About Me

I'm a web developer on the web agency team at Travel Tripper. That mostly entails working on client sites built with Jekyll and hosted on our propriatary CMS. I still build a few things on WordPress now and then and even work on some back-end projects like a web crawler for our American's with Disablities Act dashboard.

When we meet, there are a few things I will try to convince you of ...should you ask:

  • Wrestling based arts are better than striking based arts.
  • The reason you failed to learn a second language is because you were trying.
  • Linux (or open source in general) is way better than whatever you are using now.

Experience

Web Developer

2017 - Present
Travel Tripper

I work mostly with client websites but also do a bit of back-end work

I'm also the resident Linux admin and write bash scripts for the rest of the team.

WordPress Developer

2014 - 2016
Red Orange LTD (Iglu), Chiang Mai, Thailand

I worked with company clients and a Thai designer to build custom websites. Most were converted from PSD and built on Wordpress. Here are a few technologies we used:

  • Converted PSDs to Functioning WordPress Themes
  • Genesis Framework, Underscores
  • Gulp (Sass, CSS and JS Concatenation and Minification)
  • PHP, MySQL
  • Git
  • Server Setup and Maintenance (cPanel)
  • DNS Setup via CloudFlare
  • SEO (Webmaster Tools, Screaming Frog, Ahrefs)

Network and Systems Support

1999 - 2008
Various Companies

I worked for almost ten years as a Network and Systems Administrator as an active duty Marine and as a government contractor. I also worked in technical support roles for private companies such as Integra Telecom and public organizations such as Portland Public Schools.

I've condensed most of my work history into this "various roles" section as it was support roles and not development. I can reminisce about these employment experiences at your request. Ask me about the time I saved the government tens of thousands of dollars per year so I could play video games. Starcraft and Delta Force 2, if you're curious.

Projects

Open Source Software
Jekyll Cart - A Jekyll based shopping cart built with simpleCart(js) that allows email checkout.
Jekyll Boilerplate - A starter kit for responsive Jekyll themes.
SimpleSheets Shopping Cart - Shopping cart app that uses Google Sheets for product management.
Newsletter
Jekyll Weekly - A (somewhat)weekly round-up of Jekyll news and articles.

Skills & Proficiency

HTML & CSS

4 - 5 Years

WordPress Themes

4 - 5 Years

Sass

3 - 4 Years

Jekyll

3 - 4 Years

Liquid

3 - 4 Years

Git

3 - 4 Years

WordPress Plugins

2 - 3 Years

Sketch & PSD Conversion

2 - 3 Years

JavaScript & jQuery

2 - 3 Years

Bash and NPM Scripting

1 - 2 Years