Lead Web Developer with 6+ years experience. See some of my work below or view my résumé.
I have been a heavy computer user since I was 9 years old playing Roller Coaster Tycoon. I was fascinated by what computers could do and learned everything I could. Before I knew it, people would ask me for help with Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc. and I would solve their problems with ease. I considered this service of debugging people's desktop apps totally disrelated to my future career. However, a lucky turn of events led me to where I am today.
I committed passionately to helping non-profits and started off with a Data Entry position. Shortly after my hire, the company I was working for was in dire need of HTML/CSS work. They had tons of new designs coming in by management but not enough developers. I apprenticed under a few guys and began my first role in development. I became obsessed with the perfection of our sites and put in a lot of volunteer hours because I loved it so much.
I continued learning from others and from online tutorials and courses and eventually became the person in charge of ensuring all deployments would execute smoothly. I never was satisfied with the work given to me, and I always proposed conversion optimizations, landing page tweaks, and implemented these. My favorite activity would be seeing my code result in more people using our programs.
I consider myself to be extremely lucky to have made it into my dream career and have my amazing daughter, Luna.