Employment
Field Squared
Denver, CO
Jr. Software Developer
May 2016 to Current

Utilize Angular, JavaScript(ES5/ES6), HTML5 and CSS3 to contribute to new feature developments, refactoring of legacy code and bug fixes.  Participate in code reviews and Agile workflow.  Pair with other Jr. developers, as well as Sr. developers to develop deep understanding of codebase and best practices.  Integrate RESTful API services with front-end development. Collaborate with customer support specialists to assist in application documentation and troubleshooting.

Galvanize
Denver, CO
Web Development Workshop Instructor
Jun 2016 to Current

Instructor for intensive web development and design workshops.  Guide students through the process of designing and developing a website using HTML5, CSS3, and minimal PHP.  Provide feedback on student generated code, troubleshoot bugs, provide one-on-one assistance.

HomeAdvisor
Golden, CO
Software Development Intern
Feb 2016 to May 2016

Utilize knowledge of the full stack to contribute to both front and back end development of the HomeAdvisor consumer site.  Participates with an agile team working on enterprise level software.  Responsibilities include completing stories as part of the typical sprint process, refactoring legacy code and pairing with team members to develop best practices.

CBD Biosciences/O.PenVAPE
Denver, CO
Developer
Oct 2015 to Oct 2015

Independent contractor. Designed and built landing page using HTML5, CSS3, Bootstrap, JavaScript and jQuery.

Cherry Creek Schools
Englewood, CO
Educator
Aug 2013 to Aug 2015

Project manager for yearbook design, creation and production. Developed long and short term curriculum materials aligned with state standards. Analyzed formal and informal assessment data to support core teacher team in increasing student achievement across content area. Partnered with core teacher team for collaborative planning and cross-curricular connections. 

New York University
New York City, NY
Adjunct Professor
Sep 2009 to Jun 2011

Designed curriculum and instructed undergraduate and graduate level candidates in best practices for lesson planning, classroom management, differentiation, and literacy acquisition in the social studies classroom.

New York City Department of Education
New York City, NY
Educator
Aug 2005 to Aug 2011

Taught combined courses of English Language Arts and Social Studies (Humanities) to classes of 7th grade students with mixed ability levels. Co-created and implemented curriculum map, aligned with the Common Core State Standards for Social Studies and Language Arts, for the 7th grade Humanities department. Supervised student teachers from New York University and Columbia University as well as staff members of the America Reads program.

Projects

WriTone uses the MEAN stack and a RESTful API, combined with the power of the Watson Alchemy API to help teachers and students analyze the tone of their writing.  'Teacher' users  main dashboard view showcases NV.D3 charts and responsive design that allows for an intuitive user experience.  'Student' users see a simplified dashboard with access to edit and delete their writing submissions, as well as view NV.D3 charts to track their own performance.  Basic analysis functionality persists for non-logged in users.

https://writone.herokuapp.com

Wine Match is a MEAN stack application that that utilizes a RESTful API to help the user choose the perfect wine for a meal. With in-depth and real-time information obtained via the Snooth API, users can sort through an extensive list of wines, and associated details, including: recipes, ratings, user reviews, and winemaker notes.

https://matchwine.herokuapp.com/

Language translation app that utilizes the Bing Translator API to provide translation in more than 20 languages with speech-language capabilities included. Users can quiz themselves with a 20 question practice test that automatically resets after five incorrect answers.

https://translatorsaurus.herokuapp.com

About

Full Stack developer with an extensive background in education.  Diverse professional experience includes project management, curriculum design and development, customer service, training and conflict mitigation as well as nurturing relationships with key stakeholders. When I'm not coding I'm - hiking, skiing, traveling, building something or trying a new brewery.

Skills
Development
HTML5
CSS3
JavaScript
jQuery
MongoDB
Express
Angular
Node.js
Passport
PSQL
Heroku
API integration
AJAX
Git
Jasmine/Mocha/Chai
Travis CI
TDD
NV.D3
Responsive Design
Education
Curriculum design and development
Professional development
Standards alignment
Student data analysis
Education
Galvanize Full Stack
July 2015 - December 2015
New York University
M.A. Social Studies Education
Sonoma State University
B.A. History