In 1995, when I decided to teach myself HTML during my summer vacation, I started creating websites and have not stopped learning new things about technology. I have also been blogging on and off, starting on Xanga and MySpace, and building sites on GeoCities and Homestead (which had free hosting plans).
I strongly value the idea of owning your own platform and the freedom that comes with it. About fifteen years ago, this led me to discover WordPress, and I realized it could be more than just a blogging platform. I saw the potential it had to create full websites and began learning how to create my own themes with HTML, CSS, and PHP.
In 2016, I started a freelance web design & development company called Open Waves Design. I have been building websites for small businesses using WordPress and other solutions ever since!