Hi Michael, thanks for your interest. I'm currently working for a company and I'm developing a website for a client that is interested in using Ning on their site. I wouldn't be able to work on another project for this reason, but if you are intersting in getting help, perhaps I could give the contact information for the company I'm in? We have several programmers and designers that could help you.
By the way, I'm specialized in PHP and Ruby on Rails programming, and also has strong background in database design and implementation.