Education and democracy have the same goal: the fullest possible development of human capabilities. - Paul Wellstone
I was fortunate enough in my youth to be instilled with a strong work ethic and the foresight to know quiting never gets you anywhere. I'm driven by the persuit of knowledge and the concept that I can always learn a thing or two more, even about the topics I feel I know the most about. I pay attention to details, because I know it's the small things that count in the end. I stick to deadlines, because I know in the real world, procrastination isn't going to achieve anything. I know how to have fun and laugh, and it's rare for me not to be in my typical humerous mood. But I also know when to cut to the chase and be serious, and I think my background is proof of that.
I have a Bachelor of Science from the University of South Carolina, in Environmental Geography - hey, I wanted to explore all of my options and Geography was always a subject that fascinated me. I figured why not?
I have significant experience in web development and web programming. I am particularly well versed in the utilization and development of Expression Engine CMS. Currently I serve as the Director of Web Development for DuBose Web Group in Columbia, South Carolina. Prior to my current job I worked as the Director of Web Content at South Carolina Educational Television from 2007-2010. Prior to that I served as Webmaster for the Director of Maintenance Office at the South Carolina Department of Transportation, while also fulfilling the role of Web Coordinator for a collegiate club at USC. I also have considerable experience with my own personal online business ventures which I have been operating since 2001. I have gained important experience in E-Commerce, Management, and Communication skills through all of these venues and I, of course, continue to enjoy learning more daily.
Below are a few of the technologies I am familiar with and what I feel I can contribute to projects I'm given the task of completing.
Photoshop CS3-CS5 Suite
CSS3, XTML, HTML5
mySQL and phpmyAdmin
Expression Engine 2.x
Advertising & Marketing
Search Engine Optimization