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I am a versatile, full stack software engineer with experience in multiple modern tools, languages and technologies. I constantly strive for clean and scalable architecture, testable and maintainable code, and high developer productivity through tools and automation.


Software Engineer

Sep. 2013 - present


Chicago, IL

Maintained and extended the company's critical revenue-generating call attribution products, processing billions of web requests and database rows per month.

Implemented monitoring and alerting strategies for added visibility into customer impacting production issues.

Verified feasibility of new product features by providing research and prototyping prior to implementation. Discussed results, recommendations and risks with product team to verify deliverables.

Conducted peer code reviews and worked closely with QA team to test features before deploying to production.


Jun. 2002 - present

Crucial Web Studio

Chicago, IL

I am the Founder and Lead Engineer of Crucial Web Studio, a web consulting and SaaS product development company. I manage all aspects of engineering, product management, marketing, documentation and customer support.

Increased customer adoption of my SaaS product by re-developing as an embeddable Single Page Application, backed by a REST API with CORS support and JSON Web Token authentication.

Architected cloud infrastructure on AWS utilizing EC2, ELB, RDS, CloudFormation, CodeDeploy, Auto-Scaling, CloudWatch, S3 and CloudFront.

Released reusable components as open-source projects on GitHub.

Software Engineer

Apr. 2013 - Sep. 2013


Chicago, IL

Iterated quickly on product features through technical research, recommendations and hands-on development.

Decreased development overhead by migrating homegrown systems to SaaS providers.

Created 3rd-party integrations with YouTube, Vine & Instagram.

Technical Skills


  • PHP
  • Node.js
  • JavaScript


  • Automated deployment
  • Server provisioning, Ansible
  • Vagrant, VirtualBox
  • Production monitoring & alerting


  • Cloud based SaaS applications
  • Web APIs; consuming & publishing
  • Unit Testing


  • CloudFormation
  • EC2, ELB, Auto-Scaling
  • CodeDeploy
  • Lambda
  • SQS
  • RDS
  • CloudWatch

Frameworks, Tools & Libraries

  • Zend Framework, SlimPHP
  • PHPUnit
  • Vue.js
  • LESS, SASS, webpack, Karma


AWS Certified Developer Associate; Nov. 2016
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BBA in Management
Eastern Michigan University; Ypsilanti, MI

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