Hello, World.

I'm Laura, a

Fullstack Web Developer

More About Me

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I have always worked in the customer service industry, and most of my positions have had common traits. Through my years in this field and management roles, I learned that I value making clients feel heard, being a supportive coach for my team, coming up with step-by-step plans to tackle problems, and effectively communicating solutions in an engaging way. One of these opportunities was on a Marketing team that allowed me to learn editing, copy writing, project management, and website maintenance using HTML and CSS. Throughout my years there, I took every opportunity to code more, working closely with our full-stack web developer.

I realized I wanted to have a skill set that I could grow in continually, that would allow me to creatively tackle the problems and address the ideas of my client base. Web development has been the perfect opportunity to tackle those goals. After completing a full-stack web development program at Centriq Training in spring 2019, I accepted my first developer position. I wanted to showcase some of those projects here, as well projects I am completing outside of work. Please feel free to contact me with your feedback, ideas, or opportunities!


Here's a little snapshot with more about me.

  • Fullname: Laura Christensen
  • Job: Fullstack Web Developer
  • Websites: www.codelaura.com www.ustore.codelaura.com www.fsdp.codelaura.com
  • Email: laura.a.christensen@outlook.com
  • Personality Profiles: Myers-Briggs Type Index: INFJ Enneagram: Type 4 StrengthsFinder top 5 strengths: Achiever, Restorative, Strategic, Developer, Responsibility


These are the skills that I am currently working on. As I progress through my training, I will be adding more skills. I also want to take the opportunity for self-guided learning of Swift, Angular, and NativeScript to take on mobile apps as well.

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More of my credentials.

These are some of my most recent experiences that have helped to solidify my skills in understanding my client base, team leadership, and problem-solving. These opportunities have contributed greatly to my pursuit of a career in web development as a place to build on these skills and remain a lifelong learner.

Work Experience

Web Application Developer

May 2019 - Present

Veterans United Home Laons

  • Create and maintain web applications, back end services, and automated test suites
  • Deliver working software frequently using object-orientated principles, MVC frameworks, and ORMs via Extreme Programming (XP) practices and Agile principles
  • Participate in and contribute to whole team planning, retrospectives, and communication
  • Perform other duties as assigned, excluding licensed activity

Crew Member

October 2018 - May 2019

Trader Joe's

  • Ensure friendly service, accurate scanning, and offer bagging and carry-out of grocery items at register
  • Assist customers in finding products on sales floor
  • Unloading of several pallets of daily shipment to stock store
  • Cleaning entire store
  • Demonstrate or explain products, methods, or services to persuade customers to purchase products or use services

Store Manager

May 2017 - October 2018

Scooter's Coffee

  • Hiring, training, and supervising my staff; motivating staff via evaluations and incentives
  • Monitoring inventory and ordering supplies for my store weekly
  • Compiling deposits and biweekly payroll
  • Track sales, cost of goods, and labor percentages daily to ensure meeting monthly targets
  • Contributing and implementing ideas and strategies designed to increase our customer base and/or increase our average ticket for our current customer base

Store Associate

April 2016 - May 2017


  • Increase efficiency of operations by accurately scanning 39 items per minute
  • Unloading of several pallets of daily shipment to stock store
  • Assist customers in finding products on sales floor
  • Cleaning entire store
  • Coaching new employees in job skills

Lead Editor and Project Manager

March 2014 - May 2016

International House of Prayer of Kansas City

  • Write copy for new materials and marketing campaigns
  • Confer or consult with department heads to plan campaigns
  • Update webpages, electronic forms, and promotional materials for our university each semester
  • Ensuring quality of writing and mentoring staff into better understanding of our brand’s voice, providing final feedback on items before publishing
  • Monitor and analyze weekly insights from social media ads


Full Stack Web Development

October 2018 - April 2019

Centriq Training

Centriq is am accelerated IT training program based primarily on Microsoft’s enterprise .NET C# (Visual Studio) development platform. Other core technologies and languages studied include: HTML5 and CSS3, JavaScript, Angular JS, Bootstrap, MVC, SQL, and JQuery.

Christian Ministry Diploma

August 2010 - May 2014

International House of Prayer University

IHOPU is a Christian training program with a strong emphasis on spiritual growth and leadership development. In the Justice Ministries Concentration, we explored social justice through a Christian lens.


Check Out Some of My Works.

Here is a portfolio with some of my finished works.


What Can I Do For You?

My passion is to hear your ideas, help sort them out, and deliver a beautiful finished product. I have learned to communicate through my experience and can give voice to your ideas throughout the entire process. I would love the opportunity to work with you!


Talented Developers I've Studied Alongside

Miranda Crawford


Christine Glaviano


Brad Hampshire


Carol Hattrup


Bailey Hawk


Tyler Melton


I'd Love To Hear From You.

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Where to find me

Kansas City, MO
64131 US

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