Dog related (training, breeding, showing), Christian related, education (especially in the areas of SPED and At-Risk), parenting, DIY, holistic medicine
Micki's interests vary greatly but a few are dogs and dog training/showing, holistic medicine, DIY projects and studying/researching the Bible and Christianity in general.
Micki earned an A.A.S. degree in Microcomputers/Networking and graduated with honors. She earned a spot in the National Honor Society, Phi Theta Kappa. Micki was also president of the Student Senate and Habitat For Humanity while attending Jefferson College.
Micki took classes towards a B.S. in Web Devolopment. She then transferred all credits to another university, Columbia Southern University.
Micki earned a B.S. in Information Technology and graduated Magna Cum Laude.
Micki received her Ordination as a non-denominational reverend.
Micki earned a second A.A.S. degree from Jefferson College. She graduated with honors.
Micki began teaching at age 19 at a private Christian school. She fell in love with teaching and learned quickly how to modify her teaching style to the learning abilities of her students, drawing from her own educational experiences as a student. She is still actively teaching high school 17 years later and enjoying the ups and downs of working with special education students and At Risk students. She moved on from the small private Christian school and is currently employed within a large public school district. Micki is also very active in a local homeschool group as she is currently homeschooling her daughter.
Micki has written numerous articles and blog posts on the subject of dogs, dog training, dog breeds, dog showing and choosing the right dog. Her parents started a hobby/show kennel and she has taken over many aspects of the day to day of that kennel. Throughout the years Micki has trained with professional handlers Val Smith and Jimmy Moses, and is constantly learning more and more about the various breeds and general canine health and behavior. She is active in dog show competitions ranging from conformation to obedience to rally and is familiar with AKC, ACA, IABCA, UKC and FCI rules and regulations regarding breeding and showing. Micki has been showing dogs since 1996. She has been training dogs in obedience, herding and conformation since 1994.
Micki is a true hobbyist. She finds pleasure in not creating things or upcycling, she also loves to learn new techniques and project ideas. Micki started with a small hobby of painting rocks that she would find when out walking and has expanded to molding her own concrete pieces. She is also an avid upcylcler and is always on the look out for new and creative ideas to repurpose worn, out-dated or simply falling apart pieces. She is also into recycling simple objects such as soda cans and aluminum knitting needles. Almost everything can be repurposed into something useful or artistic! Micki has written numerous guest blog posts, paid blog posts and full articles about recycling, upcycling and repurposing.
A web presence is now essential for a business to reach out to customers. A boring web page will cause potential customers to ignore your business or not try what you are offering. A web page needs to entice new customers as well as foster a positive relationship with former and current customers. Micki has a degree in IT and uses her experience as an IT professional and a business owner to create web content that grabs the attention of the person viewing the page and also optimizes SEO for better ratings among the listings.
Micki has found that article writing is a passion and she loves researching for each article that she is working on. She loves to learn and finds the challenges of writing articles invigorating. She adds a touch of herself to every article she creates. She believes in giving the client orginal content that is informative, easy to read and grabs the reader's attention.
Life experiences have helped Micki become an accomplished article writer.
Blogs are an excellent way for someone with a hobby or interest to put their ideas out into cyberspace for others to learn and connect. Many clients have requested Micki write blog posts for a wide array of topics including animals, engineering, sports, cooking, Christianity, education, upcycling, and much more.
She draws from personal experience as well as research to prepare a blog post that is friendly and informative. Micki is always willing to offer her spin on a subject and start discussions on topics being presented on a specific blog.