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About

Experience

Drupal Architect

Duo Consulting (11/14 - Present)

 

Software Engineer / Web Developer

Center for Advanced Engineering and Technology Education (CAETE), College of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Colorado Boulder (08/13 - 11/14)

  • Developed custom modules, performed a data migration, and created the necessary contributed module patches for a Drupal 7 multisite redesign project
  • Administered Salesforce and created APEX classes and triggers for custom Force.com functionality
  • Worked with and optimized a number of different marketing systems that were integrated into Salesforce, including HubSpot and ExactTarget
  • Created and updated Cognos reports based on unit and program requirements
  • Provided technical expertise and leadership across a variety of projects, including the management of external vendors, the negotiation of technical contracts, and the creation of policies and procedures

 

Senior Web Developer

Pixo (05/12 - 08/13)

  • Acted as technical lead for several major multi-developer and designer projects, including the creation of a multisite platform for Northeastern Illinois University and a digital literacy website for the Public Library Association (DigitalLearn.org)
  • Advanced sales leads, wrote technical specifications, and provided consulting for a diverse array of clients, including Flex-n-Gate and Coyote Point Systems
  • Managed and provided support and development for the American Library Association’s (ALA) platform of more than 50 Drupal websites
  • Acted as project manager for a multisite project for the Applied Health Sciences department at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

 

Digital Media Supervisor

The News-Gazette, Inc. (02/09 - 04/12)

  • Implemented a multisite Drupal 6 platform, which was optimized to handle reverse-proxy caching through Varnish and included e-commerce functionality for the sale of daily deals and other items
  • Migrated News-Gazette.com and IlliniHQ.com to the Drupal CMS platform from ColdFusion, along with two radio station websites and eight weekly newspaper sites
  • Developed dozens of custom Drupal modules and patched core and contributed modules as necessary for additional and enhanced functionality
  • Managed several employees in Digital Media and provided technical and sales support to both internal and external users

 

Web Programmer

The News-Gazette, Inc. (04/07 - 02/09)

  • Supported and updated News-Gazette.com, WHMS.com, WDWS.com
  • Created and maintained Web-based applications using ColdFusion and some PHP to increase traffic and to enhance customer visits to company websites
  • Optimized code and files to quickly deliver content, including audio and video, to over 200,000 unique visitors each month

 

Visiting Assistant to the Director of Information Management Systems

Graduate College, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (08/06 - 04/07)

  • Managed and updated the Graduate College website
  • Developed and supported Web-based applications relating to the NRC Survey
  • Created dynamic solutions utilizing ColdFusion and back-end databases to assist with Graduate College processes and communications

 

Graduate Assistant for Web Site Development

Graduate College, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (08/05 - 08/06)

  • Supported changes to the existing Web pages of the Graduate College site
  • Developed new Web content
  • Redesigned the Graduate College website

Education

  • Master of Education, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, May 2006
  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, May 2003

Skills

  • PHP, JavaScript, JSON, MySQL, XML, CSS, SASS, ColdFusion, APEX, Bash
  • Drupal, jQuery, Git, Subversion, Apache Solr, Salesforce, Cognos, Photoshop
  • LAMP admin and web server performance tuning (e.g., Varnish, Memcache, APC)

Awards

  • 2010 News-Gazette Employee of the Year
  • Seymour Stiss Fellowship
  • The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS)
  • Phi Eta Sigma
  • Alpha Lambda Delta
  • Dean’s List