Employment History

Real Green Systems

Lead Developer | Walled Lake, Michigan

Apr 2019 -
  • Develop custom WordPress Theme for Rapid and Fluid building of custom client websites (50+).
  • Implement Agile Methodologies to production from Project kickoff, writing, design, Develop, and launch.
  • Create Architecture and workflow for Writer and Editors to to manage blog writing while creating a repository of sortable posts to be reused in the future, with notifications and permissions to the appropriate team members at every step via email and Slack notification integration.
  • Increase Google Pagespeed times to increase SEO of Clients by 50%.
  • Migrated 70+ sites from Godaddy traditional hosting to Flywheel Dedicated WordPress Hosting.
  • Manage all client sites (100+) using MainWP and WPMUDEV Automate.
  • Develop Custom WordPress Theme with build in automation including adding users / managing permissions, post type creation and posts of most common services, optimized script handling for fast loading, branded login screen and admin area, organization of menu for simple user experience, saving 5 hours of dev time per site.
  • Train Team members on WordPress
  • Manage outsourcing and train them on the theme.
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