I live in a historic home north of Atlanta with my beautiful wife Kimberly, and our 3 kiddos Seth, 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.
Microsoft Certified, Certified Splunk Power User, 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: Software architecture, cryptography, security, design, branding, writing, marketing, business, data/analytics, instruction, mentorship.
Additional areas of study: SOLID design, security, cryptography, blockchain, decentralized technologies, LUIS.ai, Microsoft Bot Framework, design patterns, test-driven development and mocking, continuous integration, Agile and Kanban, cloud services (Microsoft Azure, Amazon AWS, Rackspace Cloud), software architecture (services-oriented architecture, microservices, REST, domain-driven design, caching, table/blob/queue, websockets), mobile, single page applications (Angular), UI design (Bootstrap, jQuery, LESS, SASS), marketing, user experience, API design, best practices, alternate frameworks (Node.js, Python, PostgreSQL, Redis), data science and analytics.
Market Leader, Spill Containment Technology (Development, Strategy) - .NET, C#, Umbraco, feature development, strategy, website optimization
Global Healthcare Technology and Staffing Company (Web/API Development) - .NET, C#, Web API, .NET MVC, PostgreSQL, OAuth 2.0, Node.js, Express.js, CouchDB
115+ Year Old Industry Leader, Concrete/Stone Production (Development, Analytics, Strategy) - Umbraco, .NET, feature development, strategy and analytics
Healthcare Technology Startup (Web/API Development) - Web API, .NET MVC, PostgreSQL, Angular, HTML, CSS
Global Software Training Institute (Instructor, Part Time) - Front-End Web Development, part-time instructor
Global Leader, Video Games and Digital Entertainment (Email Marketing, Graphic Design) - Adobe Photoshop, HTML, CSS, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator
Architecture and development in "big four" enterprise microservices using .NET, C#, SQL Server, Web API, Unity (IoC), VSTS, Azure, NHibernate.
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.
Management and maintenance of information systems including website, computers, network, servers, phone network. Development of website features. Design and programming support for marketing team, email campaigns, list management, and web promotions.