5 Stones
Director of Technology
July 1st, 2018 - Present
  • Grew the engineering team from 4 employees to 8.
  • Increased the revenue generated by the engineering team by nearly a factor of 2.
  • Co-led a department of ~20 creative professionals.
  • Operated in the capacity of CTO on behalf of several client organizations managing and coaching their teams & building out product roadmaps.
  • 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, IaS/Terraform, etc.).
  • Ideated, developed, & spearheaded new product offerings & business initiatives.
  • Consulted clients through high-level business & technological decisions & transitions.
  • Documented project requirements & wrote project proposals.
  • Designed & architected numerous distributed cloud-native solutions on behalf of clients.
  • Wrote & maintained custom software across multiple platforms & technologies.
  • Oversaw the operation & continual improvement of multiple production workloads across multiple clients.
  • Provided lean solutions that saved clients hundreds of thousands of dollars (ex. recently reduced the cost of a warehouse automation integration by a factor of over 4).
Software Development Team Lead
November 1st, 2015 - July 1st, 2018
  • Continued the same responsibilities held at Lighthouse Catholic Media.
  • Assisted in the transition of the newly defined 5 Stones service organization.
  • Engaged in & chiefly responsible for requirements documentation & architecture for numerous external clients & projects.
  • Participated in the full stack implementation of nearly every project we engaged in.
  • Co-led the cultivation of an improved department culture which was critical in the retention & hiring of talent.
  • Proposed & led the implementation of a standardized agile Kanban project management method for all agency services (including Marketing & Design).
  • Focused heavily on & succeeded in delighting existing clients & maintaining client relationships.
  • Consulted with & served new external clients on technical solutions to business problems.
  • Delivered numerous projects on time & under budget for clients.
  • Positioned our service as the preferred solution for several high value clients by saving at-risk projects on their behalves on numerous occasions.
  • Elected to the organizational leadership team & began participating in high-level decisions which cut across every organizational vertical.
Lighthouse Catholic Media (5 Stones)
Software Development Team Lead
July 1st, 2015 - November 1st, 2015
  • Supervised & hired the growing engineering team of 4 engineers.
  • Communicated & negotiated priorities, timelines, & deliverables with business owners.
  • Continued heavy participation in requirements documentation, architecture, & implementation.
  • Initiated a full transition to Docker & containerized continuous deployment practices & technologies.
  • Worked hands-on in designing, implementing, & maintaining production deployment environments on AWS.
Software Engineer
August 1st, 2013 - July 1st, 2015
  • Worked as a full stack engineer maintaining & implementing features on a legacy custom eCommerce platform.
  • Developed software in Symfony, MySQL & MariaDB, Node.js, jQuery, less, Bootstrap, Twig, & more.
  • Participated in product design & requirements documentation for the eCommerce platform.
  • Maintained & enhanced systems integrations with the Netsuite.
General UI
Software Engineering Intern
February 11th, 2013 - July 12th, 2013
  • Developed (as part of a team) a web app that allows users to procure refunds from airlines.
  • 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 Engineer Intern
May 1st, 2012 - September 1st, 2012
  • Worked with the Montana office to implement features within the Gentax software.
  • Interacted closely with the Montana State Department of Revenue.
  • Honored to be offered full-time employment at the conclusion of 2 successive summer internships.
Software Engineer Intern
May 1st, 2011 - September 1st, 2011
  • 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.
  • Interacted closely with the Georgia State Department of Revenue.

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