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Ross Barefoot
Works at Rocky Mountain Search Engine Academy
Attended University of California, San Diego
Lives in Western Colorado
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Belize activities and attractions
This infographic and slide show highlight my favorite things to do in Belize after 35 years of helping to manage a small eco-resort on an equally small private island in Belize. I hope you find it interesting, useful and helpful.
http://www.slickrock.com/8-best-things-to-do-in-belize.html
Want to know the best things to do in Belize? This infographic shows our 8 favorite Belize attractions and activities, along with links for more info
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What to do, what to do? ...in Belize
My friend Lucy has been managing a Belize adventure resort for over 30 years, so she knows about things to do in Belize
http://www.slickrock.com/8-best-things-to-do-in-belize.html
Want to know the best things to do in Belize? This infographic shows our 8 favorite Belize attractions and activities, along with links for more info
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Belize activities and attractions
This infographic and slide show highlight my friend Lucy's favorite things to do in Belize after 35 years of helping to manage a small eco-resort on an equally small private island in Belize. I hope you find it interesting, useful and helpful.
http://www.slickrock.com/8-best-things-to-do-in-belize.html
Want to know the best things to do in Belize? This infographic shows our 8 favorite Belize attractions and activities, along with links for more info
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What to do, what to do? ...in Belize
My friend Lucy has been managing a Belize adventure resort for over 30 years, so she knows about things to do in Belize
http://www.slickrock.com/8-best-things-to-do-in-belize.html
Want to know the best things to do in Belize? This infographic shows our 8 favorite Belize attractions and activities, along with links for more info
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Latest Flight Rates to Belize
If you're planning a vacation to Belize this is a great page to bookmark. My friend Lucy, who's been vacationing in Belize for over 35 years, updates it just about every week. There's no affiliate marketing here, just want to share a good resource.
http://www.slickrock.com/belize-flights-current.html
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What to do, what to do? ...in Belize

My friend Lucy has been managing a Belize adventure resort for over 30 years, so she knows about things to do in Belize
http://www.slickrock.com/8-best-things-to-do-in-belize.html
Want to know the best things to do in Belize? This infographic shows our 8 favorite Belize attractions and activities, along with links for more info
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Flights to Belize: Useful Rate Information
A table of round trip flight fares from major US cities to Belize for your vacation this holiday season.
http://www.slickrock.com/belize-flights-current.html
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Regularly Updated: Belize Flight Rate Comparison
Slickrock Adventures runs this private island in Belize, but even if you are not going to vacation with them you might want to link to their page where they regularly update flight information.
http://www.slickrock.com/belize-flights-current.html
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Latest Flight Rates to Belize
If you're planning a vacation to Belize this is a great page to bookmark. My friend Lucy, who's been vacationing in Belize for over 35 years, updates it just about every week.
http://www.slickrock.com/belize-flights-current.html
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Latest Flight Rates to Belize
If you're planning a vacation to Belize this is a great page to bookmark. My friend Lucy, who's been vacationing in Belize for over 35 years, updates it just about every week.
http://www.slickrock.com/belize-flights-current.html
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Occupation
Certified SEO Trainer with Rocky Mountain Search Engine Academy
Employment
  • Rocky Mountain Search Engine Academy
    Certified Trainer, 2011 - present
  • FLEXISS
    Owner, 1996 - 2011
  • Bicycle Parts Pacific
    General Manager, 1988 - 2000
  • Bicycle Parts Pacific
    Assistant Manager, 1974 - 1988
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Currently
Western Colorado
Previously
La Mesa, California - Fort Collins, Colorado - Grand Junction, Colorado - Boulder, Colorado
Story
Tagline
SEO Consultant and Trainer, Curmudgeon-in-Waiting
Introduction
Ross grew up in the bicycle business, helping his father and brother build up an import and wholesale distribution company that started in San Diego, moved to nearby Santee (in San Diego's East County), and then, in a fit of ambition, moved almost 1000 miles to Grand Junction, in Western Colorado. 

During that time Ross wished he had the VO2 Max of Eddy Merckx, became fascinated by competitive cycling (but never competed), learned Italian and German to do business with companies in, well, Italy and Germany (not to mention Switzerland), and taught himself computer programming.

In 2000 he and his partners sold their business (his brother still works as a bicycle suspension engineer for the buyers) and Ross made the transition to full-time web development, starting a business called FLEXISS Digital Design.  In 2002 he took his first training in SEO/SEM and kept that spark alive while trying to manage programing projects. 

In 2011 he found the challenge to stay current in both fields overwhelming and decided to devote himself exclusively to Internet Marketing, selling FLEXISS and starting the Rocky Mountain Search Engine Academy, an associate training organization under the umbrella of John Alexander's Search Engine Academy.

Ross's passion is for teaching, but he'll do consulting as interesting projects and nice people come along. 
Bragging rights
4 children, bicycle industry survivor
Education
  • University of California, San Diego
    German, Italian
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Married