The University of Maryland College Park
The University of Maryland is one of the nation’s preeminent
higher educational institutions. Their research and computer
science programs ranks among the highest institutions in the
Chief Digital Officer
October 2021 - Present
I am responsible for the University's digital roadmap. The
roadmap is a two-year scoping document with a five-year vision.
Major initiatives for the next year include:
Creating new web applications for umd.edu and admissions.
- Creating the first UMD design system.
- Fearlessly Forward digital campaign.
Integrating APIs for campus calendars and news feeds
throughout the University.
Cultivated a culture of accountability through quarterly team
objectives for management and individuals.
Manage the project lifecycle for all new digital properties.
Direct and track measures of success for the engineering team.
- Uptime of 99.98%
- Page loading performance testing and optimization.
- Database query performance and optimization.
- Server security (pin) and performance (load) testing.
- Bug tracking.
- Peer code reviews.
- 508 compliance reviews.
Manage the design system and coordinate digital brand
requirements with campus partners and vendors.
- Conduct analytics audits for digital campaigns.
Coordinate with project managers for scoping, requirements, and
budgeting. Conducted weekly sprint meetings for all team
Ambassador for engineering best practices for all colleges and
schools, and campus offices.
- Facilitate vendor contracts and scopes of work.
Coordinated the release of digital projects with multiple teams,
vendors, and stakeholders.
Director of Front-End Development
June 2020 - October 2021
Led the accessibility compliance initiative with processes for
automated reviews, training, and development updates.
Led the engineering team with multiple successful project
launches. Projects include:
Web applications for aggregating University news and
- Web components for uniformed digital presence.
- Digital campaigns such as fearless ideas and quantum.
Led workshops for best practices in front-end code patterns,
user-centric design, and accessibility compliance.
Created accessibility standards for campus partners and
Coordinated with vendors for project requirements and
Under Armour Baltimore
The University of Maryland is one of the nation's preeminent
higher educational institutions. Their research program ranks
among the highest institutions in the world, and the computer
science program is steadily rising to one of the nation's
finest. The University's tech stack differs per unit, but our
July 2019 - June 2020
I primarily work on the B2B E-Commerce application called
ArmourHouse. ArmourHouse processes over a billion dollars in
sales annually. I work on a multidisciplinary team in an agile
environment with continuous integration and deployment.
Led a project to create a design-build system using styled
components, typescript, and storybook.
Led development effort to convert components to be 508
Worked on a large-scale E-Commerce application with a 99.9%
uptime using React, Redux, React Router, Apollo, and GraphQL.
- Created API GraphQL endpoints in Scala and PostgreSQL.
- Performed developer code reviews and pull requests.
Happy Cog New York (Remote)
Happy Cog is a prominent digital agency in New York. They
provide a full range of web services, including design,
development, and marketing. Happy Cog is a preferred partner of
Developer, UX Designer
February 2019 - July 2019
I was a development lead and UX designer for a React web
application for a USA Today subsidiary. In addition, I was a
member of the &Pizza development team building scalable Angular
components for E-commerce and marketing web applications.
Led development for headless web applications built with React,
React Router, and Redux. The single-page applications were
WCAG-compliant interfaces pulling data from backends built in
PHP and Python.
Led design workshops for best practices in usability,
accessibility, and semantic HTML.
Deployed Angular components to &Pizza using continuous
integration and deployment strategize built into GitHub.
Mocked multiple client interfaces for A/B usability reviews with
custom elements for rapid prototyping.
Alexander Tom Inc Baltimore
Alex+Tom is an award-winning digital agency in the Baltimore
area. Alex+Tom provides various services, including design,
development, usability testing, and marketing. Alex+Tom was
founded over twenty-five years ago and has been a leading
usability agency for the last fifteen years.
November 2011 - March 2019
I was a development lead and UX designer for clients, including
the Department of Treasury and the National Park Service. I
created award-winning interfaces and web services for government
agencies and corporate companies.
Supervised a full-stack development team with onboarding, code
reviews, and project coordination.
Created over fifteen award-winning user interfaces using vanilla
Created server-side web services using Ruby, PHP, and Node.
These web services were created in REST or GraphQL using the MVC
Mentored stakeholders, designers, content managers, and other
developers in creating user-driven and accessible interfaces.
Utilized an agile development approach to iterate interactive
usability and eye-tracking tests. Rapid prototyping daily based
on user feedback for comparative analysis.
Configured and maintained Linux servers for production sites on
Amazon EC2. Used Linux distros CentOS, RedHat, and Amazon Linux
AMI FedRAMP-certified servers.
Client work includes:
- Department of Treasury
- National Parks Service
- Export-Import Bank of United States
- Chase Bank
- JJ Haines
- Star Spangled 200
- The Stronach Group
Kelly & Associates Hunt Valley
Kelly & Associates is an insurance and payroll company located
in Hunt Valley, Maryland. Kelly & Associates is one or the
nation's largest providers of benefits administration and
technology. Kelly & Associates provides a full range of internal
services for users and brokers.
June 2010 - September 2011 (Internship)
Led the automated quality insurance testing. Provided daily
reports on system status and test results. Created ASP webpages
Created unit and integration tests with Selenium toolkit written
in C#. Update the automated scripts daily for development
- Created ASP pages using test driven development.
Meet with business users during the discovery process for