Web Application Developer
November 2008 — Present
Involved in creation of core products and software including web and application development, graphic layout and design, copywriting, audio and video production and editing, client consultation, product research and recommendations, artwork production and proofing, product delivery, and client follow-up.
I am used to working and communicating directly with clients, suppliers and contractors to create and execute successful print, marketing, trade-show, and other projects to effectively build and grow their business. I can define strategies and develop tactical marketing initiatives to penetrate and grow targeted markets for clients.
— an online text messaging service. The system enables businesses to interact directly with their customers including a completely “hands-free” birthday club system, digital comment card, targeted messages, notifications, and a reminder system primarily utilized by automotive repair shops, tire stores, dentists, doctors, and chiropractors.
— an online service to “Do Stuff with QR Codes”. The system enables users to dynamically create, configure and manage QR codes. QR codes can be configured as a multi-functional “mobile web app” or simply redirect to a URL of your choice.
to simplify payroll processing for multiple companies.
to empower businesses looking to build and manage their presence on Twitter. By automating processes required to build a presence on Twitter, TweetSimple helps businesses build large targeted followings in their specific market niche.
Taught a six month marketing class at Salt Lake Community College (Miller Campus, Sandy UT). The class included topics such as Client List Building, Message Creation, Email strategy, Direct Response Advertising, and more.
Chief Technology Officer
October 2013 — November 2014
My responsibilities at Blueroof 360 included providing insight and recommendations as well as implementation of both technical and marketing aspects of the company.
On a daily basis, I wrote hundreds of lines of code, interfaced with our development team, and worked to stabilize our code base. It was my responsibility to create a new development platform to help the company transition to a new, more manageable and scalable position.
Some of my accomplishments here include:
Recommended and implemented a Git workflow and revisioning system into our web development process enabling us to virtually eliminate the possibility of errors on our production servers.
Identified and recommended removal of major problem in our code that reduced the error rate on our servers from 47% + down to 2%.
Setup and implemented the use of Vagrant and Virtual Box (VM) into our web development cycle so the team didn't waste time and energy in disparate development environments.
Built a new REST API for Real Estate industry including Agents, Brokers and Developers to access using Basic Auth.
Created AreaPulse.com on top of Laravel 4.2 which interfaced with our REST API.
Built a "client side" Geocoder capable of processing tens of thousands of geocodes per day removing the heavy load from our servers.
Set up various billing systems for the company and integrated with the STRIPE API to simplify and ultimately reduce the amount of work needed to take care of billing for our customers.
Wrote a video script to help clients upgrade their account to a paid version upon sign up. The video should be posted soon and we'll see what results we get.
Created and set up an email marketing campaign that generated a 24% response rate within the first 2 hours and that by the second day climbed to over 33% response. This campaign continues to garner over 30% response every time the campaign is executed.
Ad Specialty & Promotional Consultant
September 1996 — Present
In 1996, I started iLOGO
, to provide small, medium and large companies with imprinted promotional products customized for their specific needs. I am known to give my customers straightforward and unfiltered advice about their marketing and corporate messaging with promotional products.
To date, I have sold, purchased and coordinated production and delivery of well over 1,200 unique promotional and imprint projects. Because of my lengthy and unique experience in the field, my clients are able to focus on the core of their business while I manage production timelines and ensure quality results.
Site Developer, Marketing & Sales
August 2004 — June 2010
Created and managed SCOOTSMART
- A new way to buy a scooter, online. After visiting multiple factories in China, I designed a system that allowed customers to choose from “31 flavors” (colors) providing up to 361 different color combinations by simply swapping out panels on the scooter. By utilizing this system, inventory levels were drastically reduced and JIT manufacturing became a reality. With the redesigned completely cardboard packaging solution I created, the scooter could be delivered directly to the customer ready to ride, “right out of the box”.
Web Application Developer
United Shipping Solutions (USS)
June 2007 — November 2008
Salt Lake City, Utah
Created VISION, a custom franchise management system utilized by 268 franchise owners to manage their freight and shipping business. Business owners utilized the system to create and track shipments, handle client billing, make adjustments and credits, process and track sales commissions, and manage customer relationships. This system enables a small group of people to manage a multi-million dollar business with minimal resources and time.
Designed and built WEBSHIP an all inclusive online shipment solution which quoted, shipped, billed and tracked more than 6,000 packages each month. Customers can quickly get shipment insight from multiple carriers and then “ship” their packages and/or freight via the most economical and efficient methods using bar-coded labels generated on the site.
Rebuilt company website. Redesigned company logo, stationery and branding. Managed all domains, co-located servers, dns, and email. Implemented and integrated the FedEx API with the franchisee "webship" application.
Worked with a variety of key stakeholders to facilitate and accommodate for the needs of the company.
Web & Application Developer
Rock Solid Internet Systems
October 2006 — June 2007
American Fork, Utah
Worked on various projects for one of Rock Solid Internet System's clients, United Shipping Solutions (USS). Primary responsibilities included recreating the company's corporate website and building WebShip version 1.0 for USS.
During my time with Rock Solid, I also rebranded USS by creating a new company logo, business cards, invoices, and stationery.
Licensed Mortgage Loan Officer
New Freedom Mortgage
September 2001 — November 2001
Salt Lake City, Utah
Became licensed in the state of Utah and worked as a loan officer during an opportune time in the industry. Sold and closed twenty-three loans totaling upwards of $1.5 million dollars during a three month period (with no existing pipeline) working evenings and occasional Saturdays.
International Marketing Consultant
April 1996 — September 1996
Explored the possibilities of opening an office in Tokyo, Japan. Traveled to Japan to meet with potential Distributors and Clients to determine viability of distributing products into the Japanese markets.
Provided recommendations and analysis pertinent to making a wise and informed investment decision.
Product Designer & Sales
September 1992 — April 1996
Created a line of products which became a "best seller" in the gift shop market. Involved in design, development and creation of line sheets, price sheets, packaging, labeling and sales materials. Effectively sold to various markets and had product line adopted in multiple locations in the Western United States.
Order Processor & Sales
Nu Skin Enterprises
July 1992 — September 1992
Sold products and placed orders for customers over the phone. Received award for most sales in the department.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
July 1990 — July 1992
Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan
Lived and served a 2-year proselytizing mission in Japan. Learned and became fluent in the Japanese language and interacted on a daily basis with the Japanese people.
Nu Skin Enterprises
May 1990 — June 1990
Filed new distributor agreements and other documents for the company.
Men's Head Soccer Coach
Timpview High School
March 1990 — June 1990
Managed all team activities including daily practices, training and games. Finished 1st in the Region and competed in the State High School Tournament.
Warehouse Shipping & Receiving
Nu Skin Enterprises
June 1989 — November 1989
Created "Starter" Kits for new distributors. Packaged and fulfilled products for customers. Palletizing of product. Cleaning and general organization.
June 1988 — August 1988
Accumulated excessive blisters and slept extremely well at night. Handled all aspects of digging holes and trenches, laying sprinkler pipe, installing sprinkler and drip systems, planting trees, shrubs and bushes, sod hauling, laying and cutting, and infinite wheelbarrowing on the job. In one instance, a team of 3 of my friends and I started at 5am with a yard full of dirt, weeds and debris and by nightfall had a "Home Show" landscape ready for the Parade of Homes that began the next morning.