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Hello! I'm Catherine, and I build the internets.

I am a Web Developer at Sparkbox, a commercial web shop in Southwest Ohio. I graduated from Miami University with a B.S.A. in Art Education, taught high school for a while, and decided that it wasn't for me. I spent nearly three years working for Cincinnati StartUp ChoreMonster before deciding to become a full-time developer.

My strong passion for education has never left me; I spend a good amount of time volunteering with Girl Develop It, teaching code classes and generally helping out. My other hobbies include reading, video games, tabletop games, oil painting, and boffer sports.


  • HTML5
  • CSS3 and Sass
  • JavaScript and JQuery
  • Ruby
  • Rails
  • Git and Github
  • PHP and Wordpress
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Sketch
  • Trello, Zenhub, Basecamp
  • Microsoft Office
  • Google Docs
  • QuickBooks
  • Game Design (MDA Framework)
  • Problem Solving
  • QA and Customer Support


  • Miami University of Oxford Ohio
  • Bachelor of Science in Art in Art Education
  • Thematic Sequence in Interactive Media Perspectives (Narrative in Video Games)


  • Sparkbox, Web Developer July 2016 - Present
  • Hired full time post Apprenticeship.
  • Sparkbox, Apprentice Web Developer January 2016 - July 2016
  • Worked to become a Full Stack developer with a focus on a Rails environment: Ruby, HTML, CSS, Sass, JS, etc.
  • Full apprenticeship details available at seesparkbox.com
  • Girl Develop It, Instructor March 2015 - Present
  • Develop and teach 4-week programing curriculum for Intro to HTML/CSS course.
  • Girl Develop It, Teaching Assistant July 2014 - Present
  • TA for multiple programming courses, including:
  • Intro to HTML/CSS, Dev for Designers, Intermediate HTML/CSS, Wordpress, Intro to Web Concepts, Intro to Javascript, Intro to Git.
  • ChoreMonster, Operations Manager August 2013 - January 2016
  • Office Manager August 2013 - February 2015
  • Disney/TechStars Accelerator - 2014 Graduate
  • Organized Global Game Jam Cincinnati - 2015
  • Launched ChoreMonster 2.0 on Web, iOS, Android and Win8.
  • Attended GDC 2014 in San Francisco.
  • Implemented localization in seven countries.
  • Resolved or escalated all user tech support tickets.
  • Assisted in Marketing and Project Management duties.
  • Developed new Blog layout using CSS/HTML and PHP via Wordpress.
  • Launched May 2015 at blog.choremonster.com
  • Cincinnati Chapter IGDA, Vice Chair March 2015 - January 2016
  • IGDA is the "International Game Developers Association"
  • Responsible for all records, registrations, and bookkeeping.
  • Elevated from Emerging to Established chapter, June 2015