Hi there.  I was born in Seymour, Indiana, known as the “crossroads of Southern Indiana“.  I was fortunate to grow up in Houston, Indiana, a tiny town in the northwest Jackson County of southern Indiana. This area offers a wealth of beautiful scenery, surrounded by the Hoosier National Forest.  My love of nature was formed in my youth in this amazing part of the midwest.

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Highlights of growing up around the place known as Salt Creek Township included:

  • Swimming in Salt Creek and Crider’s Lake (now known as Berry Branch Cottages)
  • Searching for arrow heads and collecting interesting rocks from streams and fields
  • Spending lazy summer days picking blackberries and raspberries for pies & jellies
  • Gathering persimmons in early autumn for cookies & puddings
  • Walking or riding bikes around country roads with picturesque scenery

I left my small town in Indiana at 22 to pursue a career in the computer industry in Raleigh, North Carolina. I have enjoyed work in the IT field, with experience in EDI (Electronic Data Interchange),  Web Design/Programming, and Web Content Management.

My recent educational plan has been geared toward knowledge surrounding website promotion. I love learning all things Web and Internet related. Completion of a Masters in Marketing at SNHU ( December 2018)  included focus on the following:

  • Web SEO/SEM (Search Engine Optimization/Search Engine Marketing)
  • Online Marketing Channels
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Strategic Internet Marketing
  • Non-Profit Marketing

I do enjoy living in North Carolina, but the roots of Southern Indiana are very strongly planted. I am especially proud of the creation of a Website and Facebook page for a non-profit effort in my  hometown to preserve a historic schoolhouse. I implemented and manage all aspects of this online presence that represents part of my heart & soul.