I'm Nate, a web developer, home cooking enthusiast, and musician based on the Big Island of Hawaii.
I am also a husband, dog lover, and I love to swim, snorkel, and explore this beautiful island.
Web Developer Nate
I have been working as an agency developer since 2016. While I started out primarily working with front end technologies, agency work has exposed me to the full stack, working with WordPress APIs, PHP, and MySQL.
Front-End Web Development
I have experience crafting front ends using the following technologies:
- Semantic Markup
- CSS, Scss
My approach is to consider the user and how they will navigate an interface. I approach front-end development with accessibility in mind.
I have experience with all aspects of WordPress development, including:
- Theme Development
- Plugin Development
- Block Development
- Extending the REST API
I have experience in building custom solutions and extending existing solutions.
When working with WordPress, my approach is to find logical solutions for clients. Sometimes this means configuring off-the-shelf plugins, but other times this means creating abstraction layers over existing APIs.
This site is built using the Next.js framework, which has been a joy to work with. For posts, this site queries a WordPress backend via GraphQL (using the amazin WP GraphQL plugin).
I have experience working with git in a collaborative environment.
For build tooling, I tend to reach for Parcel nowadays when I need to configure from scratch.
Home Cook Nate
I started cooking as a kid, using the toaster and microwave to make some of my favorite childhood snacks. Throught the years I have binged food-related content and have started collecting cookbooks, appliances, and other cooking gear.
I am largely self taught with books and videos. My "professional" kitchen experience amounts to my high school job at a McDonald's and my college job when I worked the fryer and delivered food for a "Chinese" restaurant.
A turning point in my journey as a home cook was the first season of Mind of a Chef. That show changed the way I viewed food and cooking.
I love everything from Julia Child and Jacques Pepin recipes, to cooking brisket or pizza outdoors.
I have played drums and percussion since I was ten years old. I continued throughout high school and studied percussion in college.
Today, I primarily play drums, but have started to dabble in guitar, ukulele, and keyboard.