UI/UX Developer // Digital Product Designer
"I am an experienced leader and creative thinker seeking to leverage the skills I learned in the U.S. Navy to design and lead projects in the fields of web design and development, graphic design, and digital content creation."
I am privileged to earn both of my degrees in Colorado, giving me the necessary foundations to be successful in my career. At the Metropolitan State College of Denver, I learned to fly and operate aircraft. During my career as a Naval Officer, I was able to attend numerous schools and training that encompassed flying, leadership, and project management.
In 2017, I started my Masters Degree in Web Development and Design at the University of Denver. Over the course of the curriculum at the University of Denver, I learned the skills needed to be a successful web designer and developer with courses focused on front-end programming languages, user interface and experience design, and digital content creation.
During the completion of my Masters Degree at the
University of Denver, I became proficient at:
• Multiple Programming Languages and Frameworks
• Designing and Deploying Websites and Web Applications
• Creating Unique and Intuitive UX/UI Designs
• Client-side and Server-side Applications
While earning my degree at Metropolitan College of
Denver, I also earned multiple FAA ratings, including:
• Commercial Pilot, Single and Multi-engine aircraft.
• Certified Flight Instructor
• Certified Instrument Instructor
• Advanced Ground Instructor
I have had the distinct privilege of serving my country as a United States Naval Aviator. As an aircraft and mission commander, entrusted with the lives of a full crew of operators and being solely responsible for a multi-million dollar airplane--I am uniquely skilled at team leadership and working under pressure to perform and deliver on the job regardless of the environment.
My experience in the Navy imbued me with the skills to lead large teams and manage complex projects. Coupled with my design experience, and my ability to learn and adapt quickly to new situations, I am able to tackle any problem put in-front of me.
As the Front-End/UX designer and developer at Tigerpaw, I am responsible for creating and shaping the user experience though unique and captivating user interfaces. From initial concept and designs to the end product, I strive to give users a beautiful and intuitive journey. I work with the rest of the Tigerpaw team to turn visions into reality, creating amazing designs, and breathing life into them using the latest Front-End web technologies.
As an MQ-4C Triton Aircraft Commander, I am responsible for the safe operation of the Unmanned Aircraft System and successful mission accomplishment. I lead the squadron’s Innovation Department that capitalizes on new, creative ideas that help solve performance and budgetary issues more rapidly and effectively.
As an Aircraft and Mission Commander in the P-8A, I was tasked to tactically employ the P-8 aircraft in Asia and the Middle East over two deployments spanning a total of 14 months. Additionally, I was responsible for leading the administration, tactics, and enlisted aircrew departments.
As the P-8A Production Officer, I was responsible for tracking the production of P-8A pilots as well as aircraft sensor operators as they learned to operate the aircraft. This included overseeing the training of over 200 naval officers and enlisted sailors.
As a web and graphic designer, I am well-versed in a number of integrated development environments (IDEs) and other programs for creating, manipulating, and managing digital assets.
An effective leader is a master communicator with the skills and personality needed to inspire people to work together and build something amazing. Leadership brings individuals together to create and accomplish the impossible.
As an Aircraft Commander, Mission Commander, and Naval Officer, I have honed my leadership skills in the most demanding environments all over the world. Effective leadership is the key to any successful project or organization. My experience has given me the opportunity to lead from the front and help people reach their full potential to achieve greatness together.
My area of expertise centers around front-end programming languages. While I do have some experience with back-end languages and database management, front-end web development has been my primary focus.
View a curated sample of my work. Whether behind the computer, pencil, or camera, I love to create breathe dreams into life.