Can I tell you a story? No, wait. That’s Chris Lema’s thing. Try as I might, I’m not him. Yet.
What I am is a WordPress developer based in Orlando. Still, I’m a lot more than just my work. That’s what this site is really about.
An atypical journey
I’m just starting my 30s, but I feel like I’ve been around for a while. I’ve been a game developer, a teacher, a freelance writer, and a PR flack. I’ve always been a creator, but didn’t really feel like I’d found my calling until I became a web developer.
I’m “self-taught” in that I didn’t go to school to learn how to code. I used sites like Code Academy and Treehouse to learn at my own pace. That pace just happened to be a month. Quitting a sales job you loathed helps if you’re looking for a motivator.
Giving back to the community
I owe so much of my career to the Orlando WordPress community and WordPress in general. I gravitated to the platform early on, and have used my involvement in organizing the local WordCamp to kickstart my career.
I’ve recently taken the next step and committed to the main WordPress project by joining the Accessibility Team. I’ll be writing about my experiences on the team as well as plenty of other topics on my blog.