Summary

Versatile full-stack developer with over 10 years of experience developing for multiple CMS and e-commerce platforms.

Experience

Lead Developer

2016 - Present
Kynda (formerly Bultema Group), Grand Rapids MI
  • Recruited to transition development internally and grew team to include two junior developers
  • Introduced Agile processes to company which were adopted by all teams
  • Improved Web Development workflow to increase capacity and throughput
  • Increased capacity of web projects by an average of 43% per year
  • Introduced hosting options and onboarded ~40% of clients
  • Created monthly maintenance plans and onboarded ~45% of clients
  • Worked on client sites using WordPress, Drupal, Squarespace, Shopify, ExpressionEngine
  • Lead a redesign of company site, and was sole developer of a new site during a recent rebrand

Lead Developer

2012 - 2016
Dyode, Anaheim CA / Remote
  • Contract to hire position
  • Lead teams of 2-6 to replatform and redesign existing e-commerce stores
  • Helped improve ROI with e-commerce store optimizations
  • Worked closely with outside vendors to sync inventory data
  • Collaborated with marketing teams to implement new campaigns and tracking
  • Platforms used: Magento, Shopify, Demandware
  • Notable clients: Pacsun, Active Ride Shop, Affliction Clothing, Planet Blue, Heidi Klum Intamates

Web & Mobile Developer

2011 - 2014
Fusionary, Grand Rapids MI
  • Worked with the design team to translate mockups to front-end templates using ExpressionEngine, Laravel and Craft
  • Maintained a legacy PHP application for healthcare testing with over 900 million database records
  • Developed a server utility to serve ads to mobile apps using Laravel
  • Built several mobile games and the first-ever mobile app for a large brewery

Software Engineer

2010 - 2011
ACE Tech, Auburn Hills MI
  • Helped improve revenue-driven results through auto finance leads
  • Worked closely with the engineering team to improve lead generating algorithms
  • Built dashboards for analyzing and adjusting PPC ad keywords and bids
  • Created landing page templates for micro-sites using HTML/CSS/JS

Projects

I've had the pleasure of working on many projects independently that have challenged me or helped make a difference for others. Here are just a few that I'm proud of.

Seedling - A WordPress starter theme built using the Timber library. Uses Twig templating, Gulp, Browsersync and Bootstrap 4.
Davis Theater - A WordPress theme and plugin built for a Chicago based historic movie theater. The plugin interfaces with the theater's POS system to show current films and buy tickets. Pulls extra information from The Movie DB.
Pacsun Golden State of Mind - A summer micro 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 site built for a local semi-pro soccer club. I maintain the site and stat updates myself as a volunteer.