CEO at Teleporter
Serial entrepreneur, software developer, UX designer, maker and community builder.
Founder of Chimera Arts & Maker Space, the first community-powered space for artists, makers, hackers and inventors in the North Bay.
Lover of the outdoors, travel, technology and art.
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Lead architect and strategist, specializing in Ruby on Rails, front-end development and UX design.
Teleporter is a software consulting and innovation studio in the North Bay.
Developing projects with agile and lean processes and methodologies, practitioners of pair programming and TDD/BDD.
July 2012 - Present
Craigslist for nonprofits.
An early stage startup attempting to make it easier for nonprofits to raise money by leveraging their members used electronics, furniture, jewelry and other goods to . With each sale, a percentage of the profits would be sent directly to a nonprofit of the seller of buyer's choice.
I was in charge of taking an existing codebase written in Django and evolved it to meet changing business needs. Lead product development and UX design. In charge of managing a small local and remote team of engineers.
October 2011 - June 2012
Content management system for alt-weekly newspapers and magazines.
Started as the lead front-end engineer and designer. Eventually moved to lead engineer and eventually product manager. Took a buggy and incomplete codebase written in Django and developed out essential business components including a business directory with geolocation features, an events management application, content publishing and more.
Developed multiple business tools to streamline the publishing and management processes.
May 2007 - February 2010