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About Christina

Hello, I'm Christina! As an experienced web developer with a commitment to excellence, I've been working in the marketing and development space since 2004. I excel in object-oriented PHP for backend development paired with MySQL, while their frontend expertise encompasses HTML, CSS, JavaScript, React, Twig, and SASS, streamlined through Gulp and NPM. My core proficiency lies in WordPress-based as well as Symfony-based applications, exhibiting comprehensive knowledge in full-stack development.

My web development journey began with a website I designed and developed for my local church's youth group, creating a website from scratch using HTML and CSS (no editor helpers back then!) highlighting upcoming events and fostering community engagement.

In 2010, I achieved my Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science. I stood as the sole female graduate among my peers in the Computer Science class. This experience fueled my determination to overcome challenges and break barriers, inspiring me to forge a path in the tech industry with unwavering passion and commitment.

Over the years, I have honed my skills in creating bespoke websites and mobile apps, specializing in technologies like WordPress and Symfony. My job titles have ranged from Lead Web Developer to Systems Administrator. With expertise in both frontend and backend development as well as server management experience, I excel in crafting tailored online solutions that align with clients' unique visions.

Christina sitting in front of her yarn LED light up pegboard and smiling.

Comprehensive technical skill set includes:

  • Web Development: PHP, Symfony, Magento, WordPress, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, React, AJAX, jQuery, Prototype, Backbone
  • Libraries: GSAP, Fancybox, Slick, Bootstrap, Tailwind
  • Databases: MySQL, ElasticSearch
  • DevOps: Chef, Docker, Git, GitLab, GitHub, CI/CD, Jenkins, Shell scripting
  • Cloud Services: AWS, Google Cloud, Tag Manager, Analytics, Ads
  • Web Services: WP Engine, Cloudflare, SiteGround, HostGator, GoDaddy, Kinsta, NameCheap, GoDaddy, Network Solutions
  • Development Tools: Visual Studio, Sublime Text, PHPUnit, Gulp, NPM, Composer, Photoshop, Zeplin, Figma

If you're seeking an accomplished and versatile web development partner, don't hesitate to reach out.

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I take pride in my advocacy for disabilities, particularly invisible ones, and am a trained presenter for NAMI's In Our Own Voice program. My journey as a power lifter reflects my dedication to growth and consistency. Holding a certification as a Small/Minority Business Enterprise (S/MBE, DBE, WBE) through the state of Connecticut's Supplier Diversity Program, I bring a diverse and professional perspective to my work. You can read more about my certification in my latest news. It also contains a link directly to my official certificate through the state should you need it. If you're seeking a dynamic and diverse partner for your web development needs, I invite you to connect with me.

Meg, Drea, Tina, and Jess from Pardon My Stash posing in front of wooded area and smiling.
Christina with her co-hosts of Pardon My Stash

When I discovered a passion for knitting in 2008, I got involved in the fiber arts community. I embrace the philosophy of slow fashion, translating it into the meticulous approach I take in developing high-quality, well-considered solutions. I am active within the community we have created through our podcast Pardon My Stash, which features four crafters discussing different topics over a knit night gathering. Beyond web development, I contribute to the fiber arts community by designing patterns and offering humorous yarn-related merchandise through my Finarina Knitwear website. While my artistic journey spans various mediums, my true dedication lies in web development.