Nathan Pelton



Hello world! I'm the mind and muscle behind Pelton Solutions, LLC, a venture I proudly founded to transform the eCommerce landscape through innovative web applications. Since stepping into the PHP development arena in 2007, after earning my Computer Science degree from Northern Michigan University, I've been on a relentless quest to optimize business processes and solve complex problems. My passion truly crystallized when I started working at a PHP ecommerce company, where I learned the intricacies of PHP project design and discovered the excitement of collaborating within a team.

At the heart of my professional journey is a love for tackling challenges. I thrive on hearing about an unoptimized business process and immediately start visualizing the web application that could streamline it. From concept to creation and implementation, the journey of seeing my solutions come to life and being utilized is what fuels my days.

My expertise is not just limited to eCommerce. Since 2016, I've been the architect behind an advanced inventory management system, Knowledge ERP. This flagship software stands as a cornerstone of my ambition to grow Pelton Solutions into a larger entity, offering a suite of innovative software solutions.

Away from the keyboard, life is equally vibrant. I cherish the moments spent with my wife, Fabiola Moura. We're often found savoring coffee at Donker's or strolling along the picturesque Lake Superior in Marquette, MI. Our cozy evenings are usually wrapped up with engaging series on Prime. My creative side also flourished on YouTube, where I once delved into the world of Minecraft, sharing my adventures with an enthusiastic online community.

Looking ahead, my goal is to scale Pelton Solutions, LLC to new heights, expanding our reach and impact. Each day is a step towards this dream, driven by innovation, dedication, and a never-ending pursuit of excellence.

Web Application Developer & Project Manager

If you're intrigued by what you've seen and read, let's connect! Whether it's a question about PHP development, a potential project collaboration, or just a chat over coffee about the latest tech trends, I'm all ears. You can reach me through the following channels:

  • Phone: 231-660-1850

I'm always open to exploring new opportunities and forging new partnerships. Don't hesitate to drop me a line.


These are my key skills and expertise that define my proficiency as a PHP developer. From advanced programming languages to essential tools and effective development techniques, I outline the abilities that enable me to deliver high-quality web application solutions.


PHP 17 Years
MySQL 17 Years
Java 4 Years
JavaScript 17 Years
CSS 12 Years


Amazon Web Services 8 Years
Laravel + Filament PHP 0.5 Years
PHPStorm 5 Years


Ecommerce 17 Years
Project Management 10 Years
Search Engine Optimization 3 Years
Inventory Management 15 Years
Web to Print 5 Years


Below is my professional resume, outlining my career journey, key accomplishments, and educational background. It provides a comprehensive view of my expertise and experiences as a PHP developer.


Professional Experience

Founder & CEO

2012 - Present

Pelton Solutions, LLC, Marquette, MI

  • Bootstrapped founder of Pelton Solutions, dedicating my expertise to creating innovative solutions for business needs and process optimization.
  • Spearheaded the development of our flagship product, Knowledge ERP, a highly customizable inventory management software that offers detailed tracking and supports check in/out functionalities for rental or loan equipment.
  • Regularly engage in a variety of roles, primarily as a developer, but also expanding my skill set to include SEO optimizations, CSS design customizations using Bootstrap, and digital marketing through Google Adwords, LinkedIn Ads, Facebook Ads, and Instagram Ads.
  • Conducted sales demos and extensive research in entrepreneurship to effectively grow and manage the business.
  • Initiated the migration of Knowledge ERP from a custom PHP framework to Laravel and FilamentPHP, aiming to standardize the framework for better scalability and easier integration of additional developers.
  • Continuously learning and adapting to new skills and technologies to ensure the company stays at the forefront of innovation and market demands.

Director of Technology

2019 - Present

Successories, Boca Raton, FL

  • Elevated to the position of Director of Technology, taking on comprehensive responsibility for the functionality of the company's ecommerce websites.
  • Oversee the configuration and management of the AWS environment, ensuring optimal performance and consistent uptime for the websites.
  • Successfully integrated product APIs from external vendors, ensuring accurate and up-to-date product information on the ecommerce platform.
  • Developed an email marketing engine, which includes features for easy configuration, scheduling, sending, and detailed reporting of large-scale daily email campaigns.
  • Innovated and implemented tools designed to streamline the customer proofing process, enhancing efficiency and customer satisfaction.
  • Continuously improving website features and backend processes to support the evolving needs of the business and its customers.
  • Regularly updated and programmed the company's PHP framework to align with modern PHP standards and techniques, ensuring the technology stack remains current, secure, and efficient.

Senior Technical Lead

2010 - 2019

Successories, Boca Raton, FL

  • Reconstructed the company's ecommerce websites, utilizing an existing framework as a foundation and progressively refining it for enhanced performance.
  • Collaborated with in-house UX engineer to develop highly functional and visually appealing websites, effectively combining technical functionality with user experience.
  • Led the overhaul of the original PHP framework, creating a new version that boasted improved optimizations, heightened security, and a more robust structure.
  • Managed and transitioned the website servers from physical servers at Rackspace to Amazon Web Services (AWS), overseeing the migration and integration process.
  • Responsible for configuring and maintaining the AWS setup, ensuring optimal performance and continuous uptime of the ecommerce websites.
  • Played a crucial role in ensuring the websites supported the sale of motivational products and customizable awards, contributing to the company's core business goals.

Senior Technical Lead

2015 - 2019

MyPhoto & Polaroid Fotobar, Boca Raton, FL

  • Played a key role in enhancing the user interface of the MyPhoto website, focusing on simplifying the photo upload process for customers to create custom photo products.
  • Co-invented a patented technique (US-20140053081-A1) aimed at streamlining the process for customers to upload their photos, contributing significantly to the company's technological advancement.
  • Developed and implemented specialized tools designed to assist the production warehouse in efficiently managing orders throughout the manufacturing process.
  • Worked on adapting the website to support both online services and physical store operations in South Florida and Las Vegas, ensuring a seamless customer experience across different channels.
  • Tailored the website's functionality to meet the unique needs of a diverse customer base, optimizing the site for ease of use and efficiency in photo product customization.
  • Contributed to the company's mission of creating high-quality photo products by integrating advanced technical solutions that enhanced both the customer experience and production efficiency.

YouTube Content Creator and Broadcaster

2012 - 2018

BasketMC, YouTube

  • Created and published engaging gaming content on YouTube, while also broadcasting live gameplay on platforms like Beam and Mixer.
  • Developed proficiency in video editing using Adobe Premiere Pro, enhancing the quality and appeal of the content.
  • Utilized OBS (Open Broadcaster Software) for efficient recording and broadcasting, mastering its features for high-quality streaming.
  • Managed and nurtured a community of viewers and followers on Discord, fostering a positive and interactive environment.
  • Attended video game conferences and expos for industry networking, gaining insights and connections within the gaming community.

Senior Web Application Programmer

2007 - 2010

Active Media Architects, St. Clair Shores, MI

  • Collaborated with a team of PHP developers and front-end designers, gaining hands-on experience in object-oriented design in PHP and team-based project development.
  • Played a pivotal role in developing the Activa Framework, a proprietary PHP framework designed specifically for the company's ecommerce clients.
  • Tasked with mentoring and guiding new programmers, providing them with comprehensive training on the nuances of the Activa Framework.
  • Conducted thorough code reviews to ensure quality and efficiency before changes were implemented in live environments.
  • Led the development of Flex applications, enabling customers to customize products on ecommerce sites. This involved creating interactive, real-time product design editors for an enhanced customer experience.
  • Managed and oversaw the integration of these customization tools with the website, ensuring seamless functionality and user satisfaction.
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Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Computer Science

1999 - 2006

Northern Michigan University, Marquette, MI

At Northern Michigan University, my coursework in Computer Science laid a strong foundation in programming logic, data structures, and object-oriented design. Notably, I developed skills in creating extendable puzzle solvers, capable of tackling increasingly complex challenges. Additionally, I gained practical experience by building website scrapers, which I used to index IMDB and create my own version of the "Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon" concept. These projects honed my analytical and technical abilities, preparing me for a dynamic career in web development.


If you have any questions, project ideas, or just want to connect, feel free to reach out. Below are my contact details - I look forward to hearing from you!