To be honest, I kind of fell into this whole building websites thing by accident...
When I was in college, I hastily agreed to build a website for a local business. Only having a rudimentary knowledge of HTML & CSS, this proved to be quite the learning experience over the coming months. Somehow, I managed to successfully deliver the website (while getting paid!) and from there on out I was hooked.
Soon after that I created flyers and went door-to-door at every business in town. I managed to pick up a few clients and quit my minimum wage job at the laundromat.
By the time I graduated college, I had a handful of websites that I was able to show prospective employers, and landed a job before graduating.
Throughout the first few years of my career I worked at a few agencies, started posting work on Dribbble, and took on a healthy bit of side work.
By 2016 the side work had grown into more than I could realistically keep up with. At that point my wife suggested I go all in and give freelancing a try.
Family is the reason I do what I do! Being able to be at home with my wife and son while he grows up is the best thing. I love to be able to go into the other room and play with him for a few minutes before I jump on a call. Or on slow days, take the middle of the day to do something fun with the family. Emily is a great mother, and I love watching her love and nurture our son.
We’re also part of a much bigger family — our church family. We’re so thankful that we get to be part of Christ’s last words “to go and make disciples of all nations.” At our church, we learn that we’re sinful, so sinful that there’s a separation between us and God. But God, in his love, sent Christ to pay for our sins on the cross. Jesus offers forgiveness of sins and a restored relationship with our creator at the foot of the cross. Living a Christ centered life and sharing his word others is the goal of our life while we’re here on this earth.