I'm an enthusiastic, front-end web developer located in Fredericksburg, Virginia with a passion for beautiful design and clean code.
What I Do
Analytics and Seo
Working knowledge and experience with Google Analytics including setting up profiles, installing analytic codes, and Google Tag Manager for event tracking. I also have experience customizing content for SEO, including keyword research and technical SEO.
I have experience developing websites using WordPress CMS which includes converting Sketch, Figma or Photoshop Mockups to a working theme, customizing and installing themes, site maintenance and troubleshooting site issues
Experience working with multiple hosting companies such as WP Engine, Site Ground and knowledge of Gatsby, Netflify and GitHub Pages. This also includes domain registration, email configurations and account setup, DNS editing, website transferring and more.
I’m currently working on updating my resume but here are some quick links to some of my WordPress projects and Github Pages projects.
CnJ Candle Co
WordPress website for my home candle making business.
Bradley Goldsmith Law
WordPress website for a law firm.
Germanna CC 2018 Theme
WordPress custom theme created in 2018 for Germanna Community College
Front-End Mentor News Landing Page Challenge
Landing page created for a front-end mentor challenge using html and css. I used SASS to compile CSS and CSS Grid for the layout
Front-End Mentor QR Code Reader Challenge
Basic challenge using html, css. I used Flexbox for layout.
CodeCademy Cheat sheet Project
Project using html and css. Layout uses Flexbox
New Website Landing Page for Front-End Mentor Challenge
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2011-2020Germanna Community College
• Responsible for developing the college's website, leading to increased enrollment.
• Created landing pages for various marketing campaigns and college events to help reach specified goals.
• Trained department managers and content editors of the website to edit content.
• Utilized Google Analytics, Google Tag Manager to measure data.
• Collaborate with IT department to implement various IT software applications of the college.
2021-2023United States Marine Corps
Civilian contract web developer in charge of providing SharePoint web development solutions using SharePoint Online and Power Apps.
Learn to build web applications from start to finish. This path will start with the front-end, move to the back-end, then connect the two
2020 - CurrentGermanna Community College
Associates Degree - In Progress
- Grid and Flexbox
- Command Line
- Semantic Markup
- Media Queries
- Local Development
- Web Accessibility
- Domain Registration
- Google Analytics
- Google Tag Manager
- Social Media
- Microsoft Power Apps
- Microsoft Office
- Microsoft 365
- Problem Solving
- W3 Schools
- Team Treehouse
- LinkedIn Learning
Welcome to my blog. I post about Front-End Web and WordPress Development and other general topics.
Best Ways ToDoist Can Help Your Workload Stay Organized
Being a husband, father of twins, cat dad and someone who juggles many project workloads requires me to be extra organized. I try to keep all of my projects and to do's in order by using ToDoIst. The ToDoIst app is one of the easiest ways to stay on track and get things done
5 easy ways to improve your WordPress website accessibility.
Your WordPress website is the heart of your business, and you want it to be accessible to people who use assistive technologies. Making your website accessible improves usability for everyone, including people with disabilities who rely on screen readers like JAWS or Voice Over and people visiting your site from mobile devices with smaller screens. If you want to improve the accessibility of your website and make it more user-friendly to all visitors, here are five quick ways:
5 Ways you can improve the page speed of your WordPress website.
Optimizing your site's page speed performance is one of the most important things you can do if you want it to rank well in search results. You can improve your website's page speed in several ways, but here are some tips based on my experience that will help you get started.