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After a 16 year, spread across 2 continents career in corporate travel, I switched gears and ended up in Web Design. Quite by accident, too. 

Do you remember the ghastly javascripts of the 90's? The likes of exploding galaxies? Well, one of them must have been a little less tasteless than most, and got me thinking: "How do they do that?"

For no reason, other than to satisfy my curiosity, I went on a mission to find out. I quite vividly remember my first print out of "HTML 101". Many trees were harmed in the process. Anyways, to make a long story short, I was hooked. I created a personal website under the name of "Sunshine" and started dabbling and experimenting away. This was before the time of video calls and even digital photography; it was my way of sharing pictures and anekdotes of the kids with my family overseas. Incidentally, that website was resurrected in 2016 - www.manitoulinsunshine.ca 

To my surprise, someone saw and liked that little website and asked me to build one for a home daycare. That was my first paid gig.

After registering the company in December of 2000, I continued to hone my skills over the next 3 years, collecting several long term clients, while still working as a corporate travel/group coordinator. Oh! I also built a website for the agency I was working for at the time. In fact, the last corporate group I handled was able to do their registrations online - something pretty much unheard of at the time.

In 2003 I ditched the dayjob, packed up the kids, and left the city to focus on building the web design business in earnest. In addition to web design, I also started hosting client sites and got more involved in programming and content management.

Today, GAWD Productions lays right in the midst of a small hobby farm with a rabbitry, 2 horses, 1 dog, 1 cat, a small flock of chickens, and an assortment of kids and grandkids on weekends. My office is located on the ground floor of a 100+ year old farm house. I'm a self professed hermit and still adore working from home (can't beat the commute!).