Jerad has been using Drupal since the nightmare upgrades from 4.6 to 4.7 (that's early 2005, if you're asking). He started out as a Technical Illustrator with C/S Group and worked for three years with Photoshop, Illustrator, AutoCad and Macromedia products as well as PHP. When it came time to replicate a platform across the different locations of the company, Jerad found Drupal and hasn't looked back since.
Shortly after attending a Lullabot workshop in 2006, Jerad was snatched up by Sony Music where he worked on their artist platform creating a centralized system to roll out sites for artists and helped to build Sony's video portal, MyPlay.com. Jerad later ended up at LifeTime Digital before starting his own development company, Rapid Waters Development.
In 2010, Jerad came full circle when Lullabot acquired Rapid Waters Development and became a lead developer for Lullabot, working on both client sites (such as IgniteShow.com, Grammy 365, LatinGRAMMY.com) and maintaining and upgrading Lullabot's own sites as well as working with clients such as Turner Broadcasting, Pac-12, The Recording Academy, and NBC Universal. Jerad has also been part of Lullabot's training staff, spreading Drupal knowledge across the globe.
While working at Lullabot, Jerad has learned a lot about what it takes to not only develop on large projects, but how to organize them as well. His cross-functional skills as a developer and project manager have helped facilitate communication between technical and non-technical team members. But it's his use of his technical knowledge to understand and manage the fine details of a project, combined with his ability to organize from a high-level view, that makes his clients (internal and external) happy.
Jerad is very proud of how he worked to get to where he is today, but he also attributes his success to the wonderful people he's gotten to work with throughout his career. Being a part of these awesome teams has helped lead him to where he is today.
Jerad is an avid VR enthusiast and Battle.net gamer.