I specialize in Ruby on Rails and JavaScript development.

What gets me all revved up? Code as crisp as a morning breeze, and algorithms with the elegance of a 1995 Ford Bronco. Mostly, I just really like the internet, so can we take a moment to reflect on its glory? I want to be a part of that.

I specialize in Ruby on Rails and React/JavaScript development. I graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder where I received BS and MS degrees in Aerospace Engineering. After a couple of years of spending all of my free time doing web development, I decided to transition to do it full-time. After that, I worked several years at SpotX developing ad tech software as a team lead. Since leaving SpotX, I've been doing full-stack development at Elevation Corporate Health as well as freelance contract work.

I primarily work with Ruby on Rails and React.js, but am always looking to learn more tools.

Projects

RMI Aware

Designed for Remote Medical International, RMI Aware contains a database of remote operations locations and hospitals around the world and connects the users with the nearest hospitals capable of meeting their needs. On an oil rig in The Gulf of Mexico and someone's injured but have a helicopter? This will find nearby hospitals with helipads. It also allows for ships to integrate with the Marine Traffic API so RMI Aware always knows the vessel's up-to-date location.
The version below uses mock data to protect RMI's data, so please excuse the hospitals in the ocean.
RMI Aware | GitHub

Logo Boat

SailUpon

SailUpon uses a Ruby on Rails back-end with a Backbone.js front-end to navigate the user to sites related to their chosen interests. Once you are logged in, the site acts as a single page using the Backbone framework to update the page's content.
SailUpon | GitHub

Snake

Snake!

Snake is a classic. This one is another game built with JavaScript, but no HTML5 Canvas on this one. It simply uses dynamic divs, keymaster.js and some jQuery. Really simple but addicting game. I’m sure I don’t need to tell you that.
Snake! | GitHub

Asteroids

Asteroids

Atari's classic re-imagined for the browser. Asteroids is a game built with the HTML5 Canvas and JavaScript. It's an incredibly awesome work in progress. It uses the nifty keymaster.js tool for interaction. I've added a parallax feature for the star field which enhances the sense of motion through space.
Asteroids | GitHub

Snake

Dog Traning with Sockets

A Socket.io application I wrote to communicate/distract my dogs at home when I'm at work. It's used in conjuction with a web cam to give them commands or just distracting noises from work without having to make a peep in the office.
GitHub

Other Stuff I'm Into

Isla Mujeres Movie Grab

Videos

I like to film and edit videos in my free time. This video was from a trip to Isla Mujeres, Mexico. There's whale sharks, storms, iguanas, turtles. You name it. The video is featured on a couple of tourism sites for the island, which I'm pretty proud of.
Video

Blue, the dog

Blue

The only thing more majestic than a 1995 Ford Bronco is that dog right there. Blue is an Australian Kelpie mix that we rescued from Albuquerque, and he is unmatched.

Isla Mujeres Movie Grab

Jet Engines

Biomite was my senior capstone project at the University of Colorado. We modified a miniature jet engine to operate on biofuel and added a variable area nozzle, which is what you see slowly opening and closing in this video. I was responsible for the design and manufacturing of that nozzle.
Video

Contact me

Feel free to email me or find me on GitHub, Stack Overflow, or LinkedIn. Or check out my blog