About

I’m a hard-working man who loves web development, data analysis, media and mass communications, and family. I am a rock star programmer, able to effectively develop in C#, PHP, Perl, and Java. I have a wealth of experience using the MVC concept, both in asp.net and in Java’s spring framework.

I specialize in building applications that help solve real-world problems. First and foremost, I am a developer.

Weirdly enough, I also have an MBA, so I speak the languages of both the business executive and computer programmer. I am also pretty darn good at consulting those who need a plan to capitalize on the data they gather as a course of business. I am especially skilled at digital marketing.

Accomplishments

Where I've been and what I've done

My career has been full of many excellent opportunities working in all types of media. I managed a publication that won the 2013 EPPY award for best sports website in America. I’ve been an editor, a writer, a producer, a reporter, a photographer, a videographer, a designer, a brand manager and a programmer. I’m also a decorated scholar. I have an MBA and two Bachelor’s degrees.

Here is a listing of several products I’ve built and places I’ve worked. Take a click to learn more about each.

Montana Interactive

Web Applications Developer

June 2016-Present


Development of web applications in cooperation with numerous agencies and departments of the State of Montana.

Among the applications to which I have contributed are:

Lee Enterprises

Helena, Montana

Digital Project Specialist

   


  • Development of business and marketing plan for overhaul of digital classifieds product
  • Design management of HelenaIR.com and MTStandard.com
  • Technical consultant to the newsroom | Live-streaming and blogging
  • Contests and promotions | Designer-in-chief | Increased promotional engagement by 2000+ percent
  • Email marketing | Grew email distribution base by 1000+ percent
  • Analytics guru | Deep insight into daily traffic numbers to drive content strategy
  • Social media management | Consistent growth in social audience and reach
  • Strategic vertical strategy development
  • Writer | Here’s one piece of mine that went viral in our local market

iProspect

Formerly Covario

San Diego, California

Analytics and Research Team Intern

April 2014 to December 2014


  • High-level statistical analysis of digital metrics, including time-series forecasting, multiple linear regression, logistic regression, association analysis, and other techniques
  • Data warehousing, mining and analysis using business intelligence tools
  • Month-to-month custom, automated reporting with Microsoft Excel and Tableau visualization tools
  • Understanding of SEO best practices

TAESE

Technical Assistance for Excellence in Special Education

Logan, Utah

Contracted Web Developer

November 2011 to December 2013


Built and maintained a CMS for Utah State University office to manage contracts of state offices of education throughout the country using SQL, PHP, HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript and jQuery

See a live demo here

Deseret Digital Media

Salt Lake City, Utah

DeseretNews.com Sports Web Producer | Oct. 2012 – Nov. 2013

Family Initiative Producer | Feb. 2012 – Oct. 2012

The point man for Deseret News Sports Digital Properties

Deseret Digital Media owns these brands


  • Winner: 2013 EPPY Award for Best Sports Website in America
  • Managed Deseret News Sports digital staff and contribution network of 20+ writers
  • Managed and grew external contributor network by 600 percent
  • Interfaced with editors, executives and jouralists to execute our plans.
  • CMS guru to coworkers and teammates
  • Ad Hoc WordPress development
  • Content marketing to key influencers outside the organization.

Blog

Jenkins pipelines and continuous integration

July 19, 2017

Internet Explorer 10 & 11 do not support HTML5 drag and drop file input form submissions.

June 21, 2017

Always make sure you only have ONE localhost SSL certificate in your store

June 14, 2017

Filtering links using the WordPress ‘the_permalink’ filter

June 6, 2017

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June 4, 2017

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