Product Manager / UX Designer @ Pure Charity
June 2011 - Present
Pure Charity aims to change the world through a movement of generosity by providing a global platform where everyone can engage and make a difference. My role is to discover a product that is valuable, usable, and feasible and ensure that what we build can be delivered to today's platforms; desktop, mobile and social platforms with the upmost care and attention to product, design, UX and usability.
Founder @ RIZN Media
March 2010 - Present
RIZN Media is a independent media publisher focused on producing blogs and podcasts to serve the web community.
Founder / Editor @ The Changelog
November 2009 - Present
The Changelog is a member supported blog and podcast that covers the intersection of software development and open source. We shine a spotlight on what’s fresh and new in open source.
Founder / Host @ Founders Talk
October 2010 - Present
Founders Talk is an interview podcast all about awesome, in-depth, one on one conversations with Founders.
Chief Broadcaster @ Industry Media Corp
January 2012 - Present
The Industry is an independent blog and weekly radio show highlighting design focused startups and people. We exist to give the design driven a voice in tech media.
Founder @ RIZN Studios
January 2011 - Present
RIZN Studios opened in Jan of 2011 to take over operations of Handcrafted, LLC and offer web design, development, marketing, strategy, product development, education, conferences services and more.
Front End Web Developer @ Zondervan / BibleGateway.com
February 2010 - December 2010
The Bible Gateway is a tool for reading and researching scripture online, available in the language or translation of your choice. It provides advanced searching capabilities, allowing readers to find and study the Bible based on keywords, phrases, or scripture reference.
Designer / Developer @ change:healthcare, inc.
June 2009 - March 2010
change:healthcare helps people save money on their prescriptions and doctors visits. Using their proprietary cost savings engine, they analyze claims and provide relevant information back to site users to help them make informed decisions regarding their healthcare.
Whether you are an individual user or a company, there are tools available to save money.
I am the first true Front-end Designer / Developer brought on at change:healthcare. Since starting, I have helped to simplify the view-level markup and code, create beautiful and reusable styles that h
Founder @ Handcrafted, LLC
June 2008 - March 2010
Handcrafted is a small team of passionate Designers, Developers, Marketers and Podcasters. We help businesses take their ideas online. We don't care about your company size - we just want to work with clients who care, are passionate about their business, and have realistic expectations and budgets.
Besides developing their own products, Handcrafted helps clients large and small to brainstorm, develop, design and refine theirs. From simple wire-framing, functional prototypes to complete end to end products, or anything in between.
Producer / Host @ The Web 2.0 Show
December 2007 - October 2010
The Web 2.0 Show is a podcast that profiles the people, technologies and businesses of Web 2.0 and the direction and future of the internets. Our focus is on interviewing Entrepreneurs and Developers who are creating the next generation of the web.
User Experience Architect @ Intridea, Inc.
March 2008 - June 2008
Intridea is a Rails focused web development firm based in Washington, DC. With a mixture of both products and client work Intridea and their team deliver smart usable web services.
Partner / Web Developer @ IMAGE202 ENTERTAINMENT
May 2005 - March 2008
IMAGE202 ENTERTAINMENT is a leading media production company, based in Houston, Texas.
Their expertise is in defining experiences that enable clients to connect with their audience online as well as offline, and grow their business using the digital medium.
As a multi-disciplinary media production company, they are often recognized by clients as a "one-stop-shop".
Being a "one-stop-shop", for lack of better terms, gives their creative team flexibility and benefits during a project to provide results driven, end-to-end consulting across various mediums
UX Hacker @ Tasty Planner
February 2008 - October 2008
Tasty Planner is a website that helps you create, plan and share recipes, menus, grocery lists and more.
At TastyPlanner.com you can browse, create, and share delicious recipes. Add them to your personal Recipe Box. Plan meals in your weekly planner to have your grocery shopping list automatically generated for you. You can print your shopping list or have it emailed to you. You can even access it at the grocery store on your iPhone.
Business Development Manager @ IT Weapons, Inc.
February 2005 - February 2006
IT Weapons is a high-tech consulting company truly focused on lowering Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) while increasing Return on Investment (ROI) for their clients' information technology investments.
As a Business Development Manager my responsibilities included; managing the planning, development, marketing, and positioning of the IT Weapons brand and identity. I was responsible for coordinating various aspects of the relationship building process with partner vendors.
Account Executive @ Muzak, LLC
December 2001 - January 2005
Let's start with the numbers. 3,000 employees. 200+ service and sales locations. 350,000 clients. 100,000,000 people who experience Muzak every day.
In other words, Muzak is big.
Muzak is the integration of music, voice and sound to create experiences designed specifically for a business.
As an Account Executive for Muzak, I played an integral part in an experience based, client-centric culture to mold and fine-tune my sales, marketing, people, speech, and public presentation skills.
Soldier @ Army, United States of America
September 1998 - January 2001
Quality training and quality of life go hand-in-hand with mission readiness and success on the battlefield. In the US Army I learned discipline, courage, self-respect, honor and selfless service to my country.