A big picture front-end developer in Washington DC with over 15 years of programming experience.  Expertise in both creating custom themes for content management systems, architecting Javascript applications, and developing eCommerce solutions. Obsessed with elegant user interactions and clean code.

Technical Skills

I have been exposed to many languages and technologies over the course of my 15+ year career. My primary focus has always been on the front-end, working solely on HTML and CSS; however I also work in mid- and back-end technical stacks and love it.

  • Front-End: HTML 5, CSS, Sass, Compass, Less, Bootstrap 3 & 4, Bourbon Neat, Foundation
  • Javascript: Plain Ol’& Javascript, jQuery, jQuery UI, npm, Backbone, Marionette, React, Require, Jasmine
  • Languages: PHP, Gulp, JSP, JSTL
  • CMS: Drupal, WordPress, Magento, WooCommerce

My freelance and portfolio site contains a number of examples of my website work, as well as variety of tools, plugins, presentation slides, and development articles that I have written.


Check out my portfolio!

Current Work

Georgetown University

Senior Javascript Front-End Developer
January 2016 – present

  • Working with a team of developers and designers to build responsive, accessible, and UX-focused Drupal 7 themes for the university’s school and department sites, using HTML, CSS, Bootstrap 4, Javascript, and PHP.
  • Developing custom Javascript functionality for individual department websites.
  • Leading the university’s accessibility development efforts.

That Dev Girl

Founder & Lead Developer
October 2015 – present

  • Working with both large and small businesses to build website and application UIs, specializing in creating dynamic and responsive themes for WordPress and Drupal, using HTML5, CSS, Javascript, and Bootstrap.

Conference Speaking and Teaching

2017

2016

  • Introduction to Javascript workshop at General Assembly (September 2016)
  • Front-End Web Development at General Assembly (March 2016 – June 2016)
  • Front-End Web Development at General Assembly (December 2015 – March 2016)

Previous Professional Experience

Atlantic Media Strategies

Lead Web Developer
January 2015 – October 2015

  • Developed responsive front-end solutions for client projects, with a focus on best practices in WordPress.
  • Led and grew the web development team by establishing project workflows.
  • Created a development resource library containing base themes and reusable custom libraries and WP plugins.
  • The Chicago Community Trust: Lead developer on a project to develop a new responsive website in WordPress. The site released in May 2015 and won the 2015 OMMA award for website excellence.

Optaros

Senior User Experience Developer
December 2009 – December 2014

  • Worked collaboratively with both the creative and back-end development teams to develop user-focused client sites that meet project requirements and modern e-commerce standards
  • Macys: I re-platformed the UI of their product management application as a Backbone app, with Marionette, Require, Jasmine, and a custom light-weight CSS grid framework. I also worked with a team to launch a company-wide core UI platform using Backbone and jQuery UI.
  • Stella & Dot: I localized their online shop for the European market and redesigned a significant part of the site’s stylist order creating workflow. Development work was done in Magento, using CSS, jQuery, and Prototype.
  • Northern California AAA: I re-platformed their website using Drupal and developed front-end functionality for dynamic forms, banner carousels, and tabbed content using CSS & jQuery.

Cambridge Interactive Development Corp.

Web Content Engineering Manager & Translation Manager
June 2004 – July 2009

  • Directly managed front-end web content engineers. Our department maintained the corporate website, marketing websites, and secure web application UIs for 8 gaming platforms.
  • Developed new features and promotions for marketing websites and secure applications for 8 gaming platforms.
  • Developed and launched a marketing website for a new gaming platform, Everest Casino.
  • Led web content development for key online promotions and new locale-specific online payment methods.
  • Created the company’s localization department. Set standards used by this department for all copy localization.
  • Managed the translation process for all website and software copy in over 15 written languages. Directly managed product translators in 3 emerging markets.

Degrees and Certifications

Magento Front End Developer Certification, 2013
[certification link]

Master of Fine Arts, 2003
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy NY
Major: Electronic Arts

Bachelor of Science, 2000
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy NY
Dual Major: Electronic Media, Arts, and Communication & Computer Science

Community Involvement

Webmaster for One Voice, 2014 – present
I maintain and support new functionality for the One Voice website.  In early 2014, I developed their online store using Woo Commerce and developed a custom plugin (WC Tiered Shipping) to support the store’s custom shipping rates.

Member of the Magento Certification Advisory Board, 2013 – present
I worked with the Magento exam team to write and review their new front-end developer certification exam.

Packt Publishing Editor, 2013
I was a technical content editor for the jQuery 2.0 Development Cookbook, which was published in February 2014.