Rodolfo Suarez


  • Bilingual: Spanish/English
  • HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript developer & WordPress
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office suite, including mail merge

My Story

December 20, 2016, after graduating from The University Of Texas with a Bachelor’s in Economics, I moved back to my hometown to take care of my mother. A few months before my graduation she had been diagnosed with Stage 2 cancer, the doctors said it was treatable but that she wouldn’t be able to work due to the radiation treatments. So while living with my mother I decided to look for work until she was able to recover.

March 6th, 2017, I was able to secure an assistant store manager position with Sherwin Williams where I stayed for almost 2 years. I learned so much about paint, I learned so much from the community that surrounds paint and it was a lot – Paint is not just paint. During my time at Sherwin Williams my mother’s cancer regressed, making a full recovery and she was able to return to work. I no longer needed to assist my mother but I decided to stay with the company because I was become accustomed to the work and had settled into the community, along with the fact that I really liked my coworkers. December 1st 2018, my District Manager informed me about a manager position had become vacant in the district, that I would be a great fit. I was really excited at the opportunity, I was sure I could fill the role.

December 2nd, 2018, I stumbled upon my old HMTL/CSS pens I had created when I was in college. I decided to investigate them and look at the code, I started to look at some YouTube videos just for fun. That’s when everything changed. I couldn’t help myself, I kept finding myself wanting to learn more and more. I was on YouTube, stackoverflow, and w3schools constantly to the point where it was affecting my work. I couldn’t stop learning HTML & CSS tricks, building little animations and videos. I was written up couple of times by my manager because he would keep catching watching videos on programming to which I got a couple calls from my District Manager. I could feel I was on thin ice but I couldn’t help it, I wanted to learn more about CSS and how to design my websites to look more attractive.

December 14th, 2018, I received a phone call from my District Manager and he asked me point blank that if I wanted to be fired that day, or to keep my position “with no more distractions.” I obliged and stopped coding and watching videos, I was afraid, this was my first real job after college and I didn’t want to ruin it (also, I didn’t want to lose out on the $48,000 I was getting). So I worked the next week exceptionally, but I then I got a YouTube suggestion on how to build a Tetris game on JavaScript and was mind-blown. I was like, “You can build games on JavaScript!”

December 21st, 2018, I gave my two weeks notice to my manager. I was fully aware I couldn’t stop myself, I wanted to program websites and learn what I could do with JavaScript. I wanted more time so that I could learn web development, I needed to get better.

Sherwin-Williams, 3500 N 10th St, McAllen, TX 78501

Mar 17’ – Jan 19’

Assistant Store Manager: Providing trademark GUEST customer service, executing transactions of large contracts, making sales calls and following up with hot leads of large potential buys, create schedules and duties for coworkers, file forms, reports and other paperwork, create quotes and fax budgets, manage payrolls, in charge of ordering inventory and disbursement of materials. I learned what makes a store operate, how to read and understand a Profit & Loss report and how to secure big accounts, along with interacting with owners of projects, negotiating prices and making sales.

Sam’s Club, 4970 W Hwy 290, Austin, TX 78735

Aug 15’ – Jan 17’

Night Stocker: Daily tasks involved, unloading trucks and breaking down pallets
often using a forklift and pallet jack, which I would then sort through and assess,
making sure that inventory for each department had everything
they needed to start the next morning.
Learned how to think critically about how to manage deadlines and work
efficiently with team members and supervisors to finish all tasks.

McCombs School of Business at UT, 2100 Speedway, Austin, TX 78705

Aug. 11’ – May 12’

Department of Finance Assistant: Facilitated workflow in different areas of the finance department, organized schedules, sorted mail, distributed information to professors, students and staff. Developed a more intuitive understanding of business administration, while being exposed to nation’s world renowned faculty and staff.