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I'm currently working as a project manager for Land Art Design Inc., a Design/Build landscaping firm based in McLean VA, and I'm also studying for a Masters in Landscape Design at George Washington University. This is a somewhat dramatic shift from my prior career as a web developer in San Francisco, but my employers have found my web background useful as I bring to the table a set of skills that most brick-and-mortar companies don't have at thier disposal.

Due to the recent slowdown, my hours have been reduced to two days a week, and I am considering other employment, both full time and part time, in either IT or Landscape Architecture/Design.

As a web developer, I have over eight years experience designing, implementing and supporting interactive web sites and applications. I'm experienced with: project management, web design, usability, web marketing, e-commerce, troubleshooting, content management, and quality control.  I demonstrated success as an Art Director for Alphabit Media, a SOMA San Francisco based web development company, and also independently as a freelance designer and entrepreneur.

As a landscape designer, my job duties have included meeting with clients, preparing contracts, purchasing & inventory management, crew management, site surveys, and drafting & design support. I have also used my technical and design expertise to manage the redevelopment of the company website, redesign our logo, develop a monthly email newsletter, and develop an online marketing campaign to help drive new business.

Lastly, it seems I can't keep my hands out of web technology, and have been working privately on a community-driven portal for landscape designers/architects called Design Intent.  This is a sophisticated site based on Joomla CMS, and features include: Landscape Articles & Member Blogs, RSS Newsfeeds, Discussion Forums, Plants Database, Events Management, Industry Directory, Member Portfolios, web-services based Bookstore, affiliate datafeed based Product Listings, and robust set of social networking features similar to those found on facebook. (under construction)


Charitable Activities:

Eden Family of Services- Princeton N.J.

Completed a3800 mile cross-country bicycle trek for the Eden Family of Services, a school for Autistics in Princeton, New Jersey. Sponsors pledged monetary contributions for each mile traveled.

Awards:’s Best of the Web award (a regional golf portal)


Work experience

Mar 2008Present

Project Manager

Land Art Design Inc.

Land Art Design is a high-end residential design/build landscaping firm located in McLean VA.  Job duties as described above.

Sep 2003Sep 2006

Founder / CEO

Golf Connection Inc.

Founded The Golf Connection Inc.- a national golf portal. Single-handedly designed the front-end, developed the back-end, and established strategic relationships for what was originally one of the more robust golf portals available online.

·Responsible for overall visual design.

·Produced consistent interfaces for a wide range of back end applications, including web and course directories, an auction marketplace, handicap tracking system, tee time reservation system, career services, travel reservations, real estate services, weather reporting, and dynamic regional content.

·Managed the outsourcing of certain project components.

·Executed the design component of cobrands with third-party content providers.

·Developed overall marketing campaign and strategy.

·Established strategic partnerships with golf industry leaders.

Ultimately engineered the sale of to a Web Marketing company in the Midwest.

Aug 2002Sep 2003

Web Designer


Took on several freelance projects including:, a loyalty-based credit card targeted to golfers;, a ‘General Contractor’ for IT services;, an online portfolio service; and Prosurance Group, a brochureware site for a mid-sized insurance company. An additional private project includes, a datafeed powered shopping portal.

·Coordinated the full range of project development, from initial proposal to final delivery.

·Determined and translated customer expectations into precise specifications in order to clarify deliverables and define project schedules.

·Designed a variety of visual prototypes for each project, and lead the client through the entire design process.

·Researched and prototyped new web technologies to realize the benefits of current innovations, and provide exceptional results for my clients.

·Communicated project milestones and offered deliverables on-time and on-budget.

Jan 2000Aug 2002

Art Director

Alphabit Media Inc.

Managed team of programmers and designers to create enterprise class web applications for Alphabit Media, a San Francisco based web-development company and e-business incubator. Responsible for all aspects of design and production for a variety of widely-deployed sites.

·Coordinated the full range of project development.

·Managed prototypes, design specifications, and deliverables.

·Responsible for the overall visual design, and the functional design of web application interfaces.

·Extended customer’s existing graphic design & branding to the web environment, where applicable.

·Executed the design component of cobrands with companies such as Bantu, Xdrive, ITsquare, GolfServ, and Homefair.

·Projects included:,, a B2B portal for the life sciences industry,, a suite of wireless applications,, a career site, and, a regional golf portal (this last is a private project).

Jan 1998Jan 2000

Web Designer

Alphabit Media Inc.

Contributed design and production expertise to a variety of projects. Worked closely with design leads and programmers to produce design templates that followed both aesthetic and functional specifications.

·Coded HTML from design prototypes.

·Produced marketing collateral such as brochures and banner advertisements

·Extended Customers existing graphic design, logos & branding.

·Optimized graphic elements.

·Projects included: (formerly Mr., The Health Channel, Dovebid,,,, Minnesota Western, Revelation Corporation of America,,, and