Hello, my name is Rachel Baker. I live in Chicago, IL with my wife Yesenia and our three pets – Oreo, Moses, and Noah.

I have been building websites since 1996, and have acquired a broad range of technical knowledge including front-end development (HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery), back-end development (PHP, Ruby, Node.js), API design, mobile development (PhoneGap and Appcelerator), database architecture, server administration, QA and unit testing.


  • Determining best approach to achieve a project goal.
  • Encouraging teamwork and open communication.
  • Observing the DRY principle to eliminate waste.
  • Writing consistent code by defining, implementing and following coding standards.
  • Open to new technologies, and learning how to be better or more efficient.
  • Documenting work-flow processes.
  • Strong Google-fu.

Several of my coding projects are available for review on Github:

Favorite Frameworks/Content Management Systems: WordPress, Ruby on Rails, Sinatra, ExpressionEngine, Laravel.

Speciality Languages: PHP, Ruby, JavaScript, jQuery, CSS, HTML5.

I am an active member of the WordPress community. Some of my contributions include:


2 thoughts on “About”

  1. Help with adding Caret:! Hi Rachel, I’m a big fan.
    I want to add a caret to the contact link on the last li of the main-menu in wp and use that link to open an modal. I used jquery to append the icon and although the correct text is showing the graphic isn’t showing. Why not? Can you get this to work?


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