Unlike some people, I began my web development journey rather late in my life. It wasn't until April of 2015 that I started. Economic situations guided me to make a career change. That is when I started an intensive 12 week coding bootcamp.
I have since grown to love coding. With over four years of production experience in student produced newspapers and over 20 years of experience in photography, it wasn't hard for me to quickly come to love web development.
In addition to my skill set, I have a strong educational background that includes:
Finally, unlike many other entry-level web developers, I have a deep background of professional experience which includes:
Recipe Organizer: user can create, edit, and manage recipes. Implemented CRUD functionality. Built out an API using Django REST which was consumed by AngularJS on the frontend.
Crowdwire: Implemented parallax effects that respond to user scroll behavior/ react to cursor movement and mobile accelerometer. Created logo and background design.
Hangman: a hang-man app. It randomly chooses words, gets user input, tracks turns versus guesses to determine wins or losses, compars guesses with correct answers, displays characters guessed within a list of remaining characters, and taunts the user for incorrect guesses.
Code Pink: sends a photo/description of a missing child to hospital staff.
Pokemon: a webpage that uses Angular to make a call to an existing API and returned a field of information.
Managed version control using Gitflow with repositories located in GitHub.
Apps included CRUD functionality, in teams of 2-5 using agile scrum methodologies.
Resume:for a more omprehensive breakdown of my coding experience.
Implemented various types of parallax effects that either react to cursor movement or react to mobile accelerometer, or respond to the user's scroll behavior.
Created custom logos and design for Crowdwire, an aforementioned web-app.
Prepared own photos and design elements for portfolio.
Cambodia: designed, wrote, took photos for, and self-published a photobook for my medical unit of Angkhor Sentinel, a multilateral peace-keeping mission in which I took part.
Over 20 years experience in photography.
Over 10 years experience in Photoshop.
About a year of experience in Illustrator and InDesign.
Published articles/illustrations for Voices of Utah, a community based new outlet.
Over two years newspaper production experience at BYU-I with emphasis in reporting, copy-editing, and photography.
US Army National Guard (12 years)
Maintained a TS/SCI clearance.
As a team gathered, organized, reviewed for accuracy, and updated medical documentation for approximately 2,700 soldiers. Our attention to detail resulted in an error rate of less than 1%.
Identified weaknesses in training and created an instruction course to address those weaknesses. This added 99 hours of instruction to unit readiness levels, and increased the certification levels of three individuals.
Demonstrated initiative by preparing various proposals for improving safety and patient experience including an intra-hospital notification system for missing children and “attempt to locate” calls.
Promoted from Customer Service to Business Development where I handled orders and compensation issues for Marketing Executives.
Design is a funny word. Some people think design means how it looks. But of course, if you dig deeper, it's really how it works.
- Steve Jobs -
Without hard work, nothing grows but weeds.
- Gordon B. Hinckley -
In addition to my coding experience, I have two years of real-world writing/copy-editing/photography experience working for The Scroll, a student produced newspaper. I also have over 20 years of self-taught photography experience which have included paid projects for the the Idaho Antique Mall , and for the Gooding County Historical Society. Below are examples of my specific photography. Please note, of the 57 photos/artwork displayed, 52 of them are my own.
Let's talk! To let me know how I can help you, for more information, or if you just want to engage in some exciting conversation you can use the information below or look for me at the nearest coding convention.
Life is either a big adventure, or nothing.
- Helen Keller -