I am a freelance web developer living in the bay area and have been developing websites for over 6 years.
I work with small businesses and agencies to design and build beautiful responsive websites that work seamlessly across browsers and devices. I have built websites that range from simple 5 – 6 page ones to big WooCommerce and membership sites.
I love building WordPress plugins and custom functionalities for websites. My latest project is the category dropdown plugin that lets you display a simple dropdown of parent and child categories on your sidebar.
I am the lead developer for the Chamber Dashboard plugins which provide all the features to build a membership site for Chambers of Commerce and other membership organizations.
What brought me to Web Development?
My web development career started when I decided to take a biotechnology course in the local tech college in Wisconsin. As part of that course, I learn’t HTML, Linux, PHP, Java and also did a project which involved building a HTML page with a php back end. I started building small web pages just to play around with the CSS. The rest as they say is history and I ended up developing websites full time.
In 2012, after moving to Seattle, I joined a small web development company in Bellevue, WA where I worked on a variety of sites and CMS’s. I built custom themes for Magento, WordPress, Drupal. After an year and a half, I decided that I wanted to do some freelance development. So, I quit my job and started freelancing in August of 2014.
Though, I like building any kind of website and always love a challenge, I like working with WordPress as it is very flexible, has tons of documentation help and is very easy to work with. I have faced my share of challenges with the other CMS’s and I try to avoid them if possible.
When I am not working, I like to try new recipes, work on my garden, read or generally spend time with my family.