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About me

Professionally:

I'm a front-end engineer specializing in Vue. I love solving user problems using modern JavaScript and elegant CSS paired with semantic, accessible HTML. My professional background also includes graphic design, code instruction, technical support and help documentation.

My ideal role involves contributing to a collaborative team that cares deeply about good design, inclusion, mentorship, and how its work impacts the world.

I most recently worked on a product team, building features and enhancements within a design system, but I'm open to to the right fit anywhere that allows me put my skills to use for a positive impact.

I might be your guy if you need someone who:

  • Is an exceptional collaborator and communicator;
  • Can both code and design;
  • Is a CSS whiz, including Sass, modern layout, responsive design, and fun(ctional) animation;
  • Writes accessible, semantic HTML and knows the ins and outs of SVG;
  • Is strong with JavaScript and/or Vue (including ES6+, Vue Router, Vuex, Nuxt, Gridsome and jQuery);
  • Knows their way around web performance, optimization, DNS, and troubleshooting;
  • Is deeply familiar with WordPress;
  • Enjoys teaching and helping others;
  • Can author clear, simple, useful help docs and tutorials; and/or
  • Is prolific with puns and dad jokes.

I'm also capable with:

  • React
  • Svelte
  • Ruby on Rails
  • PHP and MySQL
  • Regular tools of the trade like git/GitHub, NPM, CLIs and such
  • Agile/Scrum
  • Collaborating on designs, communicating with stakeholders and end users, and presenting work

I know some, and would like to learn more, about:

  • TypeScript
  • GraphQL
  • JavaScript testing
  • Node/serverless

I'm probably NOT your guy if:

  • Remote work is out of the question (potentially willing to reconsider after the pandemic is over, but flexibility is still preferred);
  • Your company isn't deeply serious about DEI and anti-racism;
  • High quality, inclusive design isn't a priority;
  • You need somebody who's good at cleaning or closing doors (I asked my wife what I was bad at and that's what she said);
  • Your culture doesn't allow people to bring their whole selves to work every day; and/or
  • You can't stand dad humor.

Previously:

Front-end developer at WP Engine; Tier 2 support team tech lead at Flywheel; WordPress instructor for Aim Code School; graphic designer; seasoned bartender who makes a mean old fashioned.

Personally:

Maker of the game Quina (web / Google Play Store); Omaha, Nebraska resident; hobby coder; author of a frequently neglected blog; font hoarder; husband; dad (with both the jokes and bod to match); fairly ordinary white dude in tech striving to be an LGBTQIA+ and BIPOC ally and advocate; cold brew addict; author of over ten thousand tweets, a few of which are decent; occasional conference speaker; pun enthusiast; accessibility and inclusion advocate; dog owner and lover; massive Nintendo fan; musician/guitarist/hack pianist/aggressively mediocre singer; liberal abuser of semicolons.