Frontend Web Development

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

What I Do

I build websites and web 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, Rails, WordPress, Drupal, PHP, Gimp


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



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 Hollaback: A page with a map showing locations where street harassment has occured in metro Detroit Heartmob: A page showing a list of resources for someone who has experienced online harassment 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 manufacturing website A literary magazine website A literary magazine website A website for a faith organization 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.

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 food and beverages
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
Mary Assel
What: Web Administration, Theme Selection
Tools Used: WordPress
Summary: Set up a simple site to highlight work of a writer
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
Company Site Redesign
What: Frontend Development
Tools Used: CSS3, HTML5
Summary: Converted image files of a design into code
Application Redesign/Frontend
What: User Interface, Responsive Design
Tools Used: CSS3, HTML5
Summary: Styled an existing internal/intranet application

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