I have always loved technology. Cameras, cell phones (I still have one of the first generation iPhones), gadgets, etc. While I have a Computer Science degree from UT, I knew immediately after graduating that coding all day wasn’t for me – I needed interaction with people.
I worked for many years in customer service and sales at a few different companies. I loved helping customers find the solutions to their problems.
Fast forward to the end of 2011 and I was unemployed after being let go during a corporate-wide layoff. I took some time to figure out my next direction, and everything was leading me to online technology. In April 2011 I went to the first Social Slam here in Knoxville, TN. My goal was to line up some interviews. Not two weeks later, I was working for Firstview Online Marketing.
Most of my clients are small businesses with small to medium budgets. Their concern is really all of our concern – finding more clients. Most small businesses don’t need a full-time marketing person, but they do need help with their online marketing – and that’s where I come in. I work with each and every client to create a strategy that works for their business – as online marketing should not be sold as a cookie cutter approach. Each company is different – different needs, different budgets – and I understand how best to allocate their resources.
I love the challenge of getting a website or specific page to rank for certain terms. I enjoy setting up AdWords campaigns and monitoring them to make sure my client’s budget is being spent on quality traffic. I am a huge social media fan and think most businesses under-utilize it today. I know how important email lists can be to a business. And I love helping my clients with all of these.
As of January 1, 2018, I became the CEO and Owner of Firstview Online Marketing. My dream of owning my own business and truly becoming an entrepreneur finally came true. As a graduate of the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, I am a dedicated Vols fan and proud Vol for Life (#VFL). I bleed both orange and pink. When not working with local clients, I help bloggers and online entrepreneurs with their SEO and online marketing. I enjoy lifting weights, walking 5Ks, being online, and shopping.