Bio

I came to web development in a round-about way. My original education was in physics, and I was lucky enough to work with the DEAP dark matter experiment for my masters at Queen’s University. While there, however, I developed a passion for coding, which eventually led me to BCIT’s Technical Web Design course and began my career in front-end development.

I’m always looking for projects that push my boundaries as developer. Open source projects are what excite me the most, particularly WordPress.

In my spare time, I enjoy writing science fiction, running long distances, and partaking of Vancouver’s growing craft beer scene.

Refer to my resume below for more information or send me a message via my contact page.

 

Technical Skills

Technologies

  • HTML
  • CSS/SCSS/Less
  • JavaScript/jQuery
  • PHP/MySQL
  • Grunt/Gulp
  • Node.js/npm
  • React

Content Management Systems

  • WordPress
  • Shopify
  • Sitefinity
  • Magento
  • Drupal

Other

  • Illustrator/Photoshop

Work Experience

Front-End Web Developer, Graphically Speaking

Sept 2012-Present
  • Integrated photoshop designs into a variety of CMS systems, including WordPress, Shopify, Magento, and Sitefinity.
  • Updated company default templates to take advantage of modern tools, including SCSS and Grunt.
  • Worked with other team members to improve processes in order to achieve faster turn around time and higher quality.
  • Managed front-end team and delegated workload.

Teaching Assistant, Queen’s University

2008–2010
  • Instructed students in first year physics lab.
  • Helped students work through problems themselves to deepen their understanding.
  • Provided constructive marking feedback and one-on-one assistance to students.

Research Assistant, Queen’s University

2008–2010
  • Member of Dark matter Experiment with liquid Argon using Pulse shaped discrimination (DEAP) collaboration.
  • Tested radon gas filters and verified that they would reduce radioactive backgrounds in DEAP detector.
  • Coded C++ programs for data analysis.
  • Successfully determined preliminary correlations between radon contamination and signal background in DEAP-1 prototype.

Education

BCIT: Technical Web Design Program

Jan - Jun 2012

A six month intensive program covering the fundamentals of web design and development.

Queen’s University: MSc. Physics

Sept 2008 - December 2010

UBC: BSc. Honours Physics

Sept 2003 - May 2008