What do you do at NetSource Technologies, and how long have you worked here?
I am a SEO Consultant and PPC Account Manager. I have been with NetSource since April of 2012.
Do you have any nicknames?
None that are currently in use.
When is your birthday?
Hometown / Where have you lived?
My hometown is Budd Lake, NJ. I also lived in St. Louis, MO for a year and the Dallas, TX area for eight years. I’ve lived in Ocala, FL since 2005.
When did you become interested in creating websites?
Back in 1998 I worked on my first project to web-enable some reports which were previously being run manually. The ability to make these reports available on-demand first ignited my desire to create time-saving websites.
What is your favorite part of creating a new website?
When those who have requested the creation of the site see it and the site has met or exceeds their expectations.
What is your favorite part of your job?
Knowing that something I’ve created or helped to create is being used by someone to make their job/life easier.
When did you become interested in computers and technology?
When I was in middle-school, there were only a few books about computers in the school’s library. I took those books out almost every week. Even though I didn’t really understand what I was reading about, I was amazed at what computers could do in our everyday lives. From that point on I always knew I would work with computers in some capacity.
What piece of technology could you not live without?
My phone with data plan.
What do you like to do on the weekends?
Traveling around the area checking out the various natural and man-made attractions in Florida.
Do you have any hobbies?
I enjoy doing jigsaw puzzles, reading, and amateur photography.
What are your top three moments in your life so far?
#3 – Becoming a CNE (Certified NetWare Engineer)
#2 – Moving into my home in Ocala, FL
#1 –Still waiting on this to happen
(I know this sounds a little corny, but I have been in pursuit of becoming a full-time programmer for a good portion of my adult life)
What is your favorite color?
What is your favorite food / drink?
Italian food/ Dr. Pepper
What is your favorite musician or type of music?
I like several different types of music, but lately have been listening to a lot of piano and new age (relaxing music).
What is your favorite sport? Do you have a favorite team?
Both NFL football and NHL hockey. The teams I root for are the Pittsburgh Steelers (since Super Bowl 13 in 1979) and the New York Rangers (since 1981). I added the years so you know I’m not a band-wagon fan.
What are your favorite TV shows?
Biggest Loser (I love seeing the transformations), Amazing Race, but my all-time favorite show was Lost.
What are your favorite movies?
I’ve watched too many movies to narrow it down.
What are your favorite books / magazines?
I like reading inspirational stories about real people. As far as magazines are concerned, a couple of my favorites are National Geographic and Prevention.
What are your favorite websites or blogs?
My favorite website (or the one I visit the most and which most of my work revolves around) is Google.com.
Twitter or Facebook? (and why)
Definitely Facebook. I use Twitter, but mostly to follow SEO/PPC groups and people. Facebook lets me stay up to date with all my family and friends no matter where they are.
Tell us about your family!
I have one brother and two sisters who live in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. My mom and I share our home in Ocala. I am not married and have no children.
Do you have any pets?
If you could visit anywhere in the world, where would you go?
This is a tough one, since I have a long list of places I would love to visit. If I had to pick just one, I guess I would say Hawaii. I was there once, but look forward to going back.
If you couldn’t be a programmer anymore, what career would you pursue?
I would either like to try my hand as a baker or as a writer.
If you could choose to have any superpower, what would it be?
Telescopic vision since which would be the polar opposite of my actual eyesight.
How do you think technology and/or web design will change in the next 10-20 years?
The way things are changing these days, I think it’s beyond my comprehension to even ponder what will happen in that length of time.
What tips would you give to a business that is just starting out with their first website?
Identify specific goals you want to accomplish before building your site and have a good understanding of the unique selling propositions your business has to offer so that your website can highlight the value your business can provide its customers.