I went from multi-passionate creator to full-time web developer helping women take control of their websites and make informed decisions as they get ready to take their online businesses from DIY to PRO.

I know what it’s like to feel lost in a foreign language of coding, confused by all things SEO, wondering how to grow your audience and by the time you figure that out, the web trends have shifted, and you have to learn it all over again! I was a self-taught creative entrepreneur once, you know.

My story began over 20 years and 10,000 km away. I grew up in Brazil as the youngest of 5 siblings. My brother was my biggest role model, so when he fell in love with computers and coding in the late 80s, I became obsessed with understanding everything I could about it too. I was about 7 years old when I started mimicking him and coding on raw MS-DOS.

When it became clear that I wanted to pursue a career in something web-related, I was told by my brother and close male friends who were in the industry that information technology was “boy stuff” and I would be better suited in a more “female-friendly industry such as graphic design. I didn’t know where I fit in, but I wasn’t going to let it stop me in my tracks.

‘ ow I went from multi-passionate creator to full-time web developer helping “fempreneurs” take control of their websites and make informed decisions as they’re ready to take their online businesses from DIY to PRO.

I know what it’s like to feel lost in a foreign language of coding, confused by all things SEO, wondering how to grow your audience and by the time you figure that out, the web trends have shifted, and you have to learn it all over again! I was a self-taught creative entrepreneur once, you know.

My story began over 20 years and 10,000 km away. I grew up in Brazil as the youngest of 5 siblings. My brother was my biggest role model, so when he fell in love with computers and coding in the late 80s, I became obsessed with understanding everything I could about it too. I was about 7 years old when I started mimicking? him and coding on raw MS-DOS.

When it became clear that I wanted to pursue a career in something web-related, I was told by my brother and close male friends who were in the industry that information technology was “boy stuff” and I would be better suited in a more female-friendly industry such as graphic design. I didn’t know where I fit in, but I wasn’t going to let it stop me on my tracks.

From student to teacher to creative entrepreneur

I spent the next few years in school, bouncing from computer science to English to marketing. Before I graduated, I took a full-time job teaching ESL – English as a Second Language, an experience that taught me so much about reading people, understanding what they’re trying to say when they can’t put words together and how to deliver information without overwhelming my audience.

While I was in school, my true passion kept calling me, and I began coding websites for local handmade businesses.

I absolutely loved the challenge of creating a website that would showcase a maker’s skills and the products they put so much care and passion into.

After spending over 10 years building websites, I knew I couldn?t deny myself from following my passion any longer.

It was time to trust my instincts, close my eyes and leap

I moved to Canada permanently in 2012 and completed my degree in Digital Media and Information Technology at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT). I was hired at NAIT Student’s Association as a Web Developer just 6 months after graduating, and, finally, began an official full-time job as a web developer. And -oh yeah!-I also fell in love, and had two children during this time (I gave birth to my first child 1 day after walking across the stage to accept my degree! It was quite a thrill!)

In 2015, after the birth of my second child, I was diagnosed with postpartum depression. While I loved being a mom, I had a desire for more. It was during this time that I began to crave running my own biz again. I loved being my own boss, the creator, the researcher and the teacher all while in the middle of the creative burst that modern businesses are. I had so much to share with other multi-passionate creatives!

Shortly after, I started The Creative Website, and from the very beginning, my goal has always been to help other female entrepreneurs find success through debunking the myth that digital marketing and information technology is “boy stuff”.

How I can help?

  With my guidance, you will be able to create, maintain, grow, and balance a profitable online business website.

  I’ll provide you with the right education, support and motivation to enhance your DIY powers with easy to implement solutions.

  I’ll help you avoid costly mistakes, optimize your online presence and take control of your website.

  I’ll help you feel confident and in control when you’ve grown to require help, whether that’s hiring or purchasing valuable tools.

You and your business are worthy of your wildest dreams, and I am here to help you achieve it.

How I can help?

  With my guidance, you will be able to create, maintain, grow, and balance a profitable online business website.

  I’ll provide you with the right education, support and motivation to enhance your DIY powers with easy to implement solutions.

  I’ll help you avoid costly mistakes, optimize your online presence and take control of your website.

  I’ll help you feel confident and in control when you’ve grown to require help, whether that’s hiring or purchasing valuable tools.

You and your business are worthy of your wildest dreams, and I am here to help you achieve it.