Curriculum Vita is Just a Bowl of Cherries

My experience lies in project management and web development, both with a creative bent. Translating creative work into a robust, standards-compliant, open, and interesting user experience on the web, both as a manager and developer, excites me both professionally and personally. The term "Jack-of-all-trades" is often used as a pejorative in the modern day, but the breadth of my skillset is all but matched in its depth, and as such I bring something unique to every team with which I work, in any industry, at any scale.

My long-term goal is to become the executive leader of a web development team, guiding the team towards the optimal user experience on one or many sites.

Specialties: Technical Project Management, Design Project Management, Web Development, Design Consulting

Primary Skillets

  • Software Development
    • User Experience
    • Middleware
    • Team Leadership/Management
    • Agile/Scrum Methodologies
  • Graphic Design
    • Responsive Web Design
    • App Visual Design
    • Print Design
  • Information Architecture
  • Project and Product Management
  • Gamification
  • Social Media Marketing

Technology

  • HTML5
  • CSS3
  • PHP
  • Perl
  • jQuery
  • mySQL
  • Informix
  • MongoDB
  • Drupal
  • Wordpress
  • Creative Cloud
  • LAMP Stack
  • WHM/CPanel
  • Application APIs: Facebook/Open Graph, Twitter, Google

Work Experience... Briefly

Senior Web Applications Engineer & Engineering Team Lead | Boston MA - Mandeville, LA | September 2008 - Present

I've been an engineer and leader for over eight years with GSN, supporting explosive growth throughout as the company expands into one game space after another, and as such I've been involved in many different projects in several different roles.


Founder | The Vast Wonderful Internet | July 1997 - Present

This work experience is one that began while I was just leaving high school, and continues to this day. It's not true work experience in the most strict sense of the word, as I've certainly never received a steady paycheck from doing it, but in many ways it is my most formative experience as it led me to become a web software engineer on a permanent basis. The site is a collection of game guides and community features for a video game series, of which I have led in every way since 1997.


Web Technologies Consultant | Lowell, MA | Overland Park, KS | May 2010 - January 2013

Moms and Jobs, known better by the catchier name "American MoJo," was as startup with which I contracted for a few years that has sadly now ended its time as a going concern. MoJo was a startup with a plan for apparel manufacturing in the United States, with a focus on creating sustainable employment for mothers who would otherwise struggle to care for their families by providing fair wages and on-site daycare.


Senior Technical Development Coordinator | Secaucus, NJ - Boston, MA | January 2006 - September 2008

I've found over the years that if, when asked, you mention your prior work experience as including "the NBA," people struggle a bit with the concept and try to think of companies that use that abbreviation that are not professional sports leagues. In this case, however, I was indeed at the home of the NBA TV studios in Secaucus, New Jersey, operating as the Senior Technical Development Coordinator for NBA.com and WNBA.com.


Web Developer / Site Manager | Greenwich, CT | April 2004 - February 2006

Murphy & Company, at the time, was an agency of record producing web content for the Big Five consulting firm Accenture, once Andersen Consulting. While at M&Co, my primary role was in web content production, developing and revising individual pages and subsections for the core Accenture.com website, as well as related Accenture microsites developed for sales or marketing purposes. This work was done in HTML, XML, XSLT, CSS, and Javascript.


Senior Project Manager | Springfield, IL | September 2001 - April 2004

In my earliest professional role, I served as a project manager for a small, but global, industrial design firm in Springfield, Illinois, during which time I was promoted to Senior Project Manager. In this role, I acted as a communications liaison between the company's home office and factories in China, Taiwan, Korea, Vietnam, India, and other countries to oversee production of housewares, decorative items, and small furnishings.


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