A Little Background
Growing up I always wanted to be a police officer. Instead I became a Youth Minister working with 6-12th graders. I’ve never been someone who stops learning and branching out so a number of years ago I started a small web coding and tech consulting company. I build websites for small businesses, churches, and non-profits and consult on using technology to make tasks, projects, and organizations more efficient.
I studied Marriage and Family Therapy as a way to grow my skills in working with youth and families. Shortly before graduating from Grad school I accepted the position of Director of a local non-profit. This role combined business, leadership development, marketing, team building, systems development, and allowed me to explore ways I could put my MFT skills it into practice in an organizational setting.
After almost three years in that position I stepped away and am now working directly with 6-12th graders and a wonderful team coworkers and volunteers. I’m also exploring and developing ways I can help other people and organizations out by blending the skills I have picked up over the years.
Some Nerdy Passions Of Mine
- Reading…political thriller fiction, leadership development, marketing, business, and self improvement.
- Security – all things related to keeping our property, personal information, and ourselves safe and secure.
- Deconstructing – I love taking things apart and figuring out how they work and then put them back together again. I’ve done this since I was a little kid and it has stuck with me ever since. It’s why I still enjoy working on my car when I can and why I’ll deconstruct some piece of code on a website to figure out how something works.
- Relationships – I love getting to know people on a deep level.
- Systems – I was convinced to go to grad school because the field I studied (Marriage and Family Therapy) was all about systems thinking. I love breaking things down into systems and figuring out how to make something better.
- Technology – Helping people figure out technology and how it can make their work life better makes me happy.
- Gardening – I started this two years ago and surprisingly love it.
What I’m Likely To Write About Here
- Examples of projects I’ve worked on.
- Stuff that interests me.
- Things I am trying to learn.
- Life lessons I’ve learned.
- Leading others and learning how to lead.
- Reviews of different software, books, articles, or whatever else might come across my desk.
- About my “Nerdy Passions” I listed above.
What I Won’t Write About Here
- My employer – As a matter of personal and professional policy I won’t specifically write about my employer, co-workers, or supervisors. Sure I might talk about projects I’ve worked on that have helped me develop some skill or I might talk about lessons I’ve learned on the job but I won’t name specific people. Now would also be a good time to point you to my disclaimer.