Web site Designer, Developer since 1994.
I built my first website completely in HTML when the Internet
was still a very big mystery. It began as a hobby and challenge
- when it was easy to be #1 on Yahoo, which was the big site
then - and long before most people had computers!
Gradually I began building sites for others and now do sites in
every genre! Things have changed dramatically in the last
10 years; now one of the biggest challenges is being seen when
there is so much competition. Fortunately, most web
publishers do not know how to make a site search engine
friendly, so getting to the top is not as hard as one might
think. It does, however, require patience!
Web Publisher since 1994 and one of my early web site
design experiences, pairing travel with technology in the travelzine,
FunTripsLIVE.com. I wrote many of the articles in the series
and the site was in the top 100 thousand for awhile, but even
now, when I don't work it so much, it still gets a lot of
Published author of
Couples at Work, a guide to working with your spouse!
I co-authored the book with my husband after working together
for a year and a half and discovering how powerful teaming up
with someone you love can be when done "right"!
Operations Director of Jamesville Office Furnishings.
This is where I learned what it's like to work with someone you
love! Frankly, it was awful in the beginning! How we
both hated to let go of control! Fortunately, it didn't take us
long to figure it out and turned the whole thing into tremendous
experience. We sold the company a year and a half later
for a sizeable profit.
previous banking experience came in handy at Jamesville.
When I arrived on the scene, the company needed serious
reorganization, internal controls, a good marketing plan and a
to-die-for salesman - or two. The employees desperately
needed training and a few good morale boosters. By the time we
sold the company we were a tight little family of ten and the
company was written up as a success model.
Tour Operator - a former teacher and I partnered up and
led tours out of Sacramento, CA into Napa/Sonoma for wine
tastings, San Francisco for factory outlet shopping, Lake Tahoe
and Reno for casino adventures, the Gold Country and out to the
Delta for thousands of miles of river experiences.
beginning, we did it all! Besides being guides, we researched
the areas we covered. (That meant a lot of trips out of town and a
hours reviewing tours, restaurants, bars and attractions to be sure
we offered the very best experience for our clients - somehow we
managed)! I wrote the scripts and all the marketing and
promotional materials. Our company thrived until we sold it
five years later to a tour operator that had been in Sacramento for
over 20 years!
Bank Executive - my first career! In the eight
years I worked for Bank of America, I was promoted six times.
All my assignments were in resort towns beginning in Lake Tahoe,
then the vintage and victorian Nevada City and finally legendary
San Francisco. Bank of America has long been known for
the thorough and intense training it offers its employees; I was
positions in the retail end as Operations Officer,
Branch Administrator and then Manager, gave me an
up-close-and-personal experience in dealing with people, budgets
and planning. It was a most rewarding, although
final mission took me to Customer Service headquarters in San
Francisco where I developed customer service standards and wrote
handbooks, manuals and contracts for retail units to use
in implementing procedures.
in my experience is knowledge, understanding or insight that may
help you with your project or business. I may not be
familiar with your product, but I can learn that quickly enough, and
together we can design and develop a web site that will bring your
traffic for years to come.
The general processes and techniques for promoting and running a
business, designing a website, and handling employees are basically
the same for every business. I've probably got some
ideas for you.
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