I am a technologist and entrepreneur with 35 years of experience including several successful tech startups. Being fluent in both technology and business operations gives me the tools I need to help your business utilize technology to its fullest. Contact me to help level up your business technology today.
d/b/a Store Locator Plus®
Founder / Programmer / Architect
2012 – Present
A successful freemium locator plugin and SaaS application using WordPress as an application foundation. Intimately involved in every aspect of product launch, maintenance, and development. Contributor to WordPress Core and Documentation. Corporate-level WordCamp sponsor for Atlanta, Charleston, and Orlando.
Research Block Technologies, Inc.
Chief Technology Officer / Stakeholder
2020 – 2022
Direct Research & Development and IT Services for a ERP Software as a Service provider. Directing an in-place rewrite of a React SaaS application built on AWS cloud services. Assist in fund-raising efforts.
Chief Technology Officer
2017 – 2020
Managing Information Technology and Research & Development for a medical marketing company in Monterey CA. Served critical role in stabilizing technology assets after sudden departure of prior CTO. Implemented modern security and service reliability standards with a team of remote workers.
2017 – 2019
Technical writer for Skyword. Contracted to write several articles per month about Jetpack. Articles are user-friendly introductions to complex technical topics.
Cyber Sprocket Labs
2005 – 2012
Founder of a developers-for-hire business that grew from 2 people to 20 people in less than 5 years. $3.5M in annual contracts with organizations and companies that included the USAF, Billboard Magazine, Tommy Hilfiger, USA Football as well as many local Charleston clients.
Entrepreneur | Software Engineer
1980s – 2005
A self-taught programmer with a life-long passion for writing code and learning everything possible about computer science. Started entrepreneurial career in mid-20s with a successful eCommerce company. Launched several successful products and open source projects over the past couple of decades.
Currently active with the following technologies: