About Me

Me and my family during an outing to Great FallsI am a ColdFusion web application developer who has been working with CF since version 4.5. Currently, I work for the Smithsonian Institution at the Archives of American Art in Washington, DC where I have built and/or helped build several web applications using ColdFusion 9, MS SQL Server 2008, and the CFWheels framework.

The first thing I’ll say is that I’m not a CF rock star like Ray Camden, Ben Forta, or Charlie Arehart.  I love those guys and read them and use their techniques regularly.  However, I am the ColdFusion Average Joe.  I came to be a web application developer out of  interest.  I learn by trying and making lots of mistakes.  This blog is where I write about my experiences in various aspects of ColdFusion development, the good and the not so good–what on earth could possibly go wrong?!  I do this in part to share my experiences with others, but also so that I know that I have learned something.  In college as a biology major, I learned that if I could explain a concept to others, then I truly understood that concept.  Same applies here.  Hopefully, my mistakes help others avoid them in their development.

In addition to my work, I am also a volunteer web developer for my church, St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church, in Gaithersburg, MD.  My interests vary from music to movies, sports, cooking (although I’m not very good at it), and listening to Catholic podcasts, and 3D modeling with Google Sketchup.  When I’m not sitting in front of a computer or trying to keep up with my 7 year old daughter, I play golf and basketball as often as possible.  I’m also a budding do-it-yourselfer around the house.  My wife Mekeba and I have installed a ceramic tile floor, wired and installed new lighting, installed faucets, etc.  A good deal of my time is also spent at my church as well, where I serve as an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion.  Follow me on Twitter.

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