• 531 Brookshire Dr
  • Columbia
  • SC 29210
  • 208-761-xxxx

Lee Allen

Lee Allen



WordPress Custom Theme Development

WordPress Plugin Development



Founder of ProjectsInMetal.com and Computer Science Faculty at Highline.edu where he teaches Computer Programming, Web Development, and Social Media Marketing.


The Para Marketing Company – Columbia SC

Web Developer, Project Manager (March – April 2014)
  • HTML5, CSS3, PHP, JavaScript, jQuery, Adobe CC (Slicing PSDs)
  • Responsive Web Design with or without a framework (Bootstrap or Foundation)
  • Search Engine Optimization (SEO) analysis and implementation
  • Content Management Systems (CMSs) including WordPress, Joomla, Monstra, and Morfy
  • MVC Framework (Laravel)
Recent Projects
  • MakeThePointRadio.com
  • FisherFilms.net
  • SCVolunteerFire.org
  • HaitiChildrenProject.com

Highline Community College – Des Moines WA (January 2012 – Present)

Computer Science Faculty
  • Updated existing course curriculum to current web development standards and created e-learning tools including online training modules and exams, allowing the department to offer many new online classes that were previously only offered face to face.
  • Created new curriculum for WordPress and Social Media Marketing classes.
  • Authored over 150 lecture videos using Camtasia and ScreenFlow (hosted on YouTube)
  • Often utilize a Wacom tablet to improve video lectures, giving them a Khan Academy feel.
  • Intro to Computer Science
    • Computer Hardware and Software with a focus on Microsoft Office.
      • Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access
    • Basic Computer Programming (using Scratch).
  • Intro to Web Development (HTLM5/CSS3 Basics)
    • Basic Web Development on a live server using Komodo Edit or Sublime Text & WinSCP or Cyberduck.
  • HTML5/CSS3 (Advanced)
    • Key Skills: Wireframing (Mockingbird), Responsive Web Design using Media Queries, SEO, Bootstrap, LESS/SASS.
  • JavaScript
    • Key Skills: OOP, AJAX, and JQuery.
  • PHP 1 & 2 (Web/Database Programming)
    • Key Skills: Cookies, Sessions, & Authentication, Web Security, Regular Expressions, OOP, PDO, MySQL, Subversion with Redmine, MVC (CakePHP).
  • Web Development Capstone
    • As the instructor, I manage 3 to 5 teams of 4 students per team. Each team works with a real-world business owner to develop and manage a website.
    • My roles include Project Manager and Client Liaison for each team.
    • Key Skills: Usability & Accessibility, PEAR standards, Project Management via Scrum & Leankit or Kanbanery, SEO, SEM, & PPC, Cross Browser Testing (BrowserLab or Shadow), Deployment, cPanel.
  • WordPress
    • Key Skills: Slicing Photoshop Files (PSDs), Making a Responsive WP theme from Scratch, Child Themes, Advanced WordPress Security.
  • Social Media Marketing
    • Key Skills: SEO, Social Media Marketing (Facebook, Pinterest), Podcasts, Webinars, Articles, White Papers, Microblogging (Twitter), Mobile Computing and Location Marketing, Forums & Discussion Boards, Social Media Monitoring.
    • Students develop a detailed Social Media Marketing Plan for a real business.
  • Tech Academy
    • Selected by the Computer Science department to co-teach a weeklong summer camp for high school students interested in computer science.
    • Coordinated with two other instructors to develop course curriculum, including hands-on learning modules in 3D printing, PHP programming, HTML/CSS, and computer repair and assembly.
  • Web Marketing Workshop
    • Developed the entire curriculum for a quarterly 2-day workshop focused on teaching local business owners how to grow their business by creating an online presence and marketing their business through social media.
    • It has become one of the most popular workshops at Highline with up to 50 people attending at a time (a normal workshop averages 5-10 attendees).



Highline Community College, Des Moines WA: 2011-2012 (4.0 Cumulative GPA)

  • Certificates Earned:
    • Server Side Scripting (PHP)
    • Database Technologies (SQL)
  • Participated in the national Cyber Defense Competition
  • Invited to teach at Highline after completing the program as a student.

College of Idaho, Caldwell ID: 1997-2001

  • BS in Human Biology
  • BS in Ancient History
  • Minors: Classics (Greek & Latin), and Leadership


Awards & Recognition

Clubs and Organizations

  • Sigma Chi
  • BPOE