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Nick Koonce’s Resume

Summary

I have been professionally involved in website design, construction and maintenance since 1998. I posses a unique combination of communication, organization and creative skills. I am most comfortable in the Windows environment, yet I know my way around a Macintosh. I administer Microsoft Internet Information Servers as well as Apache Web Servers in UNIX or Windows environments. I am proficient with the Adobe Creative Suite (PhotoShop, Illustrator, Director, Flash, and Premiere). I am adept at relational database management systems, such as Oracle, MSSql, and MySQL. I have experience with creating normalized data structures, fairly complex queries, joins, views, stored procedures and data transformation.  I am proficient in web application development using PHP, ASP and VB.Net. I am particularly familiar with WordPress management and development. I enjoy all facets of Internet technology, from creating animation and graphic user interfaces to programming dynamic database driven web applications.

Education
Current Endeavors
Santa Barbara, CA
Technical Project Manager

Yardi Systems develops web based, financial software for the real estate investment industry. Originally hired to develop and manage the corporate Internet/Intranet resources, I have also prototyped applications that extend the functionality of our core product.  In my current capacity at Yardi, my primary responsibility is to support the web infrastructure for our publication endeavors and the following websites.

Santa Barbara, CA
Limited Partner & WAN Administrator

Support the Information Technology needs of our family owned and operated, real estate investment and management business.

 

Previous Work Experience
Santa Barbara On Stage
Santa Barbara, CA
Owner/Operator/Photographer/Journalist/Critic

Santa Barbara On Stage provided timely information on Live Rock N Roll performances on the Central Coast. Our mission was simply to provide quality localized content to live music fans in the Santa Barbara area. I wrote reviews and shared photographs of local area concerts.

Santa Barbara, CA
Production Manager, Web Designer/Developer

Administered the web and database servers, directed the art and programming staff of 3-5 employees and the occasional subcontractor, conceptualized and designed Web pages, and managed the maintenance and technical support of approximately one hundred active web sites, such as:

  • Fess Parkers Double Tree Resort
  • The Santa Barbara Inn
  • Hotel Oceana
  • Jedlickas Saddlery
  • Rehabilitation Institute of Santa Barbara
  • Secret Cellars
  • Be Bop Burgers
  • Stella Mare’s
  • Clacton & Frinton at Taka Puna
  • Scott Price Photography
  • Meyenberg Goat Milk
  • Sambos Restaurant
  • Chad’s Restaurant
Non-Profit / Volunteer
Paso Robles, CA
Webmaster

The Lake Nacimiento South Shore Area website supports five independent home owner associations, including Running Deer Ranch, Tri-Counties Boat and Ski Club, Cal Shasta Club, Ranchos Del Lago, and South Shore Village as well as their common road association.

Webmaster / Information Technology Chairman

Designed and Maintained the website for this National non-profit organization serving over 3000 members. Worked with and advised the Board of Directors and Executive Director on internet and technology related issues, and the evaluation of software solutions. Assisted in the transition to an enterprise solution for web content management and membership and event management. Trained staff on software use.

Industry Involvement
Member

The HWG was founded in 1994 as the World Wide Web’s leading training organization for the Web design community, with over 150,000 members in more than 160 countries world-wide

Member

IWA is the industry’s recognized leader in providing educational and certification standards for Web professionals. IWA supports more than 200,000 individual members in 106 countries. Creator of the industry’s first guidelines for ethical and professional standards, Web certification and education programs, specialized employment resources, and technical assistance to individuals and businesses.

Travel

I have been from coast to coast and well beyond. Domestic travel has been from Hawaii to New York and many places in between. As a student, I spent a month touring Europe, visiting Spain, France, Italy, Switzerland, and England. As an adult I’ve been fortunate enough to travel more extensively, visiting Canada, Mexico, Italy, Croatia, Slovenia, Turkey, and several Greek isles. These experiences have attributed to my ability to maintain rigorous schedules and organizational standards as well as the ability to communicate with people of many cultures.