Before we begin...
I built this page as a interactive, not-too-long, choose-your-own-adventure-esque reading experience to help you get to know me from afar.
I recommend using the buttons (it's satisfying!) but feel free to scroll if you'd rather.
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You know, like Lara Croft, Tomb Raider?
Or like the Lara from Dr. Zhivago? ^100
I guess that depends on your generation ;).
What do I do?
I do some cool things I’d like to tell you about, but I don't want to bog you down with jargon if you're not into it.^50
Are you a tech person 🖥 or non-tech person 📝?
Greetings, fellow tech person!
Our job titles are lacking, don't you think? These days, I call myself a "UX-Oriented Front-end & WordPress Developer". I guess?
In other words, I love designing templates, crafting stylesheets, and massaging all of it into WordPress. I have keen eye for visual design and usability, but if given the choice, I'd rather build someone else's great mock-up than design it myself.
I build websites!
More specifically, the "front end" of websites.
The front end of a website is what you see on a web page, rather than the logic, databases, and algorithms that power the functionality of a website, a.k.a. the back-end, although I'm learning that part, too.
For example, if I was the front-end developer helping to build Google.com, I would be in charge of placing the search box on the appropriate part of the page, adding a box shadow to it, and creating a nice, satisfying-to-click button. Making the search button actually do a search ‐ that's the role of a back-end developer.
I'm a teacher, too.
I'm great at breaking down coding concepts into fun metaphors and digestable chunks.
I really love what I do, and I get super excited about sharing all the things I've figured out, especially with those who are at the beginning of their developer journey.^50
More like where to begin!
I grew up near Pittsburgh on a llama farm 🚜, started school in Boulder ⛰, finished school in Boston 🦀, worked for startups in Pittsburgh 🌧, worked for myself in New York 🗽, and tried to be a ski bum Utah 🎿.
Now here I am, for hire, in Los Angeles 🚘.^50