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About

Hello, i’m Scott!

I’m here to keep your website safe and secure

FREELANCER
I Help With Many Website Services
DEVELOPER

We’re privileged to live in a time when the internet makes it possible for anyone to run a successful digital business from home.

My passion is for bringing websites to life and for helping their owners make the web work for them.

Here’s my
education,
work experience
and some skills
1968
BS, Biology
1970 – 1971
Miller-Johnson Circus (later Circus Vargis) Labor Supervisor, Animal Department.
Worked primarily with Elephants, horses, and camels.
1973 – 1974
Mesa College, vocational Nursing certificate
1975 – 1996
Nurse, orthpedics, med surgical, pyschiatric (child and oldescent).
1982 – 1984
San Diego State University, MA, General Psychology (emphasis experimental design) Set up a lab for undergraduates using Apple II computers Member, psi chi.
1986 – 1988
National University, MA,Counseling Psychology.
1996 – 2001
Grossmont Hospital Home Health & Hospice Coordinator, Child & Adolescent Bereavement
2001 – 2003
The Jenna Druck Foundation Coordinator, Child & Adolescent Bereavement Discovered value of websites to clients and organizations. Brought an unused website to life by adding useful materials that were well organized and easily found. Fell in love with bringing websites to life.
2003 – 2008
Hospice of the North Coast Coordinator, Youth & Trauma Services
2008 – 2009
Survivors of Suicide Loss San Diego (SOSLsd.org)
Member, Board of Directors; Webmaster; Support Group Facilitator
Founded Scott's Web Shop
Studied: Web Server Maintenance & Security Program, HTML, CSS, PHP, Joomla, Wordpress.
First Client: manage Joomla website, upgraded Joomla, migrated her to WordPress in 2015 (Helptherapist.com)
2010-2012
Certificate, Interactive Media Program
Interactive media: Photoshop, Illustrator, Bridge, InDesign, Flash, Film editing, Dreamweaver.
Social media and SEO classes.
2012-2014
Managed major redesign of SOSLsd.org, now in WordPress.
2nd design upgrade to SOSLsd.org
Successfully completed Website Specialist Program, HTML & CSS
Updated study of security, SEO, Social Media Marketing
2014-2016
SOSLsd.org User growth from the redesign:
Year one (7/2013 - 7/2014) to year two (7/2015 - 2016) = 10,312 users to 48,474 users or 370%.
Continue study security, SEO, social media marketing independently.
Improve efficiencies in website management
Added Sucuri firewall, WPRocket Cache and other assets to my tool box.
Security
Seo
Social Media
Comprehensive Site Management

About Scott

My dad was a mechanic and I guess I inherited his ability to fix things. Cars were his forte and now computers are mine. The truth is though I’ve been interested in repairing things since long before the internet was a thing. Before I got into web design and network security, I was a hospice counselor for over 20 years. Back then, my specialty lay in restoring people to full health, and today I do something similar for people’s computer networks and websites.

It was in the early 2000s, while working as a coordinator for a bereavement foundation, that I began to appreciate the value of the internet to organizations. I made my first foray into web design, giving the foundation’s website a much-needed makeover, and I was hooked. From then on, I dabbled in web design and IT everywhere I worked, and by 2009 I was ready to go it alone and launch my own business, Scott’s Web Shop. I’d been studying CSS and PHP for a while by this stage and was also conversant with platforms such as WordPress and Joomla.

Over the years, my skill set has grown in line with my client base as I’ve sought out new aptitudes. My thirst for knowledge is an all-consuming one that’s seen me learn the fundamentals of social media and SEO in addition to becoming familiar with design tools such as Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign as well as teaching myself videography. I’m comfortable with using a wide array of tools, platforms, and technologies to help small businesses thrive on the web.

Whether it’s making sure your site is visible on Google or shoring up its security to prevent unauthorized access, I provide a complete range of web services. No two clients are the same, so while one might leave me to design, build and update their entire website, another will request tuition in updating page content or plugins. When it comes to IT, I exhibit the same patience and understanding that characterized my career as a counselor. I appreciate that everyone has their own ability level and way of working, and I do my utmost to accommodate that.

My passion is for bringing websites to life and for helping their owners make the web work for them. We’re privileged to live in a time when the internet makes it possible for anyone to run a successful digital business from home. Whether you’re a sole trader or a small company looking to take your website to the next level, get in touch. I’d love to hear from you and to get a feel for what I can do to help.

my approach
Listen
Understand
Solve

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