At GPO I was paid to receive an education in technical SEO. If I had been graded, I probably would have squeaked by with a C. Technical SEO can be a bear. It's also the one thing practically every website online needs. And i"m not talking about those free online website graders.
I had the honor of being TSC's first professional SEO. At TSC I received a master's level education in Big Site eCommerce. I also worked with some fantastic and super smart digital marketers.
I came to Horton Group just months after shutting down my own agency. It was my first "real job" in my digital marketing career. Apparently some people don't think running a digital marketing agency from your home qualifies as a real job. Like many who find themselves at Horton, it was a launching point for bigger things.
After a few years of building websites and selling digital products and services online, I decided to apply my knowledge and experience to the websites of others. Over a few months I was able to optimize my own website for local seo and small business seo keywords and was almost immediately in business. Over those years I built dozens of small business websites and optimized hundreds of small business websites for local search rankings.
Obviously I'm a digital marketer. I'm also a father to two wonderful children. My wife of almost 20 years was my best friend before we married at the beach in Gulf Shores Alabama in 1998. I'm also a Christ follower who came to Christ in my early thirties. I have crossed over the fifty mark in years and plan to spend my last 20 plus years living as close to the beach as possible. We spend as much of our summers as possible on the beaches south of Saint Augustine, north of Daytona.
*College was not my thing.