Designer

Developer

Human

(Not necessarily in that order.)

Welcome to my Internet social hub. This exists because, with the exception of LinkedIn, I'm a social media hermit but I still want people to have a means to find me and reach out. I also use this site as a reference point for some of my professional and personal projects that I like to share with family, friends and, occasionally, total strangers. Please feel free to email me or message me through LinkedIn using the links below. Thanks!

About Me

I am a web developer and designer who works for Rackspace by day and freelances by night ("by evening" is probably more accurate; I'm not the nightowl that I once was). When I'm not working, I'm either creating my own web projects, gaming, drinking tasting wine, learning guitar, or running.

Skills

20+ years experience in a wide array of IT related technologies including networking, security, software development, server management, cloud platforms and data center infrastructure. I am adept at coding in HTML, CSS, PHP and JavaScript, as well as working with MySQL and MongoDB databases. In recent years I have developed primarily in Ubuntu environments within AWS utilizing GitHub and Docker. I have built and managed multiple websites using WordPress, vBulletin, PHPBB, MyBB, and have written custom CMS and BB software from the ground up.

Know Me?

Born and raised in Dayton, TX (1976-1996). Graduated from Dayton High School in 1995. Moved back to Texas in September of 2006 and started my career with Rackspace in San Antonio. Still here.
Attended Northwestern State University of Louisiana in Natchitoches for one semester as a music education major (Fall 1995).
Served in the United States Air Force for nearly five years as a 3C0.
  • Lackland AFB, USA (1996)
  • Keesler AFB, USA (1996)
  • Incirlik AB, Turkey (1996-1998)
  • Ramstein AB, Germany (1998-2001)
Lived in Marlborough, Webster and Dudley. Work for Pegasus Communications in Marlborough as a Senior Security Engineer (2001-2005) and for Digitas in Boston as a Network Engineer (2005-2006).

Blog

Portfolio

COLONIZETHEVERSE.COM
After reading 'We Are Legion. We Are Bob', I got the idea to build a web-based game loosely based on the book. The current site is a placeholder for the game which will hopefully be completed by the end of the year.
HOUSEOFWINOS.COM
We have a "Wine Club" of friends that come together about once a month to do wine tastings and get trashed. Working on this site as a way to track our tastings. This is very much a work in progress but I'll get it finished soon-ish.
VICTORIOUS-SECRET.COM
Gaming guild site for World of Warcraft and Final Fantasy XIV. It doesn't get a lot of use nowadays but it's still there. All written from the ground up using PHP, HTML, CSS and a little JavaScript.
WARWICKANOMALY.COM
Warwick Anomaly is a tabletop RPG that I've been working on for quite some time. It's on-hold at the moment because I just haven't had the time that I need to invest into it.

Volunteering

Colin's Hope
I worked with Jeff Holst and Jennifer Brown over at Colin's Hope in November 2019 to help them put the finishing touches on their web based evaluation tool. Work was mostly around WordPress and Gravity Forms with some custom PHP needed.
San Antonio Pets Alive
I host their website within my AWS environment and spend most of my yearly VTO through Rackspace by helping them with new features. Most recently, I integrated their pet search with Shelterluv giving them a nice looking interface for viewing, searching and filtering for pets. The work was done in WordPress using custom PHP and CSS.