I am a software developer who is passionate about logic and code, but also have a great interest in understanding and making use of the business and marketing aspects of a project to improve the end result.
Working in the software development field for over 17 years, I have a wide range of experience with programming languages, databases, and environments, across a number of different industries. Early on, I started in the Internet Marketing field doing software support and development, and later moved largely into web development, database design, and data analysis. I also worked in the newspaper print industry, developing online and print advertising tools, where I learned a lot about customer training, image processing, and building complex data management and user interfaces.
More recently, I have been developing for the iOS platform on the iPhone and iPad, and I continue to develop apps for myself and for clients.
My clients range from individuals who have an idea for an app or want a website for their small business, to software development studios and other larger companies who need help with their ongoing projects.
I work for a number of local businesses, but a lot of my clients are in other distant locations. I believe that quick, clear, and professional communication make up for any problems associated with working remotely, and I have had a high degree of success in these situations.
Juggling the day to day operations of work and family doesn’t leave a lot of room for fun, but I do manage to squeeze in enough to keep things balanced. I really enjoy gaming, both board games and video games, and we play with our family and friends whenever we can. I have a special interest in Chess, and play in a couple of tournament a year. And last but not least, I enjoy being my own personal chef. Food is one of those things that makes life more enjoyable, and we try to make great food throughout the year, focusing on BBQ and salads in the Summer months, and soups, baked dishes, and stir fries during the Winter, always trying to incorporate fresh and in-season ingredients whenever possible.