I'm Ann, a web designer who loves SEO. I specialize in SEO, of course, along with HTML, CSS, CMSs, Intranets and emails. I live in Mountain View, California and enjoy the benefits of Silicon Valley every day. Great weather and wonderful people abound!!
I am realistic, practical, and a "do-er". I am also very down-to-earth and someone who laughs easily. I LOVE having three monitors and a fast CPU using Adobe Creative Suite and every other online tool out there. Creating and maintaining a nice website is like great music to my ears. I enjoy being able to combine art with technology and the web, to me, brings those two elements beautifully together.
On a typical day you can find me going to the gym to work out as my lunch break and then drinking a Diet Dr. Pepper and having a quick sandwich when I'm back at my desk. I enjoy working out four or five times a week (it keeps me sane).
I approach business with the following questions: What is the big picture, who needs it (setting the priority), what needs to be done, and when is it due. Oh, and will it help the company make money or be more efficient?!
There needs to be a balance in life - if not, problems arise. All aspects of life need to be "fed" to find satisfaction and happiness.
Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other. -Abraham Lincoln
I've failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed. -Michael Jordan
Technologies and Applications
Current Software Experience: Adobe CS (Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, Fireworks, InDesign), Google Analytics, Google Webmaster Tools, Google Adwords, Google Trends, MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Screaming Frog SEO Spider, Hitwise, comScore, Moz, WS_FTP Pro, Adobe Acrobat Pro, SharePoint, Omniture, Site Catalyst and Adobe Ad Hoc Reports
Software Experience: LyrisHQ, Responsys, InLightened Digital Media for displaying media throughout multiple locations, Bridgemail, Perforce (source control), MS Enterprise Manager, MS SQL, Query Analyzer, IIS, MySQL, SecureCRT, IssueTrak (help desk, customer support and call tracking), Visual SourceSafe, JIRA (basic knowledge)
Content Management Systems: WordPress CMS, Drupal CMS, Joomla, RedCarpet by SilkRoad, Plone CMS, Expression Engine CMS, Ektron CMS, WebFederal CMS from PM Systems, Vignette CMS
Operating Systems: Windows, Mac, UNIX
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