Hey, I’m Alex

I’m a front-end developer who is passionate about building inclusive web experiences. Currently I’m teaching what I know about HTML, CSS, & JavaScript on YouTube.

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Photo by Jill DeVries

Throughout the past five years I've worked professionally as a hybrid front-end developer/designer. Working confidently throughout the stack to produce semantic accessible markup, with modular CSS, and progressively enhance the experience with unobtrusive JavaScript.

I live in Grand Rapids, Michigan, with my wife and our puppy, where we spend our time fly fishing, hiking, and seeking adventures offline.

Checkout my now page to see what I am up to right now.


  • Developurrs - An interview series where web professionals about their beloved pets…and tech.
  • Show Me Your Mic - A show that talks to podcasters about gear, software, workflow, and philosophies behind podcasting.
  • How to Hold a Pencil - An interview show with self-taught designers and developers.


  • Front-end Developer @ NationBuilder

    Nov 2018 - Current

  • Senior Developer @ Mighty in the Midwest

    Oct 2015 - Nov 2018

  • Front-end Developer & Designer @ Masuga Design

    Feb 2012 - Oct 2015

  • Co-founder & Creative Director @ Hybrid Media Co.

    Dec 2010 - Feb 2012


  • Site is built using the static site generator 11ty.
  • Template code makes use of Nunjucks.
  • Styles are written in vanilla CSS.
  • Site is hosted and built using Netlify.
  • View the source code on Github.



Current location
Grand Rapids, MI.

Top bookmarks
github.com, youtube.com, dribbble.com, siteInspire, dwell.com

Top apps
VSCode, Todoist, iTerm2, Bear, 1Password, Spectacle

Bear's Den, Damien Jurado, Chris Stapleton, Tycho

I am inspired by passionate people. People who share what they love with everyone else.