Toni Defrees, Software Developer

Toni Defrees is a Software Developer here at AJi.  She has experience in sales, operations, process improvement, data management, user testing and business analysis.

In 2013 Toni worked for a seminar marketing firm where she had the chance to work as a business analyst on a MVC web application and worked closely with the developers.  Through that project, her interest in becoming a developer grew and that’s when she decided to take the next step in her career.  She did some research, found Centriq Training’s .Net Developer bootcamp program and went for it!  After Centriq she has worked as a contractor until joining the AJi team.

“My favorite part as a developer is the creative process of front-end projects as well as the thrill in solving complex problems, especially when processes can be improved and efficiencies can be gained.  It’s exciting to see a client have that experience.”

“I’m very excited to be a part of a team where the culture is about teaching and learning.  Working with AJi will allow me to strengthen and deepen my skills as a developer and allow me to contribute and add value to our projects with a business analyst’s perspective.”

Toni was born and raised in Liberty, Missouri.  Her biggest focus personally is living a down-sized life and freeing herself from “stuff” to live more for experiences rather than things.

Toni enjoys going to see the latest psycho-thriller movie and, spending time outdoors with her dog Missy, and traveling. 

“I’m very excited to be a part of a team where the culture is about teaching and learning. Working with AJi will allow me to strengthen and deepen my skills as a developer and allow me to contribute and add value to our projects with a business analyst’s perspective.”