I'm a front-end web developer based in Washington, D.C., originally from a farm on the Mesabi Iron Range in northern Minnesota.
After contemplating careers in journalism, physics and education, I taught myself to code.
I also run like crazy. Every day.
If I hadn't made it to Washington, I would be teaching ninth grade physics in Des Moines right now.
From Sept. 2013 to March 2014, I worked for Service Alley, a former startup that was part of WaPo's New Ventures program.
I worked with a staff of interns to produce multimedia pieces, including data projects. I transitioned the Drupal-based site to be mobile responsive.
I occasionally write and perform sketches for the Great Northern Radio Show.
School: Bachelor of Arts, Journalism and Mass Communications, and School of Education.
Major: Journalism (News/Internet) | Minor: Physics
AngularJS, Backbone.js, Boostrap, CSS3, D3.js, jQuery, HTML5, SASS, Wordpress (building, maintaining and migrating a site), Google APIs (maps, documents, spreadsheets as a primitive database), Xcode, iOS apps
Java, Python, JSTL (Java Server Pages), Ruby, Ruby on Rails, Django, Drupal (not by choice)
Leaflet.js, Topojson, QGIS, D3.js mapping capabilities
Git, Github, JIRA, Confluence