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I'm a highly motivated individual with over 7 years in the industry. I have experience with all things Front and Back-End development through tools such as HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Node and Rails. I truly enjoy what I do and actively seek knowledge from those around me.

Work experience


Podcast Host

Does Not Compute /

Cohost of Does Not Compute with Paul Straw, a podcast about the day to day lives of web developers. Release a weekly episode talking about the latest in technology, pro tips, and insight for junior developers. Logged over 160, 000 listens in over 50 countries since release. Facilitate discussions around learning and up- skilling in the spec. fm Does Not Compute slack room.


Lead Developer

Octopus Creative, LLC

Lead a team of developers with a focus on quality code and clear communication. Implemented code and workflow standards to facilitate consistency in code quality and documentation. Educated designers through coding projects to bridge the gap between design and development.


Web Developer

Octopus Creative, LLC

Partnered with clients such as Google, Airbnb, Knight Foundation, and CoverHound. Built and deployed 3 Ruby on Rails applications. Delivered true to design templates for Wordpress, Statamic, and Craft CMS installations. Developed custom Wordpress and Craft CMS plugins. Deployed websites and applications alike to Heroku and Digital Ocean using FTP, Rsync, Capistrano, and Git.


Web Developer


Focused on standards based Front-End web development. Worked with designers to deliver true to the design Wordpress & Expression Engine themes using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Provided Front-End maintenance and feature implementations for Rails apps.



Graphic Design, Music Industry

Minnesota State University

Skills & Interests

HTML, CSS, Sass, JavaScript, Vue, Vuex, React, Redux, Ramda, Lodash, Node, Hapi.js, Ruby, Ruby on Rails, Git, Gulp, Webpack, Browserify, NPM, Yarn, ZSH, Sketch, Figma, Statamic, Craft CMS, Visual Studio Code, Vim


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