About the Founder​

It may seem odd that a college professor and university instructor of ESL has transformed into a web designer, but due to my career in higher education, I gained plenty of firsthand experience in edtech. The number of platforms that teachers are expected to use has dramatically increased over the decades, and as a result of jumping into the various platforms that can make learning more engaging and administrative tasks easier, I developed a level of tech savviness that allowed me to learn the fundamentals and grasp the possibilities of WordPress relatively quickly.

My first project was an educational platform for ESL learners, Miss Ruth’s English Podcast, with more authentic listening and speaking practice, especially for pronunciation skills. The challenge of building a site with dozens of courses; hundreds of lessons, audio clips and comprehension questions; integrating interactive edtech assessments; and a navigation that made it easy to explore all that content was the crash course I needed to delve into the world of WordPress and harness its incredible power of customization to suit just about any need or goal one can think of. Take a look at the Dynamite Sites’s portfolio for examples.

Our Values & Community

I also believe in working with nonprofits to help give back to the community because such organizations deserve the opportunity to flourish like any business, and I enjoy working on projects that will ultimately be a part of making lives better, like the satisfying work of bringing all the content on living with myeloma online for the Vancouver Myeloma Support Group.

Dynamite Sites also differs in its many connections to other small businesses. I actively run a referral group with other small businesses in Canada that offer a multitude of services and products. With the relationships I have built with these fellow entrepreneurs, I can provide valuable connections to my clients who may also be looking for accounting, financial advising, real estate agent, health and wellness services and much more.