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Education

2007Berea College, Berea, Kentucky
B.S. Technology, and Industrial Arts
1999Communications and Electronics School, California

Work experience

2005 – Present Owner
SpiderSavvy

2009 – 2009 Graphic/Web Designer
SunStream Hotels & Resorts

  • Maintained all of SunStream’s Web sites; corporate site and seven individual property sites
  • Configured and maintained dedicated server
  • Coordinated with the marketing team on all promotions and tracked them accordingly
  • Setting up landing pages
  • Tracking Website traffic and performance
  • Created and managed PPC campaigns

2007 – 2008 Webmaster
Miami University, Project Dragonfly

Maintained, developed, and updated online presence:

  • Designed front-end of Rails applications
  • Employed best practices in SEO to increase yield in site traffic
  • Provided cross-browser support for online presence
  • Provided technical support for end users
  • Used e-mail marketing, analytics, and online ads to aid in recruitment efforts
  • Implemented and maintained social networking presence
  • Monitored search engines for Web page placement
  • Maintained Listserv
  • Updated and maintained office computers
  • Kept an inventory of computer equipment
  • Created graphics, posters, letterheads, and logos
  • Advised co-workers on best Web practices and current trends
  • Maintained and frequently updated passwords

Websites

2004 – 2007 Web Team Project Manager
Berea College, Administrative Systems and Services

  • Recipient of 2006 CASE award for Berea College Website
  • Facilitated Web design, graphics, and Flash training courses
  • Managed 11 student web designers
  • Conducted interviews and hired students
  • Conduct bi-semester performance evaluations
  • Created work schedules/audit time sheets
  • Facilitated dismissal of non-compliant students
  • Trained students on how to use college template and guidelines

2003 – 2004 SENS Director
Sustainability and Environmental Studies: Ecovillage

  • Ecological Machine – Monitored and documented changes to output, facilitated tours, troubleshoot mechanical problems, and refined processes to improve efficiency
  • SENS website: Kept site current and added pages as needed
  • Photovoltaic panel: Monitored daily net gain and trained users on how to use software
  • Educated Ecovillage residents on appropriate technology use

1998 – 2002 Field Radio Operator / Encryption NCO
United States Marine Corp

  • Install and tuned radio equipment
  • Sent and received messages via HF, VHF, and satellite communications
  • Made changes to frequencies and cryptographic codes
  • Provided direct support to Regimental Air Officer
  • Issued Communications Security Equipment and maintained records
  • Facilitated training classes on communication equipment and cold weather survival

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James McWhorter

James McWhorter