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Full-stack Developer

Always Learning

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About Me

Technology, art, and the outdoors are things I love. Technology and art have a relationship of being opposite yet connected. During college, this opposition morphed into a compatibility that I'm so fortunate I found. I studied computer science and minored in photography at Montana State University. What a beautiful state! This satisfied the three things I mentioned earlier and gave me insight to the differences and similarities of engineers and artists.

Professional Experience


Maven Wave

Chicago, IL

June 2021 - Present

Analyst, DevOps

  • Worked with Capital One to re-platform infrastructure of acquired company. Ensuring security, stability, minimal down time, and compliance with organization
  • Major role in deployment and improvement of multi-tenant environments for Mayo Clinic. Requiring deep understanding of large scale terraform deployment, organizational policies, and the ability to pivot based on customer needs.
  • Ignite program learning business and engineering. Result was a presentation of full-stack application. Some of the technology used to build this app included; GCP, terraform, kubernetes, nginx, react, BigQuery
  • Won internal competition of building a kubernetes operator. Before this I had very little knowledge of kubernetes, but quickly picked up the concepts.



Yellowstone Ecological Research Center

Bozeman, MT

September - May 2020

Computer Science Intern, Senior Capstone Team

  • Developing machine learning model based on statistical analysis to forecast watershed information through sensors and geographic information systems (GIS).
  • Created structured database storing rationalized data to easily display analysis for interactive webservice.


Zoot Enterprises

Bozeman, MT

June - August 2020

Computer Science Intern, Microservices Team

  • Collaborated with technical leads, technical writers, and other developers to create attributes based on specifications created from software architects.
  • Audited attributes other developers created to ensure complete compatibility with the entire system.
  • Configured connections to data providers through company software.



Denver, CO

May - July 2019

Computer Science Intern, Integration & Implementation Team

  • Developed the full-stack of a website to train customers on various functionality of Nextworld's enterprise platform; presented to company executives, including the CEO, using PowerPoint and a live demonstration.
  • Built strong relationships with other teams and departments, which was critical to implementing projects on-time.
  • Integrated cross-reference functionality for general ledger accounts in partnership with finance.


Bray Polkinghorne Enterprises

2017 - 2021

Sole Proprietorship

  • Setup business and created website to showcase my photography at farmers' markets.
  • Used as a tool to learn and expand my knowledge of different technologies like ReactJS, NodeJS, MongoDB, and GCP