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My name is and this is my personal website. I’m a 26 year old Digital Marketing Manager at XebiaLabs, lover of design, WordPress enthusiast, and foodie living in Boston and trying to make the most of it.

The Sparq Vault is where I curate things from around the internet that fascinate me on both a personal and professional level. The contents of this site includes everything from recipes to code snippets to business articles to fashion tips and music suggestions. In reality, anything that captivates me at the moment. Hopefully you can find something that's valuable within its pages!


Bricco and La Panetteria for Lunch

Bricco and La Panetteria for Lunch

This weekend I stopped by Bricco, an Italian sub / specialty foods store in the North End, and ordered the Panino. After visiting Bricco, which is hidden down an alleyway almost out of site, we stepped next door to the equally hidden La Panetteria where I picked up an olive baguette. Regan and I ate […]

JS the Right Way

JS the Right Way

I’ve been looking for a good resource for learning the ins and outs of javascript, and up until this point everything I’ve found has been lacking. This page pulls all of the missing parts together it seems. I’m really looking forward to digging into all of the resources aggregated here, and following some of the […]

Guide to CSS Support in Email

Guide to CSS Support in Email

This fantastic resource from Campaign Monitor I’ve routinely used for stuff like creating email template, signature lines, and other email related html bits. I would highly recommend giving it a read over, and even using it in conjuntion with Litmus or some other tool before sending out any email marketing communications.

Moving to 557 Columbus Ave in the South End!

Moving to 557 Columbus Ave in the South End!

This coming week I’ll be heading to Austria and then immediately moving into a new apartment in Boston’s South End! I’m beyond excited for this new apartment, and it seems like there is something awesome that I find every time I look around the neighborhood on Google maps! Dunkin Donuts There is a Dunkin Donuts […]

100 Things to Watch in 2014

100 Things to Watch in 2014

There are a lot of things on this list that I’ve been watching for a little while now, and have definitely thought are going to gain ground in 2014. I’ve been talking about  Equal Rights for Men for a while now, and for the most part I’ve been greeted by a lot of derision, especially […]

The United States… That Could Have Been

The United States… That Could Have Been

I found this map on Laughing Squid, and subsequently visited the author’s personal website to get more information Essentially this map documents a number of US States that could have come into existence as the result of State Partition Proposals. I imagine that if all of these states had existed I probably would have chosen […]

How to Make Spotify Responsive with Fitvid.js

How to Make Spotify Responsive with Fitvid.js

After trying to make Slideshare presentations responsive with Fitvid.js I tried it with spotify. This is something that I had attempted months before, but to no avail. There are a couple of jQuery CSS solutions out there, but none of those really worked all that well either. Alas, I attempted it again following the same […]

How to Make Slideshare Responsive With Fitvid.js

How to Make Slideshare Responsive With Fitvid.js

Fitvid.js is a phenomenal script developed by Chris Coyier, and saved me about 100,000,000 hours every month. I use it to resize virtually every media object on my site. To make Slideshare posts responsive the first thing you need to do is obtain the Slideshare embed code and paste it where you would like to […]

LinkedIn’s Best of 2013: Must-reads for Young Professionals

LinkedIn’s Best of 2013: Must-reads for Young Professionals

For those that would like to explore all of the articles without having to cycle through the presentation here they are in all their glory. The Most-Engaging Influencer Posts of the Year Bruce Kasanoff: The Best Talent Is Bringing Out Talent in Others Naomi Simson: Four Business Rules I Learned in Kindergarten Adam Bryant: Google Changes How […]

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