Kristin Skelton

I am currently a Web Developer for the Dumb Friends League animal shelter, where I create compelling web and mobile applications for four public websites, an employee intranet and three micro sites that support major events. I am so excited to be working in a field that I am truly passionate about. Multiple colleagues around me worked in a computer-programming environment and each one spoke about it with a level of passion that I hadn’t seen in my previous jobs. When I began exploring my first language, I saw what everyone else was talking about and found a natural ability to code. I finally found something that I was excited to get up and work on everyday because it didn’t feel like work.

What I Do

Web Design

Design creative, interactive and engaging web applications.

Web Development

Develop custom WordPress or other CMS themes for your organization.

Software Development

Create full-stack software applications.

Usability Testing

Provide evaluation of your site or product by testing it with representative users.

Testimonials

Resume

4 Years of Experience

Education

January 2020
Code Forward Bootcamp

Full-Stack Development

June 2017
University of Denver

Master of Science – Web Design & Development

December 2010
Colorado State University

Bachelor of Science - Zoology

Experience

July 2015 - Current
Dumb Friends League

Web Developer

  • Responsible for designing, coding and modifying the organizations four public websites, an employee intranet and three micro sites that support major events.
  • Use Google analytics, web optimization and designing and coding for SEO.
  • Customize email marketing, contest, social media, CRM and donation forms for Dumb Friends League and Colorado Humane Society.
  • Perform usability tests on sites and use data to work with graphic designers to optimize user experience.
  • Manage schedule for content updates.

Feb 2014 - July 2015
Dumb Friends League

Communications Specialist

  • Created print, TV, radio, outdoor, and online advertising campaigns, worked with advertising representatives and outside agencies.
  • Managed advertising strategy and cost management.
  • Developed annual advertising strategy for League services, events, programs, and special projects.
  • Developed ads with graphic designers.
  • Produced videos for external and internal use, including writing scripts, coordinating with the videographers, directing the filming, and editing.
  • Secured media sponsorships for events.
  • Served as a backup spokesperson on TV, radio, and print.
  • Served as Event Manager for adoption related and/or communications led events.

Dec 2010 - Feb 2014
Dumb Friends League

Special Events Coordinator

  • Advocated for the organization by pursuing and attaining investments from donors and maintained productive relationships to support the Dumb Friends League cause.
  • Organized all events including preparation of written content for website and emails, recruitment and organization of vendors, solicitation of sponsors, preparation of contracts, consultation of marketing material, management of questions and concerns from participants, and recognition of donors.
  • Managed updates to event website content.
  • Coordinated the largest single dog walk in the nation with over 150 vendors and sponsors and more than 12,000 patrons for the Dumb Friends League.

Jun 2009 - Oct 2010
National Wildlife Research Center

Veterinary Technician

  • Assisted with veterinary care including blood draws, measurements, pregnancy checks, tissue sampling, administering treatments, and wound care.
  • Cut tissue samples for lab analysis, performing cryotech assays, as well as on and off site necropsies.
  • Monitored and handled herds of wildlife and livestock including elk, bison, white tail deer, feral and domestic hogs, cattle, and goats.
  • Volunteered with the organization for 8 months prior to employment.

Feb 2006 - Aug 2008
Dumb Friends League

Development Assistant

  • Assisted in processing of donations received by the development department.
  • Generated reports pertaining to donations received in the department.
  • Maintained accuracy and consistency in constituent records in Raiser’s Edge database.
  • Acknowledged tribute gifts and ensured proper recording in Pet Tales, our seasonal magazine.
  • Provided quality care to patrons who visited or called the shelter.

Coding Skills

PHP/SQL

PHP/SQL

Python

Python

Vue

Vue

JavaScript/jQuery

JavaScript/jQuery

Java

Java

C++

C++

Flask

Flask

HTML5/CSS

Software Skills

WordPress

Drupal

AWS

AWS

Photoshop

Photoshop

InDesign

InDesign

Luminate

Luminate

Portfolio

My Works
Dumb Friends League

Dumb Friends League

Usability, WordPress
Telethon

Telethon

Mockups
Do Not Be Far

Do Not Be Far

WordPress
Metro Denver C.A.T.

Metro Denver C.A.T.

Mockups
Tracksuit Wedding

Tracksuit Wedding

Mockups
Wag `n Trail

Wag `n Trail

Luminate
Dumb Friends League Intranet

Dumb Friends League Intranet

WordPress
Furry Scurry

Furry Scurry

Luminate, Usability
Socially Conscious Sheltering

Socially Conscious Sheltering

WordPress
Colorado Humane Society

Colorado Humane Society

WordPress

Contact

Get in Touch

303-547-8341

Denver, CO

kskelton82@gmail.com

Freelance Available

How Can I Help You?