I’m a website administrator specializing in search engine optimization (SEO) and analytics. As an inquisitive individual, I enjoy many hobbies and interests including WordPress, guitar, and watching Indycar racing. Before all those interests, my girlfriend and dog come first. I always save the best for last.
I’ve been building websites since I was 16, hand-coding HTML and CSS. My interest in websites diverged once I grew attached to the possibilities of video and film production and then film criticism.
Once I encountered Search Engine Optimization, I started a movie review website called CinemaFunk using Drupal to combine my growing interest to write about film and develop my SEO skills.
For several years, CinemaFunk was among the top three results for “film criticism” and frequently on the first page for “movie reviews”. In 2012, I earned my Masters degree in Cinema Studies from the Savanna College of Art and Design. During that time, I continued to develop and maintain CinemaFunk while leveraging SEO and increasing my Drupal skills, before switching to WordPress. By combining my love for film and yearning to learn more about SEO, I grew intellectually and technically. I currently work at a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company managing websites for clients.
During my off-hours I enjoy reading non-fiction, increasing my proficiency at guitar, maintaining my FreeNAS computer, trying to teach my dog to howl when I say the command “World Domination!”
- 2008 – Certified in Search Engine Optimization from the Search Engine Academy
- 2011 – Introduced a screening of the 1927 film Metropolis to 1,100 patrons at the Trustees Theatre in Savannah, GA and led a Q&A after the screening
- 2012 – Certified (again) from the Tampa SEO Training Academy
- 2015 – I delivered a talk at WordCamp Tampa titled “Blog Post Checklist”. A transcript of that talk as a blog is available at my former employer’s website, Tampa SEO Training Academy, and the original presentation slides at Slideshare