Software and Tools Utilized

  • Visual Studio
  • SQL Server Management Studio
  • Photoshop
  • Subversion (SVN)
  • Tortoise SVN
  • MS Team Foundation Server (TFS)
  • Visual Source Safe (VSS)
  • Media Wiki
  • Screw Turn Wiki
  • Evernote
  • Jungle Disk
  • Basecamp
  • Fogbugz
  • Unfuddle
  • MS Office

Technologies Utilized

  • N-Tier Development
  • Linq
  • XML
  • jQuery
  • WordPress
  • Kentico CMS
  • asp.net MVC
  • SiteCore CMS
  • telligent - Community Server
  • asp.net AJAX
  • FCK editor
  • RSS
  • DotNetNuke
  • Screen Scraping
  • Html Agility Pack
  • regular expressions

Interest

I have a passion for all web development. I enjoy going to tech events and learning new technologies.

When I am not online I like to spend time with the family and I enjoy fishing, softball, biking, hockey, tennis, and going to the cabin.

About Me

I have over 14 years of professional web application development experience.

I specialize in asp.net applications using SQL Server for database work.  The majority of my work has been on public-facing sites. I work with designers to create the designs.  From that point on I come in taking the PSD and converting it to the web using tableless css, javascript, jQuery and other technologies.

I can take projects on from start to finish doing all the work myself, however I enjoy working with a team as well.  Working with the Agile methodology early in my career I have seen the benefits of it and prefer taking this approach with projects.

I don't have a typical client.  They range from individuals wanting to create a personal blog to small companies simply looking to get a brochure site online all the way up to large corporations in which I work on a team with them.

I take pride in the work I do and like to work with companies on an on-going basis  as they need work.

In addition to web application development I also provide web & email hosting, SEO optimization, social media marketing and general business app consulting.

Consulting provides me with a very diverse range of clients which is one of the many things I enjoy about it.

Work History

Work History
May 2008 - Present

Owner / Web Developer

Dahlin Development LLC

This is the company I run under as a web development freelancer/contractor.

General Mills - I was hired as a contractor to work on:

  • Pound for Pound Challenge - pfpchallenge.com - worked on updates for the 2010/2011 season, both front end and back end development.
  • Pillsbury - pillsbury.com - hired to help complete the redesign of the site. Primarliy front-end development work.

Ascend Analytics (TREK Bikes) analytics.ascendrms.com (Trek Bikes)- Trek contracted me to work on their existing B to B web application.  It is a site that allows all their dealers to help manage their bike shops, with  many different reports for their specific store and comparing to other stores world-wide. This was a 6 month contract to fix bugs on the existing application and add enhancements for their yearly trade show.

NSE Media nsemedia.com sites - This agency does web design and SEO for plastic surgeons. I built a re-usable admin site for all clients to manage their procedure portfolio and contact form submissions. For all their clients public sites I created a procedure gallery, contact forms, consultation request forms, tell a friend forms, and referral tracking.

Red Shed Technology - hired as a subcontractor on many projects

  • Minnesota Bike Festival (revamped to nature valley,  see below) - built on top of DotNetNuke CMS
  • Security Certified Program securitycertified.net - built on top of Kentico CMS
  • Anagram Balloon anagramballoon.com - built on top of Kentico CMS
  • Amscan Inc. amscan.com - support of main site and development of Platinum partner login on top of Kentico CMS
  • Photofetti  photofetti.com - added new features and enhancements to the build and checkout process
  • Fidelity 24/7 fidelity247.com - 3 sections to manage the request, processing, and distribution of property information.
  • Experian Coupon Management- an internal web app to manage internal mortgage coupons from production to distribution to redemption to invoicing.
  • Nature Valley Bicycle Festival - naturevalleybicyclefestival.com - complete development built on top of Kentico CMS and Wordpress for the blog
  • Nature Valley Pro Ride - naturevalleyproride.com  - complete development built on top of Kentico CMS and Wordpress for the blog

I have also done maintenance and support for many other clients and web applications.

Sep 2007 - May 2008

Software Developer

IntelliSoft
  • Support for many client sites.
  • Primarily worked on the development of  DeZURIK, dezurik.com using Kentico CMS. Both the public and rep login portions.
Jun 2000 - Sep 2007

Software Developer

W3i

I was fortunate to begin my career with this start-up company.  I was able to see it grow from 5 employees to where it is today, a company of 50+.  I learned a lot here seeing what does and doesn't work.

  • Started here doing development in classic asp building small sites for link building and generating quick revenue for lucrative SEO targeted sites.
  • Managed many sites for link and traffic building.
  • After 2 years company moved to asp.net using c#.
  • Built public facing secure site for affiliates to manage links, view stats and reporting.
  • Built wallpapers.com
  • Contributed to the development of Freeze.com site and membership ship sign-up.
  • Worked on a web service used for communication for a desktop application.
  • Worked on the back-end lead generation process and reporting.
  • Used Agile development methodolgy
  • Unit Testing

Education

Education
1995 - 2000

BCIS

St. Cloud State University

I earned my degree in Business Computer Information Systems (BCIS) and my minor in Computer Science. In college is where my passion for web development started. My Computer Science classes built my programming foundation where BCIS established my communication and business skills.

I was a member of the BCIS and E-Commerce clubs.

Skills

Skills

XHTML

I've been hand coding html and xhtml since 1998 when I first started creating my own websites.

CSS

I use css to layout all my web pages using table-less designs.

SQL Server

I've been using SQL Server for my entire career for all my database work.

asp.net

I've used asp.net since the 1.1 days as my primary development language. I can develop in both c# and vb.net.