Hello!

Are you a smart, dedicated, passionate business person that is:

  • looking for a technical partner?
  • interested in joint ventures?
  • in need of a talented, experienced, and reliable "tech guy"?

I'm Mike Everhart, and I'm the geek you've been searching for! I'm a programmer, full stack web developer, and IT professional with more than 15 years of experience. Continue reading to learn more about me, or get in touch and let's talk business!

TL;DR

Let's Work Together!

I provide value by creating business-focused web applications, developing responsive websites, consulting on all things technology, designing cloud infrastructures, managing Linux servers, and much, much more. Get in touch with me, and let's discuss how we can work together.


About Me

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  • 31 year old geek, husband, and father of two (usually) pretty awesome kids. We live in the suburbs of Memphis, TN.
  • Software engineer, full stack web developer, and IT consultant with more than 15 years of experience.
  • Nearly 10 years of experience working in and around the affiliate and internet marketing industries.
  • Passions include programming, solving problems, watching Jeopardy!, learning new things, and helping startups grow.

Why We Should Work Together

How I can be an Asset to Your Business

  • Reliability - I'm here when you need me!
  • Knowledge - I have knowledge of many different technologies, industries, and best practices.
  • Experience - I've got over a decade of real world experience.
  • Quick Learner - I love learning new things, and I'm generally quick to pick up on new concepts, technologies, etc.
  • Quality - I refuse to do anything less than top-notch work.
  • Flexibility - I'm flexible with my rates and scheduling, and I'm open to creative payment arrangements (rev share deals, equity, etc.)

Skills & Proficiencies

Some of the Technologies That I am Proficient With

This is only a small selection of what I'm capable of. If you need help with something you don't see listed here, ask me about it!

  • Expert-level proficiency with the LAMP stack
    (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP)
  • Linux server administration (Ubuntu Server, RHEL, CentOS)
  • HAproxy (high-availability, load balancing, ACL, and more)
  • Amazon AWS and DigitalOcean cloud infrastructure design and management
  • Ansible
  • ELK Stack (Elasticsearch, Logstash, Kibana)
  • Sensu (server monitoring)
  • PHP 5 & PHP 7
  • MySQL, MariaDB, and PostgreSQL
  • Git
  • Laravel 5 & CodeIgniter 2 (PHP Frameworks)
  • API and CRM integrations
  • Bootstrap
  • Responsive/mobile-friendly web design
  • jQuery & jQuery UI
  • WordPress (custom themes and plugin development)

Recent Work

A Few Examples of Work I've Done Recently

NB: The majority of my projects are covered by non-disclosure agreements. I fully respect and honor my clients' rights to privacy and IP protection, but this does make it impossible to showcase some of my best work. As an alternative, I can happily provide you with multiple references, just ask me!

Summit Heating and Air
Web Design + More

Custom WordPress theme (including responsive/mobile version), landing page design, SEO, social media management, PPC advertising management, and more.

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Jim's Tank Service, LLC
Web Design + More

Custom WordPress theme (including responsive/mobile version), content creation, SEO, and more.


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Affiliate Network Platform
Programming + DevOps

Developed a custom affiliate network platform for a private company. Responsibilities also included server, database, and infrastructure management. At scale, the platform handled sustained loads of over 2000 requests/second.

Co-Registration Platform
Programming + DevOps

Developed a custom platform, including REST API, to create and manage co-registration paths and capture leads from virtually any source. Responsibilities also included server, database, and infrastructure management.

PHP Flash Messages
Programming

Open source PHP class that uses sessions to store short-lived messages (known as flash messages). Features include: PSR-4 autoloading, installable with Composer, compatible with Bootstrap, fully customizable messages, sticky messages.

 View on GitHub  View on Packagist

Experience

Past Jobs and Notable Work Experiences

May 2016
Co-Registration/Lead Generation Platform
Client Work
  • Developed a platform to create and manage co-registration paths and capture leads from virtually any source
  • Built with Laravel 5, the platform includes a REST API for capturing leads, displaying funnel pages, and more
  • Server administration, monitoring, and security
May 2013 – Aug 2015
Private Affiliate Network Platform
Client Work
  • Designed, programmed, and maintained an affiliate network platform for a private company
  • Built with CodeIgniter 2, the platform consisted of multiple individual microservices, which scaled to sustained loads of over 2000 requests/second
  • Server administration, monitoring, and security
Jan 2011 – Mar 2013
Eagle Web Assets, Inc.
Vice President of Engineering
  • Developed web applications to streamline and automate many of the day-to-day business processes
  • Managed a portfolio of websites, applications, and other web properties numbering in the hundreds
  • Coordinated the translation of several of the company's websites into 15 different languages, expanding company reach to more than 100 countries
Jan 2009 – Present
PlasticBrain Media LLC
Owner
  • Creating custom web applications
  • IT consulting and strategy development
  • Web design and development
Apr 2008 – Jan 2009
BlitzLocal
Software Engineer
  • Worked with team of engineers to develop and maintain many internal applications
  • Developed client-facing applications
  • Project management
2000 – 2009
Freelance Web Developer & Programmer
Geek for Hire
  • Started learning web design and programming at age 13
  • Got my first paying client at age 15
  • Continued freelancing for nearly a decade

Contact Me

Let's Talk Business!

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