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Professional Status

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About Me

I vividly recall the first computer I ever owned. It was a VTech PreComputer 2000 with a 2 line LCD screen that my parents bought me when I was 8 or 9. The first thing I did when I got it was open up the instruction manual and start teaching myself BASIC.

To this day, I approach every project, business, and relationship with that same focused, thoughtful fervor. I'm always exploring new opportunities and testing my limits, learning as I go and expanding my knowledge and skills to keep pace with the rapid rate at which my ambitions rise.

I've worn many hats throughout the years.

I worked as a Social Media Strategist for Zaarly when they were just cutting their teeth. I helped expand their operations into Los Angeles and San Francisco by targeting key influencers and engaging with them via Twitter and Facebook.

I jumped in to IT as a Store Technician for Sunshine Energy. While there, I cobbled together a program for remotely administrating and updating their store computers by augmenting their POS system (PDI), saving the company time and money by reducing the need for them to send a tech out to the store. I eventually earned a position as Assistant IT Director.

I flexed my programming prowess as an Interactive Web Developer for VML. I worked alongside some of their best and brightest developing a Facebook application for Gatorade. While there, I also carried the torch as organizer and speaker for Afternoon Tea, a developer's group aimed at raising the bar for front-end standards at VML.

Lastly, I've been blessed with the opportunity to act as Director of Infrastructure & Operations for CandyCam and work alongside some of the most talented and charismatic people I've ever met.

If you're interested in me, what I do, or simply want to connect, please, contact me! I'm highly engaged in the tech and entrepreneurial communities in Kansas City and am always looking to expand my network. I also really enjoy helping people, so if you need something, let me know!

Experience

Implementation Analyst & Manager

CCP Global
Since November 2013
  • As CCP Global's Implementation Analyst & Manager, my role is to ascertain ways to optimize the process of installing and deploying our products. I look for ways to reduce labor costs, leverage technology (for automation), and train employees on new systems. I also work closely with our clients to understand their needs and educate them on the systems we're implementing.

Digital Media Strategist & Senior Product Engineer

MediaThinkLabs LLC
Since September 2013
  • As MediaThinkLabs primary Digital Media Strategist, my role is to leverage technology to discover innovative and efficient ways to market our client's brands. This includes lead generation automation, metrics driven internet advertising, data analysis to correlate increased sales with hidden trends, and leverage social media's potential for "growth hacking" to create measurable increases in our client's ROI.
  • As the Senior Product Engineer at MediaThinkLabs, my role encompasses many facets of product evolution: product design, project management, development, deployment, and user feedback. Each stage of the process represents a slew of tasks. These include, but certainly aren't limited to: requirements gathering, feasibility assessment, recursive task prioritization, framework selection, feature scoping, task assignment, and effort optimization. I coordinate with my team using tools like Basecamp, for project management, and Github, for feature requests / bug reporting. I prefer to use asynchronous communication methods (email, chat, text) and optimize the process to find the best fit for the team I'm working with.

Interactive Web Developer

Beasley Creative
Since January 2012

Director of Infrastructure and Operations

CandyCam
October 2012 - September 2013
  • Strategic development of internal processes, operation execution, asset management, and architecture of systems infrastructure built upon an efficient communication backbone.

Interactive Web Developer

VML
March 2012 - October 2012
  • Front-end web development / architecture for public facing sites. Utilizing a full spectrum of technologies, including HTML5, CSS3, Backbone, Underscore, jQuery, to develop on platforms ranging from Wordpress to Adobe CQ5, including custom sites structured on top of MVC3 and Razor.
  • Aided in facilitating Afternoon Tea, an unofficial, front-end oriented group for aggregating and disseminating coding best practices. Major emphasis on CSS and javascript, as well as covering many common gotchas in front-end development.

Lead Web Developer

New Media Samurai (NMS3)
October 2011 - March 2012
  • Full stack development for Wordpress sites. Created client specific plugins utilizing the Wordpress API. Developed custom themes that made extensive use of Wordpress 3.0 custom post types.

Marketing Coordinator

Zaarly, Inc
March 2011 - June 2011
  • One of the five initial marketing strategists responsible for strategic planning, implementation and daily management of the company's overall social media marketing activities including social media monitoring (Facebook, Twitter, influencer outreach etc.). Track the success and return of each campaign and optimize for improved results.

Chief Technical Officer

Mouseketeers
September 2010 - May 2011
  • Provided support and setup services for Medisoft products as a 3rd party reseller. Aided doctors and staff in the operation and troubleshooting of products. Support for the synchronization of bridging services for practices utilizing Quest and LabCorp. Utilized tools for analyzing and diagnosing database issues.

Education

University of Nebraska at Omaha
September 2000 - June 2002

Computer Programming

Skills

  • JavaScript
  • AngularJS
  • Bootstrap
  • jQuery
  • CSS
  • Web Development
  • WordPress
  • HTML 5
  • PHP
  • Start-ups
  • Web Design
  • ASP.NET MVC
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Social Media
  • Front-end
  • Mobile Applications
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Marketing Strategy
  • User Experience
  • User Interface Design
  • HTML
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Ruby
  • Market Research
  • Social Networking
  • Web Analytics
  • MongoDB
  • SEO
  • MySQL
  • XML
  • Website Development
  • Information Architecture
  • Email Marketing
  • CMS
  • CSS3
  • Google Analytics
  • Software Development
  • jQuery Mobile
  • jQuery UI
  • User Interface
  • AJAX
  • Web Applications
  • Mac OS X
  • Python
  • SQL
  • HTML + CSS
  • Ruby on Rails
  • XHTML
  • JSON
  • English

Interests

  • Web Development,
  • Fashion,
  • Maker Movement,
  • West Coast Swing,
  • Community Building,
  • Entrepreneurship