By training and by calling I am a United Methodist Minister. However along the way I pick up the knowledge and passion to create digital products (i.e. websites, flyer’s, a host of print design products, videos and more).  I guess this is my outlet for my urge toward the arts and creativity.

I have worked on computers the majority of my life, and began creating websites around 1997.  While getting my Masters of Divinity at Candler School of Theology Emory University in Atlanta Georgia, I was a media and sound technician.

I have always been a quick study of computer software and I began to explore Macromedia’s Dreamweaver.  I quickly saw the a need for working with groups and organizations to help them use this “new” medium to communicate their message.  This led to my first of many freelance web design jobs.

I began taking on clients in 2005. I have created products for churches, organizations, non-profits, businesses, restaurants, events, and individuals.

I have found that most people do not like dealing with impersonal companies and prefer the personal attention they receive when working with an individual.  When the phone rings I answer. I pride myself on being available to answer my clients questions and help with their problems when they need it most.

If you are interested in working with my you can contact me online.

 

SUMMARY OF TECHNICAL SKILLS

  • Web Design (Advanced) 22 Years – Primary Software Experience: Adobe Creative Suite, WordPress CMS, Deployment of PHP, Java, SQL, and integration of web widgets.
  • SEO (Search Engine Optimization) (Competent) 8 Years – Optimizing websites search keywords and description.
  • Social Media (Intermediate) 5 Years – Running targeted Facebook Campaigns. Hootsuite to publish multiple platforms. Publisher on YouTube. User-level experience with Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, LinkedIn, and TikTok.
  • Backend: (Intermediate) 10 Years – Server management and maintaining a reseller hosting business, setup, and maintaining Google Apps for Non-profits.
  • Production of Digital Presentations (Advanced) 25 years – Primary Software Experience: Microsoft PowerPoint, ProPresenter, and EasyWorship.
  • Graphic Design (Intermediate) 22 Years – Primary Software Experience: Adobe Photoshop, Fireworks Working knowledge of Illustrator, and Flash.
  • Publication Design (Intermediate) 10 Years – Primary Software Experience: Adobe InDesign, MS Publisher, and Canva.com.
  • Audio and Video production, editing, conversation, digitization, and encoding. (Intermediate) 20 years – Primary Software Experience: Adobe Audition, Adobe Premiere.
  • Desktop Publishing: (Advanced) MS Office, Open Office, and Google Cloud.
  • Technical Proficiencies. Including Microsoft: 10 (and older version), Windows Small Business Server, and Mac OS. Google Analytics, Google Webmaster Tools, G Suite and Google Apps for Non-Profits, and Naylor Association Solution (CMS and Member Management)

 

LONG-TERM & SHORT-TERM PROJECTS

  • Created a brand identity for 3 nonprofits and 5 churches. Included designing all logos, layouts, banner ads, icons web images using Adobe Photoshop.
  • Facilitated the development of strategic plans and their execution for a nonprofit and 3 churches.
  • Contracted with Circle of Care (circleofcare.org) for 6 years. Maintaining websites, YouTube as well as configuring and maintaining site analytics and providing understandable demographic profiling to identify target areas.
  • Worked with Oklahoma Women’s Coalition (okwc.org) for 10 years providing website creation and ongoing technical support. Created and maintained large scale email database using excel and apps such as Constant Contact as well as non-profit cloud fundraising and supporter management system Blackbaud’s eTapestry.
  • Created promotional videos for OKUMC Volunteers In Mission.
  • Deployment of click-through Google advertising for The Recovery Center (trcok.com).
  • Deployment of a Facebook pixel for The Recovery Center (trcok.com).

 

 

SPECIFIC TASK ORIENTED SKILLS

  • Coordinating large scale event advertising campaigns.
  • Coordinating workflow of bulk mail distribution.
  • Providing support for troubleshooting website and print jobs.
  • Experienced in setting and meeting deadlines, planning, and developing creative ideas and solutions.
  • Able to balance time-sensitive priorities keeping in mind the big picture.
  • Working with others to build effective team outcomes.
  • Proficient in verbal and written communication.
  • Historical preservation of archival data and records.
  • Creative and critical thinker connecting dots to larger organizational goals.
  • Able to learn new skills quickly or find the needed source to develop those skills