Objective

To obtain a position with a fun, passionate, and creative web or mobile development team building high quality products.

Languages
HTML5, CSS3, PHP, Javascript, jQuery, Sass (SCSS), MySQL, XML, JSON, Objective C
Applications
Sublime Text, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Xcode
OS Environments
Windows, Mac, Unix (Ubuntu, CentOS)

Acquired Skills

Front-End Web Development

  • Create responsive websites for desktop browsers and mobile devices.
  • Create and test sites in several different browsers depending on project requirements.
  • Create optimized websites using minimal requests, optimized images and css spriting.
  • Create sites with semantic markup.
  • Use CSS3 properties for enhanced visual effects in modern browsers.
  • Slice designs into assets from Adobe Photoshop mockups.
  • Create and implement custom WordPress themes or implement and modify downloaded themes.

Back-End Web Development

  • Create dynamic PHP and database driven web sites.
  • Work in custom PHP content management system.
  • Use both SVN and Git version control systems in team environment.
  • Transition procedural PHP framework to a custom object oriented MVC framework with a primary focus on views.

IOS Mobile App Development

  • Develop iOS apps using Xcode for sale on Apple App Store based on design mockups.
  • Use Objective-C to complete apps using provided graphic assets.
  • Create wireframes based on project specifications to improve communication during product planning stage.

Search Engine Optimization

  • Manage Google Webmaster Tools, Bing Webmaster Tools and Google Analytics accounts for several web properties.
  • Investigate and solve SEO issues.
  • Use Google Analytics API to generate monthly reporting.
  • Utilize microformats to provide additional information to search engines.

Graphic Design

  • Create web mockups using Adobe Photoshop.
  • Create and edit web-related graphics such as buttons, icons, images and logos.
  • Create vector graphic and logo's using Adobe Illustrator

Website Hosting

  • Maintain VPS hosting for commercial and personal websites running WHM and CPanel.
  • Optimize WordPress site with rapid growth implementing Memcached caching and CDN asset distribution.

Online Advertising

  • Ad optimization based on colors, fonts and locations for maximum revenue and user experience.
  • Implement Google AdSense, Google Link Units, Google Custom Search Engine, Google Custom AdSense, Google Custom Link Units, Chitika Multi Product Units and Kontera Ads.

Email Marketing

  • Create HTML email templates.
  • Assist with Lyris ListManager duties. Setup lists, use ListManager web interface and ListManager API to modify lists, list members and mailings.

Personal Skills

  • Utilize time management skills and ability to multi-task to expedite numerous projects for the organization effectively.
  • Work well in both independent and team environments.

Work Experience

sparknet.net

April 2006 to Present

SparkNET

Senior Web Developer

Responsibilities

  • Worked on 30+ different web properties. EzineArticles.com is the largest traffic generating website.
  • Tasks include front end web development, back-end web development, database management, email marketing, graphic design, iOS mobile app development, search engine optimization, advertising and project management.
  • Lead developer for all advertising related programming projects for all of SparkNET’s websites.
Key Projects
  • EzineArticles.com, PressExposure.com, SparkNET.net and several others.
  • Apple iPhone apps that are available on the Apple App Store include Racquetball Journal and Black Friday Companion.

2002 to Present

CG-Host Web Host / Freelancer

Owner

Responsibilities

  • Full website development service.
  • Website administration on a managed VPS server.
  • Provide e-mail hosting.
  • Work with clients to create solutions fitting their needs.

Key Projects

A Spotted Pony

aspottedpony.com

2012 to Present

Novistke Custom Homes

novistkecustomhomes.com

2010 to Present

Badger Balancing

badgerbalancing.com

2005 to Present

Key Achievements

  • Long-standing employee who was part of SparkNET's growth from about 10 employees to more than 80 employees.
  • EzineArticles.com was one of the top 100 most traffic sites in the world at its peak.
  • Built a custom content management system with a team of developers that supports millions of articles written by hundreds of thousands of authors, up to 2 million visitors per day, as well as nearly 50 editors and team members.

Relevant Experience

  • Attend local meetups such as Web920 meetups in Green Bay.
  • Attend conferences such as PHPTek in 2009 and UXMad in 2012.
  • Use social media outlets such as Twitter and Google+ to follow industry leaders.

Education

Graduated May 2003

University of Wisconsin-Green Bay

Degree: Bachelor of Science

Major: Computer Science
Minor: Information Sciences