Resume

Present Employment:

Drupal Developer
Chromatic (U.S. based, distributed company specializing in Drupal)
2015 - Present
  • Part of a kick-ass team that builds awesome Drupal websites
  • Distributed company, we all work virtually

Information Technology Skills:

  • 5+ years using Drupal CMS. Installation, configuration, theming, module creation. Experience with Wordpress.
  • 10+ years experience with HTML, CSS, Javascript, PHP, MySQL, Apache, IIS
  • git, Subversion (SVN)
  • Experienced in Windows, Linux and Mac environments

Education:

Applied Information Technology Diploma
ITI, Toronto

2000
Bachelor of Physical and Health Education
University of Toronto
Varsity Volleyball Team, Assistant Captain 1992-1995


Past Employment:

1995
Drupal Specialist
Estonian Government Office, Tallinn

2013-2015
  • Drupal expert assigned to help transition all Estonian ministry websites to Drupal platform
  • Supportive site building, theming and custom module creation
  • Train editors and admins to use Drupal

Drupal Developer
K2 Digital, Toronto ON

2012-2013
  • Theme, Module and Site Building work for multiple sites for large insurance company
  • Bolted responsive design (Foundation grid) onto hybrid Drupal / Java customer claims web application.

Drupal Consultant
CGI, Toronto ON

2012
  • Custom development, theming and site building for BMO Report from the Pitch community program
  • Development and maintenance of multiple auto / home insurance quote web applications

Drupal Developer (www.tvo.org)
TVO (TV Ontario)
2011
  • Part of development team moving tvo.org site redesign to Drupal
  • Built custom module to display TVO TV schedule (daily, weekly views, schedule widgets)
  • Site uses Views extensively
  • Facebook and Twitter integration, search result customisation
Website Specialist (www.vm.ee)
Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Tallinn, Estonia
2007 - 2011
  • Led project and built foreign ministry website: www.vm.ee (site launched September 2009)
  • Site uses Drupal CMS with custom theme and many self-coded custom modules
  • Responsible for requirements gathering, information architecture, usability, reporting, security
  • Also built web-based applications to automate:
    • employee evaluation process
    • cultural grant applications
    • registry of international organisations
Senior Website Specialist (www.heartandstroke.ca)
Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, Toronto ON

2000-2007
  • Bilingual site design, development, QA & troubleshooting - for www.heartandstroke.ca as well as Heart and Stroke Foundation intranet, lottery and professional education sites
  • Search engine optimization
  • Site traffic measurement, analysis & reporting to support e-marketing/e-commerce plan
  • Daily testing and approval of bilingual site content for promotion to production servers
  • Management and tracking of development change requests and vendor invoice reconciliation
  • Business analysis - develop functional requirements and design specifications based on stakeholder needs
  • Usability test plan development and execution to assure user-friendly site navigation
  • Technical planning and management for new and ad hoc projects ranging across many business units
  • Interview candidates for various positions

Design Coordinator
Nelvana Ltd., Toronto ON

1995-1998
  • Managed crew of ten designers to ensure quality and deadline goals were met
  • Analysed project scripts and storyboards in a comprehensive manner to ensure both design consistency and that all required elements were drawn by artists
  • Corresponded with and addressed design requirements to out-of-house, third party vendors.
  • Prepared well-organised design packs for use by production departments both in and out-of-house

Treeplanter / Spot Sprayer
Bugbusters Ltd., Prince George, BC

1995
  • Planted trees on piece work basis in mountainous terrain in any kind of weather
  • Challenged dedication and work ethic daily by striving to beat previous day's earnings

Customer Service / Equipment Repair
Blacks Camping, Toronto, ON

1994-1995
  • Provided courteous, efficient customer service in an often-hectic work environment
  • Spoke with suppliers and distributors to ensure store stayed fully stocked
  • Efficiently maintained and repaired various camping and ski equipment for customers


Committees:

Information Architecture Advisory Committee - Centennial College
  • Helping define course objectives, requirements and scope of planned I.A. program

2001-2003

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