My journey into front-end development began in 1996. It was my freshman year in college and I took a basic Computer Science course which included a lab. The lab project was to build a web page in HTML. We could do whatever we wanted as long as it met the basic criteria of the assignment.
I played with web development off an on in the ensuing years, but it wasn’t until 2009 that I started getting serious with it. That was the year my mother-in-law asked me to build a website for her preschool. I wanted to put something together she could easily update herself, and with that in mind I began exploring WordPress development. I fell in love and haven’t looked back.
Over the last several years I created static websites along with themes and plugins for WordPress. I explored AngularJS, Ruby, and Bootstrap. I found tools and techniques that made my development process easier and more effective.
Most importantly, I continue to learn and grow.
When I am not nose deep in code, I enjoy playing games with my family and friends, reading, or watching a really bad horror film. I currently live in Lake Oswego, Oregon with my wife, son, and incredibly neurotic dog.