I'm a WordPress / PHP developer based in Duluth Minnesota, with a B.F.A. in Graphic Design from the University of Minnesota Duluth. I've been an independent developer for about 2yrs now and previously worked for 7yrs as the Web Operations Manager for a B2B publishing company. I'm a huge advocate of using WordPress as a CMS and use it (almost) exclusively for the sites I develop. Anything from the simplest 3 page site to large commerce sites, I always grab a copy of the latest.tar.gz. In addition to developing for WordPress, I've also spoke at local colleges and organizations providing training and presentations for using WordPress as a CMS and developing themes for WordPress.