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Post-Masters Course Work in Digital Media / Web Design & Development

Drexel University (Philadelphia, PA)
Relevant Courses: Digital Design Tools, Web Authoring, Vector Authoring, Computer Graphic Imagery, and Computer Animation

M. Ed. in Applied Youth, Family & Community Education

The Pennsylvania State University (University Park, PA)
Degree Received August 2008
Focus on Community Building through Social Media (Wikis, Blogs, Podcasts, etc.) and Social Media in the Teaching & Learning Process
Thesis title: The Contribution of a Summer Camping Program to Participation Aspirations for a Youth's Use of Leisure Time

B.A. in Elementary Education

Arcadia University (Glenside, PA)
Degree Received May 2004
Specialty: Video Communications
Skills & Qualifications

Skills & Qualifications


  • Pennsylvania Instructional I Certificate in Elem. Education K–6
  • Pennsylvania Instructional I Certificate in Business, Computers & Information Technology K–12
  • w3schools Certified in HTML/CSS/XHTML


  • HTML and CSS (w3schools Certified)
  • JavaScript, jQuery, and AngularJS
  • PHP and MySQL
  • .NET framework
  • ColdFusion


  • WordPress (config, style, plugin development, and theme development)
  • Drupal 7 (config, style, basic module development and theme development)
  • Git for version control
  • Adobe Creative Suite (Fireworks, Illustrator, Photoshop, Flash, Dreamweaver, and Premiere)
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Apple iWork Suite
  • FinalCut Pro, iMovie, Adobe Premiere
  • GarageBand

Exceptional in practical uses and community-building applications of web2.0 technologies such as:

  • Social Networking Sites
  • Blogging
  • Podcasting
  • Micro-Blogging
  • Wikis
  • Online Photo Sharing
  • Video Hosting/Sharing
Activities & Honors

Activites & Honors

  • Recognized in Spring 2016 as an Outstanding Cal Poly Faculty Member by the Panhellenic for Fraternity and Sorority Life
  • Nominated for Very Important Etnan (Employee of the Month) at Etna Interactive (March, April, September 2016)
  • 2013 Recipient of the David M. Dabrow Memorial Outstanding Staff Award, Golden Slipper Camp
  • Teaching ability featured in a article. He was one of the best teachers in the school.
  • Winner of Association for Chemoreception Sciences' (AChemS) Annual Logo Design Contest, April 2010 (links to the 2010 Program and Abstracts, which includes the logo) and April 2011 (links to the 2011 Program and Abstracts, which includes the logo).
  • American Camp Association's 2009 Tri-State Conference, Presenter, "Create, Engage, and Grow Your Community Before, During, and After the Summer," focusing on social media.
  • Penn State's Women in the Sciences and Engineering Institute (WISE) 2006 Conference, Presenter, "Investing in Yourself: The Nutrition Stock Market", an interactive game designed to teach students about proper nutrition practices.
  • Golden Slipper Club & Charities, Board of Governors; Member of Alumni Committee, Website Committee, Enrollment Committee, Recruiting Committee, 2000–2009.
  • Disruptive Technologies Research Team (PSU), Member, 2008–2009.
  • Virtual Worlds Research Group (PSU), Member, 2007–2008.
  • AEE Graduate Student Association (PSU), Treasurer, 2006–2008
  • Education Club (Arcadia University), Treasurer, 2003–2004
  • Kappa Delta Pi, International Honor Society in Education, Member, 2004–present.
Professional Experience

Professional Experience

Media & Technology Lecturer, Kinesiology Department

Cal Poly University (San Luis Obispo, CA) — September 2014 to present

  • Teaching KINE 320 Media & Technology in Science & Human Performance during fall, winter, and spring quarters of 2014–2015 and 2015–2016 academic years. The course is required for Kinesiology majors in the College of Science and Mathematics.
  • Students learn about applications of computers, electronic media and information technology as related to promoting health. Projects include digital videos, professional websites, ePortfolios, and blogs.
  • Student feedback is visible on my Evaluations & Feedback page or at Cal Poly's SAIL Instructor Page.

Freelance Web Design

Rubenstein Web Design (Nipomo, CA) — November 2009 to present

  • Meeting with clients to determine needs and stylistic preferences for websites.
  • Creating sketches, wireframes, and preliminary website designs.
  • Designing navigation and overall layout for the website.
  • Designing and creating color scheme, graphics and images for the website.
  • Writing HTML, CSS, JavaScript/jQuery, and PHP, and optimization of web graphics.
  • Performing validation and testing, according to W3C standards, for the finished website.
  • Troubleshooting for client and updating website content when necessary, plus making recommendations to clients in accordance with evolving technologies and trends in web design.
  • Sample sites:,, Filmmakers Dictionary app page, and (a responsive site)
  • Social Media Strategies:
    • Developing strategies for summer camps and other organizations interested in using social media to meet marketing, community building, and programming goals.
    • Building and maintaining web and social media presence for summer camps and other organizations.
    • Making technology less intimidating and more appealing to use for individuals with varying levels of computer literacy by providing explanations and demonstrations that are easy to understand.
    • Created a viable fundraising revenue stream of more than 1,000 people for a volunteer-based, nonprofit organization in three months.

Web Development & Design Supervisor

Etna Interactive (San Luis Obispo, CA) — January 2016 to March 2017

Etna Interactive is a digital marketing firm specializing in medical practices and medspas. The company provides its 150+ clients with a variety of services including web design, SEO, social media marketing, and content strategy, and the Development and Design team play a critical role in executing these services on the clients' websites.

  • Promoted from Web Developer to Web Development & Design Coordinator in March 2016, and to Web Development Supervisor in January 2017.
  • Development:
    • Developed sites on the WordPress platform, while supporting and building features for legacy sites using .NET and ColdFusion frameworks.
    • Employed evidence-based best practices for UX, UI, and SEO purposes, including responsive and fluid layouts, mobile-first development, page-loading speed, and structured data markup consistent with's vocabulary and standards.
    • Upgraded over 120 client sites so they securely load content using HTTPS protocol, per the "Encrypt All The Things" campaign to create a safer user experience and avoid SEO penalties.
  • Team Coordination:
    • Planned and facilitated short-term maintenance and marketing queue strategy for the team of 10 Developers and Designers, including prioritizing tickets and assigning projects and tasks to team members.
    • Created and enforced development documentation and standards.
    • Conducted code-level quality control and code review for maintenance and marketing tickets completed by team members, and addressing thematic quality control problems.
    • Clarified task-related questions and escalated task-related difficulties to the attention of the Development and Design Manager, and reconciled unclear priorities.
  • Inter-Departmental Coordination:
    • Served as Development team's liaison to other departments for collaborations and planning.
    • Assisted Project Managers with tactical advice for ongoing work.
    • Provided estimates on time needed for proposed maintenance and marketing tickets so that Project Operations team could produce accurate quotes for clients and Account Executives.
    • Projected, monitored, and reported on department saturation.
    • Strategized workflows to keep all departments at optimum saturation.
  • Communication/Education:
    • Trained clients on WordPress usage for Posts, Pages, and Custom Post Types.
    • Provided information and descriptions of technical concepts to non-developers in as non-technical a way as possible, so that processes, decisions, and obstacles could be understood as clearly as possible.

Learning Systems Specialist

California Strawberry Commission (Santa Maria, CA) — July 2014 to December 2015

The 10-person Research and Grower Education team conducts field research on production issues and currently provides instructor-led training on supervisory, food safety, and various strawberry production practices. As the Learning Systems Specialist, I am responsible for implementing and maintaining the Commission’s Research and Grower Education information systems. I champion the application of learning and information technology to meet the needs of strawberry growers' information and learning needs.

  • Developed processes to optimize Research and Grower Education teams' utilization of technology for more effective workflow and information sharing with online users.
  • Administered Grower Education enrollment and learning management system.
  • Supported Research and Grower Education team in the design and development of online content and resources.
  • Led exploration and adoption of emerging instructional technologies to serve our members' information and learning needs.

Adjunct Associate Professor

Camden County College (Blackwood, NJ) — Jan 2012 to June 2014

  • Teaching the following courses in the Computer Graphics department:
    • Graphics for the Web (CGR-205), focusing on image optimization, website layout, and Adobe Fireworks for prototyping
    • Web Page Design I (CGR-113), focusing on HTML5
    • Web Page Design II (CGR-214), focusing on CSS3
    • Web Development (CGR-220), focusing on JavaScript and jQuery
    • Web Multimedia (CGR-215), focusing on Adobe Flash
  • Serving as co-op advisor for a student internship during the Spring 2014 semester.
  • Designed curriculum based on the department's Master Syllabus for each course.
  • The theoretical objectives of five courses above include understanding the principals of beautiful web design, optimizing graphics for use on the web, and the Progressive Enhancement approach to web design and development.
  • The practical objectives for the five courses above include learning Adobe's Fireworks, Flash and Dreamweaver software, as well as the HTML, CSS, and JavaScript languages.

Program Director/CIT Program Coordinator

Golden Slipper Camp (Bartonsville, PA) — June 1996 to August 2013 (summers)

  • Honored as the 2013 Recipient of the David M. Dabrow Memorial Outstanding Staff Award, for service to the camp community.
  • Promoted from General Counselor/Activity Instructor to Program Director in 2004, and then Counselor-in-Training (CIT) Program Coordinator in 2009.
  • Built an active community of campers, alumni, club members, families, and staff through social media, such as websites, blogs, wikis, social networking services, videos, and podcasts.
  • As CIT Program Coordinator, developed a curriculum for CITs focusing on their personal development and their professional development as youth care givers in the roles of counselor and activity instructor, executed during summers of 2009 and 2010.
  • As Program Director, developed and executed camp program for 500 individuals.
  • Supervised 150 staff and 350 campers in their everyday routines and activities as senior member of the camp's administrative team.
  • Developed flexibility and organizational skills through scheduling and planning of activities and events for 500 people on a daily and nightly basis.
  • Actively recruited campers for summer enrollment through one-on-one recruitment calls and group presentations.
  • Instructed and led campers through multiple activities, ranging from athletic to technological.
  • Provided counseling and guidance for underprivileged and deserving youth ages 6–15 years.

Technology Teacher, Technology Teacher Leader (TTL) & Network Administrator for Albert M. Greenfield School

School District of Philadelphia (Philadelphia, PA) — January 2010 to June 2011

  • Administrating the school's server and network using Mac OS X servers, ARD, and Server Admin Tools.
  • Providing technology-related assistance, including IT support and educational technology support, to over 80 teachers and staff members in the school. The school has approximately 250 computers, including laptops and desktops, using operating systems ranging from Mac OS X 10.3 to 10.6, and Windows XP to Windows 7.
  • Serving as the school's technology liaison to the School District's technology administrators.
  • Implementing technology curriculum for 500 students in Kindergarten to 8th grade.
  • Teaching 50 Mentally Gifted students in grades 4 through 8 through Gifted Student Support Pullout Program.
  • Co-advising Student Government extracurricular club.
  • Co-advising 21st Century Conquistador's club, which provides guidance to students interested in entering technology projects in competitions and fairs such as National History Day and the PA Middle School Technology Fair.
  • Served on the school's Site Selection (Hiring) Committee for 2009–2010 school year, tasked with hiring two new teachers.
  • Member of the Principal's Leadership Team for the 2010–2011 school year.
  • Developing an official website for the school and serving as its Webpublisher.

Instructional Designer

InfoLogix (Hatboro, PA) — June 2008 to June 2011

  • Creating and editing instructional storyboards for a software tutorial to be used by all employees of a large health care system.
  • Creating and editing instructional storyboards for a software tutorial to be used by all employees of a nation-wide food service provider.
  • Reviewing client-edited scripts, subject matter expert materials, and storyboards to create consistency between external parties.
  • Enforcing quality control standards among team members' storyboards to provide internal consistency between documents.

Graduate/Research Assistant

The Pennsylvania State University (University Park, PA) — August 2006 to June 2008

  • Assisted research efforts on leadership through conducting literature reviews, data collection, data entry, and data management.
  • Produced leadership curriculum content in the form of lessons, activities, and multimedia presentations.
  • Planned and coordinated the 2007 Pennsylvania 4-H State Leadership Conference by assisting in compilation of resources, working with presenters to compile event program information, conference assessments, and presenter requirements, assist in development of PR, application, and educational materials as well as conference materials, and attending meetings of conference staff and planning sessions.
  • Managed online course content for an undergraduate-level class, AG 150S: Be a Master Student, using content management system (ANGEL).

Operations & Events Coordinator

Amazing Productions (Richboro, PA) — September 2001 to September 2006

  • Marketed and sold the company's products and services to clients and potential clients.
  • Conducted negotiations with clients, ordered supplies, and maintained inventory.
  • Planned and coordinated staff for multiple, simultaneous affairs, and operated equipment at the affairs.
  • Developed interpersonal skills through customer interaction and employee supervision.
  • Gained an understanding to the fundamentals of running a business or other similar operation, particularly multi-tasking and flexibility.