About me

I believe in kindness. Also in mischief. — Mary Oliver

I love this quote that represents how I try to approach life — with compassion, playfulness, and curiosity.

I’ve been a “tech geek” as long as I can remember – an early-adopter, setting up new gadgets and software for friends and family members. I soon became the trainer and IT support at any new job. After I left, coworkers would call me up for help. My cell phone became their personal hotline—and I enjoyed it!

Biking to concert in downtown Greenville

I started blogging in 2006 at a time that wellness had become a big passion for me. An injury gave me a crash course in the importance of healthy food, regular exercise and being your own advocate in the healthcare system.

I soon discovered WordPress falling in love with both the mission and the open source community. I eventually became an organizer of the Greenville SC WordPress Meetup and started providing WordPress training and support.

I love being outdoors – especially surrounded by trees. I’m happiest when I make walking and biking a regular part of my days.

There’s nothing I like more than learning and having a positive impact in people’s lives — even if it is just with a smile or making them laugh.

Check out my Now page to see what I’ve currently got in the works. Here are some of my past projects:

I was part of a group of volunteers that founded Bike Walk Greenville in 2013, volunteering as a Board Member and the Webmaster.

TourChats Yellow CowbellAs Browne Eye Media, I partnered with my husband Neil Browne in creating the interactive web show TourChats for Cycling Fans (2011-2013) and the Southeast cycling website CarolinaCyclingNews.com (2010-2012).

I found my tribe of creative thinkers: Beer & Napkins: an idea revolution and joined the Advisory Board in 2015.

Also in 2015 I launched the Women Who Code Greenville network joining the global movement inspiring women to excel in technology careers.

From 2016-2018, I developed SC Codes Greenville an innovative software development education program in partnership with the Greenville County Library System.