Code. Food. Politics. Religion. Tech. Not necessarily in that order.

Summary

I am a skilled and seasoned technologist with a broad range of skills; project scoping and task delegation, full stack web design and development, design tools, and DevOps. I have delivered multiple projects for a range of businesses and utilize technology to bring visions and designs to life. Previous projects have included web and mobile projects for Future Shop, KitchenAid, Maytag, Rogers, Cara and the City of Toronto.

I am a natural mediator, always looking for common ground on competing points of view; which has helped me in various projects where points of view clash between stakeholders. As a freelance web professional, I’ve been afforded the opportunity to build my skill in project management as well as being able to adapt to changing needs and scope on various projects.

Through various work, education and volunteer experience, I have developed a vast knowledge of different technologies and its use. I have vast experience in the web including JavaScript (ES6+) and WordPress, mobile tech, live audio & recording, presentation systems, and engaging target audiences through social media.

Experience & Partnerships

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Front End Web Developer - 2017-Current

I use JavaScript to build API-driven web apps for displaying data for the citizens of Toronto, and administrative interfaces for city employees to handle API data.. Collaboration between designers, project managers and stakeholders make for some useful and informative web apps accessible to all abilities.

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Lead Developer - 2015-2017

Responsible for leading web development projects, I establish requirements and business objectives, and deliver effective WordPress, responsive websites to improve online presence and drive revenue. I develop solid client relationships and support them in the design, development and hosting of their sites.

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Developer - 2014-2015

Working on a wide variety of projects for multiple clients, I delivered projects including visually compelling promotional microsites, multi-platform apps, and managed content on large scale, multi-brand content management systems. I had the opportunity to learn from some of the brightest people and the most diverse set of technology available, all within a small, agile team that truly want to change the world.

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Web Application Developer - 2011-2013

I developed web applications for the K-12 school market and planned and utilized a range of technologies to deliver the amazing educational content in an equally amazing user experience. I led the development of the iLit Digital Collection, a custom print and digital book builder with custom e-commerce based on Resource Space and the Zend Framework, and developed video and interactive content for an iBooks Author pilot project.

More Experience & Partnerships

Durham College
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Skills & Expertise

Front-End Development

  • CSS, LESS & SASS
  • XHTML, HTML5
  • JavaScript (Vanilla JS), jQuery
  • Backbone, AngularJS, React

Back-End Development

  • PHP, Codeigniter, Zend, Laravel
  • MySQL & Mongo Databases
  • Database Design
  • WordPress & WooCommerce
  • Theme and Plugin Development
  • Content Management Systems
  • APIs, XML, SOAP & JSON

General Development

  • Subversion & GIT
  • Object Oriented Programming
  • Google Analytics
  • MVC & MVVM
  • 3rd Party APIs

Media Production

  • Photoshop & Illustrator
  • Cameras & Photography
  • InDesign
  • Premiere & Final Cut Pro
  • After Effects

Education

  • Durham College
    Advanced Diploma, Multimedia Design, 2006 - 2009
  • Trebas Institute
    Diploma, Audio Engineering, 2000 - 2001

Interests

  • Photography
  • Cooking
  • Playing with my boys
  • Model building
  • Technology trends and anything digital
  • Electronics

Volunteer Experience

  • WordCamp Rochester
    Speaker - 2016
  • WordCamp Hamilton
    Speaker - 2016
  • Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo
    Guest Transportation - 2014-2016
  • WordCamp Toronto
    Volunteer - 2013-2015
  • Whitby Christian Assembly
    Tech General Help - 2011-2014

References available upon request.