About

Hi! I'm Jared — originally from a small Southern town called Summerdale, Alabama, I've been designing and building websites since Y2K, when I was given a copy of Microsoft FrontPage 98 and FTP access to a web directory hosted by my local ISP. More recently, I've been working as a software engineer at startups in Washington, DC.

I'm currently taking a sabbatical to travel around the world with Remote Year, living in a different country each month while studying various technologies and doing a lot of scuba diving.

I started building this site with three primary objectives for it:

  1. To explore server-side rendering using headless CMSs and Postgres with React, TypeScript, and Node.
    (Future blog post spoiler: stick to Elixir, Ruby, or Python for server languages.)
  2. To begin documenting my experiences with software engineering and web application development, as well as travel recommendations.
    (Having been in 24 countries since January 2018, I owe it to folks.)
  3. To make maps with Mapbox.
    (I really like maps!)

You can find me on GitHub, Instagram, Polarsteps, and LinkedIn.

Skills & Interests

Skills

Interests

  • ✈️Travel
  • 🐠Scuba Diving
  • 🏋🏼‍♂️CrossFit
  • 🚴🏼‍♂️Cycling
  • 🏄🏼‍♂️ Surfing
  • 🛶 Kayaking
  • 🌳 Outdoors
  • 🐘Alabama Football 🏈
  • 🐷 BBQ
  • 🌴 Jimmy Buffett
  • 🎸 Music History

Experience

  1. Senior Software Engineer

    Washington, DC

    Oct 2016 - Mar 2019

  2. Senior Frontend Engineer

    Washington, DC

    Feb 2016 - Oct 2016

  3. Senior Web Developer

    Washington, DC

    Dec 2013 - Feb 2016

  4. Interactive Developer

    Birmingham, AL

    Feb 2013 - Dec 2013

  5. Anchor Innovative

    Web Developer

    Birmingham, AL

    Apr 2010 - Feb 2013

  6. Bent Media Company

    Web Developer

    Birmingham, AL

    May 2008 - Apr 2010

Complete resume available upon request.