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United States
Current Role(s): 
Community organizer online & offline // social action trainer // Drupal themer // artist
Frontend developer
Online Communications Manager
Fellowship of Reconciliation

Professional Info

Companies Worked For
Peace and Justice Studies Association, Funny Monkey, EchoDitto, Genocide Intervention Network, Casino-Free Philadelphia
Industries Worked In: 
Nonprofit, NGO, Foreign Policy, Social Justice, Academic

Personal Info

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I am the creative director of I'm a freelance Drupal developer and online organizer, contractor with CoLab Co-Op, and a communications associate for the Fellowship of Reconciliation. A co-founder of the Genocide Intervention Network, I was a community organizer in Philadelphia before relocating to Portland, Oregon, in 2012. I co-organize PDXTech4Good, affiliated with NetSquared and NTEN. I've presented at South By Southwest, the Nonprofit Technology Conference, U.S. Social Forum, New Organizing Institute, the Nonprofit Software Development Summit, and the Gandhi-King Conference, and post on Twitter @rootwork.


On for 12 years 7 months

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Drupal Contributions: 

I am the creative director of, working with nonprofits and community groups as a Drupal developer and online organizer. I've been developing in Drupal since 2005, in the waning days of version 4.5.

I was the Drupalcon Portland frontend track chair in 2013 and a Drupalcon Austin frontend global chair in 2014.

I've been very active in the nonprofit tech and Drupal communities, co-organize monthly Drupal for nonprofits and social change discussions and have a background as a community organizer. I started the Philadelphia Drupal group, and have helped organize and present at numerous "Drupaldelphia" camps. In 2012, I moved to Portland, Oregon, where I have been active in the Portland user group (especially the frontend meetup).

Because my focus is on nonprofits and small community groups, I've ended up specializing in theming and frontend development, as functionality needs are often met with existing modules. I'm a fan of Sass, SMACSS, BEM and a boatload of other trendy acronyms.

I've attended doc sprints at many Drupalcons and camps and help out in the queue when I can. (For instance, I wrote much of the Theming Views 2 handbook page at the Drupalcon DC doc sprint.) I'm often on #drupal-support to help out others and ask my own questions.

Areas of Expertise: 
Site builder
Nonprofit Developer
Drupal Events: 
DrupalCon DC 2009
DrupalCon San Francisco 2010
DrupalCon Chicago 2011
DrupalCon Denver 2012
DrupalCon Portland 2013
DrupalCon Austin 2014
DrupalCon Amsterdam 2014

Credited on 14 issues fixed in the past 1 year


Drupal Association Individual Member

rootwork helps support and grow the Drupal community with the Drupal Association.

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