My Journey to Web Development & WordPress
My journey to WordPress started in high school, where I took computer programming classes and eventually finished the short course series available. After that I started working with my instructor in a custom elective course – going around the school and troubleshooting computer issues. My love of coding and mathematics was founded on the courses I took there and continued to flourish in college.
I attended the University of Washington, following my dream to become an architect – and deciding very quickly that I should be an engineer. I graduated in 2007 with a B.S. in Civil Engineering, one course shy of having a minor in Mathematics. Along the way I continued to build websites – first for myself, then friends and colleagues, and eventually small businesses and non-profits.
Near the end of my stint at the UW I started reading and blogging about sustainable economics and sustainability in general. Blogging lead me rather quickly to WordPress, and the very first thing I did with my new WordPress-powered blog was create a custom theme. I’ve been hooked ever since.
My blogging also lead me down an amazing path and introduced me to some truly outstanding people in the sustainability sphere. I co-founded the Post Growth Institute, an organization built almost entirely online and with little-to-no budget. After building a few websites for non-profits and side projects, I decided to start branching out on my own.
Since then I’ve put in over ten years of consulting, building websites of all shapes and sizes. I love building custom WordPress solutions.