I'm a Vermonter living in Minnesota, a language nerd, a big sci-fi fan, and a foster for Safe Hands Animal Rescue. I do artsy things, too.

I delight in puzzles, and in any opportunity to organize or simplify.

I'm always endeavoring to be a champion for other people, especially the quiet ones.


Very Good Websites Co.

Owner, Developer on the following projects:

Lake Monster Brewing Company

Saint Paul, MN | October 2017 — Present

Completed a website makeover that improved readability, accessibility, and asthetic appeal.

Worked on the responsive Google Calendar food truck widget for the website.

Kept the website taplist and events up to date, then upgraded the taplist to update automagically with the Untappd API.

Built a React app for print and screen menus in the taproom.

  • Stack: React, JavaScript, SquareSpace CMS, HTML/CSS
  • Tools: GitLab, GitLab CI
  • Impact Hub MSP, Technology Volunteer

    Minneapolis, MN | November, 2018 — April, 2019

    Impact Hub provides workspace for people doing big things.

    Assisted in the implementation of a new member-check-in application built by Prime Digital Academy students.

  • Stack: React, Redux, JavaScript, Node, ExpressJS
  • Tools: GitLab, Git CLI
  • Various

    Redesigned a Square CMS website for a fine jewelry artist.

    Designed and implemented a new WordPress site for a media consultant.

    TEKsystems Inc.

    Contract Developer on the following assignments:

    Full Stack Development, Q3C / Primoris

    Remote | March — July, 2020

    Fixed bugs and added new features to a large construction management application.

    Coached the team around Agile strategies, and implemented practices to improve team communication and cohesion.

    Collaborated with other developers on debugging tools, bug fixes. Mentored newer developer.

  • Stack: TypeScript, Angular, Node, MSSQL
  • Tools: Jira, Git, Redis, DataGrip
  • Frontend Development, Allianz Life

    Saint Louis Park, MN | July — October, 2017

    Collaborated closely with UX design team to create complex UI components under deadline for a new website with strict accessibility requirements.

  • Stack: JavaScript, HTML, CSS, Sass, PatternLab, Bootstrap
  • Tools: Jira, Git
  • Fullstack Development + QA, Questar Assessment Inc.

    Apple Valley, MN | August — December, 2016

    Bridged a gap between development and QA teams by wearing many hats: QC/QA, CSS styling, technical documentation, and good ole programming. I was also the unofficial resident Apple/Mac expert.

  • Stack: JavaScript, LAMP, CSS, HTML
  • Tools: Agile, Jira, Confluence, Git, Vagrant
  • Randstad America

    Contract Developer on the following assignment:

    UI Development, CHS Inc.

    Inver Grove Heights, MN | April, 2019 — July, 2019

    Brought UX designs to life with code, collaborating with the UX team to establish a new company-wide pattern library.

  • Stack: Angular, JavaScript, CSS/Sass, Material Design
  • Tools: Git, Azure DevOps, Agile, Octopus
  • Full Stack Developer, Irish Titan

    Saint Louis Park, MN | January — October, 2018

    Interfaced with a variety of clients to build them beautiful and complex ecommerce and CMS websites.

    Completely redesigned and simplified the WordPress site for cleaning product company.

    Added a provider-search feature and other major improvements on a medical company WordPress site.

    Established a brand new Magento site for a scientific supplies company.

  • Stack: WordPress, Magento2, Drupal, LAMP, PHP, Twig, LESS, Sass
  • Tools: Agile, Jira, Confluence, Git, Vagrant
  • Web Developer, Schmitt Music

    Brooklyn Center, MN | December, 2016 — July, 2017

    Implemented the company's first online sales solution, and worked meticulously to improve the website's functionality and appearance. Established version control and a ticketing strategy using GitLab’s Kanban-style system.

  • Stack: WordPress, LAMP, JavaScript, HTML, CSS/Sass
  • Tools: Git, GitLab, Vagrant
  • Tap|QA

    Testing Consultant on the following assignment:

    QA Tester, Cox Media Group

    Remote / Saint Louis Park, MN | June, 2015 — March, 2016

    Collaborated with development and product teams to thoroughly document and test defects over many web properties.

  • Tools: Jira, Jenkins, VersionOne, Methode CMS, Medley CMS, Browser Dev Tools
  • Designer & Social Media Manager, Above the Fold Marketing

    Burlington, VT/Remote | 2011 — 2013

    Worked closely with our clients (including an insurance company, a sign maker, and an automotive company) to capture their brand voice and business goals in order to manage social media accounts and improve their websites with graphics and copy.

  • Stack: WordPress, HTML, CSS
  • Tools: TeamWork, Adobe Illustrator, HootSuite

  • Education

    Full-Stack Software Engineering Certification

    Prime Digital Academy, 2016 — Bloomington, MN

    Communicative Disorders Post-baccalaureate

UW-River Falls, 2015 — River Falls, WI

    Bachelor of Liberal Arts: Linguistics

    Hampshire College, 2011 — Amherst, MA

    Certified Beer Judge

BJCP, 2015