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Resume: Mark Root-Wiley

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

Portfolio & Services

Please view my portfolio of work and list of services on MRWweb.com.


Freelance Website Designer & Builder Seattle, WA — 2009 – Present

Worked with over 40 nonprofits, businesses, and individuals to improve their websites.

Supported nonprofits doing community & economic development, environmental work, research, education, and strengthening of the nonprofit sector.

Worked as a project manager, trainer, web designer, web developer, WordPress “themer,” information architect, social media strategist, and accessibility consultant.

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.

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

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

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

Redesigned and reorganized Kabissa.org 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.

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

Assisted in design and maintenance of multiple websites for Michigan State University.

Technical Skills


HTML[5] (10 years), CSS[3] (8 years), PHP (4 years), and jQuery (4 years)

Content Management System Experience

I work exclusively with WordPress, doing theme design, theme development, and plugin development.

I have prior experience with Drupal and Joomla.


Design & Graphics: Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign

Development: Sublime Text 2, Filezilla, GitHub, SASS + Compass, git/GitHub

Open Source Contributions

Free WordPress Plugins: Feature a Page Widget, Post Status Menu Items, ACF Repeater Collapser

Other: GitHub account, support on WordPress Answers site

Organizations & Speaking


  • Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN) member, 2011 – present
  • Seattle WordPress Meetup Member, 2010 – present


  • “Content Management Systems & How We Can Make Them Better,” InfoCamp Seattle 2013.
  • WordPress, Front-end Editing, & Inline Access,” October 2013. WordPress Seattle Meetup.
  • “WYSI-WHA!?” Seattle WordCamp 2012, with Christine Winckler.
  • “Child Themes or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Future Theme Updates,” June 2011 Seattle WordPress Meetup.

Leadership & Community Service

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

Relevant Course Work

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

Personal Interests

Social Justice

Music (Percussion, Singing, Listening)

Pickup Soccer