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I am a full-stack web developer and recent graduate of Lighthouse Labs' web development bootcamp. A creative problem-solver, critical thinker and passionate learner, I love new challenges and exploring new technologies and am constantly curious about design and user experience. Combined with my background as an early employee of a successful e-commerce startup and my legal training, I have a breadth of skills and look forward to bringing my passion for  web development and my eagerness to learn to your organization.

Education

Jun 2015Aug 2015

Web Development Bootcamp

Lighthouse Labs, Vancouver
Dec 2014May 2015

Front-end Web Development

TeamTreehouse.com

Self-directed online program focusing on HTML/CSS, Adobe Creative Suite and design principles.

2010

Juris Doctor

University of British Columbia Law School
2002

Bachelor of Science (Genetics), Minor in International Relations

University of British Columbia

Skills

Development

Ruby - Ruby on Rails - Sinatra - SQL - Postgres - JavaScript - jQuery

Node.js - React.js - HTML - CSS - SASS - WordPress - TDD - RSpec - Git

Creative

Photoshop - Photography - Web Content Creation - Writing

Portfolio

Zoey.news

  • A web app which scrapes Canadian news articles relating to the 2015 federal election and graphically displays the frequency of usage of entered search terms.
  • Node.js - React.js - Webpack - Bootstrap

Rotten Mangoes

  • An IMDB clone built on Ruby on Rails, focusing on the back-end

Hash Redactr

  • A Ruby application built on the Sinatra framework which displays and filters a user's Twitter timeline.
  • Twitter API - OmniAuth - Bootstrap

Laser Shark (Lighthouse Labs' online student/teacher platform)

  • Contributed bigfix and associated RSpec tests.

Table23.com, OffKeyImprov.com

  • Template-based WordPress web development, web content creation, photography and photo retouching for two Vancouver improv comedy groups.

Indiegogo - Off Key Scales Up

  • Indiegogo campaign conception, creative direction, copywriter and photographer.

Work experience

20142015

Freelance Web Developer and Marketer

 

Projects involved template-based WordPress site development

20072014

Lawyer, Legal Researcher and Law Student

Ecotrust Canada, Cohen Commission of Inquiry, Duhaime Law, Miller Thomson LLP, UBC
  • Legal experience covered a range of fields, including commercial contracts, corporate, intellectual property, international, environmental law and litigation.
20062007

English Teacher

Eagle American School, Taipei, Taiwan
20042005

Web Developer and Affiliate Marketer

FTF Development Inc.
  • Incorporated a BC company and developed affiliate marketing websites using OSCommerce, HTML and PHP
19992004

Business Analyst and Special Operations Manager

VisionDirect.com
  • Joined online retailer VisionDirect.com as its first employee, reporting directly to the CEO.
  • Developed a plan of website functionality and provided key creative input for redesigning Vision Direct's  e-commerce platform and management information systems, in cooperation with the software teams.
  • Successfully organized and directed the move of the company warehouse and distribution centre from from Canada to the USA while ensuring that customer order fulfillment times remained at target levels.
  • Played an instrumental role in developing and maintaining order fulfillment and customer service procedures, fraud detection systems and website content.
  • Assisted with marketing management and initiatives, including web advertising, pay-per-click search engine positioning and affiliate marketing.

Other Interests

Sports & fitness - Distance running - Backcountry skiing - Outdoors - Hockey - Travel - Guitar - Photography - Cooking