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 As a Web Designer and Developer, I use my web developer skills to create solid websites, with robust graphics supported by sound programming and stable templates. As a Web Designer, I create how a website appears that is appealing, with keeping in mind of any branding, and the user experience.

I am able to create websites from beginning to end, which includes, creating a concept (using Fireworks and Photoshop), and then develop the website from an approved concept.

 I have a Bachelor's Degree. I am Security+ Certified (December 2010). I have a Secret Security Clearance.

B.S. Degree in Network Security.    ECPI University.
Virginia Beach, VA.    April 2011

          GPA: 3.82   Magna Cum Laude


A.A.S. Degree in IT/Web Design.    ECPI University.
Richmond, VA.    May 2007

          GPA: 3.87   Magna Cum Laude

     Other Honors:

          National Technical Honor Society

          Deans List

          Fellowship Award

 

CompTIA Security+ Certified, Dec 2010
Proficient in Microsoft Office: Word, Excel,  PowerPoint,  and Access (Database), Open Source

Multimedia Proficiencies:

  • HTML (CC), CSS,  Photoshop (CC),  Fireworks (CC),
  • AJAX, XML, SQL,  and Adobe InDesign.
  • Learning Visual Studio VB & C#
Proficient in desktop publishing, digital and analog photography, newsletters. My photography has been published three times in the, "International Library of Photography".

Serving as a Board of Director Member for the "Friends of the Army Women's Museum Association".

With respect for soldiers who have died in service to our Country and their mothers, I redesigned and manage updates for the American Gold Star Mothers website, Pro-bono. I put in over 200 hours on this project. It went live January 2015.

Redesigned and manage updates for the Gold Star Mothers Family Monument website, Pro-bono. It went live February 2015.

Hand bell Choir.

Created and manage updates for the "Friends of the Army Women's Museum Association" website.

Previous Church Council Member.

Volunteered, went to Golfport, MS to assist in the rebuilding and restoration of homes that was damaged/destroyed as a result of the hurricane Katrina. Our team where blessed to assist 5 families.

Associate Member of 24th Infantry Division Association.

Past President of Fort Eustis Enlisted and Civilian Spouses Club

Clowning around for various organizations parties on military installations, making balloon animals. Also clowned around at the Youth Activity Center, and with the Kiwanis Club. My clown name was; Sparkie.

LMI   January 2015 - Current      Webmaster

Secret Security Clearance, working at GCSS-Army, Petersburg, VA

  • Re-designed look and feel, and took over maintaining GCSS-Army public website (C#). This includes modifying, and adding Content, Menu, & Telerik Controls in a Team Foundation Service (TFS) environment that requires entering Tasks for each request and checking in files once task is completed that correspond with each other. There are over 2.4 Million visitors to the website every month.
  • Developed and maintaining a GCSS-Army Intranet for employees only, protected by CAC. Changed over the original HTML pages to be VB (Visual Basic) pages to provide additional protection.
  • Providing optional solutions for reworking pages on GCSS-Army public site to comply with CASCOM G4 requests. Solutions I provided where accepted and implemented.
  • Working with 3 differant Teams to help communications flow through out Organization. Each Team has it's own function.
  • Designing and implement links, to other DoD websites, that comply with DoD (Department of Defense) and U.S. Army standards and regulations.
  • Performing audits and analyze web traffic.
  • Providing occasional graphic support.

Raytheon   August 2013 - November 2014      Webmaster

Secret Security Clearance, working at Fort Lee, VA

Previously with:

Logistics Solutions Group;    Jan 2012 - July 2013      Webmaster

Secret Security Clearance, working at Fort Lee, VA

  • February 2014. I managed the Ordnance Corps and School Website, and also managed the Army Sustainment Magazine website. For the Ordnance Corps website, I created an RSS News Feed within 90 days of taking over the website. The Ordnance website is the first website on Fort Lee to have a RSS News Feed.
  • I provided support for the Ordnance Facebook page by creating various Facebook covers, and placing content that was approved by Ordnance on their Facebook page. In Oct 2014 the Ordnance facebook page was featured as the "Social Media Spotlight" on the TRADOC Website. The following week, the Ordnance website was featured as "Website of the Week".
  • Performed the graphical design, site planning and layout of web applications and using HTML (CS6), CSS, and Javascript for the US Army Logistics University website from Jan 2012- Feb 2014. I also took over managing the Army Sustainment Magazine in 2013.
  • Collaborated with a team of other Webmasters to create pages, templates, and scripts for the new look and feel of the CASCOM website. We also work as a team to manage and update the CASCOM website.
  • Worked with business content owners and a variety of content providers, departments and offices to provide solutions, drafting the final version for publication.
  • Performed maintenance, administration, and enhancement of websites and web based services.
  • Designing and implement links, to other DoD websites, that comply with DoD (Department of Defense) and U.S. Army G-6 standards and regulations.
  • Performed audits and analyze web traffic and server load versus server capacity.
  • Provided occasional graphic support to the Executive Operations of CASCOM, for their brochures.
  • Provided Kiosk assistance, by placing flyers for the CASCOM Kiosk, and some maintenance of the Kiosks.

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FoxConn;    Oct 2011 - Oct 2011      Application Software Programmer

Short-Term assignment - I assisted in finding a solution, and testing the ability to Export data from Excel 2007 sheets into SQL Server Express 2005 Tables. The solution I found was importing Excel into Access, changing some of the DataTypes, and then exporting from Access into SQL Server Tables. The next challenge was to resolve the differences of the DataTypes that Access had to work with SQL Server. Here is the step-by-step process (PDF).

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PrecisonIR;    Mar 2011 - July 2011      Web Developer

Managed updates (content) for 84 Investors websites. Using HTML, CSS, and Javascript to incorporate navigation on clients websites, to add Investor Relations pages to their existing website. Investor Relation pages is financial data related to the company (Stock Quotes, SEC Filings, Email Alerts sign-ups, ect). Working with a team in an intense time driven environment, which requires quality and quantity to meet deadlines.

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Experis;    Jan 2011 - Mar 2011      Programmer

Short Term contract position. Applied programming techniques to fix web pages unimpeded by foreign languages of a content of a multi-national corporation (Kodak.com), using HTML and inline CSS. Used Ektron’s CMS to make HTML , CSS, and Navigation changes. Worked on a team in an intense time driven environment, which required quality and quantity to meet deadlines. (Previously known as: COMSYS)

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Lutheran Church of Our Savoiur;    May 09 - July 2010      Web Developer and Graphic Designer

Volunteer Position. Programmed, re-designed, and maintained website, using tables and templates, using editable areas, JS, HTML, CSS, Ajax, and Lightbox that can be viewed by different browsers, using Dreamweaver. FTP (Upload) files to servers. Created custom graphics using Fireworks or Photoshop, for use on the website.

BetterNet.Biz;    June 06 - June 09      Web Developer and Graphic Designer

Programmed and developed websites, using tables and templates, using editable areas, JS, HTML, and CSS, that can be viewed by different browsers, using Dreamweaver. FTP (Upload) files to servers. Create designs using Fireworks or Photoshop for customer’s approval prior to building their website. Develop graphic designs that usually exceeded the customer’s objectives. Manage and organize multiple projects. Created and designed marketing mailers to increase response rate. Two years experience. While in the Army, I published and managed a website and produced a newsletter for soldiers and their families for four years.

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Volunteer;    Jan 06 - May 06      Web Developer and Programmer

As an active member of the Future Solutions Developer Club at ECPI Technical College, I have utilized my classroom skills, to build a website for the Club mostly using ASP. I have assisted building a website for the new Medical Careers Institution School, using ASP, and Flash. I have also participated in either creating a fresh look to other websites, or creating new websites. I assisted in creating a new site (Yoga by Dale), which features a Calendar that users can register for a class, and the owner can add, modify, or delete classes, using ASP. Not only do I have the opportunity to apply my skills on projects for other clients, but I also learned more languages, like Ajax which where not being offered currently in school. Within 12 months of graduating, the FSD Club ended, due to a lack of participation.

US Army; Sept 91-Nov 04

Successfully administered recruiting, training and recognizing volunteers. Distribution information by publishing newsletters, bulletin board, created and managed a website for 4 years. Organized meetings to create a climate that positively reinforced positive relations with family members and soldiers, increasing attendance from 40 to 200 people in less then 1 year.

Operations Non-Commissioned Office (project manager) in charge of tracking and scheduling; training events, movement of personnel and equipment.

Represented the Commander to the families while the unit was away on deployments; providing family support. Received 5 consecutive, Commander’s Gold Family Readiness Awards in Fort Eustis and Fort Story.  Received numerous other recognitions.

Provided personnel administrating training and basic soldiers training to a diverse group of soldiers.  Developed lesson plans, graphs, and other visual aids to present critical concepts in a powerful and persuasive manner.  Strong interpersonal and negotiating skill resulted in an increase of productivity, and reduced accidents.

US Army; Sept 91-Nov 04

  • Air Deployment Planning Course, Field Sanitation Course, Unit Armor Course, Lifeguard,
  • Security Manager’s Orientation Course, Combat Life Saver Certification (an Advanced First Aid qualification),
  • All Source Analysis System Warlord Basic Analyst/Operator Course,
  • Affiliate of the US Army Engineer Regiment,
  • Graduate of the Heavy Construction Equipment Operator Course.