I am a web developer. I live and work in Knoxville, Tennessee. I work remotely and have for the past ten years. I keep an office in the Fourth & Gill area of Knoxville which I share with my Border Collie, Malcolm.
I have worked with businesses of every size and with technologies spanning the trends of the past 10+ years. Much of my career has been spent in consulting, but I have worked on small, medium and large teams as an employee as well.
I am passionate about Open Space Technology. I have facilitated open spaces since 2008 and I continue to facilitate several spaces every year. For more information about Open Space Technology, take a look at this interview I gave about the topic in 2015.
I like to relax by singing and playing my acoustic guitar.
The percentages below are estimates based on a standard distribution. E.g. I do not presume to know 90% of all there is to know about C#, but I believe myself to be in the top 10% of my peers.
Salt Lake City, Utah • July 2017 - March 2018
Designed and contributed to a greenfield microservice API.
Salt Lake City, Utah • September 2016 - June 2017
Implemented multi-lingual support in an Angular.js loan origination application.
Indianapolis, IN • 2009 - 2010
Contributed to a large Windows Forms client for an enterprise VOIP telephony system.
Kansas City, MO • 2009
Developed a web service API for credit card processing using custom headers for authentication and a SQL Server backend.
Knoxville, TN • 2008 - 2009
Developed a business intelligence application for the corporate intranet using ASP.NET with an Oracle database.
Knoxville, TN • 2005-2008
Built a query interface for military logistical plans. Created a tool to edit ship schedules during logistical exercises. Spearheaded the effort to move all development teams onto Team Foundation Server. Developed a TFS Version control client for Visual FoxPro.
MS in Education, Curriculum & Instruction
BA in Liberal Arts, History
Perfection is never an option.
Building the right thing is always more important than building it right.
The purpose of software is to empower people.
If you don't trust your employees, then fire them.
It doesn't matter how well you build the wrong thing.
The goal is progress, not perfection.
I can teach you everything I need you to know, except how to care.
Quality is building it right. Design is building the right thing.
Companies are like families. They are all dysfunctional but some of them are loving.