Resumé

Summary

I have over 20 years of experience working with dynamic Web sites and applications, crafting solutions that are modular and sensible, while minimizing complexity and code bloat. I have extensive agency experience, work well in both team and self-directed contexts, am a fast learner, autodidactic by nature, collaborative by preference, and deadline-driven.

My employers and clients have included Fortune 500 companies, design agencies, businesses, major arts organizations, non-profits, community organizations, academics, and artists.

Skills and expertise include...

  • Site development, maintenance, production, support, and migrations
  • Performance optimization
  • SEO best practices and techniques
  • Social indexing, including microdata (Schema.org), OpenGraph, etc.
  • Localization (l10n) and internationalization (i18n)
  • Accessibility (a11y), including WCAG, ARIA, legal compliance (US, EU, UK)
  • Standards-compliant HTML5, XHTML, and HTML 4
  • Javascript, jQuery, Ajax/JSONP, progressive enhancement
  • Responsive CSS, SASS
  • XSLT

Current position

Development Lead and Web Developer

Resorces Online ( Seattle, WA )
2008 – present


My responsibilities include serving as dev lead for CMS integrations and custom development for enterprise-scale international web sites. Client-side coding, development of custom features and CMS "components," release management, development coordination across multiple onshore and offshore teams, production support, customer support, admin interface design and development.

Major assignments have included: Microsoft Learning, Office 365, Microsoft Online Services (aka BPOS), Microsoft Dynamics, many others.

Work history

Senior Web Developer

POP (Seattle, WA)
2004 – 2008

Major projects and clients included: Nintendo of America, Steppenwolf Theatre Company (Chicago), San Francisco Ballet, The Roundhouse (London), PBS, The Planetary Society, Houston Symphony, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA, San Francisco), Safeco Insurance, many many others.

Primarily responsible for coding the presentation layer of complex dynamic ASP.NET e-commerce web applications for major corporations and arts organizations in the US and abroad. Spearheaded accessible coding initiatives and adoption. Worked closely with the SEO team on developing optimal coding practices, plus handled Google Mini administration, integrations, and interface customizations.

As technical lead on several major projects, responsible for internal coordination and supervision of the development process, including permanent and contract staff. As lead programmer, I had overarching responsibility for all development & technical aspects of a large site combining custom PHP/MySQL CMS with hybrid Dreamweaver templates in a custom dynamic templating system, and management of dev staff.

Co-founder, Principal

Subliminal Media Inc. (Seattle, WA)
2000 – 2005

Clients included: Boys and Girls Clubs of America, Washington Composers Forum, NOAA, The Flying Karamazov Brothers, Westwind Computing, In Inc., The Culligan Group, Butterworth-Heinneman / Focal Press, Town Hall Seattle, Parker LePla, many others.

Comprehensive Web development, design, hosting and system administrator services for design agencies, businesses, non-profit organizations, and artists. Also provided Internet technical consulting services, training and education, digital and streaming video production, writing and editorial services.

Webmaster, Online Community Moderator

Sound Nonviolent Opponents of War (SNOW) Coalition (Seattle, WA)
2003 – 2004

The SNOW Coalition was a non-profit decentralized, broad-based grass roots peace activist network opposing the 2003 invasion and subsequent occupation of Iraq. Its affiliates encompassed diverse organizations and citizens across the entire Puget Sound region.

I ran their online presence during a period of peak activity.

Producer and Director, streaming video documentation

Seattle Poetry Festival (Seattle, WA)
2000

Reporting directly to the Festival's Executive Director, I produced and directed 3-camera video documentation of all readings and performances at the Festival's primary venue (On The Boards), delivered as streaming online video within 24 hours. I also performed all related Web site integration, updates, and archiving.

Contract Web Developer

Independent (Seattle, WA)
1999 – 2000

Clients included: Seattle International Film Festival (1999), Nintendo of America, Fusion.Com (San Francisco), Parker LePla, Westwind Computing, Tractor Tavern, others.

Senior Web Developer

Fluent Communications (née TPD Publishing) (Seattle, WA)
1997 – 1999

Clients included: Microsoft, Nintendo of America, Aon Corporation.

A custom publisher offering Web, editorial, and print services to major corporate clients. I served as technical lead and project coordinator for several major Web projects for Microsoft and Nintendo of America, and performed HTML production for various other clients.

Chief HTML Production Specialist

PhotoDisc (Seattle, WA)
1996 – 1997

PhotoDisc was a stock photography and imagery company that pioneered online sales and delivery in that field. It was later acquired by Getty Images.

My duties included: HTML and graphics production to meet exceptionally high, print-grade design specifications in all 3.0/4.0 browsers for all e-commerce, promotional micro-sites, special projects, and the award-winning online magazine, Design Mind.

Contract Web Developer

Independent and via contract agencies (Seattle, WA)
1996

Selected clients: Microsoft, US West, Madge Networks, Visual C++ Developers Journal, Team Design, Fusion Interactive.

Contract Web Developer

Independent (Chicago, IL)
1995 – 1996

Selected Clients: World Book Encyclopedia, Playboy Online, the Padmasambhava Buddhist Center, Digital Video Artists, Saraswati Systems Corporation, Shoes for Crews

Webmaster, Content Director, Consulting Services

Tezcat.com (Chicago, IL)
1994 – 1995

One of the very first ISPs in Chicago.

Sole Proprietor

Tezcat Online Publishing (Chicago, IL)
1994 – 1995

Pioneering online publisher, launched when graphical browsers were just emerging. Clients included: The Rhinoceros Theatre Festival, Hot House, Chicago Filmmakers (non-profit cinematheque). Projects included: Chicago Soundwire (online music magazine), The Octopus Archive (Web/FTP text archive), SchØdinger's Radio (e-zine), others.