Employment History

Real Green by WorkWave

Lead Developer | Walled Lake, Michigan

Apr 2019 -
  • Develop a Custom WordPress Theme (4 themes in one), with build in automation including adding users / managing permissions, custom post types and taxonomies, post / page creation for common services, optimized script handling for fast loading, Google Fonts API, ACF included in theme, Environment Detection, and auto activation of specific plugins on site launch to increase productivity, branded login and admin area, re-organization of menu for simple user experience, saving at least 5 hours of dev time per site.
  • Develop an All in One custom SASS WordPress Theme that is the combination of four different templated sites for rapid development building of custom client websites (170+) using the Google Font API, Advanced Custom Fields, included in the theme, and perform automated tasks.
  • Lead the development, launch, and maintenance of WordPress sites, while meeting the custom design specs.
  • Developing and implementing WordPress sites, Custom themes, custom plugins, custom post types, custom taxonomies, custom queries, custom page templates, widgets, etc.
  • Incorporate QA feedback into the Custom Theme for constant improvement, while checking and optimizing files for the fastest possible deliver, across multiple devices to ensure our websites are device agnostic.
  • Implement Agile Methodologies to production from Project kickoff, writing, design, Develop, and launch.
  • Create an easily searchable repository of 1000+ published articles.
  • Implement content publishing workflows that follow best practices, industry standards for blog writing, while meeting the requirements of the client and creative teams, to have just enough capabilities for work to be completed, including Slack and email notification Integrations.
  • Increase Google Page Speed scores to increase SEO of Clients by 50%.
  • Migrated 70+ sites from Godaddy traditional hosting to Flywheel Dedicated WordPress Hosting.
  • Manage all client sites (170+).
  • Translate wireframes and written requirements into server-side logic, databases, and other components that maintain high performance and responsiveness from the front end while identifying development related risks, raise concerns with team members, and suggest options for addressing risks.
  • Implement systems for logging site performance and access to identify potential performance problems early and investigate the causes of bugs.
  • Write code and use libraries that are highly readable, testable, reusable, efficient, well-documented, secure, and optimized to be device / operating system agnostic.
  • Train Team members on WordPress.
  • Self-directed problem solver, identifying and suggesting paths forward, enhancements, automation opportunities and proactively recommend solutions to non-technical teammates without requiring explicit direction.
  • Manage outsourcing and train them on the theme.
  • Manage Team passwords as LastPass Administrator.
  • Maintain Security and Performance Best Practices while Participating in all steps of development life cycle including design, planning, development, support, and in rare cases, sunsetting / retiring websites.
  • Turn Client requests into technical requirements.
  • Troubleshoot, and configure our automated tool to convert 30+ Joomla sites to WordPress, in less than a week.
  • Implemented the use of code versioning (Git), even I am the Primary Developer.
  • Implement the use of Automated testing tools with reports generated weekly.
Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan

Systems Engineer / Web Developer | Detroit, Michigan

Jun 2018 - Nov 2018
  • Create a custom WordPress Theme for future website using Foundation 6 and SASS/LESS.
  • Bootstrap and Foundation 6, maximizing SCSS with partials, naming convention and variables
  • Create automated solutions for internal processes.
  • Add events, fundraising campaigns, stories, utilizing the Nation Builder Platform while creating new email templates.
  • Identify areas for improvement and present solutions to management.
  • Successfully launch several fundraising campaigns with email segmentation, and provide hourly performance metrics on Double Your Donation Days.
GalaxE Solutions

Software Engineer | Detroit, Michigan

Dec 2016 - May 2018
  • Part of an elite Agile WordPress dedicated team to provide solutions to internal teams with applications that are not only informational, but applications integrated with UltiPro and SSO to deliver personalized experiences.
  • Bootstrap and Foundation 6, maximizing SCSS with partials, naming convention and variables
  • Fluent in custom CPT and taxonomy Creation and workflows with WordPress along with theme development and creating / modifying plugins.
  • Responsible for migrating and upgrading older sites to new code standards, run Quality Assurance Tests Plans, scheduling biweekly code pushes if needed.
  • Very Familiar with the following Agile tools: SourceTree, Git, PHPStorm and MAMP, Git, TFS and BitBucket
  • Sites / Apps worked on: galaxe.com, Coins, Connect, OpHeart, Focus, Legal, GFF, Banking, Tech University, Employee Awards System and Detroit DemoDay.
Compuware Corporation

Senior Website Developer | Detroit, Michigan

Dec 2012 - Dec 2016
  • Corporate website UX / UI for all supported languages and sites (es, de, cn, it, kr, br, la, fr, us, jp).
  • Create with responsive design scripting, CSS3/LESS, jQuery, and HTML5 and Bootstrap.
  • Design of highly interactive Business Unit Landing pages for international marketing.
  • Re-design Product and Use Case pages regularly along with homepage with new functionality, quarterly
  • Website content and functionality enhancements utilizing Agile Methodologies.
  • Interactivity, dynamicity and usability of Compuware.com.
  • SEO strategy, performance, enhancing and reporting.
  • Design, development and deployment of custom Compuware Bootstrap WordPress theme.
  • Custom coding to enhance functionality within Wordpress (PHP / Jquery / Javascript)
  • Familiar with Salesforce, Marketo, ActOn and Hubspot Marketing Automation
  • Responsive email templates and landing pages for Marketing Automation
  • Restyling of  Applicant Tracking, Employee Onboarding, Talent Acquisition pages, and making vendor content responsive.
  • Awarded Employee of the Quarter in less than one year of employment
  • Add Compuware intro / outro to demo videos utilizing Adobe After Effects
  • Filming video or creating collage of videos for use on compuware.com homepage
  • Graphic Design and/or photography for Instagram account, Blog post featured images, LinkedIn articles, and Twitter posts.
Unified Business Technologies, Inc.

Website Designer / Graphic Designer / SEO Specialist | Detroit, Michigan

Oct 2009 - Dec 2012
  • Design of all promotional / marketing material.
  • Design, deployment, maintenance, and SEO performance of website.
  • Technical Illustration, writing, photography and images used in Technical Manuals for military vehicles.
  • Design, concept, deployment, maintenance, and SEO performance of nooffshorejobs.com
  • SEO Power Tools Suite, Google Analytics, Webmaster Tools and Social Media.
Jacobs Technology

Training System Administrator / Supervisor / Graphic Designer | Allen Park, Michigan

Oct 1999 - Nov 2008
  • Research, compare, analysis of top LMS vendors to purchase for training solution.
  • Concept, design, plan, test, branding and integration of LMS (TG Learning Center).
  • Course development, editing, enhancement, and SCORM compliance for using Articulate® and Captivate.
  • Lead, educate, coach, mentor, motivate, and develop team members.
  • Counsel, administer performance appraisals, and reward team members.
  • Design and produce facility ID cards, design and maintain in-house database of company ID Cards.
  • Generate ITPs, administering and scheduling courses, prove out courses.
  • Troubleshoot Wind Tunnel facility malfunctions, schedule repair activities, and order parts, and tools.
  • Jacobs Plus initiative savings of over $24K in a single year, with a team record of 98% Test efficiency.
  • Customer satisfaction with a positive customer interface.
MindChip Industries

WordPress Developer / Web Developer / SEO Specialist | Detroit, Michigan

Jul 1999 - Nov 2026
  • Design, concept, layout, maintenance and SEO of websites using Adobe CC, WordPress, CSS3, Bootstrap, Foundation, Git, Gulp, SASS/LESS, Google Analytics, and Webmaster Tools.
  • 30+ Sites (see portfolio)
United States Navy

Fire Controlman 2nd Class Petty Officer | Norfolk, Virginia

Feb 1992 - Nov 1998
  • Work Center Supervisor and Leading Work Center Petty Officer.
  • Operate, Perform tests and adjustments on Close In Weapon System (CIWS).
  • Meticulously generate graphics for presentations.
  • Perform and lead effectively in stressful situations while
  • Complete tasks and qualifications fully and on time.
  • Perform preventative maintenance, read schematics, block diagrams, and ladder logic.

Education History

Henry Ford Community College

Graphic Design / Web Technology | Dearborn, Michigan

Course of study: Art, Photoshop, Flash.
Jan 2007
Lawrence Technological University

Electronic Engineering Technology | Southfield, Michigan

Course of study: Calculus, Visual Basic, Physics.
May 2001
Enlisted Navy Recruiting School

Persuasive Communications | Pensacola, Florida

Course of study: English, speech, customer relations, appearance, and administration.
Dec 1997
Xerox Class II and IV Copier Repair

Xerographic Machine Repair and Troubleshooting | Norfolk, Virginia

Course of study: Xerographic processes, troubleshooting, and planned preventative maintenance, and ordering of parts.
Apr 1996
Phalanx Weapon System (CIWS) “C” School

Electronic Technology | Great Lakes, Illinois

Studies include: troubleshooting techniques, digital computers, synchros and servos, robotics, radar and radar troubleshooting, hydraulics and hydraulic maintenance, test equipment and support equipment, and HPAs.
Sep 1993
Fire Control Technician “A” School

Electronic Technology | Great Lakes, Illinois

Studies include: basic electric theory, transistors, diodes, electron tubes, amplifiers, radar propagation, motors and generators, capacitors, resistors, inductors, indoctrination to test equipment, and soldering.
Mar 1993
Farmington High School

High School Diploma | Farmington, Michigan

May 1991