I have been married to my wife, Heather, for thirteen years. Together, we have three gorgeous little girls (not at all biased or anything). We currently live in Southern California.
In my free time, I enjoy hiking, reading, board games and video games. As a kid, I wasn't a huge reader, but lately I have become more and more enthralled with reading. As a by-product of reading, I've also become increasingly interested in personal finance.
In both my work, and life in general, I have a hunger to always learn more and grow. I have a running joke with some close friends that nothing is ever a 10 (on a scale of 1-10). Philosophically, that would imply it could not be improved in any way. Continuous improvement is the way I live my life.Listening to Freakonomics Radio (Should Tipping be Banned?) // fascinating podcast on tipping http://t.co/O3RpdAgeEK
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In 1996, I attended a one year technical program entitled "Multimedia Production". Immediately following this, I started developing CBT (computer based training) for delivery on CD-ROM. In 2000, I transitioned from developing programs for CD-ROMs, to developing for the Web. Since then, I've been heavily involved in web development. At times I focused specifically on back end development, and at other times front end development. Lately, it is more front end, but I still enjoy both.
PeggSite is a one-page, rich-media platform that falls between endless feeds and static websites. I founded PeggSite with my good friend, Kirk Love. The idea for PeggSite, and the design, is all Kirk. The code (front end and back) is all me. PeggSite is a side project [for me], and is coming to life bit by bit (or feature by feature if you prefer).
I consulted with XboxAddict.com on a front end, responsive redesign in late 2012. The main goal of this effort was to provide better support for tablets and phone based browsers. We used Bootstrap as a jumping point, as the time spent on this redesign was very constrained.
This website was built by Little Planet Learning, for the U.S. Department of Education. I worked with Little Planet to help with the initial front end development. I turned their PSD designs into HTML / CSS templates, and their Back End developers took it from there.
The LMS Lite is another web application that I designed and built for DRC. This web app is a learning management system (LMS) that DRC provides to its clients, to allow them to host their internal WBT. It was built using PHP and MySQL. DRC has deployed this LMS for several clients, the largest with a user base of over 50,000 users.
The XP-23 is an internal DRC tool that I built from scratch using PHP and MySQL. This web application was designed to allow remote teams of instructional designers, subject matter experts, and graphic artists, to collaboratively work together online, and rapidly produce Web Based Training (WBT) courses.