Accomplished full-stack senior software engineer, currently focusing on Node.js, GraphQL, ReactJS, and the general JavaScript ecosystem.


Accomplished full-stack senior software engineer, currently focusing on Node.js, TypeScript, GraphQL, ReactJS, and the general JavaScript ecosystem. I am an industry veteran and speaker whose aptitude for quickly learning and applying new technologies has been proven over 20 years of successful projects.



  • JavaScript (ES2019)
  • TypeScript
  • React
  • GraphQL
  • Node.js
  • Remote Work
  • Next.js
  • Express, Koa
  • Software Architecture
  • Automated Testing
  • CSS, SCSS, CSS-in-JS
  • Git
  • Mentorship
  • Technical Leadership
  • Webpack/Build Tools
  • Redux
  • MySQL
  • AWS/DevOps
  • Modern PHP
  • DynamoDB
  • PostgreSQL


  • UX Design
  • Docker
  • MongoDB
  • Kubernetes/EKS
  • Technical Speaking
  • API Design
  • Linux
  • Microservices
  • Apache/nginx
  • Symfony
  • Laravel
  • Nest.js


Senior Software Engineer II
2018 – present, Formidable Labs

  • Served as the full-stack architect and technical lead on high-profile client projects ranging from startups to Fortune 100 companies.

    • Developed a China-first B2B ecommerce system for a multi-national life sciences corporation. This project used GraphQL, TypeScript, Next.js, MongoDB, and automated testing with Jest and React Testing Library.
    • Increased revenue for a major international clothing retailer by improving real-user website performance. This project used React, Next.js, Node.js, Enzyme, and Jest.
    • Engineered multiple SaaS products for a faith-based startup, taking ideas from conception through paying customers. This project used GraphQL, React (Next.js), TypeScript, Node (Nest.js), Kubernetes (EKS), AWS, and automated testing with Jest and React Testing Library.
  • Participated in the hiring pipeline and mentored future-senior engineers on code quality and best practices.
  • Contributed to popular open source projects.

Senior Software Engineer (2015)
Lead Developer (2016-2018)
2015 – 2018, Dealer Inspire

  • Modernized and led development of a live chat product ("Conversations") serving the automotive industry.
  • Architected a hybrid Node and PHP based API used by various front-end applications, including web, iOS, and Android applications.
  • Developed a React-based live chat SPA for use by automotive dealerships.
  • Created a React-based embedded live chat widget in use on hundreds of automotive dealership websites, including deep integration with IBM Watson for chatbot functionality.
  • Performed code review and mentored junior developers on code quality and best practices.

Technology Advisor
2015 – 2016, Internet Retail Connection

  • Served as a technology advisor and mentor to company leadership and employees as I transitioned away from the company.

Founder and Head Geek
2003 – 2015, Internet Retail Connection

  • Created, maintained and scaled custom eCommerce system, including front-end websites and back-end inventory and order management systems which generated revenues of over $50 million since 2004.
  • Administered Red Hat Linux and CentOS Linux servers with an Apache/MySQL/PHP environment.
  • Integrated internal systems with external vendor systems to automate inventory, ordering, and customer service.
  • Developed interfaces for various external APIs, including Amazon, Facebook, UPS, USPS, FedEx, eBay, Cybersource Fraud Scoring, & Chase Paymentech.

Software Developer
2004 – 2005, NetShapers, Inc.

  • Coordinated and developed web-based software (PHP, MySQL) for clients of NetShapers.
  • Created affiliate websites using data mining techniques to parse merchant data files.

Internet Development and Marketing
2003 –2005, BBQGuys

  • Created and managed affiliate program, generating new monthly revenues of $50,000.
  • Managed data feed integration with 8 Directed marketing strategy, including e-mail marketing and search engine optimization.

Information Systems Manager
2002 – 2003,

  • Designed, developed and implemented various web-based intranet applications to streamline company operations
  • Assisted in the conversion of a large, static website into a more manageable database-driven dynamic website
  • Created real-time, database-driven reports for company management
  • Upgraded and supported Windows 2000/UNIX server and network
  • Managed $100,000 annual pay-per-click search engine advertising budget


  • Introduction to React with Redux (Acadiana Software Group, Lafayette, LA)
  • Writing Readable Code (Dealer Inspire Company Summit, Chicago, IL)
  • Typescript: writing JavaScript without the pain (Acadiana Software Group, Lafayette, LA)
  • Automated Testing (Dealer Inspire Company Summit, Chicago, IL)
  • GraphQL for Neophytes (Acadiana Software Group, Lafayette, LA)
  • Game of Types: A Song of GraphQL & TypeScript (GraphQL Summit, San Francisco, CA)


Louisiana State University
2003, Summa Cum Laude

Bachelor of Science, Information Systems and Decision Sciences
Bachelor of Arts, Music


AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate

Contact Information

I work remotely from Lafayette, LA and am not interested in relocating. The best way to reach me is

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