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Heather Acton
Works at Helio Interactive
Attended University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Lives in Lake Villa, IL
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I have the most wonderful friends/colleagues. Check out Becky Davis on Code Poet!
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Cool concept just getting off the ground. Find awesome local boutiques with just a few clicks on your phone.
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WordCamp Chicago is coming June 28-30th!  Whether you are a newbie or a veteran of WordPress, we hope you will consider attending this great and very economical event!  Talk about "bang for your buck"!  Wonderful opportunity to meet, learn, teach and build a stronger WordPress community in the Chicagoland area!  
Hope to see you there! ~ =D
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Ugh! That conflicts with TechWeek! Decision time I guess.
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It's the way to get a car on a budget...buy used! But don't get used!
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If you have WordPress websites, use this host. FAST. SECURE. GREAT SERVICE. Can you say that about your current host?
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Your Site = A Fishing Boat Headed Out to Sea.... Love the simplicity!
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"The extraordinary and whimsical books store" - raising funds during their Literacy Olympics!
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WordPress Web Developer
Employment
  • Helio Interactive
    WordPress Developer & Strategist, 2009 - present
  • Procter & Gamble
    Mechanical Engineer / Project Manager, 2000 - 2010
  • Henneman Engineering
    Mechanical Engineer, 1998 - 2000
  • The Sports Authority
  • MC Sports
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Lake Villa, IL
Previously
Green Bay, WI - Champaign, IL - Lindenhurst, IL - Wildwood, IL
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Mom, WordPress Developer, WordCamp Organizer Alum/Mentor, Founder WordPress Lake County Meetup, DMB Fanatic, Craft Beer Lover
Introduction

I'm the wife of Mike and the mother of two wonderful kids, Joshua and Addison. We live in Lake County, IL, a far north Chicago suburb.

I grew up in the north Chicago suburbs surrounded by lots of family. I attended the University of Illinois and received a degree in Mechanical Engineering. I started my career with Procter and Gamble in Green Bay, WI making Charmin toilet paper. It is here that I met Mike, and we were married in 2004. We moved back to my hometown in 2006 to be closer to family as we started to grow ours.

I left my position with P&G in 2010 to focus on being home with my peanuts and building my WordPress web development business.

Currently I'm a full time WordPress developer working on an independent basis in Chicago, IL (http://heatheracton.com).

I organized WordCamp Chicago 2011 & 2012 and am the founder of and organize the WordPress Lake County Meetup.

Bragging rights
Started my own little business while home with my two little peanuts. Have seen DMB every year at least once for the past 14 years.
Education
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    Mechanical Engineering, 1996 - 2000
  • Antioch Community High School
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Heather Suchy, Heather Day
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