Resume: Mark Root-Wiley

Seattle, WA • • • 206-745-2581

Mark Root-Wiley is a passionate worker with strong communication skills who builds thoughtful websites for nonprofits and mission-driven organizations.

Portfolio & Services

Portfolio of work and list of services available on


Website Designer & Builder, MRW Web Design
Seattle, WA — 2009 – Present

Worked with dozens of nonprofits and mission-driven organizations doing community & economic development, environmental work, research, education, and strengthening of the nonprofit sector.

Assist clients in numerous roles including project manager, trainer, web designer, WordPress developer, information architect, content strategist, and accessibility consultant.

Created and manages Nonprofit WP with free advice for low- and no-budget nonprofits using WordPress.

Web Assistant, Grinnell College
Grinnell, Iowa—May 2009 – May 2010

Managed significant portions of the specification writing and conversion of 6000+ pages to Drupal CMS.

Supervised four part-time student workers and trained 120+ Grinnell College employees in new web system.

Web Designer/Intern, MATRIX, Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI—Summers 2003, 2005, 2006

Assisted in design and maintenance of multiple websites support humanities and social sciences faculty and units.

Technical Skills


Semantic and accessible HTML5 and CSS, PHP in WordPress, JavaScript for DOM manipulation

Content Management System Experience

Provide WordPress theme design, theme development, and plugin development with focus on smart planning and accessibility. Also provide occasional subcontracting as designer and frontend developer.

I have prior experience with Drupal and Joomla. I have built front-end systems later implemented in Plone. I greatly appreciate structured data to support site editors and more powerful front ends.


Design & Graphics: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator

Development: Sublime Text, Filezilla, SASS, Grunt/Gulp, git/GitHub

Open Source Contributions

Free WordPress Plugins: MRW Simplified Editor, Feature a Page Widget, Post Status Menu Items, Post Type Archive Descriptions, Hawaiian Characters

Free WordPress Theme: Blogsonry

Other: GitHub account, support on WordPress StackExchange site, Profile

Organizations & Speaking

Community Leadership


Presentations & Teaching

Leadership & Community Service

Speaker Team Co-Lead, WordCamp Seattle 2017

Half of two-person team to recruit, review, select, and prepare 55 speakers for 500+ person WordPress conference. Achieved 50%+ women speakers for a tech conference.

Founding Member & Leader, Social Entrepreneurs of Grinnell
Grinnell, Iowa—2007 – 2010

Raised funds for 100+ developing-world entrepreneurs and played a large role in SEG’s successful application for 501(C)(3) non-profit status.


Grinnell College, Sociology, B.A. with Honors
Grinnell, Iowa—2009


Website Intern, Centre for Public Participation
Durban, South Africa—Summer 2008

Designed, configured, and converted 100+ page new Joomla-based website.

Special Projects Intern,
Washington, D.C.—Fall 2007

Redesigned and reorganized and integrated online member community in Drupal.

Special Projects Intern, Byte Back
Washington, D.C.—Summer 2007

Developed and taught a software curriculum to high school-aged girls.

Created engaging typing tutorial website used by all beginning computer courses at Byte Back since 2007. Still in use as of 2017 and averaging 60,000 page views per month.

Relevant Course Work

  • Managing NGOs and Businesses
  • NGOs: Organizing to Do Good
  • How to Change the World: Nonprofit Management Shortcourse

Personal Interests

  • Social Justice & Equity
  • Music (Percussion, Singing)
  • Pickup Soccer