I'm a mid-30's husband and father residing in Las Vegas, NV. I'm a UX / Front-End Engineer with over 19 years of experience in PHP full-stack development (I ♥ LAMP), front-end development, UX, and web design. I love intuitive simplicity and perfecting the small details in my own work and find inspiration in the design and engineering of things all around me.
I love trail running and am a Race Director for and Co-Owner of Desert Dash, putting on six trail races a year in the Las Vegas valley. I've drank all the available Kool-Aid™ and love to CrossFit competitively. I enjoy quiet times with books and have a leather-bound book collection that I am quite fond of. I have a wife and two children that are my world and am a proud Mormon.
Completed a short-term contract to help rapidly develop and launch new product. Worked with remote team to deliver powerful and fast interfaces based on abstract designs and ideas provided by product visionaries.
Took direction from Product Manager and worked with UX / Frontend Team in agile environment (Scrum) to take projects from conceptual ideas through UX and Frontend Engineering stages and into fully functional interfaces sent to the backend team for further development.
Coordinated with a team of remote subcontracted developers as the lone in-house developer on large-scale SaaS application. Assumed role as project lead and overhauled development and testing procedures.
Self-owned company specializing in backend administration systems and order management systems using Ajax to create fast, easy-to-use interfaces.
Hired as Graphics Assistant and ascended to Creative Manager. Responsible for the company's entire corporate image including both printed materials and online identity. Functioned as part of the development team in LAMP environment. Also assisted with basic sysadmin and server configuration and maintenance.
Oversee company direction and plan all logistics for trail races — consisting of acquiring permitting, course design, and race-day operations. Develop and manage marketing plan including social media, printed collateral, and company website.
Created website and forum for Hyundai enthusiasts and grew it to be the largest, most popular website of its kind during my ownership, peaking around 35,000 members and 30,000 daily page views.
Graduated with High Honors. Awarded Who's Who Among America's High School Students. Awarded Principal's Award for creation of first school website. Member of National Honor Society.
References and code samples available upon request.
Corporate website for Desert Dash with dynamic content and administrative control panel.
Marketing website for RunSTRONG, a training program driven by Desert Dash.
Corporate website for Ewing Bros., a towing company based in Las Vegas, NV.