Hello! I’m not sure how you found me, but I’m glad that you did.
To sum up, I design websites that look great on phones, tablets, and computers, and that are very easy to maintain. I prefer WordPress as a CMS (content management system). I like to use color and imagery to help business owners and artists convey their message to visitors, existing and potential. I am also well-versed in e-commerce websites through the use of Paypal and WooCommerce.
I help people use social media and content to their advantage. I can instruct nearly anyone on best practices for web maintenance and social media, hashtags, and SEO.
I am also a photographer who specializes in portraits and headshots, food/cocktail photography, interiors and exteriors for real estate, still life photography, and in photo retouching using Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Lightroom.
On the personal side, I am a California native, born in the early 80’s, and a lover of 90’s music. I am most creative when the sun goes down and into the early morning hours. I love sunset naps in my backyard hammock, snuggling my three rat terrier pups, and sipping a glass of wine in the evening. I know all of the words to “2 of Amerikaz Most Wanted” by Tupac and Snoop Dogg. The first car I ever bought for myself was a black 1998 Ford Mustang GT with black leather interior, and I miss it like the dickens. I’d consider myself adventurous, but not necessarily brave. I am a fan of the Los Angeles Lakers and the San Francisco Giants. I enjoy being on the beach, but I’ve only been in the ocean twice (once on a snorkeling dive in Catalina). I also love sushi and cheesecake.
My core values are honesty, compassion, and forgiveness. I think it’s more important to listen than it is to speak. When it comes to ideas: give me an inch, I will give you a mile. I prefer to arrive early, and I believe that the entire world is a glorious opportunity to learn.
My amazing Canadian friend, Leanne, made a BIG change in 2015 by making the difficult decision to quit her job and move to Europe to be a travel/food blogger! I am so proud and envious of her; I imagine it must be very intimidating and scary to leave your “normal” life, starting anew in another country with a bunch of languages you don’t speak or understand. It is something I would truly love to do one day. That said, I am extremely confident in her because she is an eager and quick learner, independent, intelligent, and outgoing. I never had any desire to visit Paris, but the south of France where all the wine is? Oh, yeah.
Her new home on the web was a bit of a shotgun website; we brought it all together fairly quickly so that she’d have a portfolio of all her previous travels, photos, and blogs to present as marketing material overseas. (She is starting over, after all.) I also did a bit of retouching on some of her travel photos to increase the vibrance and intensity of the colors, for dramatic effect.
30-something. Aries. Angeleno, California-native. I love puppies, sushi, wine, rollercoasters, and karaoke. Hiking, biking, rollerblading, and general exploration are activities I enjoy. I am a photographer and web designer. Have passport; will travel.