugins, and admin areas.
  • Extensive work with PHP, HTML, SCSS, and Javascript/jQuery.
  • All sites responsive and cross-browser compatible.
  • Managed and maintained projects with Git and Grunt/Gulp.
  • Planned projects alongside UX research, content, and design teams.

pro2go Designs, Co-Founder (2009 - 2012)

Planet Digital, PHP Developer (2010)

UCF SDES Webmaster (2009)

Time and Gems Webmaster (2008 - 2009)

Project Spot Designer (2007 - 2008)

Recent Websites

  • Jane Goodall - Roots and Shoots, (2019 / in progress)

    It's BuddyPress with a many custom additions, including how users create their own content and a map of all of their projects grouped by ZIP or city.

  • H Street Main Street, (2018)

    There are many page speed optimizations on this site, like lazy loading, image compression, and reducing render-blocking stylesheets and scripts. The client is able to add information for local businesses which are then automatically categorized and mapped to the different sections.

  • Taoti Creative, (2018)

    In addition to page speed optimizations, there are some neat front-end features here like the 90° main nav and images that are positioned/sized with linear equations.

  • Knucklepuck, (2018)

    This is built with a custom, modular WordPress theme. I managed to achieve a 95 score on the Lighthouse performance audit by coding a way for WP to queue critical CSS separate from non-critical CSS.

  • Daniel M. Rosenberg, (2017)
    CBC Settlement Funding, (2017)

    Both of these are great examples of a modular WordPress theme. They are built on my extensible system where custom content modules can be added in for whatever the website's needs are.

Awards

Communicator Awards

W3 Awards