I am a versatile, full-stack web developer with a passion for performance, SEO, and crushing previous “best-yets”. The internet is decorated here and there with dozens of my handcrafted websites.
My projects range from a custom wedding RSVP and invitation management web application to a WordPress based video, local activities, and event publishing site to an image compression CLI application.
Websites that I build are characterized by a clean and modern feel, excellent usability, and speed.
CairnTek LLC – Kaukauna, WI
2013 – Present
As the only full-stack developer and only employee of CairnTek, I have extensive experience both developing websites and overseeing website development projects. From the initial idea to the deployment, I guided each project to its completion.
A few of my achievements include:
- Engineered a technical rewrite of a client’s structured data and content, resulting in an 83% increase in Google organic search visibility for branded queries.
- Migrated a legacy PHP 4 codebase with PEAR dependencies running on a mainframe on premises to a blazing fast PHP 7 application using native PHP 7 functionality on a cloud server. Upon completion, tests showed on average a 32% decrease in site load speed.
- Refactored a web application codebase to utilize memory, disk, and browser caching to reduce database round trips and the number of requests. This reduced the average page load time by 92% (6.0 seconds to 0.5 seconds).
- Spearheaded the successful completion of over 50 individual web development projects for clients around the world with each final product exceeding expectations.
Law Enforcement Science A.A.S.
Southeast Technical Institute – Sioux Falls, SD
Graduated with honors, May 2013
I am the web developer equivelent to a Swiss Army Knife. I am a generalist. I know a little of nearly everything.
CMS and Frameworks
Performance and Optimization
- Decision Making
- Problem Solving
- Time Management
- Work Ethic
- DNS Management
- Microsoft Office
- Project Management
- Public Speaking
- Responsive Design
- Handcuffing / Riot Control
I am currently looking for a new challenge in one of the following roles...
- Full-Stack Developer: I am a seasoned full-stack developer with proven results and 5+ years of experience. I relish the opportunity to use my skills to build websites and web applications.
- Technical SEO: I would like to leverage my 6 years of website and web application development expertise to make a difference in a Technical SEO role. I am confident that my programming skills and knowledge of SEO could enhance the abilities of any team.
If you have questions or would like to talk to me about an opportunity, you can reach out to me on social media or message me.