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Corey Holmes

Entrepreneur  / Full Stack Developer / Graphic Designer


1st place in the 2016 Canadian Provincials Skills Competition for Web Application Development. Winner of the 2016 People's Choice Award for best App presented by Lighthouse Labs.

Avid learner, reader, programmer, designer and entrepreneur. Throughout the years I have worked in Uganda, Canada and the US with people from all types of backgrounds.

Work History


May 2016Current

Front-End Developer

Integrated with Stripe, PayPal and other payment processors, Control delivers real-time payment 
analytics, customer intel and fraud tools to any device.

  • Conducting agile development through 2 week sprints using Jira.
  •  Writing DRY and effective code in a timely manner while adjusting quickly as needed.
  •  Continually learning new technologies as challenges arise and new features are scheduled for development.

Bomgi Nutraceutical Ltd.

Sep 2013Aug 2015

Co-founder / COO

Founded a private nutraceuticals company in Uganda, East Africa. Oversaw and managed daily activities, product development, and marketing and innovation.

  • Ensured communications between product development and design were understood by our manufacturing companies, print and labeling companies, as well as our technical team in India.
  •  Remotely managed our tech division in India to ensure product deadlines were met.
  • Held sales recruiting seminars which grew the company to over 500 independent sales representatives.
  • Acquired by international business group The Aga Khan Development Network.

Storm Child Fitness Center

Dec 2013Jun 2015

Group Fitness Instructor

While running Bomgi Nutraceutials Ltd. I taught group fitness classes in the evenings.

  • Designed and instructed intense 60-minute workouts.
  •  Introduced new workout programs + classes while growing average class sizes.
  • CSEF Certified.
  • CPR + First Aid Certified.

Sidney Auto Detailing

Jul 2012Aug 2013


Shortly following my volunteer work in the Silicon Valley I  launched a new detailing business on Vancouver Island.

  • Created a marketing campaign to attract local customer base that is reflective of mid to high income demographic.
  • Outperformed competitors through quality customer service and competitive pricing that led to commercial contracts from local businesses as well as the municipality.
  • Negotiated the sale of Sidney Auto Detailing in August 2013.

Times Colonist Front Page Business Article:

California San Jose Mission

May 2010May 2012

District Leader

Followed a vigorous daily schedule, which consisted of a two-hour study period from 7:30am – 9:30am. The day focused on community volunteer projects such as: teaching ESL, food bank meal preparation/serving, charitable organization events, elementary tutoring and other projects. Days ended at 9:00pm. This schedule was followed six days a week for two years.

  • District Leader: responsible for 14 individuals from multiple countries in leading volunteer projects in the San Jose region. Presented weekly training meetings while coaching individuals on: effective communication, teaching skills, and new mission material.
  • ESL Teacher: taught English as a second language to immigrants from Mexico, China, Philippines, Cambodia, Samoa and Thailand.
  • Trainer: coached and mentored new ambassadors for over 1000 hours.


Lighthouse Labs

Jan 2016Mar 2016

Web Development

Studied and implemented various technologies including, Ruby, Rails, Sinatra, Javascript, jQuery, AJAX, Postgres, SQL, Relational Databases, HTML5, CSS, SASS/SCSS, Node.js, API's and more.

Team Treehouse

Oct 2015Dec 2015

Web Development

Completed over 200 hours of course materials. (Ruby, Javascript, jQuery, CSS)

One Month

Sep 2015Oct 2015

Web Development

Completed over 100 hours of course materials (Ruby on Rails, Active Record, Front-End Development)


Programming Languages

Ruby, CoffeeScript, Javascript, JSX, jQuery, SpaceBars.

UI/UX + Graphic Design

5 years experience in creating attractive designs with IllustratorPhotoshop, and Sketch for both the public and private sector with both Vector and Bitmap graphics including low and high fidelity wire framing.


SQL, mySQL, SQLite, MongoDB, PostGres.

CSS + Frameworks

CSS3, SCSS, SASS,  Styl, Bootstrap, Foundation, Materialize, Skeleton, Pure.

Project Management Software

Jira, Confluence, Trello, Favro, Github, GitLab, BitBucket, Slack.


Rails, Sinatra, Vue.js, Meteor, Backbone, Spine.


WordPress, NPM, Node.js, Gulp, Active Record, TDD, RSpec, API's, AJAX, Heroku, Mailers.


Mentor Search - An 8 hour Web App Competition built with Ruby in Sinatra. Connected to an API to retrieve school's teachers/mentors data and built a search app with an emphasis in UX/UI to view detailed information about various teachers and mentors, including their location through the Google Maps API.

Drop-in Pass - We've all been there, excitedly purchasing a class membership only to slowly fall off and forget about it. Drop-in pass allows users to try a variety of activities and choose one that truly fits them before fully committing to that activity. 

Tech stack: Ruby on Rails, Javascript / jQuery, HTML / SASS, PostGres Database, Bootstrap, Carrier Wave Image Uploading, Stripe Payments API, Twilio SMS API, Google Geolocation API, Amazon Web Services S3, Heroku.

iPhone 6 Contact List - Built a functional iPhone 6 Emulator using Javascript, jQuery, AJAX, CSS, and SQLite3.

Netflix Movie Review SiteBuilt a movie review website based on the design of Netflix using Ruby on Rails, Active Record, Javascript, and CSS.

Alive Nutrition (Nutraceutical Website)Built a health foods/nutraceuticals website using Ruby on Rails, Javascript, jQuery, and CSS.

WebCam Chat Site (Cam Me) - MVP webcam chat app using WebRTC, AJAX, jQuery, Javascript, Rails, Ruby, Active Record, and PostGres.

Viva - Simple Static page built with HTML, CSS and a touch of Javascript.