About

Chris
Hi - I'm Chris. Since graduating from Western Washington University in 2014, I’ve been working as a web developer and designer. I also love writing and was recently given the opportunity to do just that at Speare.com, a writing software startup. I look forward to the excitement of taking on a new project, planning a strategy for success, and seeing it through to completion. In my free time, I enjoy exploring and photographing the great outdoors.

Resume

Experience

Self-Employed

Web Developer and Designer

Jan 2014 - Present | Bellingham, WA Area

Over the past few years, I have focused on developing beautiful and functional business web apps and personal portfolio pages. I started in the e-commerce world of MySQL databases, PayPal APIs, and WordPress plugins. More recently, I have focused on projects based on the bedrock of the modern front-end web: HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.

Speare.com

Writer and Marketer

Apr 2017 - Oct 2017 | Bellingham, WA Area

I worked at Speare as a writer and marketer. Speare is a small startup with a big idea: writing should be fun. Speare.com offers powerful tools for writing and articles to help inspire and guide writers through the process. My role at the company was to create written content for the website and chapters for a promotional book that would lay out a vision for what writing should be and the power of the written word to benefit nearly anyone.

GoWireless, Inc.

Retail Sales Representative

Oct 2006 - Aug 2008 | Mill Creek, WA

I was a sales associate in a fast-paced, highly competitive environment. I worked to establish long-lasting customer relationships by effectively communicating available solutions, pairing optimal devices and services with clientele needs, and providing superior customer support, including technical troubleshooting and tutorials.

Education

Western Washington University

B.A. MGMT Information Systems

College of Business & Economics

Summer 2014 | Bellingham, WA

Cum Laude | GPA: 3.75, Major: 3.91

Honor Societies:

Beta Gamma Sigma | June 2014

Student Involvement:

I was selected for the student-led IT Leadership team. In that capacity I facilitated a public speaking event, helped to plan the Student Development Life Cycle career workshop, and worked with other student leaders to organize the Western Information Systems Connection professional networking event.

Western Washington University

Cert: E-Commerce Development

Internet Studies Center

Summer 2014 | Bellingham, WA

Edmonds Community College

A.A. Accounting & Business MGMT

Spring 2012 | Lynnwood, WA

GPA: 3.98

Skills and Talents

Collaborating with a team, working independently, web development, e-commerce development, systems analysis, database design, writing, photography, raster and vector image editing

Knowledge

JavaScript, CSS3, HTML5, PHP, MySQL, SQL Server, PayPal API, WordPress CMS, Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office

Portfolio

Full Stack Development

E-Commerce Apps - PHP | MySQL

Front-End Development

Portfolios and More - HTML | CSS | JavaScript

Current Work

Writing and Marketing

Photography Site

The Old and the Coming Soon

Contact

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