My Resume

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Work experience

Associate Director of Technology
VML (formerly VMLY&R), Kansas City, MO
03.2015 - Present

As a Lead Developer and Drupal Architect, I have led multiple teams of developers across a wide range of clients, projects, and applications. This includes architecting multiple Drupal websites such as Butterball.com and Gearwrench.com. Examples of Builds Docs available upon request. Working on clients ranging from Coca-Cola to Wendys to Q-Collar (and many more). I have also managed up to 6 people at once.

My work primarily focuses on Drupal (PHP). However, I have also worked on WordPress, Laravel, various other PHP sites, AEM (Java), a Java API, Shopify, Vue.JS, and React. Along with a smattering of other technologies over the years.

As part of my duties, I am a hiring manager and have conducted many interviews. I also have helped with the RFP process to develop new business.

Software Developer and Automation Engineer
BA Service, Overland Park, KS
04.2013 - 03.2015

Developed automated testing for an in-house financial system that manages customer accounts and provides account tracking and servicing functionality. Work extended to building and updating the financial system. Technologies used included SilverStripe and Laravel (v4).

Developer
VML, Kansas City, MO
01.2011 - 04.2013

Worked on multiple large projects including a Brand Resource Center, a 2 terabyte data migration of digital assets, a multilingual web application for the Department of Defense including the migration of 16+ different websites into a single unified website, and many other applications.

Web Developer
PlattForm Advertising (now Keypath), Lenexa, KS
05.2008 - 12.2010

I worked on more than a dozen custom PHP sites, ASP sites, and Drupal sites. This work helped connect prospective students to colleges that could meet their needs and interests in multiple industries.

Developer
Trinity Transport, Kansas City, MO
07.2007 - 05.2008

Worked on a trucking brokerage system that connected shippers with carriers to find the best loads and routes possible. This was a web-based PHP system that integrated with an old-school (pre-RDBMS) database and AS-400 system.

Education

Masters of Business Administration
Rockhurst University
09.2019 - 05.2022

Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science
University of Missouri Kansas City
09.2004 - 05.2007

Associate of Science in Computer Science
Penn Valley Community College
09.2001 - 05.2004

Certificate in Technology Information Management
Herndon Career Center
09.1999 - 05.2001

High School Diploma
Grandview High School
09.1997 - 05.2001

Honors and Awards

Acquia Engage Award (Leader of the Pack: Commerce)

The team I lead at VMLY&R has won an Acquia Engage Award for the work we did on Gearwrench.com for Apex Tool Group (ATG). This work was launched in November of 2021 and we have continued to work on adding more websites for them to this Drupal multi-site.


For UnitedRentals.com

Awarded Wed Nov 07 2018

Acquia Engage Award (Leader of the Pack: Retail)

The team I lead at VMLY&R has won an Acquia Engage Award for the work we did on Gearwrench.com for Apex Tool Group (ATG). This work was launched in November of 2021 and we have continued to work on adding more websites for them to this Drupal multi-site.


For work on Gearwrench.com for Apex Tool Group

Awarded Tue Oct 25 2022

Certifications

Demonstrated Knowledge

Acquia Certified Developer - Drupal 7

Acquia Certified Developer - Drupal 8

Certified ScrumMaster

CompTIA A+ Computer Repair Certification

Microsoft Certified Professional Windows 2000 70-210

Pantheon WebOps Certified Developer

Skills

A list of some of my important skills

Drupal

Worked with Drupal 4.5 up through Drupal 10. My work includes theme and module building, multisite, and advanced data migrations.

PHP

Adept at building and working with PHP.

WordPress

Experience building numerous sites in WordPress including theme and plugin development.

HTML

Skilled at building out any HTML structure needed for a website.

CSS

Experienced working with CSS to achieve pixel-perfect design implementations.

SASS

Skilled at working with SASS to organize and build CSS.

MySQL

Proficient at working with SQL databases and MySQL in particular.

PostGRES

Skilled at building and working with PostGRES as a data store for websites.

Laravel

Experienced with Laravel 4 and Laravel 6. Includes building sites and REST APIs.

VueJS

Shopify

Built the original Q-Collar website (Q30.com) in Shopify.

React

Built two interactive sites using React.

Magento

Proficient at Magento. Used on two sites including ScoutBags.com.

Java

Used on a backend API for an internal resourcing site and some work in AEM.

JavaScript

I have extensively used JavaScript in many forms including this React, Vue.js, various libraries, TypeScript, AstroJS (this website) and many many others.

Adobe Experience Manager (AEM)

New to AEM, I have done work with Colgate and Coca-Cola with this platform.

Community Service

My Volunteer Work

The importance of giving back has been imparted in me since I was young. Here are just a few examples of how I have given back to the community.

Habitat for Humanity - 2023

In 2023, I volunteered for Habitat for Humanity, helping repaint houses to extend their usable lifespans.

Habitat for Humanity - 2022

I spent my time helping build two new houses for Habitat for Humanity.

Habitat for Humanity - 2021

In 2021, I helped Habitat for Humanity finished out the interior of a new home.

Urban Trail Co. - 2020

For this, I volunteered with Urban Trail Co. to help clear away excess brush on a dirt single track hiking and biking trail.

Bridging the Gap - 2019

I helped plant more new trees around Kansas City.

Bridging the Gap - 2018

I helped plant new trees around Kansas City.

Cultivate Kansas City - 2017

In 2017, I helped work the community gardens at Cultivate KC.

Great Plains SPCA - 2016

For the SPCA, I helped with pet food mixing and organization as well as cleanup and care for the dogs.

Amber Meadows HOA - 2016 to 2023

I worked on my HOA board from 2016 to the beginning of 2023 to help facilitate the website and technical needs.

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