Work Goals

  • Be part of a motivated distributed team
  • Create quality code and forever level up code skillset
  • Further WordPress and community

Core Skills

  • WooCommerce support
    2.5 years working as team lead for 7 person support team. Touching both plugin code and people code daily.
  • WordPress development and PHP
    6 years of custom theme development for clients. WordPress projects have included Reid Health and Lumina Focus. Comfort using common MVC PHP frameworks such as Code Igniter.
  • JavaScript/jQuery
    Daily use of popular libraries as well as vanilla JavaScript to add UI features and DOM enhancements. 2 years experience building Stronger Nation using Angular.js and D3.js.
    10 years experience building websites and web apps from scratch as well as maintaining and refactoring other developers’ code.
  • Client communication
    Operated as freelancer, team developer and lead developer with frequent client contact. Professional and helpful demeaner for emails and phone calls.
  • Team dynamics/project management
    10 years using and teaching Crew Resource Management in the aviation industry, 5 years as team and lead web developer working with and organizing other team members to facilitate teamwork and cooperation.

Related Skills

  • Web design & graphics/Adobe Creative Cloud
    High comfort level in Photoshop, Illustrator and GIMP for creating and editing graphics and layouts. Created web layouts, posters, t-shirts and logos, and worked extensively with PSD files provided by in-house designers. Also comfortable working with designers to create good UX.
  • Version control (SVN, Git)
    5 years using command line and GUIs to run version control on web projects.
  • VPS/hosting management
    Managed over 70 sites simultaneously on shared hosting and VPS with Plesk. Worked with clients on email configurations, DNS hosting, and hosting re-selling.
  • Forms development
    2 years experience working with graduate schools to build custom applications with complex logic trees and fee payment.
  • Grunt/SASS
    Professional exposure to using task runners and compilers for building out projects.

Web Experience

Support Engineer Team Lead


December 2016 – Present
Distributed Position
Full time Support Engineer and Team Lead for distributed team working on successful WooCommerce plugins. Provide developer support for WooCommerce extensions, identify bugs, and solve issues in core codebase. Manage support team and support ops growth.

Web Developer

IronGate Creative

December 2013 – December 2016
Hagerstown, Indiana
Full time lead web developer working on the complete development cycle of websites and web apps from inception to implementation. Languages include PHP, HTML, CSS, JavaScript/jQuery, and manipulating WordPress into fancy new client-friendly configurations. IronGate Creative is a full-service design and marketing firm, of which web services are a crucial part.

Web Developer

Collegenet, Inc.

November 2011 – December 2013
Portland, Oregon
Forms and web developer in charge of creating and maintaining national graduate school applications, contributions forms and rating/recommendation forms. Job included HTML/CSS and JS, a custom back-end logic engine based on Perl, and deploying to multiple servers with SVN. Occasional projects included design and custom styling, as well as client communication and working as a team.
2013 Lead Dev for Stanford Grad School Online Applications.

Web Designer/Developer

Portland Workshop

January 2010 – November 2011
Portland, Oregon
Freelance web design and development for small businesses. Job skills include client management, project organization, time management, graphic design and web development.
As of November, 2011 this became part-time.

Other Experience

Pilot Instructor

Hillsboro Aviation, Inc.

July 2008 – November 2011
Hillsboro, OR
Turboprop (King Air C90) PIC 135 Pilot, pilot instructor for Chinese flight cadets learning western crew resource management, and check instructor / flight examiner for Hillsboro Aviation.


Life Flight Network/ Aero Air

July 2005 – July 2008
Hillsboro, OR
Turbo-prop (Turbo Commander 690A) SIC Pilot for Air Ambulance.

Certificated Flight Instructor

Hillsboro Aviation, Inc.

August 2001 – July 2005
Hillsboro, OR
CFI, Dispatcher, Assoc. School Director


Earlham College

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Fine Art, German Language

1996 – 2000
Richmond, IN

Hillsboro Aviation, Inc.

Private, Instrument, Commercial, ATP Certificates

2001 – 2002
Hillsboro, OR

Professional Links

Creative/Personal Links

References available upon request.

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