I’m just a guy who likes the internet and wants to help people in my community develop & grow their businesses.
My background is pretty diverse.
I had planned on a career in the Marine Corps while in school & spent 7 years in the Marine Corps Reserve. But, I blew my knee very soon after graduating college and that all came to an end.
I worked in sales and marketing for the first 10 years out of college. Primarily in financial services and heavy-capital goods electrical equipment.
Then I got in on the management side of things; General Manager of one business for 3 years and was a Plant Manager for about 3 to 4 years with another firm.
I have also done a lot of political work through the years. As a kid and then for years I volunteered (stuffing envelopes, putting up signs, etc...) but since 2009 I've worked as high level campaign staffer & consultant. At the local level I've worked for campaigns for Board of Supervisors, School Board, & Commonwealth's Attorney; at the state level - House of Delegates, Virginia Senate, & Lieutenant Governors Races; at the national level - Congressional campaigns for the United States House of Representatives.
So how did I wind up doing this?
Well, I’ve always wanted to work for myself & have had several “play” businesses (sideline business) in the past as well as one which was my sole source of income (Closed Circuit Connections).
Then I stumbled into this quite by accident.
Let me back up a bit first.
As a child I first learned to write code in BASIC on an Apple IIe computer & have been playing with computers ever since. For most of my adult life I described myself as a “power user”.
In 2007 a friend convinced me to play with writing HTML code & help out with the website for a club that I was a member of. The next thing I knew, I was updating pages for a few friends, then adding a few web pages to existing sites, and finally I did a few websites from scratch. This pattern has continued & grown.
This all started out as a “fun” hobby. Now it is how I earn my living.
Erik E. Kritter