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United States
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Professional Info

Companies Worked For
Oregon State University, Open Face Studio, Elite Care LLC, Animal Law Coalition, Best Friends Animal Sanctuary
Industries Worked In: 
Web Development, in the following industries:, Animal Welfare, Visual Arts, Elder Care, Developmentally Dissabled, Higher Education

In 2001 I established myself as a "flash" developer, building a virtual tour for Best Friends animal sanctuary. By 2005, as an established designer of "rich" internet content, I was on the hunt for a flexible backend system that could help prolong the life of my then "static" creations. I was looking for a "Java and XML" based solution, but Drupal was by far the most sophisticated, popular, and widely supported CMS of the time. I quickly adopted it as a flexible content creation and editing toolto feed my front end presentations. It turns out that people wanted websites more than multimedia presentations, so I dove deep into Drupal to provide for my clients' needs. After many adventures building websites, community portals, and custom intranet applications in Drupal (5,6,&7) for small businesses and non-profits, I started looking for a bigger project (and team) that I could get behind. In 2012, the Graduate School of Oregon State University hired me on to rebuild their web presence from scratch, developing custom "features" for the OSU Drupal 7 distribution. I'm always interested in discussing the future of "immersive" web experiences, using standards based, open source, and extensible tools.


On for 9 years 7 months

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Areas of Expertise: 
Interaction Designer
Application architect
Drupal Events: 
DrupalCon Portland 2013
My mentors: 
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I contributed to Drupal issue queues
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I contributed Drupal documentation
I help in the Drupal support forums
I provide Drupal-related services
I give support on IRC