Patrick first started using WordPress with version 2.7, but only in version 3.0, did it become his platform of choice. While freelancing he found he had an affinity for e-commerce development, and started building commercial plugins for WordPress powered e-commerce websites. With a number of both free and paid plugins under his belt Patrick worked at WooThemes as a developer and WooCommerce support ninja for a little over a year before returning to freelancing. Though that was short lived, after only a few months he is now joining the WDS team where he hopes to learn from some of the best in the industry while also bringing his own experience. Patrick is also the organizer of WordPress Peoria, which is the local WordCamp where he resides in Cuba, IL.
When Patrick is not developing with WordPress and Node.js, optimizing servers, or trying to learn new web technologies, he is usually relaxing at home with his wife and two dogs. Relaxing usually involves some casual video games and grilling/smoking various meats.
We are happy to bring Patrick on board and we can’t wait to see what assets he will bring the team!