Coder Camps, Certificate (Angular 1)
Michigan State University, Bachelor of Arts, Journalism
Michigan State University, Post-Graduate work, Journalism
Art Institute of Phoenix, Web Design and Interactive Media
Alpha Beta Kappa honor society (gold key holder)
3.9 grade-point average (Art Institute of Phoenix, with highest honors)
Art Institute of Phoenix best portfolio award
Founder, Larazona Laravel meetup
Nomination for Student Success Stories (national Art Institutes recognition)
Built a Laravel website for a local non-profit to provide community members information about the foundation. Worked with executive director to develop content site-wide. Site originally included Authorize.net integration so the foundation could accept donations and ap memberships. System was later changed to a different service. Site uses Mailgun email integration.
Co-founded web design/development start-up with business partner. Built several websites over the course of two years, in both part-time and full-time capacities. Company became full-time occupation in January 2017. Used Laravel and Vue to develop websites. Wrote back ends for each website, so clients could administer their own websites. Worked on front end of websites as well, using Twitter Bootstrap. Worked with Stripe for e-commerce offerings. Also built PayPal custom API for one client. Wrote all back-end MySQL queries and managed database for each site. Left company because it could not provide income.
Worked on MyPlan subdomain website (core of their product offering) in back-end capacity as well as created various websites for front-end clients. Worked with Foundation responsive framework and CodeIgniter PHP framework. In back-end capacity wrote API of our core offerings for client consumption using Laravel 5.2 framework. Refactored and debugged poorly written legacy code. Worked in Docker environment.
Worked on many aspects of several company websites. Wrote controller actions and methods. Wrote raw SQL queries. Modeled data. Ran SQL reports. Apitionally, performed some front-end tasks. Developed various enhancements and sections of Zend Framework 1.12 website. (Later, led team toward Laravel 5 when the opportunity and the need for change arose.) Developed order tracking system for dental learning modules. Wrote various administrative components to manage consumer-facing assets. Developed video creation toolkit project management system using Limelight API. Wrote HTML5/CSS3 markup. Website heavily used jQuery. Helped write parts of content management system. Skinned with Twitter Bootstrap. Assisted in development of companion websites.
Developed multiple websites and web applications, including consumer-facing brand website, integrating several different APIs. Designed and managed multiple databases. Wrote data models and controllers. Sites included global website, developed in CodeIgniter. Site was available in 13 different languages and with dynamic location-finder maps written using Google Maps API. Site allows a customer to learn about products, configure them and contact a local channel partner through a customized sub-website. Also built sales lead administration AMD-style web application developed in Laravel/Backbone with Require.js. The application was a mini-CRM that pulls leads from database and allows staff to validate sales leads.
Developed a website for a local theatre company. Originally a CodeIgniter website, the site was rebuilt in Laravel. Used Twitter Bootstrap for responsive web design. The site highlights the current season, as well as recaps of past seasons. For many of the seasons, users can explore a season of their choice and read bios of actors, actresses, and crew, as well as view carousels of production photos. Google Maps integration. Users can donate online. Sparkpost integration. MailChimp integration.
Built a website for a local massage therapist. Originally a Flash site, and then a Laravel site, built an Angular 1 site on MEAN (Mongo / Express / Angular / Node) stack. Features a blog with a login-protected back end for entry of posts and tags. Client ultimately decided not to bear the cost of Node hosting, so the Laravel project is currently the site that is live. The site is built around elements of nature to produce a calming effect. Features a custom logo designed by Code Alchemy. Google Maps and Sparkpost integrations. Used Twitter Boostrap for responsive web design.
Built an object-oriented Laravel 5.2 (PHP/MySQL) website for a local civic organization, using custom Stripe e-commerce system to register members for recurring memberships or one-time payments. Used Twitter Bootstrap for responsive web design. Heavily object-oriented core. Integrated Twilio SMS service and MailChimp mail API. Back end allows board of directors to update front end meetings, news, events and other items. Searchable membership database that connects to Stripe. Roles-based system for privileges on back end.
Built a Laravel website for a local events-oriented organization. Used Foundation for responsive web design. Built a content management system to administer site. Website was restyled every year to match the colors and theme of the major event.
Available on request.