I set up my first blog on LiveJournal in 2004 and, since then, have spent a vast amount of time on the internet.
While attending my undergraduate university, I got a job in the computer science department as a student worker and learned how to create websites. After finishing my undergraduate degrees, I went to work for a start up law firm as a paralegal. While I didn’t like being a paralegal, I enjoyed creating the company website. I left the law firm to obtain my Master’s degree in Political Science and soon realized my initial instincts were accurate; I preferred the communications and marketing aspects of politics to the academic and research aspects.
When I graduated, I sought employment in the communications sector and was then hired to manage publications by a large university. I was responsible for the production and marketing of print and online publications, from recruitment materials to the department website. After a few years, I realized I preferred the excitement and uncertainty of working for a small company. I left to join a small retail outlet as Director of Marketing, where I was in charge of maintaining the company’s social media presence, managing media relations and making deliveries.
During this time, I had been building my own company which specialized in developing an online presence for very small companies. My first few clients were mostly friends of friends and I provided them with a variety of services, including designing their websites, creating website content, developing their online marketing plans and maintaining their social media accounts. Their results spoke for themselves and word about my company spread.
In 2010, life brought me to the Netherlands where I worked at an international school as a content and publications manager and an international insurance company as their social media manager. However, with my company growing quickly, I now focus my energies on my clients and my business.