Introduction

I'm a full-stack software developer with a specialization in large database driven web applications. For the past 18 years I've designed, built and maintained e-commerce platforms, content management systems, APIs, data warehouses, data integrations, analytics & reporting dashboards, interactive voice recognition systems, and data mining applications. As an early adopter of Amazon Web Services I have extensive experience building cloud-native web applications as well as migrating legacy applications to the cloud. As the founder of FLUENT, a digital design and software development agency, I have 15 years of business and management experience which complements my technical background.


Education

BS Electrical Engineering
University of Washington
Graduated 1998


Professional Experience

FLUENT (www.thinkfluent.com)
Founder & Chief Technology Officer
2002 - Present

I founded FLUENT in 2002 and manage all technology projects. We build and maintain custom e-commerce websites for clients in the direct response marketing industry. This includes a cloud-based e-commerce platform, UI/UX design of websites, tracking and optimization tools, dev-ops tools, reporting dashboards, REST APIs, custom 3rd party data integrations and much more. The FLUENT e-commerce platform has processed millions of e-commerce transactions. We are 100% cloud based, running all systems on Amazon Web Services. My time at FLUENT is split between running the company and maintaining the e-commerce platform.


Business.com
Lead Data Mining Engineer
2000 - 2002

At Business.com I maintained a content management system and all incoming data feeds used to power an online directory of business, financial and economic information.


Hewlett-Packard, Corp
QA & Technical Support Engineer
1998 - 2000

At Hewlett-Packard I tested and supported a CAD software package called "Advanced Design System" used by electrical engineers to design high frequency application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs). I supported clients such as AMD, Qualcomm, and National Security Agency.


Technologies Used

Cloud
Amazon Web services: EC2, Route 53, RDS, Lambda, DynamoDB, ECS, S3

Server
Apache Tomcat (Lucee), Nginx, Apache, Node.js, Python, Linux (Centos, Ubuntu), Mac OSX.

Dev-Ops, Deployment
Docker Containers, Docker Hub, Kitematic, GIT, GitHub, Ansible.

APIs and SDKs
AWS Java SDK, Twilio API, GitHub API, REST, Stripe, AWS CLI.

Languages & Frameworks
JavaScript, CFML, Python, CSS3, HTML5, Go, SQL, Express JS, Bootstrap.

Other Tools
Sublime Text, Atom, Slack, Python Jupyter Notebooks, Ghost Blog, ImgIX.