Skills

Development

  • APIs
  • CSS
  • Dev Tools
  • Git
  • HTML
  • JavaScript
  • jQuery
  • MySQL
  • MVC
  • OOP
  • PHP
  • SCSS
  • Typescript
  • WordPress

Operating Systems

  • Android
  • chromeOS
  • iOS
  • Linux
  • macOS
  • Windows

Design

  • Adobe XD
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Affinity Designer
  • Figma

Knowledge

Technology

  • WordPress
  • React
  • Google Analytics (Certified)

Law

  • Michigan Licensed Attorney
  • Constitutional Law
  • Contracts
  • Evidence
  • Real Estate & Property
  • Remedies

Experience

Lead Web Solutions Specialist

November 2022 - Present

Kyle M. Sullivan, LLC

Grand Rapids, MI

  • Developing custom web apps with React, Typescript, Tailwind CSS, NextJS and other industry-standard tools and practices.
  • Converting legacy real estate app built with ASP and React to a custom solution built with Svelte, SvelteKit and C#.
  • Building dynamic and user-friendly WordPress websites—including custom themes, plugins and integrations.
  • Strategizing with clients to explore and negotiate cost-effective solutions for tech and business issues.
  • Leveraging Cloudflare, Cloudron, Vultr and other cloud-based SaaS products and services.
  • Diagnosing and debugging both basic and complex web technology problems.
  • Using ChatGPT and AI to deliver 18% higher quality code 28% faster.

Attorney & Developer

September 2014 - Present

Kyle Michael Sullivan, PLLC

Grand Rapids, MI

  • Practicing in several areas of law—including Real Estate Transactions, Estate Planning, Contract Law, Corporate Operations, Personal Injury, Criminal Law and Family Law.
  • Regularly use "Plain English" to write clear, easy-to-understand legal documents, diagrams and educational materials.
  • Constructing an open-source framework and freemium GUI with NextJS, React and Linux to automate individualized document creation.
  • Leveraging web technologies to create a seamless, secure workflow that starts with a simple, user-friendly and paperless client intake and outputs professional looking documents written simply.
  • Automate captions for filings, correspondence and boilerplate to create documents with greater accuracy and less time.
  • Built my own practice management software to organize my database, develop secure file storage systems and explore ways to mitigate common pain-points.

Director of Website Technology

September 2022 - July 2023

Royal Media

New York, NY

  • Collaborated with management, team members, customers and vendors to implement tailored and responsive web experiences with HTML, CSS, Javascript, PHP and MySQL.
  • Built, standardized, optimized, supported and updated WordPress websites, themes and plugins.
  • Managed 15 intertwining e-commerce stores that sell digital subscriptions, event tickets and data analysis tools covering air freight, financial services and other technical industries.
  • Led Test & Analytics Committee that improves content, UI/UX, workflow and SEO of websites.
  • Headed developer operations—including providing uninterrupted server access, maintaining multiple environments, managing backups, DNS and Git Version Control.
  • Implemented proprietary integrations between WordPress, WooCommerce, HubSpot and QuickBooks.
  • Tracked and documented team success with Basecamp regarding updates, bugs and support tickets.
  • Ensured compliance with various legal, regulatory, contractual and policy requirements—including GDPR and CCPA.
  • Leveraged Google products—including Analytics, Authenticator, Fonts, Sheets, Tag Manager.
  • Evangelized team-building and continuing education, averaging six classes and two books per month.

Senior Full Stack Developer

October 2021 - September 2022

DDM Marketing & Communications

Grand Rapids, MI

  • Built and tested custom Wordpress Themes for clients in highly regulated industries—e.g., healthcare, financial services, sophisticated manufacturing—to ensure responsive cross-browser success.
  • Programmed custom Wordpress Plugins to handle data management, SMTP processing, style standardization and other specialized client needs.
  • Overhauled and documented Wordpress Maintenance process to include safeguards to maximize consistent quality with minimal effort.
  • Optimized UI/UX for all user types with formal and informal tests.
  • Developed with Agile, using sprints, stand-ups, Git and Jira (building custom dashboards and filters).
  • Cofounder and Leader of the "New Crew": a mentorship group to welcome and acquaint new employees.

Senior WordPress Developer

September 2018 - September 2021

Diocesan Publications

Grand Rapids, MI

  • Designed, developed, tested, launched and serviced hundreds of custom-built WordPress Themes & Plugins to satisfy client specifications.
  • Led the architecture of five Template Themes, which are individualized with a simple but robust interface that automatically compiles styling (launched on 25+ websites since Covid-19).
  • Pioneered dynamic interfaces with JavaScript and PHP, expanding the department’s potential offerings, expediting deliverables and minimizing costs.
  • Introduced the team to Git, SCSS, React, JSX, minification and other best practices.
  • Collaborated with Project Manager and Content Specialists to ensure timely and efficient delivery.
  • Inspired and collaborated with the frontend team, designers and backend developers.

Senior Lead Developer

May 2018 - September 2018

Spotlead

Grand Rapids, MI

  • Successfully oversaw growing global team’s operations related to design, development, testing and troubleshooting.
  • Deployed rapid prototyping with Adobe XD and Snagit.
  • Sold tailored WordPress websites and upgrades with Proposify and Ziflow.
  • Expanded organic traffic with individualized SEO consulting.
  • Communicated with clients via Zoom before it was cool.

Chief Technology Officer

June 2016 - April 2018

Green Property Management

Grand Rapids, MI

  • Developed proprietary technologies for many common aspects of property management—including screening, marketing, valuation, internal auditing, and move-out inspections.
  • Facilitated the acquisition and disposition of real estate, ensuring statutory and regulatory compliance.
  • Standardized and documented procedures to improve efficiency, increase revenue, reduce waste and enhance internal and external satisfaction.
  • My technical accomplishments included reworking the company website (improving usability and providing unit availability in real time); redesigning the VoIP phone system (maximizing efficiency and increasing response rates); reorganizing the database software (standardizing data and enhancing intelligently populating forms) and developing a move-out inspection procedure (allocating liability for property damage and generating substantial revenue).
  • Negotiated, drafted and reviewed many legal documents—including residential and commercial leases, property management agreements, deeds and compliance documents.

Education

Juris Doctor

Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School

Grand Rapids, Michigan

Bachelor’s Degree

University of Michigan

Ann Arbor, Michigan