In 1997, I built my first website on Geocities and have been passionate about the web since! I enjoy taking photos, cheering for the Green Bay Packers, and making pizzas in my spare time.
View my résumé on LinkedIn.
In 2017, I wrote a children’s book titled Creating a Website for Dummies Jr which was published by Wiley Global under the dummies™️ brand.
The book guides young readers through the planning and development processes of building a website. It has been translated into other 2 other languages and currently has a 4.5-star rating on Amazon.
Since being published, I’ve also served as the Technical Editor on three other books:
- WordPress for Dummies
- Professional WordPress Plugin Development
(Williams et al., 2020)
- WordPress All-In-One For Dummies
In late 2019, I bought a mirrorless camera and spent months taking courses, reading, practicing, and having my work critiqued by peers. What started as an enjoyable hobby has become a passionate way of expressing my creativity. I enjoy all types of photography including landscape, events, wildlife, and astro. Check out some of my favorite photos.
Current kit: Sony A7R IVA, Tamron 35-150mm, Tamron 20-40mm, and Sony 200-600mm.
Previous kit: Panasonic G9, Leica 42.5mm, Leica 50mm, and Leica 100-400mm
I’ve been part of the WordPress community since 2008. I’ve made contributions to core, documentation, plugins, and themes. I’ve also spoken at WordCamps and meet-ups. I also contribute to other open-source projects like Next.js, Storybook, and Gatsby.
Outside of tech, I’ve volunteered my time and efforts at local community organizations. The Boy Scouts, Wiregrass Church, and the Enterprise High School Band Boosters to name a few.
About This Site
For the tech people reading this, here are some quick details about this site:
- WordPress with the Seedlet (classic) theme
- Self-hosted from home on an old Dell Optiplex 790
- GitHub for managing the codebase and deployments
- Cloudflare for managing the domain name, DNS, and caching
You can find me around the web with the links below. Stay safe out there, and thanks for reading! 🍻