Work History

Web Content Engineer @ OpenView Venture Dec 2010 – Today

  • Design, build and maintain all aspects of firm, labs, and blog websites
  • Consult with software companies to improve interactive UX and inbound sales conversions
  • Clearly plan, communicate and present project concepts using sketches, wireframes, and prototypes

WordPress Consultant @ kevinleary.net

  • Design, build and improve WordPress powered websites for organizations including Boston Magazine, Tufts Medical Center, Philadelphia Magazine, Harvard University and more.

Lead CMS Developer @ Fresh Tilled Soil May 2008 – Dec 2010

  • Managed a team of developers to design, architect and build WordPress powered websites and applications
  • Managed code quality reviews while creating guidelines and standards for the team
  • Defined modular UI design patterns, evangelizing modular development practices for UI designers

Front-end Web Developer @ Bluehouse Group May 2007 – May 2008

  • Transformed complex application designs using CSS, HTML, JavaScript and PHP/MySQL for applications built with Symfony
  • Improved the team’s process, introducing ways to leverage open-source libraries like jQuery and Script.aculo.us

Web Designer @ CPASiteSolutions May 2006 – May 2008

  • Transformed table based layouts into clean, modular templates using CSS, HTML and JavaScript

Education & Certifications

Bachelor of Science @ Champlain College Sep 2004 – May 2008

  • Focus – Multimedia & Interactive Design / Web Design & Development
  • GPA – 3.5

WordPress Skill Test @ Smarterer

  • 781/800 proficiency score
  • Master level
  • Ranked 212 out of 9,033

Open Source

  • Responsive Video Embeds WordPress plugin that responsively resizes oEmbed's videos and frames.
  • Browser Shots WordPress plugin that automates the process of taking website screenshots.
  • Visual Editor Biography WordPress plugin that replaces the "Biographical Info" profile field with a TinyMCE visual editor.
  • Github Collaborative contributions to projects including WP-CLI, Varying Vagrant Vagrants, WPAlchemy, and more.

Published Works

Tools & Experience

Tools, resources and API's I'm constantly using in my work.

Day to day…

  • Varying Vagrant Vagrants
  • WP CLI + bash
  • WP Stack + Capistrano
  • Git + GitHub
  • nginx + memcached
  • Composer + Grunt
  • LESS, CSS
  • JavaScript, jQuery, Backbone.js, Underscore.js, Handlebars
  • Object Oriented PHP

Within WordPress…

  • Transients API + TLC Transients + WP Object Cache
  • HTTP API
  • WP_Query + $wpdb
  • Theme Customizer API
  • Rewrite API
  • wp_ajax + wp_ajax_nopriv_
  • Sanitization & validation functions

Learning & Exploring…

  • Ruby on Rails
  • Python
  • MVC(ish) structured JavaScript
  • CoffeeScript
  • Ubuntu + nginx + php-fpm
  • NoSQL