Experience

Software Engineer, The Seattle Times, Aug'16 - present

  • Lead front-end development for a single-page application newsroom planning tool
  • Engineer a dashboard for seattletimes.com admins to manage creation/display of reader-facing messages
  • Research, document, and engineer a seattletimes.com paywall rebuild including dynamic metering that helped to increase subscription rates
  • Identify and implement site performance improvements to reduce start render times from three seconds to less than two seconds
  • Evangelize and develop company-wide UI pattern library
  • Encourage team-wide engineering best practices, code reviews, and documentation
  • Participate and advocate for team and individual processes during Scrum ceremonies

Front End Developer, University of Washington, July'15 - Aug'16

  • Architect, design, and build a fresh hr.uw.edu and CMS
  • Liaise as lead development expert to project teams and stakeholders
  • Organize and present at UW’s front-end “Community of Practice”
  • Implement and rigorously test site UX, performance, and accessibility

Web Producer, Nebraska's NPR, Aug'12 - July'15

  • Sole designer and developer of web content
  • Redesign website and WordPress CMS development
  • Automate workflow for managing 4TB+ of imagery
  • Present project mission and work to general public and expert audiences

Web Developer & Designer, Freelance, Dec'12 - July'15

  • Plan, design, and execute project plans that balance time, finances, and deliverables
  • Build reliable and maintainable CMSs and front-end code for clients
  • Maintain trusted business relationships with professional and clear communication

Education

Bachelor of Arts / University of Nebraska – Lincoln, 2012

Majors: Environmental Studies & Film Studies; Minor: Mathematics

Honors: Honors Program, Graduated with Distinction; GPA: 3.84

Additional Areas of Study: Computer Science (2 yrs) & Journalism (2 yrs)


Graduate Coursework, University of Nebraska – Lincoln, Fall 2014

Coursework: GIS, Unix

Skills

  • JavaScript
  • HTML/CSS
  • Node.js
  • Git
  • PHP
  • Unix
  • Python
  • Accessibility
  • Agile Development
  • Responsive Design