About Me

[vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]I have been in the web industry for the past 20+ years. In 1996, at age 13, I started my first successful website SiRDNA.com. I created a site for the current love of my life, skateboarding. I never thought I would make money writing about something I loved. SiRDNA.coma was comprised of my own product reviews, videos debuting my latest tricks, and facilitated a connection with fellow skateboarders. As my website started attracting more attention, I began placing ads on pages. In search of new income, I started building websites for local companies and was later hired at Cardweb.com. At age 15, The Wall Street Journal interviewed me for the article titled "Developing an Original, Organized Site Can Lure Advertisers, Unexpected Cash". Back then my site was making money with advertisers like LinkExchange and I was getting free products from 5boro, Osiris Shoes, PitCrew Skateshop and other skateboarding companies.

In high school, my marketing teacher saw my potential and encouraged me to pursue a career in marketing. She found several contests for me to enter and compete in. As a junior in High School I was awarded 1st place in a national contest for website design, 1st place in a 7-UP banner ad challenge, and a CyberTipline. These 3 contest awarded me with $5000 in cash, $5000 in scholarships, and a dell laptop. You can read more about my high school achievements on The Frederick News Post website article titled "Local student wins top prize in national event."

Computers and web development have played a large role in my life. In High School, I picked up a mini DV camera in 2000, and started editing skate videos with Final Cut Pro and later moved onto AFI and NYFA. In 2009, I started utilizing Cinema 4D and After Effects to develop commercials for local companies and running a blog dedicated to motion graphics releasing several free plugins to my 10,000+ subscribers.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_single_image image="24" img_size="large" style="vc_box_border_circle_2" border_color="black"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/6"][vc_single_image image="48" img_size="100x100"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/6"][vc_column_text]AdWords Display Certification[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/6"][vc_single_image image="52" img_size="100x100"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/6"][vc_column_text]AdWords Video Certification[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row content_placement="middle"][vc_column width="1/6"][vc_single_image image="51" img_size="100x100"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/6"][vc_column_text]AdWords Search Certification[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/6"][vc_single_image image="50" img_size="100x100"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/6"][vc_column_text]AdWords Mobile Certification[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row content_placement="middle"][vc_column width="1/6"][vc_single_image image="49" img_size="100x100"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/6"][vc_column_text]Mobile Sites Certification[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/6"][vc_single_image image="47" img_size="100x100"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/6"][vc_column_text]Google Analytics Individual Qualification[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row disable_element="yes"][vc_column width="1/4"][vc_custom_heading text="Web Design" font_container="tag:h2|text_align:center"][vc_column_text]I design stylish websites using HTML5 and CSS3. I love working with bootstrap and making highly responsive websites.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/4"][vc_custom_heading text="WordPress" font_container="tag:h2|text_align:center"][vc_column_text]I've been using WordPress for 8+ years. I'm confident in my abilities to customize themes, plugins and I'm not afraid to touch code to write custom functions or loops.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/4"][vc_custom_heading text="Graphic / Product Design" font_container="tag:h2|text_align:center"][vc_column_text]My graphic designs have been featured as billboard ads, magazine ads, app icons, banner ads, postcards and more. I am fluent in my knowledge and use of Photoshop and Affinity Designer.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/4"][vc_custom_heading text="Development" font_container="tag:h2|text_align:center"][vc_column_text]My graphic designs have been featured as billboard ads, magazine ads, app icons, banner ads, postcards and more. I am fluent in my knowledge and use of Photoshop and Affinity Designer.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]