Like many small business owners who work with WordPress, I came to this career on a winding path. After obtaining my BA in English from the University of Iowa, my first career was in foodservice marketing. I also earned an MA in Education with endorsements in reading and language, and spent eight years teaching all kinds of English classes to junior high and high school students — creative writing, grammar, reading, literature, and more. Eventually in 2013, after dabbling in it for many years on the side, I went full-time with my website business and never looked back.
It may not sound like it all connects, but it does. Technology and design have always been strong interests, and I used and developed those skills in every setting along the way. I also learned a lot about the importance of solid relationships between clients and their providers. Everything I did before this has helped to inform the kind of responsive service I provide.
My office is at home in Winterset with my husband, Alan, who owns Group Dynamic (groupdynamic.net), a training and development company that helps people work better together. Together, we are Feirer Enterprises, Inc. We love to travel and spend time with our daughter, Mara. I also love to hike, read and listen to podcasts and audiobooks, and drink a lot of coffee.
I currently serve on the board of the Madison County Chamber of Commerce, as secretary of the Greater Madison County Community Foundation, and as a member of the Candidacy Committee for the Southeast Iowa Synod ELCA. I was honored to be the 2015 Business Person of the Year for the Madison County Chamber of Commerce.