Originally from Hutchinson, MN, I relocated to Fargo-Moorhead area in 2009, and have called the area home ever since. My wife and I currently live in the small town, where she grew up, but we have dreams of one day living on some acreage. We have two biological children and in 2015 we became foster parents, which we have adopted through that process. Despite running out of arms to hold children, our favorite family activites are outside. Whether it is biking, hiking or going on road trips, we find ways to see new places.
Attending MSU-Moorhead for Graphic Communications and Film Production is what drew me to the area. Animation was my first passion, but the fast-paced, ever-changing nature of web development took over. Since HTML5/CSS3 greatly expanded the animation and video options for web, it has been especially rewarding to see the two worlds begin to meld together. There is always something new to learn in web development and not only are those opportunities exciting, but being able to teach and mentor others is another passion I have in the industry.
Apart from spending time with family, I enjoy photography, hunting, archery and throwing people out from center field. In 2016, our church sent a small missions team to Kigali, Rwanda to aid our supported missionaries. Since then, I work part-time with them state-side to create media materials for use in raising support and growing the mission. It has been a great way to get involved, help a great cause and return to videography.
Below is a collection of projects I have developed working professionally as well as personal projects. My development experience has varied from email campaigns, landing pages, brochure sites to shelling out the look and feel for entire CRM solutions. Platforms I have used for development include: SquareSpace, WordPress, ExpressionEngine, Salesforce Visualforce, Salesforce Lightning and Salesforce Marketing Cloud.
Bank Forward stretched ExpressionEngine in customization and modularity. Each business unit needed a unique color scheme, page modules have multiple options based on user selection, and dynamic search involved customization of EE add-ons.Launch Site
The Bobcat Blog acts as an avenue for Bobcat Experts to engage with customer community. Custom design was to mirror main website to create a smooth transition between it and blog.Launch Site
TMI Hospitality key feature is the dynamic hotel finder and filtered Google Map. The taxonomy of the site adds complexity to build search results and filtered categories, such as Brands.Launch Site
Small project meant as a refresh from a very old website that did not reflect the current state of church. Utilizes the Avada theme heavily for easy user customization and management.Launch Site
Simple website used as introduction to mission in Rwanda for supporters and portal for students to gain resources.Launch Site
Built for my wife's in-home salon, with purpose to give her business web presence in a small community.Launch Site
Small-town paintball company website, meant to showcase the unique features of field with quick information and minimal design.Launch Site