What sets me apart is my deep connection to music and its language, which I seamlessly relate to code. As a professional musician with 13 years of full-time performance experience in New Orleans and on national and international tours, I have honed my intuition and creativity, allowing me to approach software development from a unique perspective.
I am also a passionate educator with over 15 years of teaching experience, spanning middle school to higher education. My work as a professor of the Music Industry at Dillard University demonstrates my dedication to sharing knowledge and inspiring the next generation.
One of my proudest achievements combines my three passions—software development, music, and education—through my role as a digital archivist for the Louis Armstrong House Museum in Queens, NY. I had the privilege of helping to develop an accessible online platform for fans and users to explore the rich history of Louis Armstrong.
On a personal note, I am an avid runner, a witty jokester, and a devoted enthusiast of breweries and BBQ joints. Above all, I am a loving husband and proud father of two beautiful children.
My unique background and love for music, education, and technology enable me to approach software development with empathy, creativity, and a deep understanding of human connection, making me a valuable addition to any team.
- Boulder, CO
- Colorado Springs, CO
- Denver, CO
- Fort Collins, CO
- Grand Junction, CO
- Pueblo, CO
- Carbondale, CO
- Higher Education
- Business Development
- User Experience Design / UX
- User Interface Design / UI
Artist Archive aims to inspire the uninspired ear! This fullstack app contains a special collection of Incredible musical artists from many differing genres. Look through the Archive and find new and exciting music artists! Each artist's click takes you to a description and an inspiring music video of the Artist. But wait, if a user finds an artist that resonates with them, you can collect your favorites into private favorites collections! Don't waste another moment and find the deployed site below!!
Do you have a hard time picking out the right book to read? Well look no further, Shelf Life is here to help! This App is a book recommendation app where you are able to look at a database of books referred by the Creators and add the book to your favorites based on your interest and the recommendation! Further more, you are able to search the New York Times' top 100 best sellers and add your recommendation to the recommendation database.
Grant Guru is an application that allows a user to explore a database full of Scholarship and grant applications to Help students find fincial aid with ease! Upon submition of the form, queries are sent to our backend where they filter the array of scholarships to fit the parameters and send us the filtered scholarships.A user is able to add and delete scholarships to and from their saved window. The app incorporates a responsive layout and will change its structure to fit both large and mobile displays.
Fiction Fountain is an application that allows a user to generate a bedtime of story-time Story based on a prompt directed to the Openai Chatbot, additionally users are able to generated a picture! On load you can choose to generate a story or a picture, and then you are taken to a page with an input where you can add a prompt for the bot to generate a story. Upon submition of the prompt you are taken to a screen to view the generated story or image. The app incorporates a responsive layout and will change its structure to fit both large and mobile displays. It was built using functional React Hooks, Typescript, controlled form pattern, React Router.