Full stack website development, server side programming, database integration, and more.  

For my list of full time positions and experience, view my LinkedIn profile. For my back story, click here.



Captive Coder has extensive experience with:

  • Business processes: Interfacing with multidisciplinary teams (CEOs, CFOs, Finance and Accounting departments, Marketing departments, and more) to increase productivity, efficiency, and profits.
  • Can work very closely with creative directors to meet their design/UI/UX goals.
  • Management: Software engineering management, project oversight.
  • Open source website platforms, full stack development, programming in: Python, PHP, Perl
  • Front end technologies: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, React
  • Databases: PostgreSQL, MySQL, Microsoft SQL Server, IBM DB2, Oracle. Database design, complex SQL, stored procedures, performance enhancement, reporting, analysis, and more.
  • Linux: Hosting, admin tasks, cron jobs
  • Google technologies: Administration for Workspaces (formerly GSuite) for organizations, Analytics, Ads, Search Console, and more


Some past contract projects via Captive Coder:

(San Diego County technology projects)

“Chris was an impressive asset to our team in building large application projects for the County of San Diego. These involved full life-cycle development from initial requirements gathering to design, building, testing and implementation. In addition to his excellent programming and project management skills, he is passionate about programming and is dedicated to creating high-quality, user-friendly solutions on schedule. He works well independently and also in a collaborative manner with great interpersonal skills. We enjoyed working with Chris very much and look forward to future projects with him.” – Denise Urick, owner, DSTech Solutions


“Captive Coder provided full service website and technology support! The systems and back-end coding they implemented allowed us to efficiently assess and respond to initial client requests, and interact with our clients in a much more seamless manner. This ultimately increased our productivity and significantly lowered overhead. Captive Coder continues to monitor and incorporate appropriate IT software for our business, including ongoing support and maintenance for all systems. They have set up and integrated Google’s suite of tools (email, file storage, calendar, analytics, YouTube channels, etc), our Zoom video platform, our telephony system, our Mailchimp mailing list, and our social media and podcast platforms. They also helped us update and analyze our highly-valued internal proprietary database of past environmental sample data, which we use for trending purposes. Beyond this, Captive Coder created and created a new detailed note taking service platform for Zoom virtual calls with clients. My expectations were exceeded and Chris’s ability to adapt to a relatively unique industry allowed us to accomplish much more than we could previously.” – Michael Schrantz, owner, Environmental Analytics


“Chris has been my webmaster for MyPassion4Health, which serves patients with chronic complex illness. Working with Chris is a pleasure. He has done an awesome job in updating my old site to WordPress with current technical and security standards, suitable for desktop and mobile, while still retaining the look and feel I wanted. I so appreciate his backend knowledge in keeping my site safe from multiple internet threats as well as updating the SEO so that more people than ever were finding it, which was easy to see on Google Analytics.

He worked closely with my staff in starting my transition to fully virtual by designing Google pre-appts forms and improving office efficiency, and kept me participating in social media through blogs and my MailChimp mailing list. Everything I wanted done was attended to very quickly, and redos were fine. His flexibility was a blessing and he has accommodated many course corrections over the years as we have grown. I have worked with multiple designers over the years and my experience with Chris has been consistently the best.” – Mary Ackerley, owner, MyPassion4Health



“Chris Graber caught my eye while my husband and I were co-involved with the iseai.org website (I designed the logo for ISEAI). He created a great site for them, and I watched his commitment and follow through. He works so fast and is so thorough, seeming to drive everyone to focus and complete the project at hand. I liked his sense of style and layout he did from scratch. He has many skills and graphical/media solutions to accommodate single users to large multi level companies.

I needed to upgrade my existing older website to be able to be mobile friendly. I enlisted Chris to help me based on what I saw him accomplish with iseai.org. I am so pleased with everything he did! He found a great template based company (Squarespace) and after I chose a template, it seemed effortless and exciting, it is exactly what I was imagining it could be. I highly recommend Chris as he makes this process easy and fun.” – Natalie Levin, artist, nataji.com


“When Chris Graber took an interest in developing the website for our non-profit medical organization, we were thrilled. With his background in IT and website development we were able to work efficiently towards our goals. Our Board of Directors is scattered around the world. We used Basecamp to communicate, plan, and get things done. During this process Chris was the driving force in the development of our website. He helped us hammer out our goals and objectives, and anticipated our needs for hosting, security, choosing a template, developing content, use of imagery, installing and setting up our plug-ins, and documenting everything we’d need to know to work with WordPress, take advantage of SEO, monitor member registration and dues payments, stock our online library, and more. He also set up social media connections and explained ways to drive up our likes and followers. He has been a kind and cheerful mentor on a wide range of topics throughout our association. We were blown away by his professionalism.” – Keith Berndtson, past Treasurer, iseai.org


“Chris created a gorgeous website for me and was a pleasure to work with. Over and over, he came up with ideas that hadn’t occurred to me, and he turned the ideas I did have into reality quickly and smoothly (using Squarespace). He also communicates well, explaining the technicalities I needed to know while sparing me those I didn’t. I couldn’t be happier.” – Julie Rehmeyer, julierehmeyer.com



Integrated back-end technologies and implemented Salesforce customizations, for Mission Edge.


Performed website updates/optimizations for Organics Unlimited.


WordPress site development