Hello, I'm Richard

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About

About me

Expand your digital reach with web development or tech support services, guided by a degree in International Business and fueled by passion.

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I want to do things differently - and help others, too.

I always had a self-starter mindset, even when I was a kid. I detested school because of the rules, and I did the usual lawn mowing hustle to buy my first computer. I largely taught myself to code, with some help from high school and college classes, and I taught myself most of the guitar I know. Since I couldn’t nail down what I really wanted to do, I studied International Business because I believed that it would help me achieve my goals. Since graduating, I’ve taken a 3-month solo trip around Europe and returned to the US to build up my freelance work enough to persue a longer-term digital nomad lifestyle.

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Working Area

Creative Services

I’m here to swim upstream and help others do the same. I primarily offer web development services and technical support, but I have knowledge and experience in some other areas.

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Orbital Web

I create and maintain websites using ReactJS, Hugo or Wordpress for my personal services, nonprofits and other clients.

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Swiftech

I provide remote technical support, harware repair, and network installation services.

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Tutoring & Lessons

Based on my programming and musical knowledge, I can offer lessons via Zoom for coding projects and guitar.

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Business Strategy

Informed by my studies and personal experience, I am able to consult on business operations and strategy.

My Portfolio

Some of My Recent Work

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Development, Maintenance

Swiftech

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Development, Maintenance

Orbital Web

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Development, Maintenance

OneResume

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FUMC of Oak Ridge

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My Resume

My Expertises

2018-2021

B.A. International Business

Maryville College

  • Cross Country Team Captain
  • Lads Ensemble Choir Member
2016-2018

Studied Computer Science

East Tennessee State University

  • President & Founder of ETSU Skate Club
2020-Present

Freelance Web Development & Tech Support | International

I operate two services for web development and tech support - Orbital Web and Swiftech, respectively. Though they are under the freelance umbrella, they operate as sole-proprietor businesses.

May 2021 - July 2021

Priority Business Brokers & Adverco, Inc. | Knoxville, TN

Learned about the process of business brokering and trained under Adverco as a potential business sale.

March 2020 - May 2021

Anderson Busby, PLLC | Knoxville, TN

Performed as a Runner and Clerk for the legal office of Anderson Busby. I assisted in Estate and Business formation documents, computer and cabinet organization, and improved operations with computer scripts and organizational strategies.

May 2019 - November 2019

Calhoun’s Restaurant | Knoxville & Maryville, TN

Served meals and provided an excellent experience to guests of the restaurant by providing recommendations, responding to requests, and resetting the area for new guests.

2001-2005

Metz Culinary Marketing Intership | Maryville, TN

Organized events and created marketing materials for the on-campus dining and catering company at Maryville College.

May 2017 - August 2018

Neighborhood Nerds | Knoxville, TN

Honed expertise with computer service and repair, coupled with customer experience. Taught lessons, built the company brand, designed and documented processes, and worked with employees.

January 2017 - January 2018

Structured Solutions, LLC | Knoxville & Johnson City, TN

Wired and configured networks for apartments, homes and businesses. Developed an attention to detail and efficiency, in addition to robust networking knowledge.

February 2016 - August 2016

Dean’s Restaurant & Bakery | Oak Ridge, TN

Entered the workforce as a server, learning about sales, customer experience and basic business operations.

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My Skills

Why hire me for your next project?

My broad-knowledge approach allows me to work in any environment and with any kind of business. I’m adaptable and willing to learn, but I thrive with detailed work.

HTML, CSS & Javascript
80%
Computer Hardware & Software
70%
Network Systems & Routing
70%
Business Strategy & Operations
75%
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Posts

Recent Posts

A few of my thoughts, collected and posted here.