I work as a Freelance Blogger, Coding Hobbiest, and Consultant among other things.
I am a Internet Entrepreneur. I build things using the latest versions of PHP, jQuery, MySQL, CSS, and HTML. I also play music professionally. I am a percussionist with over 14 years in the feild. I can be found regularly at Rogers Little Theater in Rogers, AR.
I am always available to talk about a project you are in need of help with. Just contact me and I will get with you to set up a time.
I've been in the programming feild for a little over 7 years now. I started when I was just 15 learning how to code in HTML. Arbitrary yes, but I wanted to see how the basic structure of the internet worked; so I dove in. Four years after that, I started learning PHP. At this point I was out of high school, and heading in to college with intent on a music degree. I quickly (read: took four years) realized that Music, while very important to me (see below), was not what I should major in.
I now attend Northwest Technical Institute in pursuit of a Web Programming degree. I am currently working towards earning certification in PHP, Java, C++, and Pearl; while also learning new languages like C++ and Objective-C. I intend to graduate summer of 2014, with a minor in Networking.
Music has a similar story in my life. At the age of eight, I began learning to play the drums. My then, teacher, and now long time friend and worship pastor, Mark Maier, took me under his wing and began teaching me everything he knew. It took many years, but with a little bit of hard work and determination, I eventually surpassed the teacher (so he says). During my high school years, I played snare drum on the drum line, and trap set for my student ministry at church. After I graduated high school, I graduated to the main service as the full time percussionist for First Baptist Church of Rogers.
One of the more unnique opportunities I have been given, is the chance to play several well-known broadway musicals at the Rogers Little Theater, in downtown Rogers, AR. Since I started playing there (back in 2008), I've been privileged to play shows like Bye Bye Birdie, Kiss Me Kate, The Music Man, South Pacific, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor® Dreamcoat, The Sound of Music, Hairspray, Chicago, and more. The opertunity I've been given at RLT, under the direction of Lisa Welty-Auten, has been one of the best experiences of my musical career, and continues to be, till this day.
People tend to spend time with me talking about how good my performance was in a show, or how a site design looks that I did, or a blog post that I wrote; but never really talk about much else. Here are some things you might not know about me.
I answer emails within 24 hours of receiving them (most of the time sooner), so if you've already sent me an email, and haven't received a reply in more than 24 hours, would you kindly email me again?