Zach Melis

Zach Melis

Web Developer

“You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.” — Marcus Aurelius

Command, Competition, Analytical, Relator, Self-Assurance

As a kid, there were two things I was doing all the time. One of those things was creating things—building with Legos and drawing imaginary creatures. The other was pestering the adults in my life about how things worked and why they did what they did. I’m not much different as an adult. Creating and questioning are what you will still find me doing today. 

Web development started with a summer school class in 2001, as I was very fascinated with the concept of a document full of words transforming into a visually stunning website when translated through a browser. The first “webpage” I built had a flaming tiled background, animated gifs all over the place and even a scrolling text banner. Even though I have (gratefully) learned and grown so much since that time—from empty folders at the start of a project to a fully functioning, user friendly web experience—still excites me today as much as that flaming background did in the beginning.

As a web developer with Blue Door Consulting, it’s a constant process of solving problems for our clients, getting to the root cause at the developmental level so that we can create a solution that will bring them success. Working with a team as diverse in both interests and skills gives me the opportunity to see and learn something new every day.  It’s a unique experience.

When I’m not creating solutions or building websites, you will probably find me doing something physically active. Most likely playing football, powerlifting in the gym or just playing fetch with my dog Kita. 

All-Time Best Song

“Diary of Jane” by Breaking Benjamin

Favorite Beer/Cocktail/Adult Beverage 

Oskar Blues Metamodern-Style IPA

Favorite TV or Movie Character

Sterling Archer

Favorite Movie

The Matrix

The Age I’d Like to Be Forever

24

Favorite Board Game

Settlers of Catan

Who I’d Like to Have Dinner With (Live, Dead or Fictional)

Steve Prefontaine

Pet Peeve

Tailgating