Experience

Talented Front-End Web Developer with advanced skills in leadership, design, analysis and optimization.

Qualifications

  • 12 years of experience in all stages of the software development lifecycle.
  • Highly versed PHP, HTML5 and XML with extensive experience in developing object oriented applications with web services, syndication, social networking, and multimedia capabilities.
  • In-depth understanding of semantic web, responsive web design, security, organic SEO, and optimization to maximize site performance.
  • Solid knowledge and hands-on experience in leadership, information architecture, user experience, project management, and test driven development (TDD).
  • Proven ability to relate technical ideas to non-technical stakeholders. Superior communication, analytical, and interpersonal skills.

Technical Skills

  • Coding: PHP, JAVA, ColdFusion, XML, XLST, JavaScript, jQuery, Angular.js, AJAX, X/HTML, Sass/Scss, CSS, Git
  • Operating Systems: Unix/Linux, Windows XP/Vista/7/8, Mac OS X
  • Databases: MySQL, SQL Server, MS Access
  • Applications: Symphony CMS, WordPress, Microsoft Office Suite, MS Project, Balsamiq, OmniPlan, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Flash, content delivery networks, content management systems

Experience

All locations are United States unless otherwise specified.

Nielsen Digital

2002-present

Owner/Senior Web Developer • Dallas, TX and Philadelphia, PA

A full service marketing and branding company, focusing on internet and print media . Visit nielsendigital.com for more information.

  • Lead teams of 2-6, locally and remotely, for organizations of varying sizes, managing projects that have spanned a few weeks to multiple years, including design, architecture, development, testing, debugging, and maintenance.
  • Clients in five states and three time-zones.
  • Responsible for server installation, maintenance and security.
  • Worked with technical, design, business and editorial staff to create applications and pages.
  • Conducted usability testing and organizational training of developed applications
  • Sales, book keeping, collections, copy-editing

Over­seas Hu­man­i­tar­ian Mis­sion

1998-2002

NGO Worker • Moscow, Russia

  • Conducted leadership classes
  • Coordinated International Electronic Publications Effort
  • Translator

Leader National Insurance

1997-1998

Lead Underwriter • Dallas, Texas

  • Analysis and research of submitted insurance applications
  • Customer service

D&M Packaging

1996

Branch Office Manager • Lubbock, Texas

  • Sold corrugated products and containers to industrial clients in the Southwest United States and Mexico.
  • Managed orders, fulfillment, CRM

Education

Western Governors Uni­ver­sity

2013-Present

B.S. IT Software • Salt Lake City, UT

  • When I complete the degree I will also have obtained twelve industry certifications.
  • Expected graduation date August 2017

Zend Technology

2009

Certificates • Cupertino, CA

  • Building Security into PHP Applications
  • PHP Certification Course

Technology Continu­ing Training

2008

Certificate • Dallas, TX

  • Certificate of completion for XML/XSLT Training

Institute of Stra­te­gic Lan­gua­ges and Cul­tures

1998-1999

Certificate • Columbia, SC

  • Conversational proficiency in the Russian Language
  • Intermediate Russian Certificate

Texas Tech Uni­ver­sity

1992-1996

B.A. English • Lubbock, TX

  • Graduated Cum Laude
  • Minor in Marketing

Certifications


Languages

I speak, write and/or read the following languages in order of proficency (descending):

  1. English (native)
  2. Russian (read, write, speak)