- My Resume
- Interests and Areas of Study
- Personal Interests
I live in a historic home north of Atlanta with my beautiful wife Kimberly, our 3-year old Seth, and our 1-year old twins Benjamin and Mia. My family comes before my work, and I am incredibly thankful for them. They make me laugh; they make me cry; they do all the things that a family should do, but most of all, they keep me motivated and fulfilled.
I'm from Canada, which means people usually ask me questions like "Oh yeah, it's cold up there right?" It is, but it's also majestic and serene. The town I'm from keeps an average population of about 200, and I grew up in its suburbs in a rustic wooden home that my Dad built on the most secluded, peaceful lake you can imagine. It was my lake; I put a lot of miles into it swimming and by boat, and pulled a lot of fish out of it. It's where I would go when I was happy, and it's where I would go when I wasn't. I see it rarely these days and I miss it dearly.
These days, when I'm not spending time with my family you'll usually find me in my home office or a coffee shop coding something. There's not much time for anything in between. Whether I'm building something for a client, or working on something like NStore, development is as much of a hobby for me as it is a career. I also have an extensive background in design, and I have a strong desire to teach others from my own experiences either in development, design, or that fundamental bridge between the two.
Certified Google Analytics, Certified ScrumMaster, Certified Umbraco Developer Level I and Level II, Stanford University Software Security Foundations certificate, contribution to several patent filings and awards, complete web application development from proposal through project delivery, maintenance, and marketing.
Personal interests: Design, branding, writing, marketing, business, data/analytics, Muay Thai, strength training, instruction, mentorship.
Additional areas of study: SOLID design, design patterns, test-driven development and mocking, continuous integration, Agile and Kanban, cloud development (Microsoft Azure, Amazon AWS, Rackspace Cloud), software architecture (services-oriented, architecture, REST, domain-driven design, caching, table/blob/queue), mobile, single page applications (Angular.js), UI design (Bootstrap, jQuery, LESS, SASS), analytics, marketing, user experience, security, API design, best practices, alternate frameworks (Node.js, React.js, Python, Ruby, PostgreSQL, Redis).
Magenic 2016 - Present
Principal Software Engineer II
Scientific Games (formerly Williams Interactive, WMS Gaming) 2009 - 2016
Consulting and Contract Development
2014 - Present
Paradigm Productions Senior Consultant. Umbraco, .NET, feature development, content management, Google Analytics
Alii Healthcare Senior Development Consultant. Web API, .NET MVC, PostgreSQL, Angular.js, HTML, CSS
General Assembly Instructor, Part Time. Front-End Web Development (FEWD), part-time instructor
Creative Director and Lead Developer
Marketing Max 2007-2009
Design and development for clients including Terminix, TruGreen, Sage Software, and ComputerJobs.com. Managed projects from consultation through design, launch, maintenance, and marketing. Development in ASP.NET using C# and SQL Server, and integration with third-party APIs and tools including Google Maps, Authorize.Net, and PayPal.
Website / Systems Administrator
Selina Naturally (formerly The Grain & Salt Society) 2006-2007
Responsible for management and maintenance of information systems including computers, data network, servers, phone network, and website. Development of website features. Design and programming support for marketing team, including creation and launch of email campaigns, list management, and website promotions.
Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA Ongoing4.0 GPA, courses include: Statistics, Algebra, Calculus, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, English Composition II – Technical Writing, Psychology, Ethics, Speech Communications - Public Speaking.
Advanced Diploma – Multimedia Production
Confederation College of Applied Arts and Technology, Thunder Bay, ON 1999 - 20023.74 GPA, Dean’s List graduate of the three-year Multimedia Production program at Confederation College, including successful completion of a four month, 576-hour internship.
Interests and Areas of StudySOLID design, design patterns, test-driven development and mocking, continuous integration, Agile and Kanban, cloud development (Microsoft Azure, Amazon AWS, Rackspace Cloud), software architecture (services-oriented architecture, REST, domain-driven design, caching, table/blob/queue), mobile, single page applications (Angular.js), UI design (Bootstrap, jQuery, LESS, SASS), analytics, marketing, user experience, security, API design, best practices.
- Graphic Design
- Muay Thai
- Strength Training