As early as I can remember, I've been a tinkerer, builder, and techie. At Georgia Tech, I studied computer science and went on to work for several design and web development firms. Most recently, I worked at the DeKalb Library as their in-house programmer, responsible for all facets of their online presence and internal operations. Currently, I'm looking for new technical challenges and a work environment where I can grow. I value good design, elegant code, and learning new things.
Work Experience

Work Experience

  • eBranch ManagerDeKalb County Public Library

    Jan, 2007 - present

    Moved the library from a 90's style static page to a fully interactive online presence.

    • Redesigned and built the library's website, making information responsive, accessible, and editable
    • Created an app for librarians to enter programs for publication on the website's events calendar
    • Created an app that fed library information to TV screens that greet patrons when they enter the library
    • Built a complete intranet solution to facilitate communication within the organization
    • Started and created content for DCPLive (blog) and DCPLink (newsletter)
    • Created the library's online presence to facilitate patron interactions on Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, Pinterest, and YouTube
    • Grew online following on social media services, including 1400 followers on Twitter and 3700 Likes on Facebook
    • Created and maintained three podcasts delivering original audio content to patrons
  • Lead Web ProgrammerAnchor Wave Internet Solutions

    Jul, 2005 - Jul, 2006 1 year

    Key member of a web development team making sites for local small businesses in Tucson, Arizona.

    • Created PHP and MySQL driven e-commerce sites under strict deadlines
    • Helped develop and conceive a PHP-based content management system for use across client sites
  • New Media SpecialistWages Design

    Mar, 2001 - Jun, 2003 2 years 3 months

    Worked closely with a team of graphic designers to deliver beautiful, effective websites for clients.

    • Implemented large-scale, interactive, and dynamic websites using HTML, Flash, Actionscript, and ASP
    • Created smooth user experiences from visual designs
  • Co-op Software Developer,  Lotus Development

    Aug, 1996 - Apr, 1999 2 years 8 months

    Assisted in the development of Word Pro, a word processing application for the desktop.



  • Backend Web Development
    PHP MySQL Ruby Ruby on Rails ExpressionEngine Craft CMS
  • Frontend Web Development
    HTML CSS Javascript JQuery Sass Bootstrap
  • Web Design
    Photoshop Illustrator User Interface (UI) Design User Experience (UX)
  • Server Platforms
    Linux Windows Server Mac OS X
Recent Work

Recent Work



  • Software as a Service, Parts 1 & 2,  EdX.org / UC Berkeley

    Nov, 2014 - Feb, 2015

    Final grade: 97%
  • Creative Writing, MFA,  Arizona State University

    Jul, 2003 - Dec, 2004

  • Computer Science, Bachelor,  Georgia Institute of Technology

    Dec, 1995 - Nov, 2000

    3.37 GPA


  • "Intro to Podcasting", DeKalb County Public Library

    Jan, 2015

  • GED Test Preparation,  DeKalb County Jail

    2011 - 2013

  • "Organizing, Writing, Maintaining, and Promoting A Library Blog"

    Aug, 2008

    GOLD/GALILEO conference
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant, English Composition

    2003 - 2004

    Arizona State University
Volunteer Work

Volunteer Work

  • HackerGoodieHack 2015

    Feb, 2015

    Created data visualization dashboard for Atlanta Regional Commission

  • HackerCodeAcross Atlanta

    Feb, 2015 - Present

    Ongoing efforts to revitalize South Downtown Atlanta through tech

    • Converted data for use in asset map of area
    • Helped build interactive asset map of South Downtown
  • Founder, PoetFree Poems on Demand

    Sep, 2010 - Present

    Freely spread literary love

    • Conceived and organized over 60 Free Poems on Demand performances
    • Worked in close collaboration with organizers of events, such as the Decatur Book Festival, Chomp and Stomp, and Atlanta Streets Alive
    • Recruited over 20 members to write free poems
    • Created and managed the Free Poems on Demand website and online presence
    • Increased awareness of poetry in Atlanta
  • VolunteerCrop Mob

    2010 - 2012

    Helped local organic farmers weed, plant, harvest, and do other tasks

  • Volunteer, Pick leaderConcrete Jungle

    2012 - Present

    Helped pick over a thousand pounds of wild fruit per year for local food banks



  • A Reduction ,  Textile Series

    Published on: June, 2011

    Prose poem on the seduction of the miniscule

  • An Attempt at Re-exhausting a Place in Paris ,  Eyeshot

    Published on: Aug, 2012

    Following Oulipian writer Georges Perec through time and space using Google Maps



  • Employee of the Quarter,  DeKalb County Public Library

    Awarded on: Aug 31, 2008