I started playing around with music when I was about 12 years old with the first instrument being the trumpet. I actually had wanted to play the drums originally, but the teacher had me try a trumpet first and he liked the way my lips worked I guess.. I DID go to a band camp (although it was before high school so not alot of flute nonsense), and played through high school in one of the worst rated marching bands regionally (I think it's because slackers are cool or something). I learned guitar on an incredibly bad one and it helped set the tone to always learn and do the most with what you have. I also finally got a chance to play drums with a starter kit, although I'd been essentially practicing in my head for quite a while so it was pretty easy to pick up.
After high school I ended up joining a punk/ska/hardcore band and got a chance to start experimenting more music in general. The band had plenty of traction and attention from reps, but never ended up pursuing anything with some members still being in school and all of us being young and oh so wise (-_-), which definitely ended up being for the best.
After that, I was introduced to Fruity Loops, the first DAW (Digital Audio Workstation..basically software you use to record/compose/produce music) I had seen aside from Cakewalk which we had used to record our own albums with the band. I've primarily made music on what is now called (FL Studio) since then.
In 2015 I left a medium sized tech company (servicing very large companies) where I managed and maintained their CRM infrastructure (essentially where/how businesses can effectively store customer/account/product/etc) and worked to create the most efficient paths and procedures for employees to follow to maximize revenue for the company blah blah blah blah blah. Basically I'm good at making things better, providing effective solutions, and enjoy reviewing data and looking for ways to use it to improve.
After leaving, my partner and I were able to start something that we had both been interested in developing before we had even met each other. We wanted to create a business that was purely community focused, showcasing all that the community had to offer not just from businesses, but from individuals as well. Since then we've been able to offer a great deal back to the community through events, classes, and connecting business owners together to do the same. One of our main focuses was ensuring that even someone just starting out on their path regardless of whether it was a small business or maybe someone that was just getting started on their entrepreneurial life, could get a leg up regardless of their status. Offering free consultations and VERY inexpensive services while being compassionate and invested in what they were actually working towards. Services include anything and everything in growing and developing your online presence (website, social media, email marketing, digital marketing, etc).
The truth is, I've always done what I can to help others and I think when it comes down to it, it's because I think we all owe it to each other to share our knowledge and experience so that we can all live our best lives. My only complaint, which is only more of a recent realization, is that I've spent that whole time coaching others to invest in themselves, that I really have never (seriously) taken the time to invest in myself. So for the first time in my life I'm going practice what I've been preaching. Y'all ready to receive?
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