A portrait of Catherine

Catherine is a Web Developer at Sparkbox, a commercial web shop in Southwest Ohio, building responsive websites up and down the stack with technologies like CSS, Sass, JS, React, Craft CMS, PHP, Node, and more. She has a B.S.A. from Miami University in Art Education. While Catherine no longer teaches high school, her strong passion for education has never left; she works closely with every apprentice who enters the Sparkbox Apprenticeship Program. Her other hobbies include reading, video games, tabletop games, and making cat jokes. Twitter (and all the other things) as catheraaine.


  • HTML
  • CSS and SCSS
  • CSS Animation
  • WCAG 2.1 and Accessibility
  • JavaScript and JQuery
  • React.js
  • Node
  • npm
  • Ruby
  • Rails
  • Git and Github
  • PHP and PHP based CMSs
  • Design Systems
  • Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator
  • Sketch
  • Trello, Zenhub, Basecamp, Github Projects
  • Agile, Scrum


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


  • Certified Professional in Web Accessibility (CPWA)
  • IAAP, International Association of Accessibility Professionals


  • Sparkbox, Web Developer July 2016 - Present
  • Full-stack development on a number of responsive sites for a diverse group of clients. Examples include girlscancode.io, specificclarity.com, and seesparkbox.com.
  • 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, Chapter Co-Lead January 2018 - June 2019
  • Instructor March 2015 - June 2019
  • Develop and teach 4-week programing curriculum for Intro to HTML/CSS course.
  • Teaching Assistant July 2014 - June 2019
  • 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