Sr. Developer at Tastemaker Labs
Internet | Greater Boston Area, US
Elephant Hunter: I consistently address the issues everyone else ignores.
RoadWarrior: If there is a roadblock, I do whatever it takes to remove it. This could be learning new technology, new methodology, advocating sound architecture, starting over, refactoring, reaching out for help, researching, or just staring at lines until things make sense.
Team Builder: Team leadership is among my most valuable skills. I have been recognized for my leadership abilities, positive attitude, and creative problem solving since grade school.
Critical Thinker: I probe issues until I fully understand them, and never reach for the quick fix.
Technical Communicator: I am an excellent translator of technical matters to nontechnical people, empowering otherwise non or less technical colleagues to make important and impactful decisions. I am sought after for my documentation abilities.
Standards Evangelist: I impart the knowledge of current web standards and best practices to others around me, because I am interested in them and excited by them.
Performance Enthusiast: I profile even the tiniest pieces of code I write, in an effort to pursue excellent performance. A small savings many times over is a big savings, after all.
Award Winner: smallbusinesssaturday.com, for which I was the sole engineer, was nominated for a 2011 Webby, and ultimately won the Chairman’s Award (the highest) from American Express.
I have also been a music composer for over 10 years. Pop songs and instrumentals, soundtracks, foley effects, production, in addition to being a highly skilled vocalist and guitarist. I've recently begun auditioning as a voiceover artist, as well.