ABOUT
Senior-level technical writer and instructional designer. Strategic thinker with extensive tech and web development background, and a passion for creating highly effective documentation and training.
EDUCATION
B.S. Chemistry
U.C. Berkeley
graduated With Honors
M.S. Instructional Design & Technology
Cal State Fullerton
KEY SKILLS
  • General: Technical Writing, Copy Writing, Instructional Design, Project Management
  • Web Development: HTML5, CSS, Javascript, JSON, XML/XSLT, C++, Perl, Markdown
  • Programs and Tools: Photoshop, GIMP, MS Office, Adobe Pro, Audacity, Captivate
  • Systems and Hosting: Linux, Apache, MySQL, Cisco Networks, AWS Cloud
  • Travel Tech: GDS (Sabre, Amadeus, Travelport), DCS (Altéa)
  • Certifications: Linux LPIC-1, Cisco CCDA/CCNA/CCNP
EXPERIENCE
  • Mar 2017 - Present | Senior Technical Writer/Instructional Designer @ VIASINC
    Design, write, and code web-based training for academic and corporate clients including professional development courses delivered in partnership with IATA, the trade association of the world's largest airlines. Develop interactive practice and assessment tools using HTML5/CSS plus Javascript. Write website copy and online documentation for marketing purposes and to support existing customers.
  • Aug 2012 - Mar 2017 | Contract Technical Writer/Instructional Designer @ American Express Global Busines Travel
    Authored and oversaw development of online courses for internal training of both proprietary sales tools and global reservations systems at this large corporate travel agency with over 18,000 employees. Worked closely with Learning and Performance team to design and write new training for LMS delivery including customized pre-assessment based lesson plans and adaptive market-specific content.
  • Oct 2004 - Mar 2017 | Network & Systems Analyst @ freelance
    Designed, deployed and managed cloud-based web hosting environments for corporate clients including Sony Mobile (tie-in for Superbowl commercial), Tabasco, and Panera Bread. Provided general Linux server and Cisco network support for clients including Red Hour Films, Tri-Modal, Giumarra, and the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce.
  • Aug 2001 - Aug 2012 | Technical Writer & Software Engineer @ VIASINC
    Wrote and programmed simulation-based training for the tech industry including courses in Linux, Cisco Networking, Telecom, and Cybersecurity used in academic settings. Wrote custom web-based lessons for internal sales and IT tools used by corporate clients including American Express.
  • Feb 1999 - Aug 2001 | Lead Network Engineer @ Organic, Inc.
    Leader of corporate network operations team for this digital marketing agency with over 400 employees. Monitored network operations and security, and designed and built out new Cisco-based networks at San Francisco corporate HQ as well as NYC, Toronto, Detroit, and Singapore branch offices.
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