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This is My Story
Born in Oyster Bay, New York. Now living in Grass Valley, California. How I got here? Long story, but I’ll keep it related to Web Design…
My first experience with web design was at Mary Washington College in 1998. I took a course in HTML, which is a basic web programming language. I built the website for our college rugby team (that website is long gone by now).
During my gradutation party in 2000, my friend asked me if I wanted to work for his brother’s startup software company….
- Brand Strategy 80%
- Internet Marketing 60%
- Web design 85%
- Customer Happiness 99%
I tossed aside my usual summer camp counseling job and took the plunge into a real job. I hardly knew anything about CMS (Content Management Systems) or computer software at the time, but being a young, confident college graduate, I was sure I would catch on quick.
FatWire was a great company to work for. Full of young, energetic, smart people who were always eager to help with any project big or small. I quickly became a lead developer and was in charge of programming one of the largest accounts, IBM.
After 9/11, the year 2002 was tough one for many companies, especially tech. I quickly saw the company downsizing and I was let go, kind of (they kept me on as an independent contractor). After a few months I decided this was my opportunity to explore the world.
My family had already deserted me and headed out to California. My visits out there had always been incredible. Sunny LA and snowy Lake Tahoe, it seems you can’t go wrong. So I packed up my wagon and headed out west.
After 2 great ski seasons in Lake Tahoe, I decided it was about time to get back into the serious work world. I had always wanted to be a teacher, but did I really want to go through all of California’s testing processess?
During a trip to Thailand I met an American who seemed to be living there full time. He told me he was an English teacher and that living there was great. It was this conversation that led to a life changing move that found me teaching in Thailand for 7 years!
I taught a high school computer class. What a perfect fit! I was teaching HTML, WordPress blogging, and many other valuable computer skills to teenage Thai kids. I lived in a great town called Surat Thani, which is in the southern region of Thailand. Amazing food, super sweet people, and beautiful places to visit like beaches, jungles, and temples.
This is where I met the love of my life and wife, Bunny. We met in 2008 and got married in 2012 in Surat Thani. We decided we would start our family while living in America. This is when I decided all the web site design and internet marketing I was doing while I was teaching would become my full time practice.
So this is where I am today. We have an amazing, beautiful daughter named Keira and we are living in Grass Valley, CA where I design websites and help businesses with their online presence and profiles.
The adventure continues….Join Me!
RECENT WEB DESIGNS
THE FOLLOWING ARE A FEW WEB DESIGNS/SOLUTIONS I HAVE RECENTLY DEVELOPED. THEY RANGE FROM START UP BUSINESSES TO LARGE SCALE PROJECTS. FEEL FREE TO VISIT ANY OF THE FOLLOWING SITES AND HAVE A LOOK AROUND.