Innovative + intuitive
software development
helping organizations achieve
goals efficiently and enjoyably
Highlights of Qualifications
Professional web-based software developer with over 5 years experience creating complete systems, and maintaining/improving existing codebases
Proficient with LAMP, CakePHP, Javascript, jQuery, AJAX, SASS, Git, Vim
Excellent collaborator, team builder, and communicator
Continually expanding knowledge of new systems and languages
Learning Ruby on Rails
Active Jazz Piano Player, Composer, and Music Instructor
Professional Experience
Website Developer
Los Gatos, CA
2011 - Present
Collaborated with a graphic designer to create a new company website complete with a product database, online store, news article section, knowledge base, and an employee back end with fine-grained access control. Employees and partners can log in to take advantage of the specially designed content management system which provides a simple yet powerful interface for modifying the content and behavior of the site. Technologies used include CakePHP, jQuery, AJAX, Ubuntu Linux, MySQL, Apache, and Git.
Software Engineer
Salt Spring Island, BC, Canada
2012 - Present
Replacing various outdated systems and databases with a comprehensive software tool integrating the many unique aspects of the organization's structure. This web based app is designed to bring together online registration, contact databases, room assignments, administrative task delegation, detailed reports, and systems management into one streamlined and centralized location. This is a Ruby on Rails application utilizing jQuery, AJAX, and SASS.
Improving productivity, reducing error, minimizing manual labor and employee burn-out.
Software Engineer
Mount Madonna, CA
2007 - 2012
Developed the Mount Madonna Media Library (using CakePHP and a great deal of jQuery) for students to access streaming audio and video from classes they have taken; created a website for the Hanuman Temple including a content management system for updating pages, and an online reservation system for temple visitors; developed an operations app for creating, maintaining, and managing the schedules for Center work areas, staff, and administrative groups.
Increased efficiency, consistency and flexibility, and provided a means for preserving institutional knowledge.
Jazz Piano Player, Composer, Band Leader, Recording Artist
2001 - Present
Featured on numerous published recordings including Drumenergy (2012) – Shawn Glyde (Keyboards, Composer), Alternate Rhythm (2007) – Shawn Glyde (Keyboards, Composer), 3D (2004) – Jing Chi (Composer)
Piano Player, Grand Hotel, Mackinac Island, MI (2005)
Leader of the Jazz trio “Society,” playing weekly at Stobers Bar in Lansing, MI (2003 - 2004)
Ran a weekly Jazz Jam Session in Boston, MA (2001 – 2002)
Berklee College of Music
Boston, MA
2000 - 2002
Music Composition
College of Creative Studies, UCSB
Santa Barbara, CA
1998 - 1999
Web Developer
445 Summit Rd.
Watsonville, CA 95076