MobileMeI am a lifelong golfer with a passion for technology.  My primary skillset is within the realm of digital content design, instructional design, video content creation/production and micro-cinematic drone photography. I am also experienced with SEO, written content creation, HTML+CSS bootstrap design, email marketing, and developing and running eCommerce websites with WordPress. I love to turn ideas into reality. 

About my golf career: I started playing golf with my grandfather when I was about 12 years old. When visiting my grandparents at the Villages retirement community, my grandfather would take us to the driving range to learn ‘the fundamentals’ of golf. By the time I was in 9th grade, I was taking golf lessons at our local course, The Palisades, in Clermont, Florida.


Allyn:Far Right Playing in the 2014 AutoClassic Golf Tournament, the longest running charity golf tournament in Central Florida. I developed all materials and online registration for more than 5 years.

My passion for golf continued through high school. I organized outings with my buddies from high school all the way through college. My first job in the field of golf was at Eagle Creek Golf Club. I applied while it was under construction, and started the month it opened in May 2004.

I went on to caddy at the Ritz Carlton Golf Club in Orlando and the historic Minikahda Club in Minneapolis, Minnesota in the summers of 2006 and 2007.  One of my fondest memories as a caddy was looping for Larry Nunez at the 2007 Trans-Miss Open Championship. He played valiantly and gave me many tips that helped me succeed in passing the PAT in 2008. Another memorable experience was Fore-Caddying for David Ledbetter during PGA Merchandise Week in Orlando. I tripped and landed in a soggy bunker during the early morning dew hours, and caddied the rest of the day for a celebrity while sandy and dirty from my fall.

While studying golf industry management, I fostered an appreciation for the culinary industry and technology. As part of training in all aspects of a Golf Club, I took a job in the banquet and catering department at Sweetwater Country Club. I eventually moved up from banquet serving to managing and operating an 80-seat cafe.

In 2009, I completed the Rosen Hospitality program and entered the PGA program by passing, the player ability test. In late 2009, with many industries looking bleak due to the recession, I decided to pursue a career in technology using the skills I had developed while in college.

About my web technologies career: 

Screenshot from a 2010 video about extending the functionality of the iPhone home-screen. Folders did not exist in the iOS core at this time and were only possible with additional firmware.

I became interested in WordPress while I was still enrolled at UCF’s Rosen College of Hospitality Management and working at Sweetwater Country Club, around the time the iPhone 3G was released.  I was very interested in the future and capabilities of the Apple® handheld devices. I became fascinated with extending the features and capabilities of iOS devices. While enrolled at UCF, I took design classes at Valencia College. My skill with Photoshop blossomed as I utilized these skills to develop themes for iPhone. 

Researching, testing and collaboration with developers, I gained a great deal of knowledge about the iPhone and wanted to share it. In 2009, I co-founded a tech blog focussed on extending iPhone functionality, using WordPress software. This tech blog was optimized for search engines (SEO) and capitalized on one of the most highly Googled terms of the year (2009). We surpassed many developer homepages for searches related their software.

Through the development and management of that first website, I gained a great deal of knowledge about WordPress.  I began joining Facebook groups and other online networks related to using WordPress and design. This eventually led me to my first web-technology position out of college, and to a career in design and development.

Drones and other interests: Other hobbies that I am interested in are Mountain Biking, FPV Racing (drone racing) and craft beer tasting. You can see examples of my work related to these fields within my portfolio. I became interested in drones on Christmas Day 2014 when I received a micro drone as a present. I was instantly hooked, and my love for AllinFPVtechnologies brought me into the world of FPV flying (First Person View). You can check out my YouTube channel (AllinFPV) for FPV flying videos that I have produced. I also run a Craft Beer Instagram account – @OrlandoCraftBeer. Check out my Instagram page!