I am a web enthusiast turned freelance developer/designer living in Lakeside, California. I
started building websites as a kid in high school and have been at it ever since. In my years as a
professional I've yet to encounter a problem I couldn't solve.
Code Artist - I write clean, efficient, maintainable, and relatively bug-free
code... something I'm proud of.
Big Picture Guy - I always endeavor to ask "why" and know the
answer before coding.
Likeable - I'm articulate, fairly easy to work with, and more interested in
solving problems than being right.
UI Designer - I have a knack for designing intuitive user interfaces.
Some SEO Skills - I've had a good deal of success pumping sites up in
Generally Rounded Web Guy - Web marketing, server maintenance, security breach
forensics... I've done quite a bit.
WHAT I'VE BEEN UP TO:
WingStuff.com sells parts & accessories for Honda Gold Wing motorcycle
enthusiasts. I've helped build it from ground zero to the most successful shop in it's industry.
- Solution is completely custom
- Customer logins, online order status & history, wishlists, reviews, member discount
program, blog, community profiles, etc.
- Highly optimized for speed through the use of page fragment caching, denormalized cache
tables, consolidation of CSS/JS assets, and meticulous attention to query efficiency
- Flexible/intuitive product searching/filtering system for easy browsing
- Highly customizable by website administrators for product promotion
- Comprehensive backend panel for easy administration of websites, user management, order
management, sales reporting, and promotions
- Centralized architecture to share code between multiple websites feeding from the same data
Wetzel & Sons Moving and Storage is a full service moving and storage
- In house solution is completely custom
- Tracks clients, jobs, truck routes, employee labor, billing, equipment maintenance, inventory,
and virtually everything else to run the business
- Client items are individually tagged, photographed, and tracked in storage
- Manages availability, scheduling, and routing of people and vehicles to and from jobs
- Client interface for viewing items in storage and requesting services performed on those
- Palm Desert Orthopedic Surgery - Billing system for medical clinics. Also
used for communications & reporting with insurance companies. (link unavailable)
- Harvest Christian Fellowship - My church of almost 18 years. Designed to be
informative and low maintenance for keeping updated.
- Total Leather Care San Diego - Leather cleaning, repair, and restoration of
home and commercial leather. Built and designed with heavy emphasis on SEO.
- California Watercolor - Specializes in the purchase and sales of watercolor
art. Customized variation on 3rd party shopping cart.
- Magills.com - A large network of ecommerce websites specializing in self
- Custom PHP Framework - Before frameworks were commonplace for web
applications, I was rolling my own. Not being developed any longer, due to the number of
frameworks in the wild now (and due to my desire to get away from PHP).
Song management and worship set planning tool for church worship leaders. PraiseTools was also
originally built for personal use, but shows potential for being something much more.
A simple website for Rubik's Cube speedsolving enthusiasts receiving nearly 5000 visits per day by
people worldwide. CubeTimer was originally created for my own personal use then successfully used to
experiment with various SEO and marketing techniques.
I want to work with cool people on cool projects, to solve challenging problems in a way I can
feel proud of, and to learn from people smarter than myself. I've had a good run as a freelancer and
have done some cool stuff, but I'm looking for the opportunity to put more of my skills to use on a
large project with a team of skilled developers working toward a common goal.
Graduated from the CIS program at Coleman College in 2000
with a 3.98 GPA, Magna Cum Laude, Dean's List
Husband of one, father of four, musician, worship leader & church elder, Apple fanboi, &
Rubik's Cube addict.