Specializing in

  • LAMP Web Application development
  • MySQL database schema design and performance tuning
  • Wordpress and Drupal
  • eCommerce
  • Search engine optimization
  • Responsive design and mobile optimization

Experienced with

  • Microsoft, Apple and Linux Operating Systems
  • WooCommerce, Amelia, Authorize.Net and BlueSnap
  • Microsoft Office Applications
  • Google Apps
  • Subversion SVN and Git source control
  • Project planning, task assigning and management
  • Ad publishing, placement and ad-based revenue strategies
  • MySQL, SQL Server and Oracle databases
  • Audio and video post production and streaming
  • Recording session playing, composition, mixing and mastering

Tools, Technologies and Languages

  • PHP
  • SQL
  • HTML5
  • JavaScript, jQuery
  • CSS3, Bootstrap
  • Yii & Cake PHP Frameworks
  • Responsive Design
  • Crontab and Scheduled Tasks
  • Apache Web Server
  • MySQL Workbench and PHPMyAdmin
  • A number of audio and video mixing and editing tools
  • Live sound reinforcement

Volunteer Involvement

Ancient Free and Accepted Masons

I am a Freemason and manage my Lodge's web site and social media efforts, as well as consulting with the Grand Lodge in Minnesota regarding their digital marketing efforts with their web site and social media.

Google Product Expert

I was a member of the Google Product Expert Program since long before it was even an official program, which is a group of people hand selected by Google, as specialists with their products, to work as external consultants and support persons on their forums. It allows us to attend annual expense paid conferences and learn all about the latest tech within Google and use it.

Lakefront Music Fest

For many years I also ran the stage at Lakefront Music Fest, a charitable effort funding many local charities. I worked with the artists and their crews, recruited help, and loaded and unloaded the stage gear thru the course of the weekend.

Past Work and Notable Achievements

Improving performance and stability while decreasing costs.

Created the next generation version of a web-based risk analysis tool that consumes financial data from multiple reporting services to provide customers with the ability to monitor their customers for creditworthiness. Hosting costs dropped by 70%, stability improved to nearly 100% and speed increased by triple on the simplest reports, over ten times faster on more complex reports.

Creating a faster ad system with real time ROI reporting for the advertiser.

Designed and developed a very high traffic advertisement publishing system for a large online news publisher, supporting hundreds of thousands of impressions a day with full impression and click analytics through logging and reporting.

More accurate targeting of email campaigns for more effective use of an advertisers budget.

Created an email broadcasting system that queues and sends emails to predetermined demographics from a user database that is millions of rows of users. Demographic choices based on location, age, gender and known personal interests.

Better training, and reporting, for staff, attorneys, and partners, of legal research tools for more effective litigation.

Design and developed a video training system for one of the largest legal publishing firms on earth, including user management, in full hierarchy from those assigning the lessons, to those taking them, including the grading of post lesson quizzes.

Creating safer flights for travelers.

Created a METAR data analysis and VFR reporting system for a major airline in order to have safer flights with a more immediate method of knowing when planes should be grounded, or when planes need pilots with specific non-visual flight training.

Helped small local business grow beyond anything local paper advertising ever had done for them

Was able to build a network of web sites and get search engine rankings in a position where business exploded to the point where he had to upgrade facilities three times, while canceling paper based advertising.

Have worked with large search and advertising businesses

Acted as an external consultant and beta tester for both Google and Bing in regards to developing their respective advertising systems, application usability, feature set and enhancements.