I have been working in new media for over ten years across the fields of video production, website development and event management. I’m a keen content creator and run four personal blog sites, across different subject areas, two of these just for fun!
My background in event management and promotion has given me a sense of what attracts people and a variety of interesting techniques to keep them engaged. I’m a big advocate of content being the key to a successful online presence, along with being nice to Google, so am currently undertaking traing to become a certified Google Search Professional.
In addition I have a great deal of experience in delivering training on the WordPress platform. I’ve helped a wide range of individuals, from excluded school children to college lecturers to build their own websites and have them up and running in a matter of hours.
After my degree in Environmental Science and Business Management, I started working in the voluntary sector with conservation and youth organisations. I first got involved in websites over ten years ago as a volunteer website manager for Cardiff Friends of the Earth. I developed my web and other skills whilst employed as the network coordinator for a network of international aid organisations, including Oxfam, Save the Children, CAFOD and Christian Aid, as well as smaller organisations within the field. That role covered all aspects of organisational coordination and external communications. I then went on to read for a PhD in decision-making for sustainable development.