ABOUT ME

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.

More About Me

EXPERIENCE

Web Developer

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.

EDUCATION

Law Enforcement Science A.A.S.

Southeast Technical Institute – Sioux Falls, SD
Graduated with honors, May 2013

SKILLS

Technical Skills

I am the web developer equivelent to a Swiss Army Knife. I am a generalist. I know a little of nearly everything.

Backend Development

PHP

75

Python

70

MySQL

25

PostgreSQL

20

CMS and Frameworks

WordPress

75

Joomla

90

Django

65

Flask

80

Frontend Development

HTML5

85

CSS3

90

LESS

70

SCSS

80

JS

45

jQuery

65

Vue.js

20

Bootstrap

95

Performance and Optimization

Technical SEO

70

Content SEO

50

Google Analytics

55

System Admin

Apache

45

Nginx

20

Linux

25

Ansible

35

AWS

40

Digital Ocean

70

Version Control

Git

60

GitHub

85

Soft Skills

  • Creativity
  • Decision Making
  • Problem Solving
  • Time Management
  • Work Ethic

Hard Skills

  • DNS Management
  • Microsoft Office
  • Project Management
  • Public Speaking
  • Responsive Design
  • Troubleshooting
  • Handcuffing / Riot Control

OBJECTIVES

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.

CONTACT

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.