About Me

I am a Web Development Professional with excellent communication and customer service skills.

I live in San Francisco and I like so much of what the Bay Area has to offer. I'm an avid bicycle commuter, hiker, indoor climber, weightlifter, bodyworker, nutrition enthusiast, and last but definitely not least: a Ruby on Rails developer. In addition to my past experience with HTML, CSS, Photoshop and Illustrator, I can definitely find my way around the full Rails stack and work a little magic on the front end, build out an authentication, make a contact form, a mailer, set up an online store, do AWS deployments or build an app from the ground up. I enjoy pairing and working on a team.

Core Competencies

  • Ruby on Rails
  • HTML, HAML, SLIM
  • javascript, jQuery, backbone, node
  • MongoDB, Postgres, SQL
  • Git, Github
  • iOS, XCode
  • CSS, Bootstrap, jQuery UI
  • Adobe Photoshop & Illustrator
  • AWS, Engine Yard, Heroku

 

Tech Skills

Ruby on Rails 75%
Javascript/JQuery/Node/Backbone 65%
HTML/CSS/HAML/ERB/Bootstrap 85%
Git/Github 70%
AWS/Heroku/EngineYard 70%

Accomplishments

Independent Consultant, Web Developer / Customer Success / Product Management

  • Solved front-end modal issues on a Javascript/Rails application using Rails, Ruby 2.0, jQuery, Slim, Git, Chrome dev tools, SublimeText on Linux
  • Created a powerful marketing strategy using social media, email marketing and reviewing sites for my own small business
  • Met with valued clients to discover needs and determine success strategies; educated workshop attendees about deployment in the cloud
  • Worked with new users to resolve deployment issues, Educated customers on many aspects of deploying in the cloud: DB, redundancy, HA, etc; worked with AWS, SalesForce.com, Zendesk, Skype, Google Apps, Campfire and other collaboration tools
  • Recruited local retailers to find potential test users for a social shopping application; gathered user requirements and worked with the founder/developer to add real-world features that would support retail businesses
  • Taught Ruby on Rails, organized workshops of 60-80 attendees, mentored new organizers, acted as teaching assistant, lead two communities of post-workshop study groups per week Implemented a FaceBook authentication using OmniAuth, resulting in easier login
  • Clients included Papercheck, LLC, Engine Yard, Mightbuy.it, Railsbridge, Rails School SF

B*Well Sports Massage & Bodywork, Webmaster / Founder / Director

  • Built website using HTML & CSS, optimized for SEO
  • Produced all branding and marketing materials
  • Managed all aspects of the business including branding, marketing, web presence and customer service
  • Was mentioned briefly in a 2009 NYTimes online article about the use of Twitter by small businesses as a digital marketing tool
  • Maintained a consistent five-star rating and a top five natural search ranking for over five years as one of Yelp's very first advertisers
  • Maintained a first-page SEO ranking since 2005
  • Composed, tracked and analyzed email marketing using Vertical Response and Google Analytics
  • Hired, developed and lead a staff of up to six people

AGI Publishing, Ad Design / Account Executive

  • Partnered with a wide variety of small businesses both in the field and remotely to strategically develop effective advertising campaigns to target their most valued customers
  • Ranked within top 3 in an office of about 55 reps in net gain in all full campaign cycles
  • Managed & researched sales territories and account history to strategically create effective advertising programs, as well as identify opportunities to increase account revenue
  • Designed ads in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop, created spec art based on communicated client needs. Required excellent organization, customer service and interpersonal skills, self-motivation

MiFund Inc., Senior Web Developer / Graphic Design

  • Collaborated with product management to redesign this financial product site to more efficiently and robustly present product data to users
  • Focused on user interface. Did hand HTML, CSS, JavaScript and jsp coding in a database driven, e-commerce environment
  • Worked with PhotoShop, Illustrator, PageMaker, MSOffice and version control software. Interviewed and hired contract production staff as needed

MediaFlex.com, Web Developer

  • Collaborated with product management to redesign corporate website and to develop an online print store using Adobe Acrobat forms, HTML, CSS and Javascript

American Institutes for Research, Publications Associate / Graphics Specialist

  • Produced government report layouts and visual data presentations for documents from 19 to 400 pages long using Adobe Framemaker, Quark and Pagemaker
  • Edited website using HTML and study videos using Adobe Premier and AfterEffects
  • Worked with outside vendors to complete publishing and distribution processes to internal customers

Education

  • Ruby on Rails Developer Bootcamp Certificate, Academy X / BAVC, January 2014
  • Bachelor of Arts Degree, Computers Art Design and Education (CADRE), SJSU, May 2000