Specialties and Skills

Front End

  • CSS2/3/LESS
  • HTML5/XHTML
  • Responsive Design
  • JavaScript/jQuery
  • JSON/RSS/XML

Back End

  • PHP
  • ASP, ASP.NET
  • MySQL, MS SQL Server
  • RESTful APIs and data aggregation

Design and UX

  • UI Design
  • Information Architecture
  • Graphic Design
  • Usability Testing

Preferred Software

  • OSX (PC OK)
  • Textmate
  • Photoshop
  • Basecamp

Work Experience

Expedia Inc.
Seattle, WA
July, 2012 ~ Present
Dev Lead
Client Side Engineering

Part of a small client side team that has engineered a responsive front-end framework of UI components that is the foundation of Expedia's new UI. The UI Toolkit is a series of re-usable elements, components and patterns built on a responsive grid system.

Worked with a distributed team on Expedia's mobile website. Following strict agile software development methodologies, and using front end technologies like Backbone.js with handlebars templates, the lightweight Zepto.js library, LESS for CSS, and Freemarker templating.

University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA
July, 2008 ~ June 2012
Senior Developer

Lead developer for many high-level university websites including the USC homepage, USCmobile, and gateway websites. Expert knowledge of Wordpress, Movable Type and other CMS platforms.

Spearheaded the use of responsive design into our projects.

Given a number of presentations to the USC Web Council, a community of web professionals from around the university.

Implemented a standardized project process utilizing user research, information architecture, wireframing, design and development.

Attended multiple conferences each year to stay on top of trends and broaden my skill set.

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Richland, WA
November, 2002 ~ June, 2008
Web Developer

Responsible for developing a variety of public and internal websites and web applications that adhered to W3C and government Section 508 accessibility standards. Member of the three-person Website Peer Review Committee which reviewed the work of other developers for quality control and conformance with documented standards.

Web branding project team lead. Responsible for the strategy, policy, and coordination of rebranding the lab's entire public-facing web presence.

Very comfortable managing my own workload and interacting with scientists, engineers and researchers as well as communications and marketing professionals.

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Richland, WA
May, 2002 ~ November, 2002
Research Intern

Multimedia and website production. Assembled and programmed data logging systems for laboratory research experiments. Co-authored official research reports.

Data Dimensions, Inc.
Bellevue, WA
June, 2000 ~ January, 2001
Marketing Assistant

Developed and managed the main corporate website and international sub-sites. Responsible for analyzing monthly web traffic. Lead an SEO initiative.

Education

University of Washington
Seattle, WA
September, 1997 ~ March, 2001

Department of Human-Centered Design & Engineering. Earned a Bachelor of Science in Technical Communications, August 2001.

University of Twente
Enschede, Netherlands
March, 2001 ~ June, 2001

Semester-long study abroad studying communications research.

Public Speaking

  • Responsive Design
    USC Web Council, Los Angeles, CA
    September 1, 2011
  • Welcome to USCmobile
    USC Web Council, Los Angeles, CA
    September 10, 2009
  • Standardizing the Web: A look into the "why" of Web standards [slides]
    USC Web Council, Los Angeles, CA
    April 3, 2009
  • Changing the Face of PNNL
    Interlab 2006, Batavia, IL
    October 27, 2006
  • NEWSBridge - Feeding RSS and WML to PNNL
    Interlab 2005, Richland, WA
    December 15, 2005
  • Collaborative Website Design
    Interlab 2005, Richland, WA
    December 14, 2005