Resume


Yukon, OK 73099 | ph. 405-738-9092 | Contact Me

Summary

Award winning, full-stack web developer, certified in Laravel, boasting 15+ years of crafting, deploying, and managing top-tier websites and web applications. Specializes in delivering superior back-end solutions, particularly within the Laravel framework, along with professional Drupal/WordPress plugin & theme development. Blends technical expertise with a creative flair that ensures agencies & clients achieve substantial return on investment.

Awards

2019 US Search Award

Game of Thrones House Sorting Quiz

2017 US Search Award

DC Metro Bathroom Map Campaign

Skills

  • Drupal 
  • WordPress 
  • WordPress Theming 
  • WordPress Plugin Development 
  • Laravel Framework (Certified) 
  • Vue.js 
  • PHP 
  • Tailwind CSS 
  • Jigsaw Static Site Generator 
  • Front-end (CSS, SCSS, HTML, JS) 
  • Python 3 
  • Bootstrap 5+ (and earlier) 
  • Foundation Framework 
  • Uikit 
  • PHP Composer 
  • Node.js 
  • Webgl / Three.js 
  • Git / Version Control 
  • JSON 
  • Markdown 
  • RSS 
  • XML 
  • Bash / Command Line 
  • Linux Servers 
  • Linux Desktop 
  • Statamic 
  • 3D Modeling 
  • Photography 
  • MySQL Database 
  • jQuery 
  • CodeIgniter 
  • Laravel Filament 
  • Laravel Packages 
  • Laravel Mix 
  • Webpack

Professional Experience

Director of Web Development

Full-time

Scranton Gillette Communications

2023 – Present

  • Led and inspired the web development team, guiding them towards success.
  • Contributed to the creation of top-tier print magazine websites, including ProBuilder, Furniture Lighting & Decor, ProRemodeler, ProTradecraft, The Diapason, and others.
  • Devised and executed strategies and roadmaps for web development.
  • Provided mentorship to fellow web developers, conducting code reviews and offering guidance in Drupal and web development.
  • Established and upheld web development standards and best practices, encompassing ADA compliance, SEO optimization, and adherence to industry benchmarks via Lighthouse reporting, axe Devtools, and similar tools.
  • Identified and resolved technical challenges, ensuring smooth operation of web infrastructure.
  • Ensured the security and maintenance of web systems.
  • Collaborated closely with departments such as marketing, design, and editorial.

Sr. Web Developer

Full-time

VisionPoint Marketing

2020 – 2023

  • Implemented accessibility measures and ensured compliance with WCAG 2.1 standards across websites, with a focus on serving higher education clientele.
  • Contributed to projects for esteemed institutions such as University of North Carolina Greensboro, University of North Georgia, and Colorado Community College Systems, among others.
  • Played a key role in developing a versatile starter kit theme for WordPress and its counterpart in Jigsaw, incorporating Blade Templating, Sage 10, ACF, ACF Composer package, Gravity Forms, NPM, Laravel Mix, SASS, and more.
  • Leveraged the ACF Composer package to craft numerous functional Gutenberg Blocks to complement the Starter Template.
  • Engineered a personalization system for university websites using the Laravel framework, generating embeddable links that dynamically adapted the user experience based on visitor interactions.
  • Employed a diverse array of technologies and platforms including AWS, Digital Ocean, Git, GitHub, Git Tower, Matomo, WP Spinup, Siteground, EC2, RDS, MySQL, HTML5, CSS, PHP, SQL, JSON, XML, Bootstrap 5+, JavaScript, React, and caching strategies.
  • Integrated WP JSON API extensively in projects for University of North Carolina Greensboro.
  • Actively participated in Scrum methodology through weekly and semi-weekly stand-up meetings.

Sr. Web Developer

Full-time

Go Fish Digital

2017 – 2020

  • Received prestigious recognition from the US Search Awards.
  • Engineered a Laravel-based personality quiz application with backend functionality, garnering approximately 40,000 completions within a mere 2-week timeframe. Successfully deployed on Fortrabbit.
  • Attained Laravel Certification through company support and guidance.
  • Showcased my contributions to the U.S. Congress, specifically in the development of the EIG Map for Distressed Community Index utilizing Mapbox.js technology.
  • Contributed to winning a nationally acclaimed award for the company with my work on the EIG project.
  • Designed and developed numerous plugins and themes for various platforms including WordPress, Laravel, and GIS Software (Mapbox.js), among others.
  • Spearheaded diverse interactive projects such as Three.js implementations, interactive maps, quizzes, drag-and-drop features, and more.

Front-end Web Developer

Contractor, Full-time

Pace Communications

2016 – 2017

  • Partnered on website initiatives for Fortune 500 clientele including Wells Fargo, Trulia, Lyft, Argo, and AAA.
  • Utilized a toolkit comprising Cornerstone (for SVN), Gulp, Bootstrap 3, and various jQuery plugins to drive front-end development on multiple client ventures.
  • Incorporated Vagrant and complementary technologies into project frameworks, maintaining alignment with Scrum stand-up practices throughout.

Web Master

Full-time

UNC of Chapel Hill, RENCI (Renaissance Computing Institute)

2014 – 2016

  • High usage of HTML5, CSS3 (SCSS), JavaScript (jQuery, AngularJS), WordPress theme/plugin development, Google Analytics, domain management, data organization, social media tools & integration, and Linux servers
  • Led development of nationally recognized data science website.
  • Managed company website security, enhancements, server maintenance.
  • Directed projects involving staff, students, administrators.
  • Spearheaded front-end proof of concept for iRODS sub-project.

Web Developer/Designer

Contractor

March Interactive

2012 – 2015

  • Skills & Expertise: Mobile development, WordPress, Full-stack, Linux Server, PHP, HTML, Javascript, MySQL, Photoshop
  • Clientele: Engagements with municipal authorities; Diverse portfolio including e-commerce enterprises, among others

Digital Marketing Manager

Full-time / Contractor

Altyris, Inc.

2011 – 2013

  • Implemented graphic design using Photoshop and Illustrator for website development.
  • Conducted PHP, HTML, and JavaScript development.
  • Executed web marketing strategies and managed social media campaigns.
  • Optimized websites for improved search engine rankings (SEO) and generated traffic analysis reports.
  • Oversaw a team of SEO writers and built an intranet site for a local bank.

William Beeler

Self-Employed

Web Roasters, LLC

2008 – 2016

  • Present comprehensive internet strategies, innovative web designs, tailored solutions, and dynamic social media and e-commerce applications to potential clients.
  • Manage Linux VPS servers proficiently, with expertise in Ubuntu and CentOS, across platforms such as Media Temple, Digital Ocean, Linode, and beyond.
  • Harness Linux (Ubuntu) as a primary desktop environment for seamless execution of daily tasks and operations.
  • Develop exclusive tools for real estate enterprises leveraging Laravel’s capabilities.
  • Pioneered the creation of an e-commerce Content Management System and Blog, using CodeIgniter.

Education

Accumulated over four years of college education spread out through Cedarville University, Academy of Art, and Columbus Community college.

Academy of Art University

Associates in Visual FX and Animation

San Francisco, CA

Graduated 2009

Cedarville University

One Year Bible Certificate & Graphic Design Minor

Cedarville, OH

Graduated 2006

Certifications

North American Mission Board & National Literacy Missions Partnership

ESL Certificate

Oklahoma City, OK

Received 2021

C.R.I.S.

24 Hour Medical Interpreting (Spanish/English) Training Certificate

Columbus, OH

Received around 2003