Curriculum Vitae

Michael D. Wailes

Interactive Developer at Burns Marketing and Communications


After over a decade in print and radio news, I decided to pursue a career in programming. The web has become such an integral part of our lives and yet development of it is just hovering above the horizon.

I’m fairly new to this industry, but I work with a great team of developers and engineers and everyday I come away with something new.

My heart still lies with media production and I’m hopeful that my recent career change will allow me to carry on my passion for sharing information in a timely, yet accurate manner.


  • PHP, Ajax, JavaScript, MySQL, Oracle, Visual Basic, HTML, XHTML, CSS, Linux/Unix Systems…slowly becoming an open source groupie.
  • Managed small sized newspaper production staffs, including reporters, photographers, artists and production personnel.
  • Adobe Acrobat, InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator; QuarkXpress; Macromedia Dreamweaver, Flash, and Fireworks.


Interactive Developer

Burns Marketing Communications

Marketing and Advertising industry
September 2009 – Present

Develop interactive media (site building) for current and spec clients. Primarily working in HTML, CSS with some Cold Fusion and .Net.

Freelance Photographer

Northern Colorado Business Report

Newspaper industry
June 2007 – Present

On-call photojournalist for a bi-monthly business publication based in and focused on Northern Colorado.

Chief Researcher

Northern Colorado Business Report

Newspaper industry
May 2009 – September 2009

Poll, collect, and analyze data on regional businesses. Work primarily in a proprietary database system.

Developer (Contract)

Holonyx, Inc.

Information Technology and Services industry
March 2008 – June 2009 (1 year 4 months)

Working primarily in PHP, MySQL, Javascript/Ajax building social networks, web services applications, and web based applications.

Managing Editor

News Media Corporation

Newspaper industry
June 2004 – December 2007

Managed a small staff of reporters and stringers at The Old Berthoud Recorder and The Old Lyons Recorder. Oversaw and performed layout and pre-press production of both publications.

Director of Production

The Colorado Statesman

Newspaper industry
February 2004 – August 2004

Production Supervisor

The Greeley Tribune

Newspaper industry
February 2002 – December 2003


KHNC AM 1360

Broadcast Media industry
June 2000 – July 2003

Hosted and produced 5-day a week talk show nationally syndicated on the American Freedom Network.