I am a self-taught software engineer that found my place in web development by coming in through the window, specifically the browser window. Coming from a traditional graphic design background, CSS and systems design were two things that felt as natural as color theory and typography. As I learned more about the history of and fundamentals of programming, I made my transition to full-stack web development with a strong focus on front-end, back-end, infrastructure, and automation.

I view the projects I work on as umbrellas that cover or overlap many aspects of how people interact with the government. Whether it’s interagency interactions like the Open Opportunities platform or the Federal Front Door welcoming civilians into necessary interactions with the government, I see the projects I am working on as a web that helps bring down walls around information or shed light into perceived black box processes. My main focus is on getting government agencies into the latest technologies and best practices with cloud.gov and Draft US Web Design Standards.

After years of working in the advertising industry, I wanted a change that would make a real impact in the world with software and services. Instead of helping people click-through to more content or change a ad-specific communication preference, I want to change the way people get to interact with government services whether it’s tools used by federal agencies or by the American people.

Experience

  • 18F / Technology Transformation Service / GSA November 2015 - November 2019

    Facilitator / Innovation Specialist

  • Alexander Interactive July 2015 - September 2015

    Freelance Software Engineer

  • CO+LAB Multimedia, LLC February 2015 - August 2015

    Front-end Engineer

  • Conde Nast Entertainment November 2014 - February 2015

    Software Engineer

  • Rokkan June 2012 - November 2014

    Senior Technologist / Lead Developer

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