Zac Vineyard

My current research and career interests involve PHP, Laravel, PyroCMS (versions 2 and 3). I'm particularly interested in how minimalism can be applied to web engineering and design. My hobbies include fly fishing, hiking, and horsemanship.


  • Northwest Nazarene University, MBA, 2015
  • Eastern Washington University, MFA in Creative Writing, 2007
  • Idaho State University, BA in English and Philosophy, 2005

Professional Experience

Director of Web Development, Northwest Nazarene University, 2008—Current
Responsibilities include vision casting for the marketing team, team building, strategic planning, budget management, CMS management, programming (PHP, JavaScript), web application development, Linux server management (LAMP), iOS/Android development, database administration, and providing data visibility to organizational stakeholders using Google analytics.


Adobe Suite, HTML, XML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, PHP MVC frameworks including CodeIgniter and Laravel, high-level proficiency in PHP content management systems, networking, web design, MySQL, SEO, SEM, Git, copy writing and editing, server administration.