About Me

Presently I am employed by Blue Acorn iCi in the role of Senior Software Engineer, Infrastructure Lead, where I primarily spend my time focused on software, infrastructure and devops projects for clients in the Magento Commerce B2C and B2B online retail space as well as building and maintaining mission critical cloud infrastructure for internally operated applications. Prior to joining Blue Acorn iCi, I worked at Classy Llama in various engineering and leadership roles with a strong focus on system integrations and infrastructure projects for the online retailers with whom we engaged.

Infrastructure as code, immutable design patterns, automation and highly-available system architecture are passions of mine, having experience with Terraform, Terragrunt, Ansible, Packer, AWS, Google Cloud and Kubernetes as well as highly-available dedicated bare-metal clusters.

On the personal side, I enjoy exploring just about any form of new technology, occasionally building something just for the sake of the challenge, and learning anything related to building automated systems and devops. When time allows for it, I am often found contributing to open-source software. Things I love include spending time with my family, involving myself in the tech conference scene, exploring the great outdoors, hiking, cycling, and running.

The direction of my professional career began taking shape at the age of 11 when I started learning the C/C++ languages, using them to develop a handful of desktop software applications, an experience which ultimately got me hooked on tech. Following the completion of high school, my efforts shifted towards more web focused technologies in the online retail space, taking on a strong infrastructure and devops engineering focus circa 2015.

My expertise with software languages is centered largely around PHP, C, C++, Ruby, Python, Bash, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, with some exposure to Go and Java. I’m also fairly well versed in Juniper EX-series configuration and the pfSense firewall and routing platform.

If you want to check out what keeps me busy in the open source world, take a look at my GitHub or follow me on Twitter.

HONORS & AWARDS

  • Magento 2 Certification Advisory Board Member
    January 2018 - Present
  • Magento Master
    Year of 2016
  • Magento Certification Advisory Board Member
    July 2011

CERTIFICATIONS

  • Zend Certified Engineer
    October 2012 - Present
  • Magento Professional Cloud Developer
    February 2019 - Present
  • Magento 2 Solution Specialist
    May 2018 - Present
  • Magento 2 Professional Developer
    February 2018 - Present
  • Magento 2 Front End Developer
    May 2018 - Present
  • Magento 2 Associate Developer
    March 2018 - Present
  • Magento Certified Developer Plus
    October 2011 – Present
  • Magento Certified Solution Specialist
    May 2014 – Present
  • Magento Certified Frontend Developer
    February 2013 – Present