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I’m a Drupal and CiviCRM developer and online strategist who especially enjoys helping progressive causes increase the effectiveness of their outreach and leverage technology to create change. I started Drupal Ladder meetups in New York City last year to encourage Drupal developers to take the plunge and contribute to core. This year I’m working with the City of Long Beach as a Code for America fellow.

Over the past 15 years I’ve worked with organizations with a wide range of missions, constituencies, structures and budgets. I often collaborate with other web developers and graphic designers.

Recent clients and work include the 2012 SXSW Interactive People's Choice winner Americans Elect, B Corporation, the New York Public Library, American Jewish World Service (On1Foot), Students Active for Ending Rape (SAFER), the National Coalition for LGBT Health, the United ENDA Coalition and the winning One Kalamazoo campaign. Through CivicActions, Fenton Communications and Palante Technology I’ve worked with organizations that include Amnesty International, Columbia University, the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation, Al Fakhoora, the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health and the Audre Lorde Project. I’ve worked with Friendfactor (about which, this New York Times article) and the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force and managed the website, database and online communications of Young People For (YP4), a program of People For the American Way Foundation. I also co-created Resources PDX.

I’ve presented at a variety of conferences on the subjects of online-to-offline engagement, streamlining the website redesign process for nonprofits, bridging the digital divide, community-generated health resource guides by and for transgender people, and political activism through music. I’m a member of Phi Beta Kappa and hold a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Reed College with a focus on social movements. I’ve played guitar in an acclaimed indie rock band and I navigate New York City on a folding bike.


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How’s that name pronounced, anyway?

Like “fury.” (Same letters and sound at the end as “Leigh.” But no ‘L.’)

Where’s your whiz-bang website?

On its way, check back soon! They say the cobbler’s children go the worst shod.

(If you’re just looking for a way to monitor your exclamation point usage, calm down.)