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Career Experience

Web Developer, Pro Q – https://proqsolutions.com | August 2014 – present

I’m part of the development team at a small agency. We build websites and business applications for clients around the region.

  • Use JavaScript to build extensive client business applications, with a focus on data automation
    • Full-stack JavaScript (Vue.js, Node.js, Express), or
    • Serverless frameworks using primarily JavaScript (Firebase)
  • Create custom WordPress themes and plugins for client websites, including SAAS platforms built on WordPress and WooCommerce
  • Coordinate development team on certain projects to create project scope, distribute tasks, maintain a timeline, and communicate with the client

Web Developer / Designer, Opt-e-Web – http://www.opt-e-web.com | March 2011 – August 2014

I was the sole designer/developer for a small agency also focusing on marketing and IT.

  • Created custom WordPress themes and plugins for client websites
  • Worked with clients to build new websites from start to finish – web strategy, wireframes, design comps, development, deployment, and ongoing support
  • Assisted with internal company strategies

Freelance Web Developer / Designer – https://ajy.co | January 2009 – present

In 2009 I decided to make a career change and turn my hobby into my job.

  • Work with clients from start to finish, generally strategizing, designing, and developing WordPress-based websites
  • Key client: Oregon Travel Information Council (https://oregontic.com), a semi-independent state agency that manages various travel-related services in Oregon. I built their website and continue to provide support as needed.

Music Teacher / Substitute Teacher – 2005-2008

I taught band and choir and also was a regular substitute teacher for a few schools. I loved some aspects of the job, but eventually chose to take my career a different direction.

Technical Experience

  • Open source – I strongly believe in using open source software when possible, including my development environment and operating system. I have implemented open source-based systems and processes in my current workplace. I’ve also written and open-sourced a few utilities, including a CSS/Sass Flexbox-based layout framework and a small anti-spam plugin for WordPress.
  • Programming languages and tools
    • Front End: Javascript (Vue.js), Sass/CSS
    • Serverless: Firebase
    • Back End: Node.js, Express, WordPress, PHP
    • Data: Firebase, RethinkDB, MongoDB, InfluxDB (time-series), MySQL. REST API’s to receive and send data.
    • Tools: Desktop and server Linux, Docker


  • Bachelor of Music, emphasis in Music Education – Willamette University. Graduated 2004.
    • Graduated Magna Cum Laude.
    • Participated in NCAA Cross Country and Track; 2x Conference Champion and 2x All-American in Cross Country.
  • Master of Arts in Teaching – Willamette University School of Education. Graduated 2005.