I established Web Savvy Marketing over seven years earlier and at that time I had actually intended on working solely as an SEO consultant. I quickly realized most business had horrible HTML sites that they might not modify or enhance with SEO. Due to this I was required to push the agency into website advancement and the WordPress neighborhood.
While I had actually worked on websites in the past, I had actually not actually done so in a development setting and with a database that needed to move to a live URL. When I attempted to do so with my very first large customer, everything exploded. I mean it went Kaboom!
At this minute Chris Cree got in into my life. I quickly required to his calm voice and mild spirit.
My client’s site was down and I remained in panic mode, so I went to Google and began looking for a WordPress designer that could help bail me out. The firm was brand name brand-new and I didn’t have the internal group or my current swimming pool of developer friends, so I was required to choose a stranger to assist.
Chris Cree ended up being that unfamiliar person.
In a calm voice he told me he would assist and that everything would be fine. He said I would need to pay a rate much greater then his standard freelancer rate, however he would drop exactly what he was doing and supply support.
And he did. Within 3 hours he had actually everything repaired and my customer enjoyed with their brand-new SEO friendly WordPress site.
That was way back on February 15 of 2010.
I quickly paid Chris and thanked him for his support. Then I kept him close. I linked on LinkedIn, followed him on Twitter and stalked him from afar. I had liked him and understood I had to keep him close.
The Future State for Chris and Lisa
Flash forward six plus years and I’m composing this post to state a public bye-bye and offer a loud thank you to him and his better half Lisa.
With a heavy and sad heart I need to wish Chris and Lisa well as they go to Scotland in August to build a new campus for Charis Bible College.
You can learn more about Chris and Lisa’s new adventure at NewCREEations Ministries or via their Facebook page.
Chris and Lisa are following their hearts and while I really do not want to see them go, I understand this is the prepare for their lives and we at Web Savvy Marketing merely need to adjust to this new standard.
Chris has actually become part of our group for several years and he has actually dealt with everything from style audits and coding to forum and client assistance. While he has done a great deal of behind the scenes work, he is best known for the outstanding work in our theme support online forum. He provides thorough suggestions and coding help to our users and enjoys every minute of it. You can see it in his responses and in the response he gets from users.
He has actually kept me sane when things have actually taken off and used a mild method to talk me down off a ledge. He’s presented me to a few of our most valued employee and even introduced me to the Genesis framework and StudioPress. He was the one who advised we release a style store for Genesis child styles and he continued to push me each time I rejected the idea.
He’s been not simply a staff member of Web Savvy, he’s been a dear pal and someone I’m going to miss out on awfully.
The years we’ve collaborated have actually produced a working marital relationship and he has long functioned as my work spouse. This is true even though we have never fulfilled each other personally.
Distributed business with a strong process and infrastructure don’t require physical area to going them together. They merely need good people who are a strong fit for each other. That is the nature of my relationship with Chris
Chris will continue to assist occasionally at Web Savvy Marketing, but his time will be restricted and his attention will be primarily focused on the brand-new school and his experience that lies ahead.
What You Can Do for Chris.
For many years we’ve launched numerous customized WordPress websites and sold thousands and thousands of stock styles. This indicates Chris has actually can be found in contact with and/or personally assisted more people than I can quickly measure.
If you’ve been one of those individuals and Chris Cree has assisted you, I ‘d like you to take a minute and give thanks to Chris and Lisa. You can do so in a few various methods:
Leave a comment below and in doing so describe how he has assisted you and/or your business. Wish him and Lisa well with a personal note and comment.
Visit his NewCREEations Ministries and provide a little contribution to assist them get settled in Scotland.
Provide him a shout on Twitter (@chriscree) and thank him for his years of support and involvement in the WordPress community.
It will just take you a brief minute to do one of those 3 things, but I know it will imply the world to him and it will talk to his heart.
This is a significant change for him and I understand your comments will help fuel him and provide him strength as he moves far away from us and the WordPress community.
Chris and Lisa I want you both safe travels, excellent success with your brand-new school, and a wiliness to keep me close. We might be physically far apart, but you 2 will stay close in my heart and I will silently stalk you and your ministry from afar. ❤