A few fun facts about myself
I love french press coffee, I have a cat named after MacGyver, my favorite number is 22, I'm not a huge fan of IPAs, I play video games like it's my life, I knew what I wanted to do at the age of 13, I do downhill mountain biking, my favorite food is bacon, and I broke my left arm twice.
Take a deeper look
This short video captures my personality, goals, and passions within my career. Find out how I got started in this industry and what excites me. If you're interested in knowing what it took to create this project, you can check out my blog post "A look behind Project Storytelling".
Understand who I am as a person
My path as a Front-End developer has led me to a focus in Ruby on Rails and Squarespace development. During the warmer months, I enjoy traveling to some great downhill mountain biking locations or finding a remote lake somewhere new for kayaking. Although the majority of the year, you will find me behind a computer screen. I am a passionate gamer which has had a huge impact on the start of my career, but that's a story for another time.
Throughout the years I've worked for places that feel the need to constantly burnout their employees with horrible requests and ridiculous timelines. Having been put through some bad experiences in my past, I've also had some great ones that allowed me to work with some amazing people who have played key roles in my career. I have worked very hard to get where I am today, but I'm just as passionate about where my career is leading me. The challenges that I deal with on a day-to-day basis I find meaningful and rewarding. Bottom line: I honestly love what I do and I will do whatever it takes to further my career.
Starting my own agency
It's been well over two years since I left the comfort of my full-time job back in March of 2016 to pursue my passion as a Squarespace developer. Until early-2017, I was conducting business under my personal name and was only considered as an Independent contractor. So, with the success of Devonstank.com as a brand, I had to come up with a new brand that would have the ability to grow in that direction I've always wanted. And from that, came the start of my own agency.
SQUAR is a human-first, creative digital agency, located in Harrisburg, PA. This means we focus heavily on users to help spark that emotional response that has so much power to generate a reaction. We say this in one of our promotional videos, but we truly stand by that. Our focus will still be Squarespace development, but will be expanding our services much further in mid-2019.
Having worked at a few agencies over the years, I always thought it would be "cool" to run my own someday. However, I never intentionally set myself up mentally or financially to be able to achieve this someday. It's just something that happened due to the right circumstances that were presented to me based on other people's actions. Anyways, if you're interested in knowing more about what SQUAR does and who we work with, feel free to check us out in the link below.
Building SQUAR is a weekly vlog series as I grow my agency.
Watch me EACH week as I BUILD my business
What I've done & what I can do
Feel free to take a deeper look at what I've accomplished over the years and what I'm able to do for you. My resume goes over the standard items, but please understand that I don't embellish my capabilities (no good ever comes out of that).