Skills

Web Development

Proficient in technologies such as HTML5, JS, JQuery, CSS, Ruby on Rails and Wordpress. Has some experience managing MySQL and PostgreSQL databases. Experience with deploying websites and applications to local servers, cloud servers and Heroku.

Software Development

Experience with Ruby, PHP and Bash shell scripting. Familiar with Agile development methodologies. Uses version control systems such as Git and Github.

Dev Ops / Operating Systems

Experience with Unix based systems including Linux and FreeBSD. Configuration of web servers and software including Heroku, Nginx and Apache.

Experience

Spire Labs

Owner / Developer • Jan, 2015 — Present

Spire Labs creates custom websites and e-commerce sites for businesses that both improve and increase recognition and visibility of the business brand, and drives more customers to their services and products.

  • Custom HTML5, CSS & JS
  • Technology platforms include Wordpress and Ruby on Rails
  • Consulting on web design, usability and analytics
  • Deployment to custom cloud servers (Digital Ocean) and Heroku
  • Advertising on Google Adwords and Facebook Ads

Bartle & Gibson

Technical Specialist / Web Development • Jan, 2012 — Present

Involved in a large range of duties, from technical support of our 300+ end users, to custom coding internal web applications and scripts to support our business processes.

  • Provides phone and email technical support to 300+ end users across 31 branches
  • Coordinates EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) orders from purchasers. Involved in the maintenance of product tables, UPC codes and product numbers
  • Administers virtual Windows, Windows Server and Linux machines on VMware vSphere virtualization software
  • Develops custom web applications and programs internally to support business processes
  • Develops public facing websites for company promotions
  • Built customer login pages for the online stores of Bartle & Gibson and Best Plumbing
  • Involved in the maintenance and content creation via CMS for company website
  • Experienced with Windows, Mac OS and Linux environments

Bartle & Gibson

Sales Representative • Jul, 2008 — Dec 2011

Provided excellent customer service to plumbing contractors, builders and home owners. Responsible for writing orders and quotes in a timely manner, utilizing internet research and interdepartmental teamwork.

London Drugs

Lab Technician • Nov, 2009 — Jul, 2011

Editing and printing of various sized photographs, including large format prints. Maintenance of developing chemicals and materials. Colour calibration, colorization and restoration of customer photographs, including damaged or vintage items.

Education

Northern Alberta Institute of Technology

CSS/HTML Certificate • 2014

CSS/HTML Level's I, II and II. Web Content, Analytics and Usability. Covered the use of Adobe Dreamweaver and utilizing Progressive Enhancement

Northern Alberta Institute of Technology

Core Networking Certificate • 2013

Data communications, network design, monitoring, troubleshooting, IPv4 and IPv6 addressing, routing and switching, network wiring, internetwork operating systems, IP design fundamentals and the Windows command line.

Southern Institute of Technology, New Zealand

Digital Media Diploma • 2005 — 2007

Video production and editing, screenwriting, 2D and 3D animation, stop motion, motion graphics, and business and legal skills. Involved in the shooting and editing of short films, utilizing Final Cut Pro and Adobe Creative Suite.

Christchurch College of Computing

Information Technology Certificate • 2003

Included classes in Hardware, Software, Programming and Applications.

Projects

Spire Labs

Owner & Developer • 2015 — Present

Edmonton web design & development.

Enes Sheila Bridal

Web Developer • 2015 — Present

E-commerce site for hand crafted bridal wear.

Associations

YEGRB

Member • 2015 — Present

YEG Ruby Meetup.