With over 15+ years of experience, and a proven track record of award-winning contributions and Laravel expertise, I drive various web development initiatives as Director of Web Development at Scranton Gillette Communications. My diverse experience spans university/college, government, and Fortune 500 projects. From CodeIgniter to WordPress, Drupal, Statamic, and Filament, I possess a comprehensive grasp of various frameworks. My passion for innovation even led me to develop my own CMS on top of CodeIgniter. After 11 years in North Carolina, I currently leverage the flexibility of remote work, residing in Oklahoma.
For educational experience, I had the pleasure of attending Cedarville University, and the Academy of Art University Online. While passionate about development, I also harbor a deep love for artistic expression. During college, I was fortunate to explore this passion through painting, drawing, photography, computer graphics, and other artistic pursuits. This website showcases the fruits of my learning journey.
I was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio. I grew up on the westside of town around Trabue Rd. where I went to church and school. Faith was an important part of my life, and has guided me throughout my life. That faith's birthplace is Columbus. I am humbled by the folks that have poured their lives and hearts into my life, and hope to show them some return on that investment.
Music speaks to my soul, from the vibrant energy of 80s tunes and the soulful melodies of Folk to the pulsating beats of Synthwave and the uplifting harmonies of Hymns. I find creative expression through artistic projects, and my heart overflows with joy when I spend time with my family and wife. The beauty of God's creation inspires me, and the scent of a wood fire on a cool fall night is a sensory delight. And yes, video games are a passion of mine, from the timeless classics like MegaMan, Castlevania, and Zelda to the modern masterpieces like Skyrim, Minecraft, and Halo.
My teenage years were punctuated by a unique adventure – living in Ecuador for a year and a half. My parents served as Baptist missionaries there, and the Lord unexpectedly brought me to the love of my life shortly after arriving (though I wouldn't realize it until later). Our story blossomed in the mountain city of Cuenca, Ecuador's third largest, nestled near the Peruvian border.