About


  • Communication:

    Exceptional listener who effectively conveys information verbally and in writing.
  • Creative:

    Flexible problem solver, able to identify and work toward the best solution.
  • Resourceful:

    Skilled researcher with demonstrated talent for finding needed resources.
  • Enthusiastic:

    Inquisitive learner, eager to meet challenges and quickly grasp new concepts.
  • Self-motivated:

    Highly motivated self-starter who takes initiative with minimal supervision.
  • Teacher:

    Talent for sharing knowledge and excellent presentation skills

Conscientious and dedicated junior developer familiar with the important languages of web and business systems including C#/.NET, SQL, JavaScript, HTML5, and CSS3. Demonstrated desire to improve my skills as a developer while contributing to the fullest extent on an application development team. My aptitude, work ethic, and ability to develop highly effective relationships makes me a valuable asset to the team.

Recently completed Department of Labor post-graduate scholarship for C# /.NET training. The scholarship was awarded based on merit after lengthy selection process from a large pool of applicants.

Languages:

  • C#/.NET : WPF, WCF, ASP.NET, JAVA, PHP, SQL, JavaScript, JQuery, HTML5, CSS3, Google*
*if I don't know it, I will find it & learn it!

Applications:

Code Editors
Visual Studios, Eclipse, Notepad++, Sublime
Developer Tools:
Chrome DevTools, FireFox Firebug, IE f12
Database Tools
SQL Server (Management Studio), MySQL(phpMyAdmin)
Other Applications
MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), MS Visio, MS Project, QuickBooks, Google Apps, Chrome DevTools, CodePlex, GIT, Trello
Graphics
Adobe Creative Suite, Corel Suite
FTP
CuteFTP, WinSCP, FileZilla

PrettyRock.com May 2005 to Present:

  • Managed e-commerce gemological website
  • Maintained inventory in mySQL database using phpMyAdmin for over 2500 products and 5000 customers
  • 2013 In progress update of website to current standards (including mobile) using HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, JQuery, PHP, and SQL
  • Maintained mySQL database using phpMyAdmin for over 2500 products and 5000 customers
  • Used Quickbooks for all bookkeeping
  • Supervised and trained contractors to fulfill orders and update/delete database
  • Created educational materials for customers
  • Designed marketing for print and online including Google AdWords and Yahoo. Developed web presence with social media including a blog, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.
  • Achieved top 10 ranking for keywords using SEO optimization techniques
  • Developed excellent rapport with international customer base and vendors resulting in repeat business and referrals.

EJM Studios Jan 1995 to April 2005:

  • Award winning, published fine artist
  • Graphic design (Corel)and website development (Dreamweaver)
  • Taught painting and drawing to all age groups
  • Created and maintained e-commerce website with online shopping cart
  • Integrated PayPal payment system

Art Teacher Montgomery Co Public Schools,MD August 1990 to June 1994:

  • Taught 6, 7, 8th grade class of 30-40 students
  • Responsible for ordering all supplies, equipment and furniture for art department of new school.
  • organized Art shows, sponsored Yearbook/Art Club

Volunteer Work:

Charlotte Senior Centers: Charlotte Senior Centers - Redesigning website which will include a content management system, video library, activities calendar and optimization for older adults.

Steele Creek Women's Book Club- since 2009 - Founder - organize meetings, lead book selection process, and maintain communication for group of 25.

Technical Education:

C# /.NET ReachIT Developers Scholarship

  • Intensive post- graduate 6-month Department of Labor Scholarship focused on C#/.NET with exposure to WCF, WPF, ASP.NET, MVC and MVVM

Central Piedmont Community College 2012-2013 GPA 4.0

  • Completing A.A.S., Computer Technology Integration Degree Specialization in WEB
  • Classes have included:
  • Advanced JAVA Programming
  • Database Driven Websites
  • JAVA Programming
  • Web Mark Up and Scripting (I and II)
  • Database Concepts

Technical Certifications:

  • Oracle Database 11g: SQL Fundamentals Exam
  • Microsoft - Software Development Fundamentals
  • JAVA Essentials & PHP/ MySQL Essential Training -Certification of Completion - Lynda
  • Javascript and HTML/CSS, Completed Codecademy

Other Education:

  • BA Art Education, University of Maryland
  • P. B. C. Elementary UNC at Asheville 2000
  • Graduate Gemologist (GG), GIA