A Little About Me

I'm people focused - I'm an adaptive and growth-oriented leader who is equally comfortable rolling up my sleeves with day-to-day operations, as I am with defining high-level strategies that connect with customers' needs. My passion for building, growing and mentoring a world class team is only exceeding by my love for all things focused on improving the end user experience. I'm a highly collaborative manager committed to the professional growth and development of my team. I have excellent (written and verbal) communication and presentation skills; and the ability to communicate complex concepts with clarity across a broad audience, including stakeholders, clients and C-level execs.

I'm data-driven - In addition to bringing a positive, driving leadership style to our team, I believe my ability to analyze and interpret data accurately allows me to provide meaningful project and business recommendations, to drive positive results. I know how to translate both qualitative and quantitative feedback into valuable insights.

At the end of the day, I'm capable of bringing a positive, driving enthusiasm to your team, collaborating effectively across departments enabling a high level of 'buy in' within the team.


Featured Work

Older Works

Benchmark Imaging

Design & Development

Benchmark Imaging Corp

A new, leading provider in Virtual Real Estate tour and photography contracted me to build a new website, incorporated a custom WooCommerce/ACF integration for customer order management. Afterwards, they hired me to design and develop a bespoke web application for realtors to manage property marketing assets, photos, videos which included MLS approved landing pages.

Detours Store

Branding

Detours Store

Corporate Branding, to include Style Guide, Brochure and Business Plan designs, we contracted by Detours for a new location in Vancouver, WA.

Barkley Kalpak Associates

Design

Barkley Kalpak Associates

For 23 years, BKA has been producing events centered on strategy, developed by creativity, and built on experience. BKA contracted an Agency, who in turn hired me, to present a fresh new approach to their engaging web presence.

Sawatdee Thai

Print Design

Sawatdee Thai Cuisine

A fine dining Thai restaurant, located just outside the Portland Metro area, contracted me to Design an upscale Menu for their patrons. The development included a modular design allowing limitless customization as their offerings, prices and details change over time.

Reilly Plumbing

Development

Reilly Plumbing

Reilly contracted me, through a design firm, to develop a new web presence incorporating Wordpress and a custom Admin panel via ACF integration.

Hi-Tech

Design

Hi-Tech Irrigation

A new website was designed, through a Nation Design Firm, for Hi-Tech Irrigation. The site included hand coded Wordpress development.

YMC

Development

Camp Hazen YMCA

YMC contracted me to hand code an updated website presence for the Camp Hazen location. Development included Wordpress CMS, simplified Admin pages via ACF and design slicing.

Forward Door

Development

Forward Door of NY

I was hired by a Design Firm to develop a hand-coded, CMS based website for their client, Forward Door of NY. Development included design slicing, hand-coded HTML5, CSS3 and JS through a custom Wordpress theme.

Cascadia

Development

Cascadia Dental Career Insitute

Cascadia contracted me to design and develop a website to showcase the courses they provide to dental groups and associates for ongoing education.

YVC

Development

Youth Volunteer Corp

Through a nationally recognized Design Firm, I was contracted to design and develop a CMS based update to the YVC corp. site. Site development included Wordpress ACF integration.

My Skills

Desire to Learn
100%
Team Leadership
92%
UX Best Practices
90%
Application Development
90%
Business Operations
85%
Creative Design
80%
Corporate Training
85%
Coffee Addiction
100%

My Resume

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High Performance Restoration
2019 - 2020

VP of Operations

As an organizational leader it was my responsibility to use best practices in making recommendations, and decisions, for the organization that would lead to a profitable and sustainable company. Working directly with the owners of HPR, my role was to coordinate team efforts, streamline company processes and identify areas of opportunity across multiple disciplines. My approach included Setting Clear Expectations, Establishing Intuitive Processes (with Follow-Up) and Developing a Strong Team. This was a 3-6 mo. role, with the potential to extend, although due to COVID-19 it was mutually agreed that I would not continue at this time and that we would revisit the agreement once COVID subsided. Skills: Operations, Business Processes, Efficiency, Team Development, Revenue Growth

Christ Fellowship
2015 - 2018

Ministry Director

My duties included overseeing all aspects of the Church's Coffee House experience, Nations Coffee. Within 3 years the team and I were able to bring a ministry that showed historical losses for nearly a decade to a self-sustaining model while serving many of McKinney's prestigious events through our catering services. Whether I was developing Recipes and Menus, Training / Mentoring Staff or Designing Marketing Collateral for our catering customers, my role was both varied and highly detailed. Skills: Marketing Design, Training, Team building, Branding, P&L

WatchGuard Video
2013 - 2015

UX Engineer

WatchGuard hired me to design, and develop, a completely new interface to handle the complex task of managing the massive amount of video evidence stored from our Nations police departments In-Car and Body Worn cameras. The interface required an intuitive interface that would allow quick, easy retrieval of important event records while providing a robust search function within the dataset. Additionally, the design included controls for video trimming, management of attached hardware and cloud sharing of records. Skills: User Experience Design, Interface Design, Front-end Development, C-Level Coolaboration

Revive Marketing
2006 - 2013
2013 - 2019 Selected Projects

Director of Development / Senior UX Lead

I led a remote team of designers and developers that designed websites, applications and marketing material for clients all over the world. This highly skilled team was hired to develop sites such as an Asian competitor to Yelp (unnamed due to NDA), enterprise level file sharing apps, public opinion and video sharing sites and more. My role was to both lead the team by managing project tasks, milestones and deliverables but also to foster an environment of healthy, challenging learning for each team member. I thoroughly enjoyed my time leading the team at Revive, and if it were just for the money I would still be leading them. However, over the years I learned that interacting with a local team, even if working remotely, allows a depth of friendship that's just not possible with a team spread across the globe (think of even helping someone move houses, these are the things that give us the opportunity to serve others). Skills: Project / Account Management, Team Leadership, User Experience Design, Interface Design, Front-end Development

Clark College
Fall Semester 2013

Adjunct Instructor - Web Design / Development

Clark College hired me as an Adjunct Instructor for the Web Design class. The class consisted of about 20 students, most of whom were either frustrated or lost when it came to how content was delivered in previous, similar, classes. My approach was fairly simple, but it provided incredible results. Instead of teaching directly from the text books I based each lesson off the required curriculum and interwove my personal experience and tricks I'd learned from others, to give them a kick start in their design and development projects. The class culminated in students pairing up and designing a complete website for a real business in the community. Being able to guide them in design, development and customer interaction was extremely rewarding and ultimately resulted in many of the students starting their own businesses, successfully, after graduation. I was asked to return the following semester but due to my personal work load and family time, I had to decline. Skills: Experiential Training, Curriculum Design, Business Coaching, Web Design & Development

Walnut Grove Church
2011 - 2012

IT Director

I've been blessed with the ability to use my leadership and mentoring skills while fulfilling a multi-facetted role as both the Youth Director and Technology Director at Walnut Grove Church. By focusing on the needs of the youth and with support from my wife, the lead pastor and support staff, the combined team was able to grow the group both in numbers and depth of knowledge. Responsible for the leadership of the Youth group and leadership teams as well as Implementing a new format that provided deeper relationships and growth. I provided research and direction on nearly all aspects of technology and organized youth events and fundraisers. Skills: Technology Director, Budgeting & Training, Teaching

Revive Coffeehouse
2007 - 2008

Coffeehouse / Micro Roaster, Co-Owner

As the co-owner of the Coffeehouse my role was both intense and varied, covering most aspects of the business. The areas I focused the most time/energy on were the branding and marketing of the company, importing, roasting and preparing specialty grade coffees, training baristas, supervisors and managers and handling the day to day operations and finances of the business. Skills: Coffee Roasting, Barista Training & Financial Operations

Verizon Wireless
2004 - 2006

Senior Sales Trainer

As Senior Sales Training my job was to design, deliver and track progress on technical, sales and management training initiatives for the West Region. I was one of three Senior trainers for the West region and traveled the West Coast and Hawaiian Islands delivering courses. Skills: Management, Training, Course Creation

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