I’m quite content to work quietly behind a computer screen and take solace in being able to work in a field that allows for such a perfect combination of logic, art, and interaction with a variety of other very talented people in various disciplines.

I’ve always been a bit of an autodidact, learning on my feet as much as possible, and I feel that ambition has always shown through in my work. I started learning basic HTML when I was fourteen, interested in creating a web page — and soon a full-fledged website — to outdo my older brother, who discovered free web hosts and site builders somewhere back in 1998 or 1999. Not satisfied with pre-built options, I started learning how I could do whatever I wanted, and my journey began…

Having a strong affinity for the visual arts, I attended both Kendall College of Art & Design and Columbus College of Art & Design to further pursue my interests, and was able to explore many frontiers of my own creativity — graphic design, photography, 3D modeling, animation — just to name a few. The culmination of my experiences in the classroom and the artistry involved in these projects led me to begin working full-time as a freelance designer, which inevitably dragged me back into the clutches of the web.

After immersing myself in the quickly-changing modern web landscape again, I was able to focus again in on HTML5, CSS3, PHP, JavaScript, jQuery, Git, and perhaps most importantly, the WordPress platform, which provided me the opportunity to cut my teeth in modern development techniques for the first time in years. I was once again immediately enthralled by the combination of the arts and technology that web development provides and began seeking out new opportunities and experiences.

I’ve been with Denison University since 2011, where I work primarily on designing and developing new features for the flagship Drupal site, Denison.edu, in addition to an assortment of other WordPress-based properties and other web technologies. I’ve also continued to work on freelance web design and development projects, which allows me to further develop my own craft and provides the opportunity to work with a variety of other industries.

Personal Life

My girls and I

Also in 2011, I married my fiancée and best friend, Brittani, in a small ceremony in Goodale Park, located near downtown Columbus. We were lucky enough to have our daughter Hadley Hope (yes, Aliens fans…) in February 2014, and welcomed another little girl, Adaline Lily, in June 2015.