Career Profile

Starting as a Software Engineer for a lead generation company, I've been working with PHP for over six years. I moved from front-end work to PHP development over the next few years before coming to work in the ecommerce space. I've been working on both front-end and back-end projects using Magento for the last four years.

Experience

Web Developer

2016 - Present
Bultema Group, Grand Rapids MI

I worked to bring development in house, creating and documenting processes along the way. I built custom Wordpress themes for many non-profit clients and small businesses.

Contract Web Developer

2006 - Present
Independant, Grand Rapids MI

I work on both large and small projects, ranging from single page sites, Wordpress theme development to Larvel app development and hybrid mobile apps. I also work on custom ecommerce sites running Magento - both theme development and module development.

Lead Developer

2012 - 2016
Dyode, Anaheim CA / Remote

I started as a contract developer working on many large Magento stores. I worked primarily on theme development at first, but graduated to working on entire stores myself. I grew to lead a team of Magento developers to work across multiple projects at once. Some sites I worked on include PacSun, Active Ride Shop, LIRA, Radii, Affliction, Planet Blue and Heidi Klum Intimates.

Web & Mobile Developer

2011 - 2014
Fusionary, Grand Rapids MI

I developed front-end solutions for CMS sites built on ExpressionEngine, Laravel and Craft. I maintained a legacy PHP application with over 900 million database records and added new features per requirements. I also developed several mobile applications using the CoronaSDK, as well as built an ad server app using Laravel to serve ads to mobile apps.

Software Engineer

2010 - 2011
ACE Tech, Auburn Hills MI

I developed automation tools for analyzing PPC ad keywords and adjust bidding amounts based on the results. I also built page templates for new sites and forms and helped with the main lead generation program.

Projects

These are projects I'm proud of or worked on in my spare time.

PacSun Golden State of Mind - A summer promotion site to celebrate the brand PacSun. Built using Foundation 5 and Demandware.
SaveOn - Worked on routing, layouts and front-end design/development for the initial build. Built originally using Laravel 3, then upgraded to 4.
Grand Rapids FC - A responsive wordpress template customized for a local semi-pro football (soccer) club. I maintain the site and stat updates myself as a volunteer.

Skills & Proficiency

PHP

Magento

Javascript & jQuery

WordPress

Laravel

HTML5 & CSS

UI / UX

Ruby on Rails

AngularJS