About Me

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Have a site that needs updating? Don't have a site and really want one because the cool kids are doing it? Just bored and need someone to talk to? Contact me for a free, no obligation consultation.

Initially, I earned my Bachelors Degree in Psychology with a minor in Education and went on to achieve a Masters Degree in Education. After college, I started my career as an elementary classroom teacher focusing on teaching students of all grades.  When the school technology position opened I quickly jumped in feet first. The position focused on reading with the use of technology as a teaching medium. This opened the door to what is now over 20 years of technology experience.

Having held many positions in the Information Technology field, I have been exposed to a vast array of technology. Everything from Microsoft Windows, Apple OS, mobile technology, firewalls, wireless access points, cabling, etc. I have acquired a vast knowledge of business and home technology.

Currently working as the IT Director of a prominent US environmental company, I find it imperative to keep my skills honed and advanced. I have therefore undertaken client work to implement current skills as well as learn new ones. I have become quite versed in all areas of WordPress, studied and implemented search engine optimization best practices. I have taught myself CSS, HTML5, paid search, digital marketing, and I have recently acquired my Google Analytics Individual Qualification.

What sets me apart from other consultants?

I’m Vendor Neutral

All of my recommendations are made based on your needs and budget. I am not beholden to any particular vendor, just my clients. Although I am currently pushing the use of WordPress, I have used other CMS products including Drupal, Joomla, and Magento. I have also worked with Wix and Squarespace. I am currently supporting sites hosted by the top hosting companies including 1and1, Bluehost, WPengine, and GoDaddy. I have installed HP Aruba Access Points as well as Ubiquiti. I have recommended Dell, HP, Asus, and Lenovo printers and computers. I way the options and we make the decision together.

I Speak Geek

My years of being a school teacher have taught me how to speak to someone about technology without confusing them. My clients will get a clear understanding of what it is we are working to achieve without feeling left in the dark. I am never condescending to my clients and they are always left with a good understanding of what is involved.

Clients Come First

I don’t overload myself with clients and projects. I make sure that my clients are receiving such personal service that they feel like they are the only client I have. I am very selective with the projects I will assume and have turned some down because they would interfere with current clients.

I’m Local

Located in beautiful Lithia, Florida; I am centrally located to assist any small business or home user. Although my focus is the Brandon, Lithia, Fishhawk, and Valrico areas, I am more than happy to work with clients outside my immediate area.

About West to East

West to East Consulting is a privately owned IT Consulting company based out of Tampa, Florida. I specialize in providing technical support to home and small businesses. My primary focus is WordPress design and implementation, digital marketing, site analytics, and ad campaigns.

My Philosophy

"SEE A NEED, FILL A NEED"

Bigweld - "Robots"
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Customer Service is #1

Customer service and communication are just as - if not more -  important than the final product. I believe in having an open line of communication throughout any project cycle.