Hi, I’m Emily Journey. I lead a team of WordPress experts who support marketing teams, IT departments, business owners, and administrative staff. When you have knowledge, understanding and control over the WordPress platform, you can:
- Increase profit margins
- Make more sales
- Decrease web development costs
Personally, I don’t know any professional that would pass up those benefits. (Myself included!)
I’ve spent a decade delivering and refining my comprehensive WordPress Training program. Each of our instructors is personally trained by me and use my specific training methods.
Wondering what it will really take for your website to rank high in search results? As an expert in SEO, Rachel has answers to your questions about Search Engine Optimization.
Melanie Mann serves as the leader of our website management and training team. She joined our website management team in 2021 and quickly began getting results for her clients with her SEO expertise. She has an M.S. in Development Economics, with experience in academia, international business, and the nonprofit world. We believe every business needs someone with Melanie’s energy and spirit in their corner. With an eye on maximizing your unrealized business potential, she will champion your ideas with data driven outcomes.
Eve Peratopoulos is dedicated to website management and comprehensive website development. In addition to her WordPress expertise, she excels in solving coding problems that require programming knowledge. She is passionate about programming because it is a powerful tool for practical problem solving. The rest of us turn to Eve whenever we are dealing with an advanced coding problem in our client websites. We admire her use of creative problem-solving to fix complicated website problems quickly.
Craig Chadwell brings 25 years of experience in website development and more than 100 websites built and modified to EJ&A. With his marketing, journalism, and graphics background, Craig has the skills to make your online presence attractive as well as functional. His common-sense approach helps you put your best digital foot forward without needless complication.
Craig knows your business website has the power to make a serious impact on your company’s bottom line. With that important task at hand, Craig maintains his sense of humor and keeps his radar up for creative solutions.
Sarah Rosenblum joins us with a background in healthcare and WordPress website development. She helps her clients maximize their website assets with strong performance and SEO strategies. Sarah’s expertise with HTML, CSS and PHP, Bootstrap and MySQL enable her to tackle complex website problems efficiently. Dealing with a custom coded theme? Sarah will help you evaluate your theme’s real limitations and she will suggest creative work-arounds to help you achieve your goals.
Lynsie Graessle joins Emily Journey and Associates with over 5 years of experience managing the online presence of companies across diverse industries. Excited to partner with you and your company, Lynsie has a track record of delivering innovative solutions that simplify the challenges of managing websites and brand reputation. In addition to her extensive WordPress and marketing experience, Lynsie is skilled in social media targeting and communication. Count on Lynsie to leverage her skills and experience to provide you with the best service possible.
Eva Parziale joins Emily Journey & Associates with a background as a journalist, editor and sales executive. She brings a client-focused approach to her work, helping you optimize your website to drive engagement and achieve your business objectives. With a keen eye for detail and strong organizational skills, Eva will adeptly manage your projects from conception to completion.
Anne Davidson joins Emily Journey & Associates with a background in English Education and personal experience blogging with WordPress. Familiar with the user experience, she can help tailor your website to the specific needs of your business. She brings strong communication and editing skills, as well as an attention to detail. She is ready to collaborate with you to meet your business goals.
Erin Brooks works to ensure everything in our office runs smoothly so we can focus on what we do best–WordPress! Erin is your first contact when you call or email our office which makes her job very important to all of us.
Needless to say, we trust her with our business.
You know who else trusts her with their business?
Erin manages the online reputation of several companies through social media management and promotion. Whether you need help with LinkedIn, Facebook, or Instagram, she has got you covered with all three platforms.
Kris Clifford worked in the role of Website Manager for three years before transitioning to the position of Consulting Website Manager. The entire team at EJ&A relies on her leadership for onboarding support and professional development. She also provides us with an invaluable “second set of eyes” when we’re troubleshooting website problems. She is a master at applying good old fashioned common sense to technically sophisticated problems.
If you get the rare chance to hear from Adam, it’s only because Erin is on vacation and he loves to answer the phone when she is out of the office! (Who knew?)
Jica Nava is our Spanish language WordPress instructor. Jica has lived in the U.S. since 2010 and her country of origin is Venezuela in South America. She has more than five years of experience with coaching and training individuals and small groups.
When I started learning WordPress, I did it the way many of you have tried:
I struggled to get the hang of it for more than a year. I watched a lot of amateur YouTube videos that were sometimes helpful but were mostly useless and out of date. I wished that I had somebody to call on whenever I had a question or ran into a roadblock. But, I didn’t. I was on my own.
Eventually, I got a handle on the WordPress platform.
And, I didn’t stop there.
I hired a virtual coach in Denver to teach me Search Engine Optimization (SEO).
During our virtual training sessions, I was impressed with how easily he communicated his knowledge and authority on the topic – he provided answers for questions I didn’t even know to ask! That was my first experience with virtual learning and it was worth every penny.
Despite my initial hesitations about virtual training, I am thankful that I took the plunge. I know it can seem “not quite as good” as face-to-face learning. I wondered:
- Could I really learn this way?
- Would I get as much value from the training?
Thankfully, I didn’t let my doubts get the best of me. That virtual training experience not only changed the way I did business – it changed my life.
I invested in WordPress and training for the same reason you’re here today: independence. For me, I wanted the independence to transition from selling for other people to selling my own material.
I don’t think learning WordPress has to be so tough.
For you, independence may mean something different. Maybe you want to:
- Save money by not having to hire someone to do this for you.
- Break free from a reliance on an unresponsive marketing agency.
- Equip your marketing department to handle the website work in-house.
- Handle this responsibility that’s been handed to you by your boss.
My path to mastering WordPress led me down a road of trial and error, a bad experience with an affordable website designer, launching my own web design agency, and meeting all kinds of business owners.
Your journey may look a bit different, but I hope I can help you end up at a similar destination: independent mastery over this powerful platform.
Let’s take a look at how we’ll help you get there…