Skills - DevOps

  • Amazon Web Services
  • Ansible
  • Consul
  • Docker
  • Vagrant
  • Bash
  • Continuous integration
  • Continuous deployment
  • High traffic sites
  • Caching strategies
  • Development at scale

Skills - Development

  • MySQL
  • PHP5
  • LAMP stack
  • Ruby and Ruby on Rails
  • Laravel
  • Symfony
  • Node.js
  • Express.js
  • Javascript
  • KnockoutJS
  • Wordpress
  • Python
  • MongoDB
  • Build tools (Gulp, Grunt)


  • Splash - DevOps Engineer
    New York, NY - October 2015 - present
    • Build, maintain, and upgrade infrastructure for Splash
    • Implement continuous integration and continuous development using a variety of tools
    • Create tools to automate workflows and project management in JIRA
  • Vestorly - DevOps Engineer
    New York, NY - March 2015 - October 2015
    • Build, maintain, and upgrade infrastructure for all of Vestorly
    • Create build scripts and deployment strategies in AWS
    • Coordinate with business development and client success to build reports, access data, and ease flows with development
  • ExpandTheRoom - Lead Server-Side Developer
    New York, NY - June 2011 - February 2015
    • Lead server-side team of four developers
    • Oversee and guide developers through projects and challenges
    • Coordinate with business development and project managers on estimation and initial planning of prospective and approved projects
    • Compose functional specifications, wireframes, and other artifacts to aid in development
    • Head initiative to perform retrospectives on projects to continually improve internal processes
    • Promoted twice within two years: to Senior Developer, and then to Lead Server-Side Developer

    Selected projects

    • Rolling Stone, 2013 - 2015
      • Oversaw and successfully executed the development of the new Rolling Stone website
      • Led team of three developers in building a API backend, CMS, and frontend
      • Collaborated with client on improving specifications and documents, optimizing CMS workflows for editors, and solving problems in implementation
      • Coordinated with third party provider on AWS server setup and configuration
      • Implemented continuous deployment strategy across platform
    • Ogilvy Activations, 2013
      • Implemented two campaigns for Jim Beam, including one that used Facebook data to calculate a score, and alter a user-submitted image based on that score
      • Collaborated with Ogilvy team on designs, solutions, and user testing
    • Podcast Statistics, 2012
      • Built platform to process and analyze millions of lines of data on podcast listenership
      • Created interface to see aggregate results and to search and drill down for detailed data
  • Crossfire Consulting - Partner
    Yorktown Heights, NY - May 2007 - February 2011
    • Developed frontend interfaces and backend implementation for modules in a custom-built management system for Verizon Core
    • Created and implemented a new content management system and modules, using PHP, MySQL, Javascript and HTML, to be used for team-based marketing campaigns for Drillteam Marketing
    • Worked at various clients’ sites to build and maintain internal systems and external websites

Open source development

  • Recaptcha - A reCAPTCHA Validator for Laravel 4/5
  • Redoubt - A resource-level ACL for Laravel 4


Colgate University, Hamilton, NY, Bachelor of Arts, May 2007

Majors: Computer Science and Japanese
GPA: 3.63 (Computer Science), 3.74 (Japanese); cumulative GPA: 3.60, magna cum laude