It’s been interesting to see the web has changed and grown over my career. When I first began my career it was as a Marketing Intern for Emilcott Associates, a health and safety training firm in northern New Jersey. One of my assignments was to develop the companies first website, which was a new and exciting challenge.

My first full-time job was for UnitedHealthcare where I was able to take the skills gained from my internship and work as a business analyst and then systems application developer. While I enjoyed the job and the new skills I was learning, I decided to go back to school at night and get a Visual Communications certification focusing on graphic design.

This allowed me to land my next job at New York Life Investments in 2004. Did I know how that job was going to change my life? Absolutely not, I thought it was just a job. My new role was front-end development and web design. A few years later I was promoted to Senior Front-End Developer, then Director of Front-End Development and UX and lead a team of 4 developers.

While working at this job and with a desire to get some additional experience I worked on some freelance projects including Oink & Moo BBQ, which is a Food Truck based in New Jersey. I had the opportunity to work with the founder to design his whole brand including logo, truck and website.

My most recent role is Senior Product Owner. It has allowed me to combine my technical, design and leadership skills as well as well as learn develop new complimentary ones such as Agile methodology.

You can check out some of my work here.

If I’m not working, I’m probably playing with my kids, training or skiing (or complaining about not skiing).