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 continue to call me for help. My cell phone became their personal hotline—and I enjoyed it!
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 the lead 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. The Slow Bicycle Movement is my speed, but I also enjoy watching road and cyclocross racing with my favorite sports commentator.
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.
I was part of a group of volunteers that founded Bike Walk Greenville in 2013, volunteering as a Board Member and the Webmaster.
I found my tribe of creative thinkers: Beer & Napkins: an idea revolution and joined the Advisory Board in 2015.
Check out my Now page to see what I’ve currently got in the works.