Resumé

Job Experience

Wordpress Solution Provider

Me incorporated
Jan 2010 - present
Besides my own websites, I’ve done a number of them for various people and organizations. And I’ve done a lot of support and maintenance work on WP sites, including edit/update of themes and plugins, security scans and hack repair, backup plans and implementation, and site transfers to new hosting. I am regularly active in a number of WordPress groups on LinkedIn and Facebook.

Visit the Portfolio page for samples and come on over to LinkedIn or Facebook and connect with me.

IT Manager/Web Developer

Garden City Telegram
Sept 30 2008 - May 30 2012
Working for the local newspaper allowed me to use the web and photographic skills I have, and to build new ones. I had to quickly learn the software, Mac hardware, prepress operations, layout and design software, and how they all worked together. A challenge, but I was able to do it in a few months.

I revamped their website, taught myself InDesign and worked regularly with the Creative/Page layout staff, redesigned their InDesign templates for daily and special publications, and ran a number of WordPress based blogs and forums during the years I was there.

I also had the opportunity to shoot a home for their SW Kansas Living magazine and contributed images to the Zoo calendar in 2012. (4 images were mine and I shot all of them on a Friday afternoon!)

Owner / Photographer

KP Photography
Jan 2004 - present
As much as I love to shoot nature and wildlife, it doesn’t pay well. So I also shoot family and senior portraits, and real estate. I’ve also done the yearbook photos for the local Homeschool group 2 years in a row. Visit kpphotography.com for more info and samples of my work.

Store Manager

Ritz Camera & Wolf Camera
Sept 2001 - Jan 2007
A little over 5 years combined, managing 2 different stores for Ritz and Wolf. For Ritz I managed a store in Tampa, FL and increased sales over 20% during my stay. The store was on target to hit $1,000,000 when I left, and we had an ever growing group of regular customers.

I was also the first Photo class Instructor in Florida for Ritz Camera.

For Wolf Camera, I managed a store in Parker, CO and took it from struggling business to a successful one. Sales went from $480,000 to $630,000 in about 2 years and our reputation in the area was “the helpful, friendly guys down at the Wolf store in Parker.”

Education

College

SPJC
Jan 1982 - Dec 1984
College classes in Business and general subjects. Never got a degree. The College of Life has taught me far more.

Skills

WordPress

WordPress is my platform of choice for all websites. Using the Genesis framework now, and other themes, to provide excellent site visitor experiences.

Knowledgeable in HTML/CSS and able to diagnose and fix a variety of WP site issues. I also understand the importance of good security and scheduled backups, and will make sure proper systems are in place.