Objective

I'm an expert front-end developer specializing in custom WordPress websites since 2010. I've coded for major brands like Boppy, Frontier Airlines, and The Lumineers, and I'm very passionate about this industry!

Qualifications

Capabilities

  • Front-End Development
  • Leadership and Mentoring
  • WordPress Theming
  • Agile Methodology
  • Information Architecture
  • Back-End Development
  • Usability Testing
  • Graphics Design

Technologies

  • Semantic HTML
  • CSS and SCSS
  • JavaScript, jQuery, and Ajax
  • WordPress Codex
  • Git Version Control
  • PHP/MySQL Back-End
  • Gulp/Grunt Build Tools
  • Bash Unix Shell

Software

  • Sublime Text
  • Chrome DevTools
  • iTerm2 Console
  • GitHub and GitLab
  • MAMP Pro
  • VirtualBox/Vagrant
  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator and Sketch

Character

  • Hard Worker
  • Well Organized
  • Great Communicator
  • Effective Leader
  • Team Player
  • Strong Ethics
  • Quick Learner
  • Constantly Improving

Experience

Aquamarine

WordPress Developer

Right now I'm doing freelance development and am mostly focusing on WordPress projects. If you're looking for an expert hand with your project, I'd love to get in touch! Visit my freelance website or feel free to to get started.

Zenman Productions

Front-End Developer

  • The majority of my technical work involved hand-coding custom WordPress websites.
  • I crafted development processes and mentored my development team to maximize Zenman's level of quality.
  • I developed an essentials-only theme used as the basis for all Zenman's WordPress websites.
  • I installed and customized plugins like Advanced Custom Fields, BuddyPress, and WooCommerce.
  • We had no DevOps, so I filled in, creating build scripts, git webhooks, deployment scripts, and bash helper scripts.
  • I developed various front-end deliverables in systems like Shopify, HubSpot, and Fishbowl.
  • I spoke at General Assembly events and taught a paid, full-day JavaScript fundamentals workshop.

University of Denver

Graduate Student

  • I received a Master of Applied Science degree in Web Design and Development (ICT program).
  • I focused on learning development process and more JavaScript.

Freelance Web Designer—tcmulder.com

  • I developed WordPress websites from templates (yuck!) and from scratch.

1st LAR United States Marine Corps

Infantry Scout

  • I volunteered to handle most of the computer technology communication needs for an entire platoon as their Chief Dispatcher.
  • I instructed hundreds of Marines through Indoor Simulated Marksmanship Trainer computer technologies.
  • My poor Macbook Pro survived two deployments to the sands of Iraq so I could keep up on my tech skills during infrequent downtime back at the base.
  • I was placed in a Light Armored Reconnaissance amphibious battalion for being a dogged swimmer (not certain how this fact translates into web development—persistence?).

Montana Tech of The University of Montana

Undergraduate Student

  • I received a Bachelor of Science degree in Professional and Technical Communication (PTC program).
  • Mostly I focused on HTML, CSS, jQuery, and ActionScript languages, along with Adobe design software.

Teachers Aide—PTC Department

  • I assisted students as a teacher's aide in four web design courses, most of which I was taking for the first time myself.

Freelance Visual Designer—t-Creative

  • I was paid to create a brochure, media CD, and two websites for the PTC Department at Montana Tech.
  • today
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
  • 2003
  • 2002

Achievements

  • Promoted to Principle Developer at Zenman, in charge of all development-related company activities.

  • Promoted to Lead Developer at Zenman for demonstrating my leadership and mentoring capacity.

  • Promoted to Senior Developer at Zenman for exhibiting advanced development skills.

  • Earned a 4.0 GPA.

  • Earned Marine Corps Certificate of Commendation for outstanding achievement in duties.

  • Earned a 4.0 GPA.

  • Earned the Outstanding Achievement award in the Professional and Technical Communication Program.