Jul 27, 2018

Meet The Team: Jessica Joachim

What is your name?IMG_7599 (2)

Jessica Joachim

Do you have any nicknames?

Jessi

When is your birthday?

July 3rd

Hometown/Where have you lived?

Ocala, Florida – born and raised. Lived in Asheville, NC for 4 years of high school then moved back to Florida.

What do you do at NetSource Technologies, and how long have you worked here?

Social Media Specialist, today is my first day.

When did you become interested in art and design?

I have always been interested in writing since I was little. My grandfather was a painter and writer so he inspired that creative bug in me.

When did you become interested in creating websites?

In about 2016 (not long, I know), but that is when I created a blog and just went from there.

What is your favorite part of creating a new website?

The creative aspect of it. Writing articles, building social media sites that correlate with the site, and taking photos/creating video.

What is your favorite part of your job?

Creating written content and doing research on topics I probably don’t know much about.

When did you become interested in computers and technology?

My husband is an IT guy, so he got me into it a few years ago, which led me to writing a thesis for my MS degree on the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.

What piece of technology could you not live without?

Either my phone or my Canon Camera

What do you like to do on the weekends?

Go to the drag strip with my family, go to the beach, go to Disney as often as humanly possible.

Do you have any hobbies?

Helping my husband with his drag car is a big one until we get another project car for just me.

What are your top three moments in your life so far?

Having my 2 kids,  graduating with my MS, and seeing the blog I have built as a stay at home mom bring me in advertisers and income and allow me to grow into a field I never thought I would be in.

What is your favorite color?

Tiffany Blue

What is your favorite food/drink?

Tacos/Fajitas…anything Mexican/Cuban or Spanish really. Drinks? Coffee!

What is your favorite musician or type of music?

Classic Rock

What is your favorite sport? Do you have a favorite team?

I don’t watch a lot of sports but I did competitive swim for 7 years. My husband works for UF so I feel I have to say “Go Gators!”.

What are your favorite TV shows?

Supernatural, Handmaid’s Tale

What are your favorite movies?

Anything Marvel or Disney! Harry Potter for sure, and any musicals.

What are your favorite books/magazines?

Harry Potter!

What are your favorite websites or blogs?

Can I say my own? TheCoffeeMom.net…I also enjoy reading other mom blogs.

Twitter or Facebook? (and why)

Facebook for sure! Longer form and easier to connect.

Tell us about your family.

I’m married and have 2 kids, Willow (5) and Luca (almost 2). My parents are divorced but all get along oddly well, so my stepmom and mom will spend time together while my dad and stepdad talk, it’s odd but great. I have 6 older siblings, and just a very large family in general.

Do you have any pets?

I have a dog, Lilly. She is a Pitt/American Bully mix with 3 legs.

If you could visit anywhere in the world, where would you go?

Italy

If you couldn’t be a Social Media Specialist anymore, what career would you pursue?

Maybe I would go to law school.

If you could choose to have any superpower, what would it be?

Flight! (or being able to get my kids to listen to me the first time I tell them something)

How do you think technology and/or web design will change in the next 10-20 years?

It is growing so much! I think there is a push towards e-commerce and influencer marketing that I am excited to see.

What tips would you give to a business that is just starting out with their first website?

Create for your target audience. Don’t get discouraged when/if things go wrong and always ask for help! Creating engaging social media sites is important too, so don’t forget to create corresponding social media!

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