Passionate web developer wants to create interesting, user-friendly, aesthetically pleasing web sites and applications. I enjoy mentoring others to work smart and get stuff done.

About Me:

I am an experienced developer and leader from the small endeavor to the complex project. I understand what it means to gather user requirements, come up with an implementation strategy, and follow it through. I value honest communication with customers. I believe in setting realistic expectations, but I thoroughly enjoy exceeding those expectations as often as possible. I like the smiles that result when an application makes someone’s job easier or a customer’s experience with a company more enjoyable. I appreciate websites that present appropriate, brand-related messages and tools to their audiences.

Distinguishing Qualifications:

  • Works well with the reality of rapid paces, stringent deadlines, and large volumes of work.
  • Experience designing, developing, supporting, and maintaining quality web and mobile sites and applications.
  • Proven ability to quickly learn new and different technologies.
  • Proficient in implementation and support of Microsoft, MySQL, and Oracle database solutions.
  • Able to identify and analyze business and user requirements, create a project plan, and manage to completion.
  • Appreciative of best practices, software development life cycle methodologies, change management practices, and even documentation.

Technical Toolbox:

ASP.NET, MVC, C#, VB.NET, ASP 3.0, CSS, JavaScript, CoffeeScript, jQuery, AJAX, Perl, PHP, Laravel, Python, Django, HTML, XHTML, iOS, Android, Titanium, SQL, T-SQL, MySQL, Oracle PL/SQL, XML, CSV, GitHub, Mercurial, Subversion, <your technology here>

Professional Experience:

Owner & Developer; Idestini Dev Studio – Bryant, AR; Jan 2014 – present

Developer; IdeaLoop – Remote; Mar 2012 – Jan 2014

Technology Director; Rockfish – Little Rock, AR; Jul 2011 – Feb 2012

Senior Developer, Team Lead; Rockfish – Little Rock, AR Jul 2010 – Jul 2011

Software Developer; Arkansas Information Consortium (part of NIC, USA) – Little Rock, AR; Feb 2010 – Jul 2010

Web / Curriculum Developer and IT Specialist; Southwest Power Pool – Little Rock, AR; Jun 2005 – Mar 2010

User Support Specialist; Arkansas State Crime Laboratory – Little Rock, AR; 2004 – Jun 2005

Document Examiner; Department of Human Services – Arkadelphia, AR; 2003

Database Administrator, Web Developer, and Sales Support; Wireless Technologies – Cherry Hill, NJ; 2000 – 2002


Bachelor of Science in Business Information Systems; John Brown University class of 2006, Siloam Springs, AR

Certificate in Computer Programming with Web Design; Cittone Institute class of 2002, Mt. Laurel, New Jersey

Certifications & Awards:

Oracle PL/SQL Developer Certified Associate

Microsoft Certified Application Developer

Microsoft Office Specialist

2008 Southwest Power Pool President’s Award

August 2008 Southwest Power Pool ELITE Award

Personal Interests & Hobbies:

Mike & I hiking in Muir Woods.

Mike & I hiking in Muir Woods.

To name a few: reading; Dave Ramsey; video games; movies; live team trivia at Zack’s Place; when it’s not 100 degrees, hiking in the Arkansas outdoors with my husband, Mike; raising my kids; advertising; American history; current events; the internet; web and mobile design and development.

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