I have a multi-faceted set of job skills and experiences. I hope to find work that uses some of my technical and organizational skills in the service of communicating with and helping people, in any environment.
I have also been a teacher of both young children and adults, both English- and Spanish-speakers. I’ve taught Web skills to technical staff and also to the general public. I enjoy connecting and communicating with people at any level.
Webmaster, Cruzio Internet — 2009-2013
Developed a new version of Cruzio’s main website, using Joomla and PHP. Adapted and integrated several standalone scripts into the site. Helped write Perl scripts to migrate MySQL data from the current website to the new. Although not published, the new website included all functions of the current site. (Screenshots available on request.) Migrated Cruzio’s Intranet website from a shared hosting server to a Virtual Private Server. Continued to maintain Cruzio’s various websites. Developed simple internal web-based tools for staff. Trained staff in LAMP Web development and CMS basics.
Assistant Webmaster/Web Designer, Cruzio Internet — 2005-2009
Restyled, expanded, and maintained Cruzio’s websites.
Publications Specialist, Cruzio Internet — 2005-2009
Developed and maintained Spanish versions of the main Cruzio website and the Cruzio online signup form. Wrote and edited technical support documents for the public.
Documentation Coordinator, Cruzio Internet — 2004-2012
Inventoried and tracked public and internal documentation. Coordinated a project to provide services and publications in Spanish.
Customer Service Associate, Cruzio Internet — 2000-2005
Provided customer and limited technical support to Cruzio customers, in person and via phone and email. Provisioned domains. Coordinated free web hosting program for Cabrillo College instructors. Created support documentation for staff and for customers. Taught Joomla, WordPress, and basic Internet skills to the public.
Teacher, Sycamore St. Child Development Center — 1985-2000
As a certified Early Childhood Educator at a public, bilingual children’s center, created and taught curriculum in English and Spanish to preschool-aged children. Worked with a team of educators, and supervised assistant teachers. Met with parents to review children’s progress and create individual learning plans. Planned and facili- tated parent meetings.
- Active listening and communication skills
- Teaching and demonstrating
- Writing and editing
- Spanish conversation and writing
- HTML, including HTML5
- CSS, including responsive layout and design
- XML and XSL
- Website performance optimization
- Long-term website troubleshooting and maintenance
- Website migration
- Virtualmin and Webmin
- Command-line Apache configuration
- Simple shell and Perl scripts
- Focused, detail-oriented, thorough
- Dedicated to learning and implementing best practices
- Persistent and resourceful problem-solver with an eye to the long term
- Can implement quick solutions to meet a deadline
- Communicate well with non-technical audience, verbally or in writing
I deeply appreciate a wide range of music; I attend live shows and have a very large, eclectic collection of recordings. I enjoy simple activities such as reading, cooking, and commuting by bicycle.
References available on request.