Senior web designer and developer with over 20 years of building, developing, and managing personal and corporate websites. Valuable web skills in front-end and back-end development. Expert knowledge of SEO best practices for web design optimization and keyword optimization. Expert knowledge of WordPress, WooCommerce, Themes, plugins, and other CMS systems. Excellent problem-solving skills with computer hardware, software, and web security. Knowledgeable in coding in HTML, CSS, PHP, JS, React, and more. Also, 15 years of experience as a technician/engineer in Semiconductors and Metallurgy operating SEMS and EDS for failure analysis projects involving small and large corporations. Also, a four year Navy Veteran, having served aboard an Aircraft Carrier as an Operation Specialist.
Senior Web Designer and IT Operations at Sharpnet Solutions
Fort Collins, CO | September 2015 – Current
- Planning web site designs, functionality, navigation, and forms to capture data.
- Reviewing web design feasibility and technical issues.
- Helped start a web development team in 2017, which grew from 1 to 5 employees.
- Managed SEO Accounts and sending monthly reports to the client.
- Perform SEO optimization, keyword research, and SEO recommendations.
- Setting up Google Analytics, Search Console, and sitemap.xml Submissions.
- Setup and Submit GMB listings for Clients
- Maintenance of over 50 Servers
- Maintain Hosting and Emails of over 300 websites
- Servers: HostGator, Cloudways, InMotion
- Manage Website Setups and handling Web Site Migrations
- Manage Domain and DNS Transfers on GoDaddy, Google Domains, Bulk-Register, Domains.com,
- Manage Emails and Email issues
- Cleaned and Fixed over 1k hacked WordPress sites.
- Helped remove and restore websites from Google Blacklist.
- Trained new employees on the SEO and Web Design Process.
- Expertise in problem-solving and fixing web related issues.
Freelance Web Designer as a Hobby
January 2003 – Current
- Did Web Design and Development projects on my off-hours as a hobby.
- Built and maintained a website for ASM Chicago as an Engineer.
- Learned to build WooCommerce Websites.
- I managed over 50 Accounts.
- Fixed Website problems, hacks, and issues.
- Created affiliate websites.
- Managed Domains and DNS on GoDaddy.
- Used various control panels like cPanel, Zpanel, ISPconfig, VestaCP, Cloudways.
- Hosted on HostGator, A2 Hosting, Bluehost, DigitalOcean, InMotion, Vesta, Amazon AWS.
- Expertise in Email setup and SMTP.
- Expertise in problem-solving web and network-related issues.
Lead Scanning Electron Microscope Engineer at Exova (Formerly Bodycote, Acquired by Element Materials Technology Group in June 2017)
Glendale Heights, IL | January 2007 – January 2015
- Performed Failure Analysis Projects
- Operated and Maintained a SEM
- Performed Calibrations
- Sample Preparation at Microscopic levels
- Maintained Lab Equipment, Computers, and Software
- Photography and Microscopic Levels
- Wrote Failure Analysis reports
SEM (Search Engine Marketing) Technician at Sharpnet Solutions
Fort Collins, CO | January 2003 – January 2007
- Computer Maintenance and Repair for the Company
- Network Setup
- Website Development
- Email Marketing
- In 2007 was laid off, due to marketing pressure and compitition.
Lead Scanning Electron Microscope Technician at Micron Technologies
Boise, ID | January 1993 – January 2003
- Performed Failure Analysis using a SEM(Scanning Electron Microscope)
- Used EDS to identify Elemental Properties.
- Operated Photolithography Equipment, Steppers, Coaters, Developers
- Worked in a Clean Room Fab
- Worked on 6inch, 8inch, and 12inch wafers
- Took over 300 class hours of Semiconductor Classes
Operation Specialist in the USS Navy
Oct 1990 – May 1994
- Served on the Aircraft Carrier USS Kitty Hawk CV-63.
- Served on the Aircraft Carrier USS Midway CV-41.
- Operation Specialist Class “A” School.
- Attended BUDS(Basic Underwater Demolition School), but had to give up due to a bad stress fracture.
- Operated on naval radar and technical equipment.
- Worked in a tactical command room and bridge.
- Identified and tracked positions of unknown ships and aircraft.
- Deployed to the Persian Gulf War during Operation Desert Shield.
- Earned National Defense Service Medal, Southwest Asia Medal, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Joint Meritorious Unit Award, and Meritorious Unit Commendation.
- In 1994 there was a reduction in forces, and I volunteered.
AAS in Information Technology at ITT Technical Institute
Boise, ID | January 2000 – May 2003
- Awarded Highest Honors with a 3.9 GPA
- Web Design For Web Developers, 3 class hours
- Git Started with GitHub, 1 class hour
- Advanced CSS and Sass, 28 class hours
- Adobe-Illustrator-Fundamentals, 2 class hrs
- Web Design
- Web Development
- Account Management
- Node JS
- SMTP Setup
- SEM (Scanning Electron Microscope)
- EDS (Electron Dispersive X-ray Spectroscopy)
- Sample Preparation
- Perform Basic Maintenance on a SEM
- Failure Analysis
- Clean Room Practices
- ESD Practices
- First Aid and CPR Certified