I am a web designer and graphic designer who has created and maintained many personal sites, as well as sites for small business owners, family, and the large corporation, Dish Network. I started playing on computers when I was three years old, and ever since then, it has been impossible to keep me away from them. I enjoy building web sites and creating various graphics; my favorite being flowers. I have two Associates degrees: one is an emphasis in Web Design (what you see when you visit a site), and the other is an emphasis in Web Development (behind the scenes). I presently work for an internet marketing company called Internet Revenue Specialists : Web Visit Store, where I maintain client websites, report on site statistics like number of visits, conversion rates, and return on investment, and various other tasks.

I enjoy playing online games. My favorites are World of Warcraft and Minecraft. I enjoy the problem solving skills in WoW, and the creative aspects of Minecraft. I’m not a great WoW player, but I have fun. Unless I keep dying - then it’s not as fun.

I have a cat, dog, and a bird. I adopted my kitty in March 2008, my puppy in August 2018, and adopted my bird in April 2009. He was 30 years old at the time, which was older than me. He attached to me very quickly and I knew I was his person. He sings opera when he feels like it, and makes a lot of funny noises. He laughs when other people laugh, when something funny happens, or at the most menacing times when we're watching TV.

I have created a number of web sites over time. At any point, I usually have at least 4 active domains. The one I focus most of my time on is Gaucher’s Chat: www.gaucherschat.com. It is a Gaucher’s Disease social network for patients, care providers, family, and anyone interested in the disease. I decided to create it because when I was looking for a support group, I wasn’t able to find anything that was more personable than an email group. It’s a small community right now, but I hope in time it will grow to all patients with Gaucher’s Disease.

 

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