I am a work-from-home Internet professional whose focus is Web Development and Project Management. From front-end developer and project manager to competitive intelligence and business owner. I've handled projects ranging from four figures to seven both as developer and manager while working with the latest technology. Other efforts involved comprehensive maintenance accounts, helping businesses squeeze the most life out of their legacy systems or assisting them with necessary upgrades.
Here's a quick look at some ares of experience.
HTML has come a long way since I first learned via Notepad using a dial-up modem. HTML5 & CSS3 are dramatically more powerful tools especially when augmented with JS.
Understanding the motivations of each party and managing expectations accordingly usually leads to a satisfying resolution for any project or maintenance contract.
Enterprise level businesses are especially prone to being saddled with aging apps & systems. Maintenance becomes a balance between life extension vs rebuilding in newer techs.
Well-practiced Photoshop slice-and-dicer who will translate your design to the Web and commit edits where required. An eye for layout & whitespace as opposed to color palettes & fonts.
Maintaining the team Wiki site spawns nightmares for many but documentation is everyone's friend if it houses current, pertinent information that saves time (money).
I've owned small businesses, been a voting shareholder in others, an employee, a contractor and a vendor. Having experience at every level adds relevant perspective and context.
Twenty years of experience supporting various business groups within US West, Qwest and CenturyLink formed extensive knowledge of Telecoms and large businesses in general.
Welcome to the extended version of my online resume. You will find the normal versions available for download in the sidebar to the right.
I am a work-from-home (WFH) Manager/Developer of Web/Internet projects who is always open to hearing about opportunities to assist your organization as a contractor/vendor, or as an employee, should the situation be appropriate and amenable to both sides.
2002 - Present
Self-employed: Project Manager, Developer, Client Relations, +
Working from my home office using the mediums of today enables me to manage or develop projects without concern for location or commute. I've found teamwork & communication revolves around effort more than proximity. Since 2002, I've managed and developed Web projects, maintained legacy systems, secured competitive research and assisted various businesses with their Web presence.
A selection of Projects/Contracts follow, including partner agency if applicable:
2000 - 2002
Peak Systems, Inc: Co-Owner, Developer, Manager, Senior Manager
Senior Project Manager for the Web development team assigned to Qwest Communications, specifically the corporate Web site. The team built, maintained and improved high-profile Web properties for client, serving hundreds of thousands of visitors daily. Worked closely with multiple clients across multiple business groups to implement key Internet initiatives. Duties included staffing, personnel and resource management, proposal writing, quality control, client relations and billing. Accustomed to producing a quality product under high stress, and on tight timelines. Learn More
U S WEST Creative Services: Developer, Manager
HTML Production & Layout Design/Graphic Production for U S WEST corporate site as well as U S WEST Intranet/Extranet clients. Contributed to fast-paced, time-sensitive web project environment and worked closely with producers, graphic artists and programmers to ensure quality work. Company went private, becoming Peak Systems. Learn More
11.1998 - 02.1999
Cole & Weber Advertising: Developer
Served as sole Front-End Developer for a redesign of the Nestlé corporate Web site. Production level graphic work and minor programming required. I worked closely with the Art director to allow for seamless transition of screen art. Learn More
09.1998 - 11.1998
Microsoft: Developer, Quality Control
Responsible for editing templates, HTML documents, during the final stage of a release of the Sidewalk.com web site. Cleaned up HTML and proofed web pages for consistency. Used a proprietary workflow tool. Learn More
1997 - 1999
Chain Reaction Media: Co-Owner, Developer
Designed, built, and implemented Web sites. Performed in a public relations capacity, working closely with clients and vendors to secure and perform business. Responsibilities included running the business, accounting tasks, preparing legal documents such as contracts and disclaimers, and networking with local business owners.
1987 - 1996
Assorted Fishing Companies: Commercial Fisherman
Responsible for working long strenuous hours in a self-starting team environment. Performed various labor-intensive tasks onboard floating fish processors in the Bering Sea, Alaska. Learn More
1984 - 1987
Marine Exchange of Puget Sound: Operations Dispatcher
Worked closely with Seattle shipping companies, US Coast Guard, US Dept. of Agriculture, Tug & Barge outfits, and US Customs and Immigration to coordinate deep draft shipping vessel traffic in and out of the Puget Sound. Operated 100 button call directory, Telex, Fax and UHF/VHF/SSB radio while performing dispatching duties. Learn More
1996 - 1997
North Seattle Community College
Multimedia Technology Program
1985 - 1986
Washington State University
Language & Economics
Bainbridge High School
Have questions? Want to discuss an opportunity, project or position? I'm always interested in hearing how I can potential assist you with your particular Internet needs.