I have been fascinated with computers since I was really young. I always envisioned myself to be in a profession that dealt with computers and I have been striving for that goal since I was little. I started messing around webpages when i was in high school, started taking classes at Mesa Community College and Arizona State University for a Computer Science degree, and in the workforce learned how to develop websites. Most people will think it’s work, but for me it’s a passion to code, sure there are times where it’s frustrating, but in the end, coding is in my blood. Other than coding I do a lot of other things that I am passionate about. I work with rescue groups to help dogs find their forever homes, I created an Japanese Animation meetup group on Facebook that initially started with 10 people and now has grown to over 550+ people in less than 2 years, and I am always working on helping others get to where their passion is.
Work & School History
January 2014 – Current
Freelance Web Developer
P360 Marketing is a branding agency that connects brands with consumers, through innovative ideas, cutting-edge technology, and evocative design. I help create the front and backend of websites to make it easy for clients to use as well as assist in making a designer’s concept come into life.
Amber Alert GPS & AmberAlert.com
July 2012 – Dec 2013
Lead Developer and Technical SupportWas employed at both AmberAlert GPS and AmberAlert.com when AmberAlert.com got acquired. I continued to do the things specified in AmberAlert.com’s work section, but also re-developed the Law Enforcement Alerting Portal from the ground up, 75% of the development was done by myself. During the time at AmberAlert GPS I helped them build a new website, customized an affiliate application to best meet their needs, developed from the ground up a shopping cart and coupon system, and customized the WordPress backend to make for easy user input.
Arizona Anime Geeks
June 2012 – Current
FounderThe founder of Arizona Anime Geeks, a Facebook Anime Group. The group started with 10 people when it started and within 2 years grew to over 580 members. I am in charge of managing the Facebook page, getting funds for the group, organizing all the events, networking with comic shops to get locations to do events, setting up booths and advertising for the group with minimal funds, and setting up the majority of the events.
July 2009 – Dec 2013
Software Engineer and Project ManagerAmberAlert.com is a company that helps Law Enforcement connect to the community in reducing the amount of time it takes to find a missing child. I assisted in creating the software called My Child ID Kit out of Flex 3. I also assisted in the creation of version 2.0 of the Law Enforcement Alerting Portal also using Flex 3. I helped maintain AmberAlert.com’s site and was the main technical support (24/7) for Law Enforcement using the Law Enforcement Alerting Portal to issue AMBER Alerts. Developed a general alerting platform within 5 months from user stories, wireframes, designs, development, testing, then to beta. Made sure all developers were on schedule and on task for the completion of the application.
Arizona State University
Graduated May 2009
Major in Computer Science (BS Degree)