I am a Virginia Tech graduate with a bachelor of science in Computer Science. My areas of expertise are web development and internet marketing.

Web Development

I have been developing web pages for approximately 18 years. I am very proficient in HTML and CSS. I am moderately experienced in JavaScript, PHP, and SQL. I am also proficient in graphic editing using GIMP. I have a moderate amount of experience with Adobe Photoshop.

I have approximately 18 years of experience in HTML, and almost about as many years of experience with CSS — just a few years less with CSS. I am not very artistically inclined, so I do not normally design the websites that I develop, but I do have extensive experience in customizing already-existing website designs. My strength lies not in making the website “pretty,” but making it “work” and be interactive.

I have experience with the following content management systems:

  • Business Catalyst (7 years experience)
  • DotNetNuke (6 years experience)
  • Drupal (7 years experience)
  • PHP-Nuke (1 year experience)
  • WordPress (approximately 16 years experience)

For all of the above, I have experience with the following:

  • CMS installation and set up
  • Installation, set up, and customization of CMS templates/themes
  • Installation, set up, and customization of CMS modules
  • Transfer of content into pages in the CMS
  • Troubleshooting of any CMS issues, should any arise
  • Training end users to use the CMS
  • Website maintenance (usually content updates)
  • Backing up the CMS
  • Upgrading the CMS

I also have a limited amount of experience with the Joomla CMS.

Internet Marketing

I have six years of experience in internet marketing. I have experience with search engine optimization, pay per click advertising, social media optimization, email marketing, and website analytics.

Search Engine Optimization

I have six years of experience in search engine optimization. In particular, I have experience with the following:

  • Keyword research
  • Optimization of page titles, page descriptions, and keywords
  • Creation of new content to target particular keywords
  • Management of local business directory listings (Google Places, Bing Local, etc)
  • Online directory submissions
  • Link building

Pay Per Click Advertising

I have four years of experience of managing Google AdWords and ReachLocal campaigns.

Social Media Optimization

I have seven years of experience with the following:

  • Creation, optimization, and management of social network profiles
  • Social bookmarking submissions

Email Marketing

I have seven years of experience with the following email marketing platforms:

  • Business Catalyst
  • Constant Contact
  • DotNetNuke Data Springs Opt In Email module

I also have seven years of experience in developing custom email newsletter templates for the above platforms.

Website Analytics

I am Google Analytics Individually Qualified. I have at least seven years of experience of managing Google Analytics accounts.