I develop high performance, user-friendly, accessible websites powered by WordPress.
At 13,500 feet I jumped out of a perfectly good airplane simply because I had never done it. I am the adventurous type, always up for learning something new... feet first... all in.
In 1999 I started my career as a graphic designer and took interest in web design and development that same year. Since then I have developed several hundred websites for clients big and small... each time learning something new along the way.
That's what I truly love about the industry... it changes from day to day... new tools, new methods, and new browser features becoming available. Every day presents a new challenge which keeps things exciting. I learn quickly and am always hungry to learn more... just ask my friend Lynda.com.
By day I'm a UX Design Engineer at Productive Dentist Academy and by night I design and develop websites for my company, Steam Hosting (Since 2006!). When I'm not developing websites you can usually find me working in my yard or researching home improvement videos on YouTube.
A BRIEF HISTORY
From 1997-1999 I went to Skagit Valley College for graphic design. During my second to last semester I saw a classmate making a website and a lightbulb went off in my head. That's what I wanted to do. I took a graphic design job with a local newspaper company and began teaching myself web development in my spare time. I craved it... just wanted to learn more all the time.
In 2006 I was introduced to WordPress. I started developing websites with WordPress when other developers I knew said it would never take off... it was "just a blogging platform". Well, hundreds of websites later and an industry powered by it now... I've proved them wrong and the rest is history. My main focus now is more development over design.
I develop fast, user-friendly, accessible websites and always push for the highest Core Web Vital scores I can get.
I can pretty much work anything Adobe. I've been using Photoshop since 1995. Throughout my day I jump between XD, Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere, and Lightroom. I code in Visual Studio [Code].
- Custom WordPress Themes & Plugins
- Performance Optimization
- Accessibility Integration & Auditing
- Bootstrap (3-5)
- Ad Layout
- Magazine Layout
- Training Manuals
- Video Training
- Easy Going
- Highly Focused
- Quick Learning
Work experience 1999-present