Consultant, Instructor, Author, Web Developer, Trainer, and Drupalist. Chaz has been specializing in Open Source web and database development with an emphasis on Component-based design. Chaz's experience has allowed him to participate in such ventures as Lynda.com developing Drupal training videos, Authoring Drupal books for Packt publishing including Drupal 8 Theming with Twig, and Mastering Drupal 8. Best of all is being Lead Web Platform Engineer for the University of California Los Angeles.
Chaz's adventures also allowed him to be an Instructor at the University of Nevada Las Vegas teaching Drupal and various web technologies as well as contributing numerous articles and presentations at NYCCamp, BadCamp, and DrupalCon. Chaz is a well-known proponent for Component-based theming with Twig and Pattern Lab and is a contributor to the United States Web Design System.
Prior to UCLA, Chaz has filled many roles including Director of Technology, Technical Manager, and Open Source engineer for the Smithsonian where he has helped build a great website such as the National Museum of African American History & Culture and the National Museum of Natural History.
When Chaz is not working on the next great website he is busy spinning his favorite tunes, as he has been a Disc Jockey for the past 30 years taking him from the airwaves to clubs in Japan to playing master of ceremonies for the American Cancer Foundation and other great causes.
His most cherished accomplishment is being married for 30+ years to his wife Rebecca and raising two great kids. Where he has learned the most valuable lesson in life. "Listen, Love and Cherish".