What I do
I’ve been working with databases for years, starting with Paradox waaaay back in the 1990s. I’ve been designing and developing for the Web since 2007. I also worked for 20 years as a medical writer, editor, and transcriptionist.
In my spare time I love to work with fiber, read, and practice the Zentangle™ method of pattern drawing.
Why I do it
I started learning about Web technologies because I saw the Internet exploding with possibilities for all sorts of organizations to get their names and information out there. I wanted to help the little folks access this amazing resource without getting crowded out by the big-budget corporations.
Why you should hire me
I’m very skilled in customizing out-of-the-box content management system themes and templates, so I can deliver a high level of function as well as a custom-looking design, on a relatively low budget.
I’m proud of my commitment to social justice and through many volunteer experiences and pro bono Web work, I’ve learned a lot about what it takes for mission-driven organizations to effectively communicate their important work to the general public.
At the same time, I run my own business, so I understand the challenges small organizations face. Because I’m a sole practitioner with low overhead, I can do a lot with a small budget — you’re not paying me to sit in team meetings and deal with staff issues. Every minute of my time is spent working directly on your project.
I’m always expanding my creative horizons and learning new technical skills to keep up with the rapid changes in Web technology.