Senior Front-End Developer with nearly 15 years’ experience and over 100 websites built, a keen eye for good design, a passion for collaboration, and proficiency in leading development projects from conception to launch. Solves problems and creates solutions that exceed goals while improving efficiency and productivity. Seeking to work with a talented and motivated team to build next-generation websites and web applications.


JAN 2019 – Present
University of Washington, University Marketing & Communications
Front-End Developer

  • Creation and maintenance of ACF-based Storytelling Modules plugin, allowing campus staff to easily create media rich web pages with branded components (16+ releases in 18 months)
  • Build custom WordPress themes and plugins from conception to launch for campus-wide usage
  • Responsible for active development on multiple codebases
  • Collaborate with team developers, review and approve pull requests, use Gitflow-style workflow
  • Co-facilitator of Front-End Technologies Community of Practice, past co-lead of WordPress CoP
  • Participating in unit-wide “rising star” leadership program
  • Joint winner of 5 CASE awards

OCT 2015 – DEC 2022
River Dog Digital/River Dog Marketing LLC
Co-owner, Front-End Developer

  • Build responsive, user-focused websites, using HTML5, CSS3, PHP, JavaScript/jQuery, integrations, and current/emerging standards and best practices
  • Manage multiple projects simultaneously from conception to wireframes, development, testing, and launch
  • Research, analyze, and improve websites for SEO, performance, security, and scalability
  • Influence and guide client and internal strategy, planning, and budgeting for maximum project success
  • Developed service plan calculator using jQuery UI, JavaScript ES6, Babel, and data pulled in through client’s REST API
  • Built key map tool for client website that emerged as 4th most popular page, with average bounce rate of 5.8% and 8 minutes per visit, significantly boosting client reputation
  • Reduced expenses by 18% over previous year by streamlining processes and cutting costs, resulting in increased efficiency and profit
  • Developed pivotal estimator tool for client campaign that increased website traffic by 228% and contributed to 10% higher opt-in rate than expected

APR 2008 – SEP 2015
Owner, Web Developer

  • Developed over 80 websites using HTML, CSS, PHP, JavaScript/jQuery, and integrations
  • Managed and collaborated with contractors, designers, marketing, and other project teammates and stakeholders
  • Partnered with UI/UX designers on wireframing and prototyping; interpreted designs into fully-functional websites
  • Implemented new process that decreased website migration time by 67%, with nearly 0% error rate
  • Maintained over 90% customer retention with over 95% word-of-mouth client base
  • Developed new website that increased sales for client by 70% and placed #1 in organic search for target keywords within 2 months of launch

DEC 2012 – AUG 2013
The Creative Group
Frontend Web Developer

  • Developed custom WordPress themes for multiple websites using HTML, CSS, PHP, and JavaScript/jQuery
  • Integrated custom BuddyPress community with gamification
  • Collaborated with marketing on website designs
  • Effectively communicated technical constraints of designs and presented successful alternative solutions
  • Launched WordPress websites on Windows server by troubleshooting, testing, and coordinating resources with Systems Engineering team

Education & Certifications

Sep 2019 Certificate in JavaScript, University of Washington

Aug 2007 Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, Western Governors University

Jun 2007 Sun Certified Java Associate Certification, Sun Microsystems

Jun 2006 Security+ Certification, CompTIA

Apr 2006 i-Net+ Certification, CompTIA

Skills & Knowledge


  • HTML5, CSS3, Sass/SCSS, JavaScript, jQuery, PHP, MySQL, React, Express, REST APIs, Git
  • Clean, semantic, well-documented code
  • Responsive, user-focused (UX), accessible web development
  • WordPress: custom themes, fields, and post types; WooCommerce customization; membership/user management solutions; plugins/custom functionality
  • Technical SEO and landing page optimization
  • Custom HTML email templates and automation, integration
  • Debugging, troubleshooting
  • Cross-browser, platform & device testing & compatibility
  • Problem-solving


  • Project management
  • Strategy, planning & scheduling
  • Budgeting & estimating
  • Requirements & specifications
  • Organization & prioritization
  • Develop, integrate & refine systems, processes, standards & guidelines


  • Communication, leadership, mentorship, teamwork
  • Collaboration with project stakeholders, partners, vendors, team
  • Translation of “Geek” to English
  • Documentation & training
  • Community building & engagement
  • Flexible & adaptable


Mac, PC, Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, XD, Illustrator, Acrobat Pro, InDesign), Microsoft Office, Apple iWork, VS Code, Vim, LAMP, Local, WordPress, command line, Node.js, npm, Git, GitHub, Gulp, Babel, Chrome/Firefox DevTools, Google Tag Manager, Google Analytics, Slack, Teams, Zoom, Asana, Postman

Volunteer & Speaking

Jan 2019 – present WordPress Developer Meetup (Seattle WordPress Meetup), Co-host

Nov 2017 – Jun 2022 Seattle WordPress Community, Leadership Team & Web Developer

Jan 2018 – Oct 2018 WordCamp Seattle 2018, co-lead organizer, Marketing & Design Team

Jan 2017 – Dec 2018 Seattle WordPress Meetup’s Freelancers Meetup, co-creator & co-host

May 2017 – Nov 2017 WordCamp Seattle 2017, Web Developer, Speaker, & Community Desk Volunteer

Oct 2015 WordCamp Seattle 2015, help desk volunteer

Oct 2012 Seattle GiveCamp, custom WordPress theme for Southwest Youth & Family Services

Interested in working together? Get in touch