I am a 30-something based out of Stamford, Conn. and working in New York City. I am vice president of client services for Pixafy, a web development company in New York. I have 15 years of web experience, starting with CGI For Me, a pioneer in hosted online services, as well as my own personal and professional projects over the years. My original background was in front-end development, designing and preparing HTML, CSS, JQuery and more, as well as intimately getting to know CMSes such as WordPress, Magento and Joomla. During my time at Pixafy, I started as the first front-end developer, grew the team out, and then over time moved up within the company.
My work background is diverse, including more than a decade of freelance and full-time journalism work for publications such as the Connecticut Post and its sister papers under the Hearst Connecticut Media Group umbrella, The Resident and Metroline. I have won numerous journalism awards, and due to a lucky break even had a photo published in The New York Times. More recently had a photo I took appear on CBS 2 news, as well as a variety of major websites.
When I’m not working, I like to keep active. I’m co-president and a board member for the New Haven Pride Center, an LGBT community center in Connecticut. During my time there I’ve helped build the center’s budget through fundraising and worked to establish a scholarship fund. I also volunteer for the Imperial Sovereign Court of All Connecticut, a nonprofit that uses entertainment as a means to raise funds for other worthy organizations in the state.
I love to learn, discover new areas and expand my horizons. My site will aim to be an extension of that goal, showing off what I’ve done and discovered, as well as talking about things that are pretty cool.
I thank you for checking out the site, and hope you’ll contribute in the comments or by contacting me directly. And by the way, opinions expressed here are my own, and have not been reviewed or approved by my employer.
(By the way, since we’re talking about “About,” I think it’s important to give a shout out to my close friend Megan McGory. She’s responsible for the awesome pictures of me you see on this page and in the header of the site, and it’s those photos that drove a bit of the initial interest in rebuilding. If you’re in New England/New York and need photography done, Megan’s a really good choice to consider.)