Schools, degrees, and other continuing education
Bachelors of Arts
Double Majored in Computer Science and Visual Communication (Graphic Design). The equivalent of two degrees at once.
1999Thomas Worthington High School
Beyond the normal class load, I took classes in C++ Programming, CAD, and Drafting.
Awards & Publications
These are books, magazine, awards or other publications my work has appeared in.
February 28, 2013Book
One Show Interactive Bronze Award
The award was given to Resource for the work we did on the Express Fashion website. The entire team, including me, were recognized for this work. This award was given by "The One Club for Art and Copy" out of New York.
Link: One Show Archive, File
MacDrumset, a simple drumming app was included on the shareware cd provided with the magazine.
BBS in a Box, Volume 25
MacDrumset was included in a shareware cd-rom that was bought primarily for people who were running Bulletin Board Systems (BBS) and wanted shareware for download.
Mac 100% (Japanese Magazine)
MacDrumset was included on the shareware disc that was the companion to their magazine. They also put a small little article in the magazine about it.
Here is my Entrepreneurial Career aside from my work career. These are businesses I have built, run, sold, or shutdown.
Jan 2014 - CurrentOwner
Independent Consulting, and Software Development.
Jan 2010 - Dec 2013Owner
Diabetic Journal, LLC
Online SaaS software for managing diabetes. A social community that allowed people to track their blood sugars, share recipes and communicate with their doctors.
Mar 2011 - Jan 2013Partner
Local Gun List, LLC
Online classified ads for people looking to buy or sell firearm related items.
Partner: Nick Fama (Marketer)
Jun 2010 - Jun 2013Owner
Created a small bulk candy vending route and learned about the business mechanics of the vending industry. Started a blog to share what I learned, and wrote a book. Sold my route and moved on with other venture. The blog and book still exist and generate residuals.
Skills: Entrepreneurship, WordPress, Writing, Marketing, etc
July 1999 - July 2004Partner
Outer Region Software
Originally JeffScott Development, We developed Macintosh based Shareware applications and Games.
Partner: Jeffery Walker (Co-developer)
Skills: Graphic Design, C/C++
Here are the many companies I have worked for either as either an Employee or an hourly based Contractor.
Aug 2017 - CurrentMovePoint Software
Acting more as a coach, I take on the roles of a BA, PM, Scrum Master, and Developer Mentor. Introduced Agile Methodologies, educated developers on newer technologies, guiding the team through a major refactor into a microservice based platform, and setting a new course to help grow the business.
Feb 2015 - CurrentMcGraw-Hill
Nov 2014 - CurrentFusion Alliance
Quick solutions merged into Fusion Alliance, Placed at Columbus Library, and McGraw-Hill.
Oct 2013 - Jan 2015Columbus Metropolitan Library
Built software their Homework Help Center, Reading Buddies, Location lookup rest services, Rebuilt their Apache and MySQL web architecture, Helped Migrate Web site from Drupal 5 to Drupal 7.
Skills: PHP, Laravel, Drupal, HTTPD, MYSQL, Linux, MSSQL, Bootstrap, and more
Oct 2013 - Oct 2014Quick Solutions
Consultant Placed at Columbus Library, Quick Solutions Merged with Fusion Alliance October 31, 2014.
2006 - Oct 2013MovePoint Software / Leaders Moving & Storage
Senior Java Developer
Developed MovePoint SaaS Software, managed a team of 7 people in all areas of the business.
2004 - 2006bRight Software
Contracted At MovePoint Software, also developed the logo and branding for the company
Did graphic design work for a local small business selling supplies for the Life Sciences.
Skills: Graphic Design, Print Design, Photoshop, Illustrator
1998 - 2004Resource Interactive
Web development for brands such as HP, Victoria Secret, Limited Brands, Rahal, MacTools, Wendy's, Burton Snowboards, Wexner Arts and Many more.
Skills: PHP, HTML, CSS, ASP, PERL, and More
2002 - 2003ReflexDT
Built Sites for multiple clients such as Casto Communities
Worked with the marketing department to revamp their website using Merant Collage as a CMS system.
Used Macromedia Director to produce a Multimedia CD-ROM for BankOne to be distributed out to their shareholders.
Skills: Macromedia Director, Lingo
These projects are a mix of fixed bit client work, independent ventures, or projects for some of the companies listed in my businesses timeline.
May 2018 - CurrentBlog
Online Journal of my MetaPhysical and Spiritual Journey. As I dive more into the world of energy healing and mediation I present the reader with drawings of what I have experienced and a breakdown of the lessons I have learned.
Skills: WordPress, Writing, Drawing, Graphic Design
Sept 2017 - CurrentBlog
Build My Halloween
Online blog and Amazon Affiliate store geared towards people wanting to celebrate Halloween.
Skills: WordPress, Outsourcing, PHP, Graphic Design, and more
May 2017 - CurrentSaaS
Creating a new Point of sale software for the Video Game and collectible card game industry.
Nov 2014 - CurrentBlog
Build My Christmas
Online Blog and amazon affiliate store that helps people find new ideas and themes to decorate for Christmas.
Skills: WordPress, PHP, Graphic Design, and more
Dec 2012 - CurrentBlog
Last Minute Prepper
Created, wrote for and managed a blog about survival and preparedness. Also includes an Amazon Affiliate Store Component.
Skills: WordPress, Outsourcing, Writing, Graphic Design, SEO, and more.
Jan 2015 - Mar 2017blog
Happy Cat HQ
An Amazon Affiliate store the curates items for cat lovers.
Sept 2014 - Sept 2017Web App
Web application to enabled people with concealed carry permits to search and record any shops, restaurants, or businesses that prevented people from carrying a firearm. This allowed them to avoid anti-gun businesses in the interest of not having to leave their gun in the car.
Skills: Laravel, PHP, JQuery, HTML, CSS, Bootstrap, Graphic Design
Dec 2014 - Dec 2016Store
Shop Fishing Tackle
Design & Developed an Online Amazon Affiliate store geared to fishers.
Skills: WordPress, PHP, Graphic Design, Branding, and more
Built a wordpress site for a brand new local video game store, UGA Games. Provided Tech and business guidance on marketing strategies. Occasionally support site when issue arise.
Skills: WordPress, Graphic Design
Aug 2013 - Oct 2013Client
Built a Custom Web App to allow OhioIX and their users to manage IP address ASNs within the network.
Designed a brand, Created a wordpress online store for morbidFX a haunted house prop and makeup company to sell their products and book gigs.
Skills: WordPress, Graphic Design, Branding
May 2012 - Dec 2013Social
Built an online social network for People into cosplay and anime. This site was a marketing effort for a bigger play in which we would start some conventions based off user base.
Partner: Nick Fama (marketer)
Skills: PHP, MySQL, HTML, CSS, Graphic Design
Mar 2012 - Dec 2013Blog
Zaboa Entertainment Network
Created a network of Photo blog sites and online games that acted as a distraction for users. At peak had 200k Visits per month.
Skills: WordPress, Graphic Design
Created a custom logo and business card.
Skills: Graphic Design, Logo Design
Created a logo and website for Nick Fama's Marketing and consulting business.
Skills: WordPress, Graphic Design
Logo Design, and wordpress blog setup
Skills: WordPress, Graphic Design, Logo Design
Insight Coaching and Consulting
Custom Logo and Business card for an executive and marriage coaching business.
Skills: Graphic Design, Logo Design, Print Design
Created a custom logo, business card, and website for a computer network consulting company.
Skills: Logo Design, Graphic Design, Print Design, WordPress
Dec 2011 - Feb 2012Client
Moving Business Network
Setup a blog about the moving industry as a marketing effort for MovePoint Software. Wrote the initial article, designed the logo, marketing the site, did the SEO, created email funnels, etc.
Skills: Marketing, WordPress, Design, SEO, Writing
Dec 2011 - Feb 2012Client
Designed and developed a new website using WordPress for lifestreams international and vectorized their logo.
Dec 2011 - Mar 2012Website
Pre-marketing for a potential web based todo application. Developed a WordPress site and did pre-marketing trying to get a following for the app and see if it was a viable project.
Apr 2008 - Jan 2009Client
Bins Mobile Storage
Created a custom ordering process for their business and integrated it with MovePoint Software so online ordering would flow directly into their software.
Jan 2006 - Jan 2010Web App
Built a custom web application to database video games and offer users reviews about the game. The system was slanted towards retro gaming. I built the site and added content for a lot of systems.
Partner: Jace Martin
Reviewers: Heather Kiley, Tobias Stecker
Skills: PHP, MySQL, Graphic Design, etc
2005 - 2006Client
The Mascot Organization
Built a custom PHP application to allow then to track their talent and search for people close to specific zip codes for assignments. Also created a client portal that allowed their clients to login and see who they had available.
Custom logo for Windsor Consulting
Skills: Graphic Design
Converted a web site design into an actual site.
Created a logo and custom website for bRight Software. The Company I was contracting through while at MovePoint Software.
World of Warcraft Beta Testing
Took part in the public beta testing of World of Warcraft.
Won a design contest beating out all the other graphic designers in my college class. As the winner my design was featured for the 2003-2004 season program, T-shirt, tickets and more.
Skills: Print Design
Neocron Beta 3
Participated in a private 3 wave of beta testing of the MMORPG called Neocron. Found and reported several bugs.
With Jeffrey Walker, we wrote the only official release from Outer Region Software. It was a tile based puzzle game similar to a game called Lights Out. Music was done by John Garrett, Initial Graphics were done my James Westbrooks, revised by me later. Ran on Mac OS 9 and later the first versions of OS 10.
Skills: Macintosh Development, C++, Graphic Design
1999 - 2003Client
Aikido of Columbus
Designed and maintained multiple versions of the Aikido of Columbus web site.
Damage Incorporated Beta Tester
Helped test the 1.2 update to the macintosh game. Found and even diagnosed a bug for them related to their cheat codes. Received recognition in their update notes.
Links: Original, Mirror
Wrote a simple Mac App that turned your keyboard into a realtime drum kit. It allowed the user to bang on the letters and number pad so they could essentially drum out a beat via the computer. It was included in multiple magazines and had more then a million download between tucows and download.com before they reset their counters sometime in the 2000s. It was freeware but was the first of it's kind.