Well I guess this is as good a place as any for me to tell you a little about myself. I was born in May 1977 in Monett, MO. My Father has been a carpenter for longer than I have been alive. I have also built the website for his business (www.millswoodworking.net). I graduated High School in 1995 and went to NEO A&M(Northeastern Oklahoma) College for 2 years majoring in Criminal Justice.
After I finished my 2 years at NEO I joined the United States Navy in 1997. It was nothing like I expected. The military is much more laid back than many people think. As long as you do your work and be somewhat responsible it is just like a normal job with some added duties. I really enjoyed the Navy, most of the time. I have made lifelong friends and miss the camaraderie in the civilian workforce. Apparently civilians are too worried about fraternization than having a good team that works well together. Needless to say I got out of the Navy due to me always being gone and leaving my wife at home for months on end.
So how I got into web design…
When I got out of the Navy I went back to school to get a degree at the University of Arkansas . I decided to change my major to Mechanical Engineering, which I found out I was so far behind on my math I could only take one math and an elective per semester. Due to that I changed majors once again to Business, specifically Information Systems or Computer Information Systems. In my first IS class we got to build a website with HTML. I really liked that and wanted to pursue that avenue, however there were no website classes available at my college. So I stuck with my curriculum and graduated with about a 3.3 GPA. While attending the university I went out on my own and picked up bits and pieces of code here and there and built a few websites that I can be proud of.