What is this site?
This is my website. It is a collection of all the stuff I’ve got on the web, a place to share my thoughts, stuff I’m doing, and presentations I’ve done.
Ok, who are you?
My name is Dawn. I am an internet marketer, based in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada.
Tell me more.
Ok, well I grew up in the small town of Holland Landing, near Newmarket. I became enamoured with the Internet as soon as we got our first dial-up connection, and built my first website at 17.
During highschool, I had a brief period where I thought I wanted to save the world, so I enrolled in the Environmental Sciences program at the University of Guelph. I soon found out I could not save the world, but completed my degree in Natural Resources Management anyway.
Then I went on to do a certificate program in Web Design from Conestoga College. It was mostly a joke, but gave me a piece of paper saying I more-or-less knew what I was doing.
I got my first real job as a junior designer for RKD Web Studios. As my design and site building skills progressed, I became interested in other aspects of web site production, such as usability, accessibility, and search engine optimization. In 2008, I ended up leading the internet marketing division of RKD, Zero In.
From October 2009 to December 2010, I worked at Outspoken Media as a Senior Account Manager. From January 2011 to November 2012, I was the project manager and marketer at SpeakFeel Corporation – a mobile app development company.
I’m currently the Digital Marketing Specialist at Desire2Learn.
Ok, what else?
I live in Kitchener with my fiancé, Adam, and our cats. I have a gluten intolerance. I watch Dexter and Game of Thrones. In the summer I camp, in the winter I hibernate. Adam owns an IT support company in Waterloo Region, so we talk about computers a lot.
Can you help me with my website?
I’m not currently taking on any freelance projects, but I might be able to refer you to someone who can help. Get in touch.