• Member Since: July 12th, 2007
  • Jackson Michigan
  • Web Developer at ITHAKA/JSTOR
  • @shackep on WordPress.org and Slack
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I spend the majority of my work week and a few handfuls of my free time in WordPress. The WordPress community makes all the difference and that is why I am proud to be involved in leading the Jackson MI WordPress meetup.


brewing, gardening, milking, cheese making, travel, cooking, baking, bike riding, home crafts,

WordPress Origin Story

I was introduced to WordPress through my brother in 2005. I built a website/blog for the nonprofit my wife and I were running. My first contract job was to help build a website for a small tech consultancy. Next I was hired full time to build and manage a large WPMU site. Having Andrea R, Ipstenu, Otto, cgrymala either answer questions in WP forums or blog about their journey has been invaluable.

  • Joined the organizing team for WordCamp Jackson, Michigan, USA 2017 coming up on May 5th

    1 year ago

  • Confirmed as a speaker for WordCamp Ann Arbor 2016 coming up on October 14th

    2 years ago

  • Wrote a comment on the post Plugin Directory Prototypes, on the site Make WordPress.org:
    At our local WordPress meetup I run a 'evaluating plugins' session about three times a…

    2 years ago

  • Wrote a comment on the post WordPress 4.5: What’s on your Wishlist?, on the site Make WordPress Core:
    I think "enable-media-replace" https://wordpress.org/plugins/enable-media-replace/ should be added to core. Such a simple handy plugin. And…

    2 years ago

  • Confirmed as a speaker for WordCamp Ann Arbor 2015 coming up on October 24th

    3 years ago