Construction cranes building a skyscraper

Web applications get big mostly by accident, and that’s OK. I take pride in using good design and process discipline to scale even accidental web applications fast.

Two decades ago, I worked freelance organizing small teams to build content management systems for mortgage brokers, manufactured housing investors and real estate agents. Luckily, I took a hiatus just as the housing bubble popped 14 years ago at the beginning of the great recession.

Since returning to web application development nearly six years ago, I have worked with startups on larger scale applications and with larger teams, most successfully with Departmentware.

Three years ago, I shifted direction, seeking enterprise-level experience. I learned much from a brief time working with RoadVantage to scale a client portal from a legacy codebase. I moved to Alley, an enterprise-level client services agency, to find a level of technical sophistication and process discipline challenge me to grow my skills. While I worked on easily half a dozen large projects, my favorites were a redesign and replatforming for Science News and a data-tools build-out for the George W. Bush Institute.

I joined Cover Whale earlier this year for an opportunity to scale a MVP platform as the company had recently landed significant funding and capital partnership to grow. This is a financial startup in the frothy insurtech space, and my work has been to correct implementation flaws in the MVP as well as to extend the application with new features and to work strategically to plan for scale.