I make stuff
I make stuff in code, pixels, words, audio, video, screenprinting ink, and circuits and jumpwires.
I spent more than 15 years (I’m a lot older than I look) teaching and designing/building websites. As a Certified Technical Trainer (CTT+) and Adobe Certified Instructor, I specialized in web design/front-end dev, software training, coaching, and project mentoring from 2000- 2015. Basically, I was a corporate trainer except I didn’t wear a suit, didn’t hide my sleeve and a half of tattoos, and didn’t engage in corpspeak. I was fortunate to work with some really cool people. Before that, I worked in the social services field for 11 years before I switched careers. That was then, this is now.
My new day job is teaching classes for WordPress Learning Center, but my side gigs include aac projects and the SteelCode Collective. aac projects is my primary creative outlet where I make a variety of projects, including the I Am the Others podcast, The Speaking of HOME Project, an online documentary series. I co-founded the SteelCode Collective with Bryan Robinson. We combine analog and digital media to make interactive creative projects. Bryan uses steel, wood, fire, silicone, and plaster, while I use code, pixels, words, Arduino, and Markdown. Together we made Hello, Flower, with more projects in the works.
Sometimes people ask me to speak in public:
2015 WordCamp Seattle, Seattle, WA: Co-facilitator of the There Are No Dumb Questions: Q&A with the WordPress Help Twins session
2008 Allied Media Conference, Detroit, MI: Co-facilitator of the Future of Film and Video Online workshop
2007 Allied Media Conference, Detroit, MI: Facilitator of the Sell Without Selling Out workshop
2004 Child Care Business Expo, Chicago, IL: Facilitator of the ABCs of Computers workshop
2003 Child Care Business Expo, Chicago, IL: Technology Specialist for the Transitioning from Home-based to Center-based Business panel.
The fastest way to get my attention is via Twitter: @imediaseattle