Damon Sharp

WordPress Engineer

Damon has over 10 years experience in custom theme and plugin development on the WordPress platform. For Kanopi’s clients, he works on Theme development, plugin development, and API integrations.

Damon obtained a degree in Analytical Chemistry from the Ohio State University, and worked as a chemist for the first 10 years after college, mostly testing pharmaceuticals through their expiration date. He traded molecules for WordPress, and hopes that nobody asks him a chemistry question, since he’s not sure he would remember the answer. He feels confident, however, in any WordPress questions. He was a WordCamp Columbus volunteer for 3 years, and briefly ran a WordPress Meetup in Marysville, OH.

Outside of work, Damon is a coffee-loving, baseball-watching dad of 2 sons, and husband to an awesome wife. He loves to play baseball, though has been sidelined by a torn ACL in his left knee. But the injury has not hampered his love for travel, attending baseball games, and watching movies. He has two dogs (Zuchons) named Slugger & Karly.


Skills

PHP and WordPress, both back and front end, which includes, CSS/Sass/LESS, HTML, Gulp/Grunt, Javascript/jQuery.

Favorite Game

Euchre

Favorite Places

Hawaii (big island). Outer Banks, NC. Eleuthera, Bahamas. St. Johns, Virgin Islands. Pretty much anywhere with my wife and family.

Did you know?

Damon was published in 2 scientific journals for Chemistry in college while working towards his bachelors degree for work in preparing base compounds for tumor research.