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Dalton McCleery

Senior Web Developer and Laravel Artisan

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About Me

About Me

Hi there, I'm Dalton! I'm a web developer living in southern Indiana with a passion for building intuitive, thoughtful, and responsive websites and applications.
I have over 7+ years of experience developing an assortment of projects ranging from marketing websites, ecommerce websites, 3D builders, internal monitoring tools, SaaS applications, inventory ordering systems, and custom DevOps pipelines - way back before GitHub Actions were even a thing (Selenium grid anyone?).
My strengths in development are:

  • PHP development within the Laravel ecosystem.
  • JavaScript development within the React/Next ecosystem.

I have published a few open-source packages for Laravel, check them out below.

The other thing I am passionate about is music. Played in a few bands throughout high school and college as well as being a percussion instructor for two high schools during college. You can check out what I'm currently listening at the bottom of this page!

I was on the MVP Podcast!

Kevin and I talk about everything from MVP development to agency work and freelancing, to personal hobbies and favorite Laravel packages. You can listen to the episode here!

Great friends saying nice things.

True Frontier

Plenty knowledgable and capable at Laravel; Great job on manage his time well; Open, honest, and thoughtful in communication; Overall, a top-notch developer!

Dalton is a skilled Laravel developer with a strong focus on the backend and debugging. He's great at turning projects around quickly without sacrificing quality, consistently delivering impressive results.

Dalton is an outstanding developer who adapts under pressure and brings organizational skills to his workflow that I don't typically see. He has a keen eye for detail and is extremely thorough in all his work. I always look forward to working with Dalton on any project.


Dalton overseeing the drumline at Marching Band State Finals.
Engagement announcement.
Dalton playing the drumset for Winter Percussion.
Dalton's graduation photo.
Engagement photo shoot with Dalton and his wife, Taylor.

Work & Education

  • Laravel Developer

    June 2024 - Present

    • Building SaaS solutions for freelance developers.

  • Senior Web Developer

    August 2018 - Present

    • Developing websites and applications in various languages and toolsets; including Laravel, Symfony, Drupal, and React/Next.

    • Created a custom internal monitoring tool for security vulnerabilities and collecting metrics on website performance.

    • Creating first-party, reusable packages to aid in faster development.

  • Freelancing

    Laravel Developer

    May 2020 - September 2022

    • Developed new features for existing Laravel applications.

    • Created data consumption/parsing providers for several APIs

    • Retro-fitted test suites and upgrades into older Laravel applications.

  • Bucks & Jakes + Approval Payment Solutions

    Web Developer

    March 2018 - August 2018

    • Developed a new website with Laravel and managed social media presence and advertisements.

    • Assisted in developing new features for the parent company’s custom internal CRM tool.

  • IntegraSafe Inc

    Software Developer

    June 2017 - March 2018

    • Local startup for vending machine inventory tracking and child seat monitor device.

    • Worked on several ecommerce-driven Laravel websites for PCB manufacturing and inventory tracking.

    • Worked on critical infrastructure systems, such as Linux-based server hardware and Docker applications.

  • Hanover College

    Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science

    August 2013 - June 2017

  • Scott County School Corporation

    Percussion Instructor

    June 2013 - March 2017


What I use day-to-day.

  • Work
    Macbook Pro M1 Max
    32GB | 1TB SSD
    LG UltraGear 27GL850-B
    Razer Viper Ultimate
    Gaming Mouse
    GMMK Pro
    Custom Keyboard
    Standing Desk
  • Development
    Database Management
    API Tester
    Version Control
    Laravel Herd
    Local Development
  • Play / Fun
    Jackson Dinky JS22
    Electric Guitar
    Yamaha DTXplorer
    Rode PodMic
    Focusrite Scarlett 2i2
    Audio Interface
    Gaming PC
    Ryzen 5 7600X | 4070 Super


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