Career Objective

I know it seems crazy, but I'm on the lookout for a team of Developers that share the same passion for creating great applications using the latest code technologies in a project based environment.

Skills & Expertise

Even though my love for programming came from building Windows applications in Visual Basic, I found that my true passion was actually found in data manipulation and delivery. I do enjoy UX design, but application building and problem solving is where I really shine.

Developer

  • PHP
  • HTML 5
  • WordPress
  • JavaScript / jQuery
  • Apache Web Server
  • MySQL

Designer

  • CSS3
  • Bootstrap / Responsive Web Design
  • UX Design
  • Branding & Identity
  • Photoshop
  • Lightsaber Skills
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Education & Employment


  • Graduated from ITT Tech - Richardson
    Software Applications and Programming
    2007

    The now defunct private college that brought hope for the hopeless, actually at one time had a pretty decent education program. Despite having the trendy Java shoved down my throat, ITT pushed and strengthened my ability to learn new concepts quickly. When I first started attending, I intended to get a degree in Electronic Engineering, but after taking one programming class, I fell in love with writing code. After learning the fun, yet now useless, Visual Basic, the heavy weight Java, and the power house C++, I left ITT Tech confident and ambitious about my future career as a programmer.


  • Refurb Tech
    GameStop Corp.
    2005

    While working at the GameStop distribution center, I was charged with the noble quest of restoring life to one of the greatest video game systems of all time, the PlayStation 2. While it may have seemed to be just a job to get me through school, I actually learned quite a few things there. One, I have no desire to work with electronic components. Two, GameStop runs a tight ship. It's the only place I've ever worked that every employee systematically took their break at the same time. But the most important lesson I learned, is that time is money. We only have so much time every day and it's up to us to use it wisely, efficiently and effectively. Having a strategy and a plan is the best way to maximize your time.


  • Development / Technical Support / Project Manager
    dataVoice International
    2006-2010

    While attending school, it would've been very typical to go back to Chili's and play an obsessive amount of Halo 2 online, but instead I was extremely fortunate to find work in my same field of study. At dataVoice, I not only had a great job supporting the software, I also had access to several Senior level developers that helped train and mentor me through and past my years at school. It was here that I began to forge the foundation of my programming background, and even here now 10 years later, I still use some of those very same paradigms I was taught back then.


  • Webmaster / Developer
    Daystar Television Network
    2011-Current

    From front-end WordPress design to the development and deployment of our custom giving platform, there are no limits to what I am responsible for. If it goes out on the internet, it's under my umbrella. Originally contracted to handle a couple 3rd party integrations, since then, I've gone on to build and manage over 15 websites and build countless integrations.

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More About Me

25+

Completed Websites

100k+

Completed Transactions

12

3rd Party API Integrations

0

Missed Deadlines

Whenever possible, I Always Love to Use the Best, Latest and Greatest Technologies Available When Building My Projects

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