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Summary

I make awesome things happen with awesome people. Whether it's a new venture, social event, or tech project, I work hard to ensure a positive experience each time.

Game Producer, Website Developer, and Eagle Scout are just titles I have held in my life as I pursue my passion of making enjoyable life experiences.

Work experience

General Motors
June 2016Present

Software Developer

  • Worked with a team to develop an inventory system in Java for managing GM vehicles. Technologies used include Docker, Java (with Drools framework), Elastic Search, Couchbase, Redis, Tomcat.
  • Developed front-end modules for an intranet file-sharing platform using JavaScript and AngularJS.
C Squared
Jun 2011Jul 2011

Web Developer

  • Developed courses for an existing e-training website used in a military training program.
  • Created web pages adhering to accessibility (deaf, blind, etc.) standards using Adobe Dreamweaver (HTML/CSS and JS).
Sooner Flight Academy
Jun 2007Jul 2010

Summer Activities Assistant (4 summers)

  • Assisted flight instructors in teaching flying concepts to kids 8-14 years of age.
  • Prepared group activities and helped children grasp complex concepts.
  • Managed computer inventory of organization supplies.

Projects

  • Zems Online Card Game (2014+). Fantasy card game with grid-based tactical combat. Players build decks and battle each other online. Created in collaboration with an international team.
  • Impulse Framework (2015+). A compilation of Unity Game Engine C# scripts pulled from various prototypes I've abandoned. Various features are demonstrated on my YouTube playlist.
  • Briarwood Bird Feeders (Eagle Scout Project, 2009). Designed, built, and installed custom bird feeders that could withstand heavy wind, rain, and hail for my Eagle Scout project.

Education

Southmoore High School
Aug 2007May 2010

High School Diploma

Coursework involved Advanced Placement classes in various subjects. Served as National Honor Society President and Youth In Government Lt. Governor.

Skills

wordpress

6 years of experience customizing and managing websites using the WordPress content management system, including theme edits using PHP and maintaining MySQL databases through MySQL Workbench.

Game Programming

3 years of experience developing C# scripts for 2D and 3D games using Unity.

HTML5/CSS, JavaScript

Intermediate proficiency in front-end web development using HTML5/CSS and AngularJS, with Gulp for packaging.

3D Modeling

6 months of hard surface modeling experience using Blender. See my modeling portfolio on Artstation.

Twitter Content Marketing

Four months of intensive Twitter experience working under the guidance of a contracted marketing company. Grew the Zems Twitter from 0 followers to over 5000 within the span of a few months through engaging content.

Certifications

Boy Scouts of America
Jul 2009

Eagle Scout

Extensive experience in leadership, outdoor skills, and first aid.