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Hi! I'm Todd

I'm a multi-award winning digital director and architect specializing in HTML5 / CSS development, standards and accessibility compliance, privacy and GDPR compliance, search engine optimization, and Django and WordPress development. I have over 20 years of experience in the web and IT industry including client, external consulting, in-house project development, and boutique level implementations.

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Work Experience

2012 - now

Director, Digital Services & Technology

Smithsonian Institution, Smithsonian Enterprises
Washington, D.C. | August 2012 - Present

  • Lead a team of developers, designers, producers, project managers and vendors to deliver on-site management, execution, and implementation of technology strategy, digital advertising, and web-based initiatives for a portfolio of signature and specialized websites that receive 10M unique visits per month.
  • Conceptualize and launch a B2B revenue-generating unit to leverage the knowledge and expertise of the digital team to contract for web design and hosting services with Smithsonian Museums and other non-profits and museums around the United States; generating additional revenue toward the goals of Smithsonian Enterprises.
  • Serve as a senior adviser and collaborator to the Chief Digital Officer on the overall management of the Digital Services Team, the launch of new initiatives, budget and personnel management, and relationship-building with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Advise the President, Chief Digital Officer, and the media division on strategic revenue-generating and cost-saving initiatives by leveraging a multitude of technology channels.
  • Manage a large technology budget and serve as the primary point-of-contact for all external contracting for service agreements; working closely with legal and compliance to manage risk for the institution.
  • Promoted in 2017 to a more senior position representing an expansion of duties and responsibilities as a strategic partner to the CDO and the chief architect of Smithsonian Enterprises’ Django CMS.
2011 - 2012
The Washington Times

Acting Deputy Director, Web & New Media & Senior UX Developer

The Washington Times
Washington, D.C. | February 2011 - August 2012

  • Served as technical lead for on-going design, customization, deployment, and maintenance of the Washington Times’ web initiatives; including several high-profile projects focused on election coverage.
  • Implemented strategic social media strategy; increasing viral lift by 178% & 250,000 page views a month.
  • Served as the chief architect for new web-based programming strategies and improvements that will further the technology and infrastructure of the Washington Times’ web properties.
  • Utilize HTML / XHTML / CSS to develop quick-loading, error-free, search engine friendly pages.
2007 - 2011
Tierra Innovation

Software & Web Developer

Tierra Innovation
New York, NY (100% Telecommute) | July 2007 - March 2011

  • Utilized HTML / XHTML / CSS to develop quick-loading, error-free, search engine friendly, and section 508 compliant websites for high profile clients including Warner Brothers, CBS, National Football League, and others.
  • Build in PHP, MySQL on Linux platforms. Manage DNS, Apache, WordPress installations, a homegrown CMS, and the development of open-source plug-ins for WordPress.
  • Worked directly with clients; ensuring projects were delivered on time.
2001 - 2009
Loud Canvas Media

Founding Partner

Loud Canvas Media
Burlington, VT | April 2001 - January 2009

  • Founded network & media services organization aimed at providing low-cost, high-end technical mediums for artists, musicians, small businesses & non-profits.
  • Served as creative director & senior web developer on complete redesigns and technical consults.
  • Developed new business partnerships & network clients by reaching out to the community, developing promotional materials and providing high-level customer service.
  • Interacted with clients to identify project goals, & recommended appropriate web strategy and multimedia tools for the project.
  • Developed custom content management system specifically for Loud Canvas Media clients allowing easy access for self-management of content.
2006 - 2007
DLC Solutions

Web Developer & Systems Administrator

DLC Solutions, LLC
Reston, VA | July 2006 - July 2007

  • Built and maintained several in-house networks that supported critical infrastructure within the company; implemented disaster recovery and security policies.
  • Served as a web developer and assisted in the deployment of internal marketing initiatives and customer applications within the medical industry.
  • Developed various e-commerce solutions on the Yahoo! Store platform via RTML Integration.
  • Captured and edited video and audio conference sessions for far-reaching podcasts.


1999 - 2003
Champlain College

BS, Computer Information Systems

Champlain College
Burlington, VT | 1999 - 2003

Specializations Included: Web Design, Enterprise Network Engineering & Mainframe System Management, Business Management, IT Consulting.

1999 - 2001
Champlain College

AS, PC Networking & Support

Champlain College
Burlington, VT | 1999 - 2001

Specializations Included: Web Design, PC Networking, Network Architecture & Support.

Volunteer Work

2017 - Now

USA Swimming Certificated Official

USA Swimming
Chesapeake, VA | 2017 - Now

Certified Stroke & Turn, Admin Official, Timing System Operator, and Computer Operator for Virginia Swimming and the Rockville Rays.

2015 - Now


The Webby Awards
New York, NY | 2015 - Now

Judge for the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, presiding over The Webby Awards.

2016 - 2019

Pack Coordinator

Cub Scout Pack 943
Rockville, MD | 2016 - 2019

Serve as Assistant Cub Master and Pack Coordinator for Pack 943 based out of Rockville, MD. Work with leadership on fundraising, pack outings, planning, scheduling, and budgets.

2011 - 2019

Web Developer

The Space Tweep Society, Inc.
Merrit Island, FL | 2011 - 2019

  • Maintain a website for non-profit organization targeted toward Twitter users who have involvement with space-related themes.
  • Re-launched on a WordPress platform with Twitter Single Sign In API.
  • Built custom bitly support and integrated Addthis API to increase viral lift.

Social Media Influencer

The White House
Washington, DC | 2011

  • Attended invite-only event in the East Room with President Barack Obama.
  • Participated in the first official "Tweet" event from a sitting US President with moderator Jack Dorsey.
  • Joined cabinet members and the Chief Technology Officer of the United States for post-event debrief and future White House social event planning.
2011 - 2012

Staff Volunteer / Official Photographer

NASA Goddard
Greenbelt, MD | 2011 - 2012

  • Staff photographer supporting event activities throughout the NASA Goddard Campas.
  • Assisted in supporting Sun Earth Day 2011 & 2012 social media activities.


The items listed below reflect projects I've been proud to be involved with. These were created while part of a team of talented designers, developers, and collaborators.


Digital Strategy

Revenue Generation

Project Management

Web Development


Google DFP

Django CMS

Tech Management

Web Analytics

UX Development

Amazon AWS



I've been lucky enough to be a part of teams that have won multiple awards.

Get in Touch


(202) 810-5545