Hi there, I’m Ginger Coolidge, currently residing on the Oregon Central Coast in a small town called Lincoln City with my husband Jeff, and our rescue German Shepherd dog Anubis.
The perfect escape from the computer screen is anything outside with our pup — walks with him on the beach are the best relaxation therapy I have experienced — bar none.
Begin With Technical Experience
I discovered a knack for computers and software in one of my first college classes. Specifically a knack for translating technical things to the end user. My first official tech job was software telephone support, walking folks through commands at a blinking cursor following a “C:\” on a blank screen. Yes, that was a while back, but I was hooked and have been in the tech industry ever since.
Enter WordPress, StudioPress & Genesis
I first became involved with WordPress, and specifically StudioPress in mid-2013. I loved the look and style of their themes. I reached out to then Recommended Genesis Developer, Carrie Dils about help with a side project I was working on that needed a website. We scheduled a phone call and I started digging in. A week or so later I realized I was really jazzed about WordPress and specifically how the Genesis Framework complimented it. I promptly canceled my appointment with Carrie, saying that I was “soaking it in like a sponge” and wanted to continue the soaks :-). The rest, as they say, is history and I’ve been working with various Genesis projects ever since. To me, the WordPress ecosystem satisfies the coder in me while providing visually appealing results on the surface — where art meets code, if you will.
Finish With A Question: Why Work With Ginger?
Excellent question! I have been on both sides of the table so I can communicate with you in plain English — not technical jargon that frankly, should not mean a hill of beans to you, the client.
You may be interested in knowing:
- While I can work with any small business or organization you’re in, I’ve worked extensively with real estate websites, and specifically IDX integrations. I am a Development Partner with IDX Broker and an Affiliate Partner for iHomeFinder
- I work exclusively with the Genesis Framework and child themes made for it.
- My “day” job is providing support for one of the top WordPress plugin builders, so I am immersed in WordPress websites every single day!
- If your website needs are not a good fit for WordPress, I will be straight with you! It’s all about the best fit for what you are trying to achieve.
- Random comment to see if you read this: In a previous career, we competed annually on how fast we could create a 10″ cheese pizza. My best was 13 seconds.