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United States
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Professional Info

Companies Worked For
Kinonation, Klaus Badelt, AnalystForum, Grip Media, LabelZero
Industries Worked In: 
Video On Demand, Film, Music, Agriculture, IT Services, Medical, Dental, Finance, Ministry, Church, Non-Profit, Art

Personal Info

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Hey all! I've been working with Drupal for many years, helped out in the Documentation team, and currently also develop JavaScript and Ruby on Rails apps.

Note: my drupal.org username used to be Keyz


Member for
10 years 10 months
Over 50 edits
Drupal Contributions: 

Documentation team!

Please check out my Drupal lessons and guides (I try to write clearly, from a newbie's perspective, and answer many commonly asked questions). Feel free to read, learn, and give feedback. I also frequent the Drupal support forums answering as many questions as I can.

Some key lessons include:

Learn all about how to use CCK and Views

Creating hierarchical menus

Making custom/advanced home pages

Multiple-step form submissions

Case study on davidnewkerk.com

Set up audio and video on your site

Some Drupal site's I've created:

AnalystForum - High traffic heavily customized Drupal-powered forum for people studying for CFA, CAIA, and FRM exams; included custom Nginx/PHP-FPM servers and Apache Solr Search

FBYL.org - First Baptist Yorba Linda, Drupal site with custom mobile/responsive theme

absolutecross - My own site, a popular learning resource for designers and web developers

Agua Viva - Ministry site for Mexican missionaries

Firehouse Kidz - Firetruck themed children's ministry

Soleh Brewer - Amazing musician, one of my instructors at Musicians Institute

Some Drupal-based sites and web apps I'm part of the development team for:

Kinonation - VOD distribution as cloud service

Art of Mike Mignola - Comic book author/illustrator (Hellboy), working with Grip Media

Green Giant Vegetables - Growers Express Crop Report Tool - working with Grip Media

Oregon Medical Association - working with Grip Media

Ministry Leadership Center - working with Grip Media

VanderHouwen & Associates - working with Grip Media

Areas of Expertise: 
Site builder
Front End Developer
Module developer
Site Lead
Performance Optimization
Amazon Web Services
My mentors: 
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I contributed Drupal patches
I contributed to Drupal issue queues
I contributed Drupal documentation
I help in the Drupal support forums
I provide Drupal-related services
I give support on IRC