Ellen has been developing websites since the mid 1990s and creating applications in Drupal since 2015. Her software development career extends much further back into her high school years.
She has experience developing software in a wide range of environments including governmental, commercial, aerospace, educational and scientific organizations.
She received a B.S. degree in Computer Science and has utilized this degree and her strong analytical skills to gain experience in a wide realm of organizations, including NASA, The Weather Channel, and most recently, 8 years at the Alabama Supercomputer Authority. It was at ASA that she saw the opportunity to convert several existing PHP/MySQL web applications into Drupal.
After this first experience, she was hooked on using the power of Drupal to create web applications that not only provided a good UX, but had the power of extending their functionality to make simple websites into multi-functional web applications.
Ellen is recent a graduate of the 12-week DrupalEasy “Drupal Career Online” course. She utilized this course to expand on her skills and strengthen areas she was not as experienced.
She has recently decided to pivot within her career to move out of a full-time corporate position and pursue independent work.
When not heads-down in web development, Ellen enjoys traveling with her dogs in her camper van, visiting family throughout the country, monthly “Bunco” parties with close friends, and enjoying life with her husband on their Tennessee hilltop home and land.