Front-End Developer with extensive experience across various industries, including higher education, nonprofits, service sectors, and retail. Passionate advocate for inclusiveness and accessibility in web development, dedicated to the principle that the internet is for everyone. Skilled in creating user-friendly, responsive, and visually appealing web applications using HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and modern front-end frameworks including React.js. Proven ability to deliver high-quality, scalable, and maintainable code. Strong collaborator with a track record of working effectively with teams to achieve project goals and enhance user experience. Committed to staying current with emerging technologies and best practices in web development.

UI Developer, Viget

April 2023 - June 2024, Remote

  • Developed and maintained flexible components for a major parts manufacturer’s website in Craft CMS, and was responsible for the UI updates for major component refresh
  • Contributed to organization’s WordPress starter repo and helped developed reusable WordPress components
  • Participated in company’s Accessibility Working Group
  • Tested own and peer work for WCAG compliance
  • Wrote for the company’s blog, and gave company-wide presentation on latest accessibility laws

Developer II, Sparkbox

September 2022 - February 2023, Remote

  • Developed components and updated existing components for the design system of a Fortune 500 company using TypeScript, React and Storybook
  • Imported content from Contentful CMS into React Storybook app to maintain a decoupled site experience
  • Maintained and themed website for a top-ranked private university using Drupal multisite
  • Applied critical security updates and maintained configuration updates between environments in Drupal for a top-ten tire retailer
  • Improved the performance of WordPress client sites by reducing the JavaScript libraries loaded per page, as well as generating critical path CSS
  • Participated in code reviews with Sparkbox developers as well as client-side developers via Github
  • Tested websites for WCAG compliance
  • Mentored apprentice developers and led lesson on how to develop accessible websites with semantic HTML

Front-End Developer, Elliance

August 2018 - August 2022, Pittsburgh PA

  • Developed and maintained the front-end of client websites, microsites, and landing pages, paying close attention to usability and accessibility
  • Wrote semantic HTML and SASS/CSS to be utilized in the front-end of Drupal and WordPress client websites
  • Updated functionality within Drupal templates using Twig, and updated modules using Composer
  • Tested websites for WCAG compliance
  • Collaborated with designers to determine transitions/animations to be used in single-page marketing pieces (landing pages and microsites)

Front-End Developer, Level Agency

August 2017 - July 2018, Pittsburgh PA

  • Worked on RESTful API integration with major CRM platforms, including Netsuite and Infusionsoft
  • Updated and maintained existing client and internal WordPress websites, hosted on WPEngine
  • Configured content types in WordPress using ACF plugin
  • Provided project estimates and POVs

Front-End / Drupal Developer, Beyond Spots & Dots

May 2014 - July 2017, Pittsburgh PA

  • Developed and maintained client and internal websites, primarily using Drupal
  • Constructed custom Drupal themes, configured Views, and setup configurations in Drupal per client site
  • Built a custom-built internal project management system in Drupal 7 that was used company-wide
  • Managed hosting of client sites on Acquia and Pantheon
  • Maintained legacy sites developed using PHP and jQuery

Front-End Engineer, Branding Brand

October 2013 - March 2014, Pittsburgh PA

  • Worked on front-end customization of mobile-only ecommerce websites for major retailers across the United States during preparation for Black Friday sales.

Web Production Specialist/Front-End Developer, NuRelm

June 2007 - October 2013, Uniontown PA

  • Developed websites for for-profit and non-profit organizations using open-source CMSes (Drupal, WordPress, Umbraco) for user-side content management
  • Focused on PSD to HTML, CSS, JSP, and Javascript theming and development
  • Integrated and maintained NuRelm's proprietary CMS, NuContent
  • Led initiative to develop for mobile website experiences
  • Performed day-to-day maintenance and troubleshooting on current client and internal websites


Graduate Certificate

California University of Pennsylvania (now PennWest California), California, PA

Bachelor of Science in Applied Computer Science

California University of Pennsylvania (now PennWest California), California, PA

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • SASS
  • Tailwind
  • PHP
  • JavaScript
  • jQuery
  • Node.js
  • React.js
  • TypeScript
  • Alpine.js
  • Drupal
  • WordPress
  • Gutenberg
  • Craft CMS
  • CMS
  • Headless CMS
  • Composer
  • Twig
  • Git
  • Github
  • Docker
  • npm
  • Webpack
  • Vite
  • Gatsby
  • Sketch
  • Figma
  • Storybook
  • JIRA
  • Basecamp
  • a11y
  • WCAG
  • Pantheon
  • Acquia
  • WPEngine
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