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 Developer.
In other words, I'm a front-end developer on the UX side of things. I absolutely love writing Sass, component-izing markup, and staying on top of the latest and greatest. CSS Grid Layout 💜, SVG animation, and accessibility are a few things I'm especially jazzed about these days.
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.
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