5 Stones
Director of Technology
October 1st, 2015 - Present
  • Grew the engineering team from 2 employees to 8 and revenue from ~$250k/yr to ~$1mil/yr.
  • Co-led a department of ~20 creative professionals.
  • Recruited, hired, trained, & mentored engineers.
  • Participated as a member of the Corporate Leadership Team.
  • Engaged in high-level business & financial decision-making across all verticals of the ~$6mil/yr organization.
  • Designed & implemented real-time Department KPI's.
  • Managed & cultivated high-value client relationships.
  • Maintained client relationships through numerous moments of client leadership transition.
  • Designed & implemented standardized training practices & onboarding documentation across the organization.
  • Oversaw & improved organizational security.
  • Implemented ongoing improvements for industry-standard practices & processes (i.e. Kubernetes, Container Orchestration, etc.).
  • Ideated, developed, & spearheaded new product offerings & business initiatives.
  • Designed & architected numerous distributed cloud-native solutions on behalf of clients.
  • Consulted clients through high-level business & technological decisions & transitions.
  • Documented project requirements & wrote project proposals.
  • Wrote & maintained custom software across multiple platforms & technologies.
Lighthouse Catholic Media
Software Engineer
August 1st, 2013 - October 1st, 2015
  • Implemented custom software solutions which powered business infrastructure.
  • Managed eCommerce implementations.
  • Implemented systems integrations with SaaS ERP, WMS, & Accounting softwares.
General UI
Software Engineering Intern
February 11th, 2013 - July 1st, 2013
  • Developed (as part of a team) a webapp that facilitates the procurement of refunds from airlines for users.
  • Worked within a custom client-side MVC framework developed by our team specifically for the project.
  • Implemented responsive frontend UI & business logic.
  • Honored to be offered full-time employment at the conclusion of my internship.
Social Data Technologies
Software Engineer Contractor
September 1st, 2012 - February 1st, 2013
  • Developed a native iOS customer facing app corresponding to their product offering.
  • Integrated the app with both a proprietary API & the Facebook API.
  • Worked autonomously with client interaction when necessary.
Fast Enterprises LLC
Software Engineering Intern
May 1st, 2011 - September 1st, 2012
  • Worked on a 4 person team automating the ability for taxpayers to view the status of their tax refund.
  • Implemented features within the Gentax software to allow publishing/printing of the 1099Gs & 1099INTs.
  • Interacting closely with the client (the Department of Revenue).
  • Honored to be invited to 2 total internships & ultimately offered full-time employment.

Academics & Honors

Northern Illinois University

February 2015

Guest lectured a Graphic Design class on software development and collaboration.

Montana State University

December 2012

Graduated with honors, Bachelor of Science, Computer Science.

Technical Skillset

Docker, Terraform, Kubernetes, Container Orchestration, Distributed Architecture, Microservice Architecture, AWS, Relational DBs, NoSQL DBs, JS/Typescript, Python, Ruby, PHP, C#, Java, React, React Native, Vue, Angular, NestJS, NextJS, Ruby on Rails, Symfony, REST, GraphQL

Activities & Interests

Music (listening/playing), Mechanical Watch Repair, Pen & Ink Drawing, Home Renovation, Stop Motion Animation, Volunteering