Front-End Web Development

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

What I Do

I build websites and web applications. I like clean, modular code and responsive design. I primarly am a front-end developer, but also do some backend development.

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

Experience and Training


Member/Owner and Web Developer
Sassafras Tech Collective
October 2014 - Present
Build websites and web applications for social justice related projects and for artists.
Junior Front-End Developer
Nexient (formerly Systems in Motion)
June 2014 - February 2015
Front-End Developer Intern
February 2014 - April 2014
Freelance Front-End Developer
June 2013 - January 2014
Technical Editor
Mid-American Review
October 2012 - July 2013
Web Administrator
Metropolitan United Methodist Church
November 2009 - July 2012

Times I Helped People Understand Technology

Teaching Assistant
Intro to Ruby
GDI Ann Arbor and GDI 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

Web Development Training

Long-Term Training

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

"Programming languages are languages.
Each piece of code works together to communicate."

Some of My Work

Nancy Owen Nelson
What: Design, Development
Tools Used: HTML, CSS, WordPress, PHP, JavaScript
Screen Emulator
What: Design, Development
Tools Used: JavaScript, jQuery, HTML, CSS
Village of Villette Book Discussion Site
What: Responsive Design, Front-End Development
Tools Used: HTML, CSS, Bootstrap
Company Site Redesign
What: Image Files to HTML/CSS
Tools Used: CSS3, HTML5
Application Redesign/Front-End
What: User Interface, Responsive Design
Tools Used: CSS3, HTML5