CORE STRENGTHS:

  • Online Publishing (WordPress, Literary Magazine, Journals, Newspapers, Magazines, Author Websites)
  • Online Community Development (Social Media, Portals, Blogs, Newsletters, Genealogy Groups)
  • E-commerce (Clothing, Beauty Products, Couture Brands, Group Sales/Buying)

REAL-WORLD EXPERIENCE:

  • Product Development, DECA.tv/Sindulge/Peer Media Technologies.
  • VP, Product Development, ARTISTdirect.
  • VP, Product Development for Total Beauty. Built and deployed the core Website product, hired and managed development team.
  • Director of Technology for Seventeen Magazine, Teen Magazine & gURL under Primedia, Heart & iVillage.
  • Web Technology Lead for Gazette Newspapers, a subsidiary of the Washington Post.
  • Core Technology Team Member: Delias, iTURF, Department of Education.
  • Core developer for Gesher Galicia since 2014, managing thousands of genealogical records, content and more.

EDUCATION:

  • M.A., Cinema Studies, New York University, 2000-2002
  • B.A., Cinema Studies & Journalism, New York University, 1993-1997

OPERATING SYSTEMS:

  • UNIX (Solaris, SunOS, FreeBSD, Linux, NeXTStep)
  • Mac OS X
  • Mac OS 9

DATABASES: (administration, programming & design)

  • Oracle
  • MYSQL

PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES:

  • LAMP
  • Perl (mod_perl, cgi, OraPerl, OOP)
  • SQL
  • PHP
  • CGI
  • Javascript
  • HTML
  • dHTML
  • CSS
  • XML
  • Shell Scripting (Bash & Bourne)
  • Sed & Awk
  • familiarity with Tcl/Tk
  • familiarity with C++.

SYSTEM ADMINISTRATION:

  • Solaris (on Sun & Intel)
  • FreeBSD
  • Oracle
  • MySQL
  • Apache
  • Qmail
  • Sendmail

MEDIA:

  • Digital video/audio conversion.
  • Image optimization for the Web.
  • Strategic Website design.

EDITORIAL:

  • Magazine article writing.
  • Proof-reading.
  • Documentation.
  • Copy writing.

OTHER EXPERIENCE:

  • WordPress: Extensive experience with many plugins, including Pods, e-Commerce, PayPal, WePay, MailChimp, Custom Post Types, Gravity Forms, Sucuri (post-hack fixing & hardening), etc. Divi Theme experience also.
  • Content Management Systems (proprietary, shareware & self-designed systems; WordPress, Drupal, Joomla, Typo3, Vignette Storyserver, Movable Type)
  • Digital Marketing tools (MailChimp, Constant Contact, My Emma)
  • E-Commerce (WooCommerce, Shopify, Authorize.net, PayPal, BigCommerce, Magento, Verisign, ShopSite & custom built)
  • Genealogy tools like soundex, Apache solr (used on search.geshergalicia.org)
  • git, SVN, CVS, DropBox, BitBucket
  • JIRA, Confluence, RedMine, Omniplan, Omnigraffle
  • SAP integration / Ingram Micro integration (ecommerce fulfillment)
  • Twitter/Facebook/pinterest APIs
  • Doubleclick
  • Moviso
  • Wiki
  • Netscape Livewire
  • Resin
  • Oddcast
  • LoadRunner
  • Load balancers & general routing
  • NeXT
  • Backup implementation
  • Firewalls
  • SMTP, POP & IMAP
  • IRC
  • Microsoft Word & Excel
  • Quark Xpress
  • Adobe Photoshop, Acrobat & ImageReady
  • Macromedia Dreamwaver, Flash, Shockwave
  • MP3/MP4 conversion

WRITING EXPERIENCE:

  • Advisory Board Member (Technology), Gesher Galicia.
  • Former Contributor, Orlando Mom’s Blog, 2014-2016.
  • Published articles for New York Moves magazine.
  • Spark Notes’ Matrix Guide (2003).
  • First novel/memoir, Hack Chick (ongoing).

LANGUAGES/FOREIGN CULTURE:

  • Moderate French & Italian.
  • Lived abroad in Rome, Italy and Melbourne, Australia.

SPECIAL INTERESTS:

  • Motherhood.
  • Volunteer, Computer & Arts classes, Wilbur Avenue Elementary, 2013-14 school year.
  • Advisor, Founder Institute, fi.co, Summer/Fall 2013 Los Angeles session.
  • Sailing (J24s from Manhattan Yacht Club).
  • Vegetarian.
  • Reading: George Orwell, Ernest Hemingway, Michel Houllebecq, Bret Easton Ellis, Jane Austen.