"You don't take a photograph, you make it. " ~ Ansel Adams
Senior Software Engineer, Monster Worldwide, 2010-present
- Lead mobile and front-end developer for Military.com.
- Helped develop Military.com’s iPhone and iPad app.
- Pioneered HTML5 mobile web technologies, including the introduction of the jQuery Mobile framework.
- Experience with splicing PhotoShop design comps and writing CSS stylesheets for the UI designs.
- Experience with Fatwire content management system.
- Wrote numberous jQuery plugins to use across Military.com
- Worked with a team to build geolocation services such as a nearby directory of contacts, local events, news, and forums for military installations across the world.
Software Engineer, The Boeing Company, 2004-2010
- Designed and developed large web applications for uses in military aircraft sustainability, request for proposal workflow systems, collaboration tools, portal applications, and a internal large file email communication system.
- Lead development for numerous multi-million dollar projects
- Passionate advocate of rich UI design concepts.
- Championed the use of AJAX, various modern JS libraries, and front end technologies at Boeing
- Creator, designer, and team lead for the design and development of Boeing’s “Common Look and Feel” (CLAF) framework.
- SQL optimization experience with large data sets. One task was to increase speed of large LDAP synchronizations that took 24-36 hours, was able to optimize to 7-15 minutes.
- Created Gmail AJAX like features for internal large file sharing email communication system.
- Researched new technologies on the side and held educational lectures to developers at Boeing.
- Worked directly with multiple customers concerning requirements and design concepts.
- Systems engineering and architecture experience.
- Conducted in-depth benchmarking case study on various IT tools used by Boeing, saving the company several thousands of dollars per year in costs and performance loss.
- Active participant and named expert in Boeing’s internal knowledge sharing social site to answer technical question particularly in Java, front-end development, and SQL.
- Mentored two summer interns and two new employees.
Missouri State University
- Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems
- Graduation Date: May 2004 (GPA: 3.91/4.00)
- Summa Cum Laude
- Emphasis in Object Oriented Programming
- Minor in Economics
Washington University, Saint Louis
- Studied Master’s courses in Information Management
- Three courses shy of Master’s degree
- Experience with Ruby, Rails, PHP, Objective-C, iPhone SDK, xCode, Interface Builder, Scriptaculous, Moo Tools, Prototype, Oracle databases, PL/SQL, XSL, JUnit, UML, Oracle BPM, BPEL, TOAD, Plumtree, JIRA, and Technical Writing
- Extensive experience with Adobe PhotoShop and Adobe Bridge post processing technologies
- Experience shooting long exposure, night photography, and low light photography
- Experience with wedding, event, and session based photography
Awards and Recognition
- Boeing’s Outstanding Achiever Award for outstanding in Information Technology.
- Certificate of Recognition at Boeing for graphical user interface design.
- Ten various Boeing Pride Awards
- Finalists in 7×7’s 75th year anniversary Golden Gate Bridge Photo Contest
- Undergraduate Dean’s List: 8 semesters; Graduated with honors
- Beta Gamma Sigma – Honor Society for Collegiate Schools of Business
- Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
- Golden Key International Honor Society
- Global Leadership Diploma of Achievement (UN Summit at New York City)
- MSU Leadership Scholarship, MSU Economics Scholarship, Don L. Calame Scholarship