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About Me

Enjoys new challenges, actively goes outside comfort zone to pursues experiences of diverse cultures, communities, and ideas. Completes tasks in a highly organized manner, with a strong attention to detail. Proven ability to coordinate group efforts through proficient communication skills.

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Donald Stolz




Head of EngineeringDecember 2021 - April 2023

We help companies win at marketing. We connect brands with creators who provide original & specifically targeted content.

Lead technical developer, reporting directly to CEO & CPO

Planned sprints and brokedown tickets into actionable subtasks with CPO using Asana

Presented in product demos to keep team members informed on what's being built and to hear feedback

Managed relationships with outside partners and contractors

Decided on long-term technical direction and goals. Including new AWS services, cloud function migrations, new frontend frameworks, and other major technical decisions

Maintained live site while migrating to new backend and frontend. Split traffic between old and new site

Created technical and non-technical documentation. Used tools such as Notion, Swagger, and OpenAPI

AWS - Content service, AppRunner, Lambda

Google Cloud - firestore, firebase, realtime, functions

Backend Migration - NestJs, Lambdas, AppRunner, Firestore, MongoDB

Frontend Migration - NextJs, React, Typescript, SASS, Storybook, Custom Design System

3rd Party Libraries - Stripe, SendGrid, PayPal

Asset Dash

Asset Dash

Co-Founder & Technology LeadJanuary 2021 - December 2021

The leaderboard for assets. Asset Dash ranks the top stocks, ETFs, and cryptocurrencies by market capitalization. Track over 4,000 of the largest companies and cryptos.

Migrated backend and database from Heroku to Google Cloud Platform

Updated and maintained Postgres database Refactored client to Next.js; Improved performance & SEO

Created new features to drive user growth and increase session duration

Elevator Media

Elevator Media

Full Stack EngineerFebruary 2021 - October 2021

The dopest new hip hop, upcoming artists, music news, culture, and style.

Maintenance and support for backend, frontend, and internal tools

Created internal utility library

Updated and significantly grew usage of socialite open-source tool

Published packages privately to GitHub and publicly to NPM

Implemented BitPay crypto payments

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42 - Silicon Valley

42 - Silicon Valley

Software Engineering June 2019

42 is an innovative engineering and programming college that offers rigorous, industry-leading education in a professional environment.

Loyola University Chicago

Loyola University Chicago

Bachelors of Science in Software EngineeringMay 2018

3.48 GPA

Sorority and Fraternity Life - New Member of the Year 2016

St.Louis University High School

St.Louis University High School

College Preparatory DiplomaMay 2015

32 ACT

Three years National Honor Society

Two years National AP scholar


Hack High School

Hack High School

Volunteer MentorJanuary 2019 - May 2019

The goal of HackHighSchool is to provide equality of access to computer science and digital literacy for the 21st Century to all high school students age 14-18. HackHighSchool(H2S) is a free,8-month long coding club open from September to May.

Created Node JS Curriculum

Taught JavaScript & Web Development

Built app to help manage student check-in and daily reports.

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

VolunteerFebruary 2016 - May 2018

The mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. I coordinated and participated in philanthropic events for St. Jude

Food Recovery Network

Food Recovery Network

VolunteerJanuary 2017 - May 2018

Participated in food recovery runs after campus events, recovering food that can be donated to a local food pantry. Assisted with food drives and helped coordinate volunteers from my fraternity.

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Full Stack Development

Data Science & Analytics

Team Leadership






"Working with Don was an incredible experience! His front-end work helped bridge tremendous gaps for the business and marketing teams and he improved revenue flow through consistent analytics updates. I hope our paths cross again in the future and I would highly recommend him as a notable co-worker, employee, and friend."

Zayi Reyes, Partnerships & Marketing Unstoppable Domains


"Don is a great professional and an awesome teammate. His ideas really pushed the product forward. As a front-end engineer he helped me to deliver better solutions in many projects we worked on together. I would definitely recommend him and I would love to work with Don on a team in the future."

Aleksey Popov, Product Designer Unstoppable Domains


"Don is a great individual contributor, team player, and a joy to work with. He welcomes any challenge, takes ownership from start to finish, and brings opinions to the table, but also knows when to seek input. A champion for the people part of work, Don's friendly reminders to plan a team event will make sure team morale stays high."

Ben Sullivan, Head of Ecommerce Engineering Unstoppable Domains


"A creative, intelligent, and quick-on-his-feet engineer, Don proved to be an integral addition to our team. He doesn't shy away from new opportunities to learn by taking initiative."

Nieky Allen, CTO Elevator Media


"Don strives for academic excellence, he has invested himself so much in an uncharted area of leadership in TKE by becoming the backbone of our design, PR, and website. Don demonstrates commitment to Loyola, the SFL community, and the future through his voluntarily involvement in the clubs and volunteer programs at Loyola."

Nicholas Kimble, TKE-EK President 2014-2016