About

Hello, my name is David. I’m a father & a husband, I love to build, fix, and create things. I’m a Software Engineer at Automattic in the Enterprise squad of WordPress.com VIP.

I have a deep passion for WordPress and have been consulting and developing with it for over a decade. I live in a beautiful small town in BC Canada, & every Friday (according to my family) I make the best home made pizza.


Iโ€™m driven by a constant need to create โ€“ whether it be around the house, designing, or coding โ€“ for a living, or just for fun. For over 12 years I’ve been building things on the computer, from making event posters, to putting together dashboard web applications – and building every possible type and size of WordPress site you can imagine. It’s my passion, my career, and my hobby.

I’m currently a Enterprise Engineer at WordPress.com VIP, and love the work there and the dedicated hard working team I’m so happy and lucky to be a part of. Prior to this I worked for eight years as sole Designer and Developer and roimediaworks.com. During and before that period I also freelanced for myself for a wide range of clientele. Throughout my career my scope of work has always been full stack – encompassing every aspect of building a website from wireframe to domain propagation and all the server admin and support work thereafter. After years of building, managing, and supporting hundreds of sites, my current primary focus is on consultation for WordPress development, security, and performance.

Iโ€™m a software/tech enthusiast, I always get excited about new services, Apps, and tools (you can checkout which software and hardware I use here). I’m constantly interested, and always learning, always keeping up with the new services and libraries put out there.

When not working, I’m almost always hanging out with my wife and our daughter. We enjoy doing all the fun stuff like cooking, going for hikes, venturing to our favorite spots in nearby towns, and of course watching Netflix on our couch with our beloved pug and cat. With what little time left in my days, I enjoy reading on my Kindle:

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As I started out making a living on the computer, I used to spend a lot of my free time making graphics and illustrations and doing photography. I don’t do it much anymore besides the odd Christmas card or invitations, but just for the sake of getting to know me and my abilities, here’s some of my past design work.

Although I’m active on Github, you won’t see me around on social media, but you can follow this blog (via email, on WordPress.com, or with an RSS reader) as I do try to post as much as possible with tidbits of things I find interesting or useful.