I am a web developer from California US. I've been shipping web experiences since 2015.
I'm committed to working with design, product, and engineering team members to create high quality products.
HTML, CSS, React, node.js, Next.js, Strapi, Sanity, etc etc
...and finding / using the right technologies for *your* needs.
Coming soon: actual case studies 😎
Bond Carbon Calculator App
A web SaaS app to show the carbon impact of landscape design projects. Front end: React/Next.js with MUI & CSS Modules hosted on Vercel, back end: Strapi headless CMS hosted on Heroku. Heavy use of Cloudinary integration to provide large report downloads. Subscription features via Stripe. Design by Flight LLC
WordPress site for international facial verification company, custom child theme built with GenerateBlocks to allow the client to add and control content to a high degree. Design by Polytechnic
WordPress site to act as a live directory of local businesses in Petaluma, CA. Custom theme using custom post types, ACF and some interesting query filters to provide neighborhood focused pages. Design by The Design Guild
WordPress site to promote the Bond carbon app. Custom theme. Design by Flight LLC
Web app for a community involvement startup including marketplace, volunteer opportunity board, events listing and local news service for Sebastopol CA. Custom WordPress theme using a large number of custom post types and ACF. Merch and product sales with WooCommerce.
WordPress site for a nature outreach nonprofit. Uses ACF for all content elements. Custom child theme of Astra. Design by Flight LLC
WordPress sites for a multi-location Culligan franchise. Custom theme using custom post types and ACF. I wrote a plugin to integrate with the home office CRM. Design by Provaro Marketing
Napa Valley Art Association
WordPress site for a community art nonprofit, custom theme using ACF for almost all non-blog content. They have 5 different initiatives which are represented by 5 different headers and partials. Membership features and payments using Memberpress, scheduling using Amelia.
Dana Melton Photography
Photographer portfolio in node.js using EJS, hosted on Render.com
- React, Next.js, Strapi, Sanity
- node.js, Express, EJS, npm, yarn
- WordPress Development, Custom Theme Development, ACF, GF, Gutenberg, WooCommerce, GeneratePress, etc
- Heroku, Vercel, Netlify, Render, MongoDb Atlas, Pantheon, WPEngine, Flywheel, AWS, cPanel, Plesk, etc
- Cloudinary SDK, Stripe SDK, Playwright
- Git, Github, Gitlab, Bitbucket, Local, Lando/Kalabox, Vagrant, MAMP
- Experience with Shopify, Vue, Laravel, Alpine.js, Pattern Lab, Drupal, Craft CMS, Ruby on Rails, Python
- MUI, Bootstrap, Foundation, jQuery
- Bash/zsh, Mac OS, Linux(Ubuntu, CentOS)
- VS Code, Sublime Text, Vim, nano
- Jira, Asana, Teamwork, Trello, Basecamp, Slack, Toggl, Zoom, Notion, Evernote, Google Workspace
- Audio Editing/Recording: ProTools, Logic, Cubase, etc (20 years experience)
Full Stack Lead Web Developer (Contract), Sandbox, Sebastopol CA
July 2021 - Present
I architected, built and maintain a carbon impact calculator SaaS web app for the landscape design space. We are continually adding features. The app uses a headless JS stack: Next.js/Vercel - Strapi/Heroku; using MUI, Cloudinary, Stripe and AMCharts.
Web Developer, Freelance
January 2015 - Present
I provide React/node.js, JS ecosystem, WordPress and Shopify development services for small businesses, design agencies and marketing companies. I set up and maintain hosting on Heroku, Vercel, Netlify, Render, Flywheel, WPEngine, Pantheon, Siteground, etc. In the past I have worked in Drupal and Laravel.
Full Stack Lead Web Developer (Contract), Flight LLC, Santa Rosa CA
March 2018 - December 2022
I built and maintained SMB and nonprofit websites and web apps in WordPress, React/node.js and Shopify. Flight LLC was a design-driven branding and development agency. I built custom themes/apps from mockups or modified existing themes. I set up and maintained hosting on various hosting providers including Vercel, Heroku, cPanel (eg Siteground), Flywheel, and WPEngine.
Web Developer, TIV Branding, Santa Rosa CA
May 2016 - January 2020
I built and maintained commercial websites on WordPress, Drupal and other technologies, including membership sites with up to 20,000 users. All work used custom themes. TIV hosts ~200 sites on CentOS (linux) running on Rackspace with Plesk. I built custom themes start to finish from Photoshop mockups and performed fast-turnaround updates and maintenance to WordPress and Drupal sites. I also worked on Shopify, Craft CMS and Rails sites.
Freelance Music Producer / Engineer - 16 years full time in Los Angeles CA
1998 - 2014
I created, engineered, performed and supervised top quality music for original musical artists in business settings ranging from major record labels (Capitol, Warner) to independent music releases and support functions such as background music services, in one of the world's top 4 major markets. This job combines expertise in multiple "hard" technical areas (including digital and analog audio) with a range of creative, personal, organizational and business-related skills analagous to program management, design, content creation, and engineering management. Requires performing at a consistently excellent level while working long hours (12+ hrs/day is the norm), implementing various creative and technical tradeoffs under deadline and budget pressure, keeping various personalities productive and cooperative, and all the other challenges inherent in a business that is equal parts technical and creative - in both distributed and "everyone in one room for months" teams.