Software Development

"Technology at its heart should serve and connect everyday people."

What I Do

I build websites and applications as a frontend developer. I like clean, modular code and responsive design.

Tools I Use
Responsive design and development, HTML, CSS, Sass, jQuery, JavaScript, Backbone, Angular, Git, Ruby, Ruby on Rails, WordPress, Drupal, PHP, GIMP


Application Developer
June 2020 - Present
Web Developer and Member/Owner
Sassafras Tech Collective
October 2014 - June 2020



Neil Frankenhauser Website: An artist's webpage with a collection of watercolors include a white, tall water bird Water calculator for Got Drought showing water usage for a pound of apples Sassafras About Page: An about page showing the values of an organization with alternating gray and white backgrounds for sections Nancy Owen Nelson Website: A writer's webpage describing a work-in-progress with black and white photograph of a father and daughter A fan community for Charlotte Bronte A list of musical albums

Some of My Work

Below are some of the smaller projects I've worked on as a developer. Most of my work has been on larger long-term projects.

Mary Assel
What: Web Administration, Theme Selection
Tools Used: WordPress
Summary: Set up a simple site to highlight the work of a writer
Neil Frankenhauser
What: Web Administration, Theme Selection
Tools Used: WordPress, Photo Editing
Summary: Set up a simple site to showcase the work of a visual artist
Nancy Owen Nelson
What: Web Administration, Design, Development
Tools Used: HTML, CSS, WordPress, PHP, JavaScript
Summary: Created a website for a writer, including building a custom theme
Got Drought Water Calculator
What: WordPress Plugin Development
Tools Used: WordPress, PHP
Summary: Built a plugin for a water calculator to measure the amount of water used to produce foods and beverages

Web Development Training

Build a Dynamic Website
Grand Circus, Detroit, MI
September 30 - December 9, 2013
Topics covered: HTML, CSS, Bootstrap, JavaScript, jQuery, Git
Modern Frontend Development
coLearning @ The Factory, Grand Rapids, MI
April 30 - June 2013
Topics covered: HTML5, CSS3, Responsive Design, PSD to HTML/CSS, Git


Times I Helped People Understand Technology

Teaching Assistant
Intro to Ruby
Girl Develop It Ann Arbor and Girl Develop It Detroit
spring 2015
Git and Version Control: Demystified
Girl Develop It Ann Arbor
July 10, 2014
Teaching Assistant
Getting Sassy With CSS
Girl Develop It Detroit
December 7, 2013 and April 12, 2014
Teaching Assistant
Intro to JavaScript and jQuery
Girl Develop It Detroit
MediaFront Module, Drupal
2011 - 2012