Front End Drupal and WordPress Developer

Front End Web Development & Theming

I am a creative technologist with over 25 years of experience, specializing in both Drupal and WordPress. Over the years, I have built and maintained a variety of commercial and nonprofit websites using JavaScript (both vanilla and jQuery), PHP, mySQL, Drupal, WordPress, and a bit of ReactJS, GatsbyJS, and NextJS. I pride myself in my ability to work well on both small and large teams and to write clear, maintainable, well-documented, well-commented and efficient code. 

My expertise lies mainly, but not exclusively, in front end development. I have a keen eye for graphic and user experience design, which enables me to transform static prototypes into responsive and accessible web sites accurately, efficiently, and with an emphasis on cross-browser/platform compatibility.  I have worked extensively with both Section 508 and WCAG 2.1 accessibility standards (including the use of ARIA labeling).

In addition to the aforementioned technologies, I am also familiar with BEM and the principles of atomic design, which I try to apply to every project I encounter.  I have been known to dream in Sass and Twig, though I am also proficient at using, customizing, and overriding Bootstrap CSS and JS (4.x and 5.x).  Lately I have also delved into TailwindCSS and PostCSS.

I have lived in the Seattle area since 1993, having migrated from Western New York to attend graduate school.  For the past few years, I have been volunteering as a projectionist at The Grand Illusion, Seattle's oldest continually-running cinema.  We've got two of the very few remaining 35mm projectors in regular service in the Seattle area!

Earlier in life, I received a Bachelor of Arts in Media Study from the State University of New York at Buffalo and a Master of Urban Planning from the University of Washington. I am a bass player and songwriter, and I recently released an album with my band, Mysterious Face. I am also an avid photographer, hoping to continue work on my Junk Drawers project, which is just as it sounds: a series of photos of people’s junk drawers.