About John

John has worked with globally recognized brands creating digital products and shipping hundreds of apps for over 10 years. John volunteers as a classroom assistant for the Roseville City School District and serves on multiple governing boards at the district level. John helps organize meetup groups in his local software development community and enjoys assisting new programmers in achieving their career goals.

Work Experience

John has 15 years in the IT industry and is familiar with tech stacks that include vanilla Javascript, Typescript, React, JQuery, Angular, Express, Node, Webpack, Gatsby, NextJS, PHP, Wordpress, SQL, Postgres, Ruby, Rails, New Relic, Bootstrap, Analytics, MaterialUI, Lighthouse Developer Tools, AWS, Heroku, UNIX, Objective-C, Swift and SwiftUI.

John has experience managing engineering and digital marketing teams and meeting deadlines. John has experience scaling with companies from a small start up environment to globally recognized brand.

MARKETING MANAGER, OCEANHOUSE MEDIA; ENCINITAS, CA 2010-2019

John helped to scale Oceanhouse Media from a small startup to one of America’s fastest growing companies, earning Oceanhouse a spot on the Inc 500. John researched UI/UX models and executed front-end designs on best-selling mobile apps and popular web apps like CommitTo3.com. John became an expert with UX design programs like Sketch, Figma and Adobe XD. John led and managed internal and external production teams to establish and execute on timelines and budgets. John led teams in developing and evaluating their individual quarterly rocks: their specific, measurable goals. John met with team members weekly to check-in on progress and offer suggestions and support. John was responsible for developing and implementing the company’s core values. John developed Oceanhouse Media’s marketing and analytics strategy, establishing key performance indicators. John’s marketing and analytics work resulted in increased conversions, sales and improved customer retention. John worked with teams at Apple to design and develop an exclusive Apple Watch app for the launch of the Apple Watch in April 2015. Other technologies used include XCode, Ruby, Rails, Bootstrap BackboneJS, JQuery and React.

ORGANIZER, SAN DIEGO JAVASCRIPT 2010 - 2017

For seven years John was an organizer of the San Diego Javascript user group. John’s responsibilities included planning events, booking speakers, helping new developers at Bring Your Own Project nights, facilitating sponsorships and internships from San Diego companies and running the sandiego.js job board and website. The work helped John make friends and contacts in the software development industry and helped John become familiar with vanilla Javascript and libraries like React, Angular, Bootstrap and various niche programming topics.

MANAGER OF CREATIVE SERVICES, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA SAN DIEGO 2009-2010

John was responsible for the design and production of printed, multimedia and web based promotional materials for The Jacobs School of Engineering. Responsible for providing a wide range of creative services support including graphic design, video production, motion graphics production, web development and producing interactive kiosk content. The work included UI/UX design, Flash programming, Photoshop graphic design, Adobe Premiere video editing and Wordpress programming.

WEB CONTENT DEVELOPER, NAVAJO COMMUNICATIONS; MILPITAS, CA 2008-2009

John was responsible for implementing Flash, HTML, Javascript, JQuery and video content for the web. Campaigns were delivered on tight deadlines for respected organizations including IBM, Hitachi and Symantec Security Solutions.

Education

UC Santa Cruz, BA Film and Digital Media 2003