Michael Dodge

1480 Twin Oaks Dr. • West Jordan, UT 84088 • 801.649.6008
mike at mikezilla dot us

Provide quality web development and IT solutions for an established, reputable company while working in a friendly, collaborative environment on various exciting and challenging projects.
Qualifications / Skills
  • Experience building several personal computers and servers from the ground up
  • Expertise with all versions of Microsoft Windows
  • Experience with Linux (Suse, RedHat, Mandrake, CentOS, etc.) and Mac OSX
  • Expertise with several Macromedia and Adobe design packages
  • In depth knowledge of several leading office suites
  • Ability to create / manage database structures (MySQL, MS Access)
  • Skilled in PHP, ColdFusion, XML, XHTML, DHTML, Javascript, and CSS
Web Developer / IT Help Desk
Clear Link Technologies, LLC
April 2006 - Present
Salt Lake City, UT

Built several web, file, and application servers. Managed network connectivity, routing, and computer imaging on a new corporate LAN. Reprogrammed older websites to be more streamlined and standards compliant. Created unique and efficient solutions for content management within the site. Managed highly sensitive and complex information relating to upcoming company projects.

Freelance Web Developer
April 2005 - April 2006
Provo, UT, and Taylorsville, UT

Built a web server, led software training sessions, built a back-end Content Management System, and programmed numerous sites for a variety of clients. Implemented several websites based heavily on CSS layout and design. Researched and developed several XML driven slide shows. Managed an XML feed/podcast for a local magazine.

Technology Instructor / Web Programmer
Brigham Young University
Aug 2004 - April 2005
Provo, UT

Taught Web Development courses to students, faculty, and their families. Classes included instruction in basic principles of effective web design, and in-depth coverage of Macromedia and Adobe products. Additional duties included maintenance of the Office of Information Technology website and the creation of a web based skills tracking system and peer review application.

Web Programmer
Odyssey Web
Jan 2003 - Aug 2004, Dec 2004
Salt Lake City, UT

Created static web sites based on Adobe Photoshop documents, coding HTML and JavaScript components for the sites, and implementing Macromedia Flash when appropriate. Responsibilities later grew to include graphic creation and manipulation, database creation and management, DHTML, PHP and ColdFusion programming for dynamic website front-end and back-end functionality, and dynamic Flash content generation.

Help Desk Support Specialist
LDS Business College
Salt Lake City, UT

Built rapport with faculty and staff and laid the foundation for a work position which did not exist prior to my employment. Basic computer and network troubleshooting for faculty and staff members within the college network. Research and resolution of issues relating to printer access and permissions, drive mappings and software installation/maintenance. Some scripting was also performed to simplify automated tasks relating to network software upgrades. Documented problem diagnosis and resolution for future help desk technicians. Established procedures for management of support calls and redirection of issues to appropriate levels of support. Maintained log of calls for review at monthly meetings, helpful in assessing the success and beneficial nature of the help desk and it's employees. Trained other help desk technicians hired to work at the college.

Baccalaureate Degree: Technology Education
Brigham Young University
Provo, UT

Graduated in April 2006 with a degree in Technology Education, with an endorsement in Information/Communication Technology. Created a web server and taught web design to middle school and high school students during final semester student teaching program.

Associates of Applied Science: Web/Desktop Publishing
LDS Business College
Salt Lake City, UT

Honor roll with 3.54 cumulative grade point average. Received special recognition as head of Web/Desktop Publishing team project for Friends for Sight. Provided tutoring/aid to other students in the program who were struggling with web programming concepts. Received offers from several teachers for employment opportunities after graduation.

Relia Smith
Brigham Young University
Manager of Training for the Office of IT
Provo, UT
relia_smith at byu dot edu
Bruce Westenskow
Odyssey Web / Clear Link Technologies, LLC
Programmer / IT Manager
Salt Lake City, UT
bruce at clear-link dot com
Ken Larson
LDS Business College
Desktop/Web Publishing Instructor
Salt Lake City, UT
KJ-Larson at ldsbc dot edu