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Ages 25 to 60

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I am a professional WordPress Web Designer. I have built over 1000 WordPress sites since 2006. I have built everything from single page landing pages to full blown social networks with membership capabilities. I have built sites for all kinds of industries. Over the last 11 years of using WordPress, I have used every tool that you can think of.

I want to teach people how to use WordPress. I can teach you everything from the basics of setting it up and how to do certain tasks to using your website to grow your business. The people that I have worked with over the years have told me that I have a great way of explaining technical things to non-technical people. I like to understand how you want to use the tools and relate it to your outcomes.

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Apr 2016 - Present
Private company

Through Ventin, I am on a mission to help marketing agencies create attractive websites for their clients that capture leads and educates prospects so they can sell their products or services.

We don't build brochure websites that serve as a simple "marketing" piece that collects dust. We build an online presence with your marketing plan in mind.

I'm looking to be introduced to owners of digital marketing firms who want to outsource the technical work of developing and maintaining their client's websites. We are a dedicated full-time web development service that specifically serves digital agencies and marketing professionals.

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Web Solutions Architect
Apr 2012 - Apr 2016
Squiggle Group

At Squiggle Group, I had the opportunity to continue my research into building private social networks for subject matter experts. We approach experts in the fields of music, ministry, publishing, coaching, leadership and social awareness.

My other projects included building front-end websites on the WordPress platform for a variety of like-minded businesses as well as server management. I also managed a team of 6 remote developers to develop custom software using PHP on the Laravel framework.

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Technical Director
Dec 2009 - Sep 2011
Mentorship Master

At Mentorship Mastery, I worked with personal and leadership development subject matter expert, Keith Kochner to produce online products centered around his courses.

My projects included all front-end websites, an online paid audio series membership site and a paid membership private social network. I developed skills in server management, live streaming video, video production, email marketing, content marketing, product launches and membership management.

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Web Manager
Sep 2006 - Dec 2008
Xeal, Inc.

At Xeal, I was involved in all aspects of online business from website creation to lead generation. I managed a team of 5 web development direct reports. I reduced website production time by 75% resulting in over 135 websites completed.

I developed skills in server management, Search Engine Optimization, Social Media Marketing, Search Engine Marketing (Google Adwords & Yahoo PPC), content marketing, lead capture, email marketing, radio marketing, billboard advertising, directory submissions and so much more.

Because of my experience at Xeal, I always build websites from an Internet marketing standpoint.

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Administrative Leadership
Sep 2007 - May 2008
University of Oklahoma
Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts
Sep 2006 - May 2007
Tulsa Community College
Webmaster Technology & Ecommerce
Sep 2004 - May 2006
Rose State College


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Certified Digital Business Consultant
Nov 2016
WP Elevation

WP Elevation is a global business mastermind group for WordPress consultants that helps its members better serve their clients through communication, development workflow and project management best practices. WP Elevation gives its members access to ongoing education and a community of peers for support and continued professional development.

If you see this certification displayed on your WordPress Consultant's website, you can be sure that you're in good hands and they know what they're doing.

Specifically, WP Elevation uses video tutorials, quizzes, and homework assignments to help improve the following skills:

• building and displaying a meaningful portfolio of work
• defining a workflow process from idea through to website deployment
• email marketing and lead capture
• blogging and content creation
• sustainable pricing models
• qualification of incoming leads
• successful client meetings
• proposal writing
• follow up campaigns
• client onboarding and off-boarding
• client communications
• project management
• building prototypes and sitemaps
• managing change requests
• generating referrals
• basic financial management
• hiring and managing staff and contractors
• podcasting
• marketing automation
• pre-launch checklists
• website maintenance and care plans

We believe these skills make our students better equipped to serve you as a digital business and web consultant and provide you with a higher quality product.

WP Elevation is not endorsed or affiliated in any way with the WordPress Foundation or the WordPress open source project.

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Certified Ecommerce Marketing Specialist
Oct 2016

Ecommerce Marketing Specialists are uniquely qualified to help businesses optimize any e-commerce store, in any industry, to generate more sales and profit. From e-commerce store design and architecture to email marketing and traffic generation, this masterclass contains everything needed to compete in today’s e-commerce landscape.

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Certified Email Marketing Specialist
Oct 2016

Certified Email Marketing Specialists are uniquely qualified to help brands and businesses leverage email marketing and followup to indoctrinate, create relationships with and convert prospects and existing customers. In short, Email Marketing Specialists are able to not only effectively follow up with fresh leads and customers …they know how to craft email campaigns that get delivered, get opened, and most importantly...get clicked.

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Certified Social & Community Specialist
Oct 2016

Social & Community Managers are uniquely qualified to help brands and businesses leverage social media channels such as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn and YouTube. In short, a certified Social & Community Manager is capable of leveraging all four stages of social media success: Social Listening, Social Influencing, Social Networking and Social Selling.

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Certified Customer Acquisition Specialist
Oct 2016

Certified Customer Acquisition Specialists are uniquely qualified to help brands and businesses leverage paid traffic channels such Google, Facebook and other demand-gen platforms to grow their customer base without breaking the bank. In short, Customer Acquisition Specialists are able to not only deliver fresh leads and customers -they are able to deliver those leads and customers at a PROFIT.

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Certified Customer Value Optimization Specialist
Jul 2016

Certified Customer Value Optimization Specialists are uniquely qualified to help businesses architect a “conversion funnel” that reduces initial customer acquisition costs, while simultaneously increasing both immediate and lifetime customer values. In short, while most businesses have some sort of "funnel" for on-boarding leads and converting those leads into customers, Customer Value Optimization Specialists are able to plug the "leaks" and deliver a truly OPTIMIZED conversion funnel...

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Certified Content Marketing Specialist
Jul 2016

Certified Content Marketing Specialists are uniquely qualified to help brands and businesses develop and execute a sustainable content marketing program. They are trained to create and measure engaging content at every stage of the marketing funnel, as well as leveraging organic and paid traffic to leverage content across the social web.

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Certified Search Marketing Specialist
Jul 2016

Certified Search Marketing Specialists are uniquely qualified to help brands and businesses develop and execute a sustainable search marketing program. They are trained to identify and capitalize on search demand from platforms like Google, Amazon, YouTube and iTunes. The methods they have been taught are within the terms of service of these platforms.

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