Since my high school years, I’ve been fascinated by the Internet and how it enables us to reach many so easily. I discovered this with my own websites and was thrilled to talk to people around the world. In college, I learned the fundamentals of design, the intricacies of interactive media, and business essentials. In 2005, I moved from my hometown of Nashville, Tennessee, to Portland, Oregon, to pursue my career in web design.
My experiences as a freelancer and design firm employee have provided me with opportunities to fill multiple project roles. I’ve worked as a designer, developer, and project manager. I enjoy the challenges that each role affords. I’ve also worked with a variety of businesses, from design and creative agencies, to small local businesses, to international companies. These invaluable experiences have shown me that I most love working with small businesses.
My Core Business Values
1. My clients and associates find me easy to work with, trustworthy, and reliable.
2. I make the process during projects easy.
3. I demonstrate excellence in my work.
Some Random Facts
My favorite singer is Kim Richey. After watching the movie Two Brothers, a heart-wrenching story about two tiger cubs, I decided to become a vegetarian. I’m now striving to be vegan, which is pretty easy in Portland. My mother and father are both accomplished writers; my mom writes short stories and books, and my dad composes country music songs. I am addicted to the energy and music of Les Mills exercise classes. My drink of choice depends on the weather – a Ruby Red Cocktail ranks pretty high right now. I’m a huge fan of cats, especially fluffy black ones. My good-hearted, sweet, and precious kitty, Byron, lived to be 18. My other cat of 14 years, Keats, was a therapy cat with Pet Partners, and we regularly visited a memory care facility. My favorite books are A Miracle of Catfish by Larry Brown, Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky, Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt, and Women & Money by Suze Orman. I’d love to visit Santa Fe in the next year.