I'm a Software Engineer, and I enjoy helping people solve problems by coming up with creative solutions. I'm also a freelancer in my spare time and am always ready for a new adventure.
I love space, traveling, and enjoy a lot of outdoor activities like kayaking, hiking, biking, and now anything that our son would like to do... even if it means going to the beach.
If you're interested in working together or just want to say hi, drop me a line.
2021 - Present
Senior Software Engineer
I'm part of a UI Platform team focused on developing, enhancing, and maintaining Contrast's user interface. I help contribute to ongoing efforts to build new applications and port existing features over to React. I also work with UX and Product to refine requirements for reusable components, styles, and patterns that we develop for our in-house design system.
2012 - 2021
Blackhawk Network, Inc.
I was a Scrum Master for a business team and worked closely with product to help prioritize new features as well as ensure the team had everything needed to deliver on time. I frequently engaged with customers and stakeholders for feedback on projects in development and to help deliver new features.
I managed client sites and digital assets, maintained application support for desktop, mobile, and legacy browsers, and provided engineering support for new and ongoing projects. I onboarded clients to our consumer platform and frequently engaged directly with our customers to receive feedback.
In 2013 I joined a Scrum team that focused on business-to-business solutions and continued through our acquisition by Blackhawk Network in August of 2017.
2011 - 2012
FetchDog (Fetch Enterprises, Inc.)
I worked with a small team of designers to create and manage digital content for online products sold at FetchDog.com. I helped design and schedule promotional email campaigns and assisted in digital marketing of our products. FetchDog closed in 2012, transitioning ownership to In The Company Of Dogs.
I was responsible for maintenance of the corporate website and additional community websites, customer database software, online marketing, social media, video editing, print design for corporate events, and other marketing design responsibilities.
I always loved the International Space Station live streams and wanted to find a site that displayed fun and current space related data, but I found none. So I made one! Space Dashboard uses a lot of free and publicly available APIs from NASA to NOAA and back to NASA again (they have so many great APIs). I've enjoyed sharing this passion project with the world and have over 900,000 page views and counting since it went live back in 2016.
Actualized Tech: QM Mobile
I collaborated with Actualized Tech to make an iOS and Android app using NativeScript for a company that needed an interactive task manager for employees in the field.
Actualized Tech: API documentation
I assisted in creating interactive API documentation for a 3rd party.
Actualized Tech Website
I worked with a software development company to stand up a website for their firm to engage with prospective clients and design a logo for use with their branding.
MJ’s Magic Moments
I designed and developed a small Wordpress site for a traveling photo and video booth company that wanted to showcase their work and provide a way for customers to connect with them.
Guilford Veterans of Foreign Wars
I designed posters advertising upcoming local events held by the Guilford VFW (CT).
2010 – 2011
Lincoln’s Country Store
I designed and developed a Drupal powered website for a local Maine variety store. The site's homepage was designed to allow updating current specials offered at the store. Departments were also highlighted on the site with photographs of each department head.
2009 – 2010
Informed Green Solutions
I worked closely with the founder to design branding materials including a logo, letterhead, and business cards. I also designed and developed a website built on top of a Drupal backend which allowed uploading documents and articles. The intent of the site was to help educate the public and promote purchasing environmentally friendly cleaning products for home, schools, and workplaces.
Electronic Journalism Arts (EJA) - News 7
I was hired to revise the broadcast graphics and logo used for the local news station in Lyndonville, VT. I worked closely with the studio staff to develop graphics appropriate for broadcast television. I also designed and developed an updated website for the news station to live stream their broadcasts and showcase their staff and community impact.
Clothes to Perfection
I edited and revised fashion images directly from photo shoots for online marketing.
EJA Department - Lyndon State College
The Electronic Journalism Arts department needed a website to showcase their department, curriculum, and staff. This was a site designed and developed for educating prospective students about what the school had to offer.
The Water Wheel Breakfast and Gift House
I worked with the owners of The Water Wheel in New Hampshire to design a website and photograph their restaurant for use as marketing material on the site.
I worked with the NBCU Digital Networks department assisting with projects such as TravelSkoot.com, Momtourage.com, and DinnerTool.com.
I designed a landing page for DinnerTool users, the user's profile, a My Stuff page where users can share recipes with other members, and a video categories page to find content filtered by different types of meals (easy, fast, healthy, etc).
The TravelSkoot.com team was building a new site and needed content, such as a first time visitor popup, 404 images, and a video showcasing some of the new features of the site.
The team for Momtourage.com was developing a contest that was going to be held on Facebook and the team needed badges to accompany awards they were giving out.
News 7 Broadcasting
While interning with News 7 I was hired to revise the broadcast graphics and logo used for the local news station in Lyndonville, VT. I worked closely with the studio staff to develop graphics appropriate for broadcast television.
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