This course started it all for me. I was introduced to computer implemented design and self paced learning. Although my degree focus was architecture, I picked up an HTML book and began to teach myself how to code.
I craft meaningful digital experiences
Whether you're selling products or promoting your business services, I'll bring your message to life
Here are a few things that I am proud to say that I have acomplished.
Education & Employment
Degree in Computer Aided Design & Drafting Sheridan Technical College
Electronic Technician US Navy
As an Electronics Technician, it was my duty to maintain shipboard communication. My tasks consisted of identifying equipment failures, diagnosing the cause, determining and implementing corrective measures to keep the system fully operational. Extreme attention to detail was required for both efficiency and safety. While at my command I was given the opportunity to demonstrate effective leadership and encourage team concepts within my division.
Project Manager Arc Avenue Architects
I identified resources needed and assigned individual responsibilities. Ensured project documents were complete, current, and stored appropriately. Tracked and reported team hours and expenses on a weekly basis. I hadn't been introduced to agile yet but this laid the foundation.
Marketing Director Source Outdoor Furniture
After the market crash of 2008, I decided a career change was in order. I quickly dove into all aspects of online marketing including website design, pay-per-click, listing building and ad copy writing. This lead me to working with Source Outdoor, a furniture manufacturer start-up, in 2011. Fast paced and ever changing, this multi-faceted role allowed me to build a marketing department from the ground up. Since I was managing digital marketing as well, I had plenty of time to learn linux and backend development.
VP of Product Development Source Outdoor Furniture
Developed a SKU & part numbering system to easily add new products to market. Created a process for handling projects which entailed custom product estimating, design, development and production. Assisted with the implementation of a Salesforce integrated MRP/ERP program called Rootstock.
Full Stack Development Code School / W3Schools
While continuing my education and learning about current development trends, I like to freshen up on languages that I don't use as often. When I'm not earning badges at Code School, I'm working on certifications from W3Schools. I'm currently studying Angular.js and Electron.
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Skills & Expertise
I try to learn something new every day. Even if I believe that I have a firm grasp on a subject, I seek to know more. There is always room to improve.
HTML & CSS3
PHP & WordPress
Magento 1 & 2
Big Commerce / Shopify
Linux & CLI
Apache / Nginx
MySQL / NoSQL
Docker / Vagrant
AWS / EC2 / RDS
Some awesome tools I've had the pleasure of working with
Check out some of my latest work
Through my personal business Catalyst Squared I have designed and developed several projects for clients in various industries.