NAPO-NY’s Drupal website had served them well for years, but its age was showing. Changes were difficult to accomplish without a developer and precious time. Finally, NAPO-NY decided to do as other NAPO chapters had and migrate to the Wild Apricot membership platform.
They’d originally engaged with a Wild Apricot-approved developer but quickly encountered issues. NAPO-NY found me through kind colleagues at NAPO Oregon because they liked its design.
What started as a simple migration, turned into a major overhaul. I worked closely for months with two fantastic NAPO-NY liaisons to create a fully custom, updatable website that better serves the organization’s needs for the long term.
After years of supporting its WordPress website, NAPO Oregon chose my company to migrate to the Wild Apricot (WA) membership platform. The organization was most concerned about migrating its chapter’s assets to WA and maintaining the WordPress site’s attractive appearance.
We worked collaboratively with NAPO Oregon’s Director of Tech, logically dividing the tasks. Our shared history and recent WA experience helped complete the abbreviated project on time and on budget. Better yet, we successfully mimicked the existing site’s style with a starter Wild Apricot theme.
Host2Host started as a one-day conference in early 2017 and evolved into a full-blown organization focused on the needs of home sharing hosts run by hosts. While building their website, they realized they’d need a more robust system which included membership management capabilities. Because of our sister company’s involvement in the local Airbnb host community, my development company A Serious Production volunteered to migrate and setup the site on the Wild Apricot platform.
Portland’s premier Airbnb Management Services company, Ensourced, spun up its experimental Concierge service to provide luggage storage and delivery services to incoming and outgoing Airbnb guests. The website’s design echoed elements of its parent site while boasting its very own booking and ecommerce system.
Dear friends started a podcast focused on stories from hosts in the vacation rental and home sharing industries. With that, Debi and Rob also wanted an accompanying website through which to share new posts and to better build their brand. After searching for an out-of-the-box solution, we decided to create a custom WordPress site that offered integration with their podcast platform.
Ensourced (formerly known as Turnkeyed) helps Airbnb hosts in the Portland, Oregon, metro area manage their listings. We needed to create something eye-catching, functional, and easy-to-navigate. Inspired by the mothership, Airbnb itself, we fancied-up the home page with a background video quietly portraying some of the services Ensourced provides.
Another client referred me to Oregon’s chapter of the National Association of Professional Organizers after the sudden departure of their previous developer. The site had just been involved in a worldwide WordPress attack and needed emergency help to get back online.
After successfully navigating the immediate danger, we addressed a large backlist of feature requests of varying degrees of complexity before normalizing into a regular maintenance plan.
eventmobi.com/momentum (no longer live)
A mobile app for my former employer’s client, Daimler Trucks North America, and their Momentum 2012 Aftermarket Parts & Service Conference in Las Vegas. I researched all available mobile event app solutions and found a small outfit named EventMobi that had the right combination of features and cost.
I was responsible for sourcing and inputting all content, making last minute scheduling updates on-the-fly, pushing all alerts to conference attendees, and providing tech support on the ground.
A registration site for my former employer’s client, Freightliner Trucks, and their upcoming Dealers Meeting in Washington, DC. Based the WordPress Content Management System and a premium theme with heavy modifications, including slideshows in every page header. Fun. 🙂
A registration site for my former employer’s client, Western Star Trucks and their upcoming Ride & Drive event at which dealers have the opportunity to test the new line of trucks at the Las Vegas Speedway. Based the WordPress Content Management System.