Railway Electrical Engineering (Netherlands) - EmaTech (2000 - 2003)
For a brief stint I worked as an electrical at EmaTech in the Netherlands. Ematech was part of NedTrain, the Nederlandse Spoorwegen.
Freelance Network Administrator (London) - Ishirosoft (2003 - 2004)
I did network setups, computer repairs, virus removal and other server and desktop related jobs for different companies throughout London. As you can imagine traveling to clients with public transport in London was no fun.
Reservations Desk (Inbound Call Center) - Pegasus (2004 - 2006)
Pegasus was an inbound call center for hotel booking reservations. I only stayed there for about 18 months until I found a more 'techie' job. It was a fun experience though.
Software Technical Analyst - FileMaker (Apple) (2006 - 2008)
FileMaker is an Apple database program used by millions of businesses all around the world. My job was to troubleshoot problems with the program and help clients get up and running with the software. This is where I learned to code. This was possibly one of the most enjoyable jobs I've ever held.
Software Engineer - Sohnar (2008 - 2010)
Around mid 2008 I was wooed away by Sohnar, with a bigger pycheck and a much shorter commute to the office. Sohnar was in the business of both selling and marketing agency management software for use in the creative, advertising, digital, and marketing industries all over the world. Sohnar was a British firm that had its headquarters in London and also maintained international offices in New York and Sydney. Later, in March of 2014, Deltek completed the acquisition of Sohnar.
The Jouney From Software Technical Analyst to Toiler Cleaner To Web Design, Lead Generation and Press Releases - SoftLayer Media - (in progress) (2010 - Current)
Jan 2010 I started my current career as a website designer and internet marketer. As a brand new company with very few contacts, and no clue what internet marketing entailed, I was forced to take a part-time job as a cleaner at a local high school. I cleaned for 2 hours and 45 minutes every day and spend another 14 hours a day learning and catching up with 'The Internet'.
It took me a full 18 months to generate my first ever commission on the Internet. As you can imagine, it wasn't too easy, but I'm pretty dang stubborn that way. If Internet Marketing is what I wanted to do, Internet Marketing is what I was going to do. So I stuck with it.