About Me

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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.

log cabin kureyon quilt, aew, 2012

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.

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What’s next

I’m always expanding my creative horizons and learning new technical skills to keep up with the rapid changes in Web technology.