Who is the OptimizePress Geek?
Hi my name is Kevin McClellan. Thanks for stopping by! I have been around the WordPress & OptimizePress scene for several years now (since both first came out), and have helped quite a few people learn both. I have been self employed since January 2013 after being an over the road truck driver for the previous 5 years. I also have a background in customer service and sales, and even run my own membership site.
Although I do love designing websites, my passion has always been teaching others what I know. I have a background in teaching. I actually used to give flying lessons to student pilots, and also taught some classes to prepare students for their exams in Aviation.
I grew up in Battle Creek, Michigan, by my family relocated and moved to a small town in Tennessee when I was 15. I have lived in Tennessee on and off for the last 25 years or so and currently live in Fayetteville, TN (about 40 miles North of Huntsville, Alabama) with my awesome wife and 3 curious cats.
How I got started with WordPress
I have been designing web pages since around 1998. Long before WordPress or Social Media were a thing. I guess that makes me old right? A friend of mine introduced me to WordPress back in 2005. After coding my own small sites with HTML, CSS, and a little PHP for some time, it was honestly a relief to have a good platform to build sites on.
Back in that time, WordPress was just getting off the ground and page builders were not a thing, so my coding abilities were still a good skill to have.
For several years I helped friends of mine as a hobby with their WordPress sites, but then in January 2013 I started my own business doing the same thing and haven't looked back since.
How I became the "OptimizePress Geek"
So my business was off to a great start, and some clients of mine asked me to do some work setting up some pages on this Theme called "OptimizePress" which I found to be quite an advanced theme (I'm talking about OptimizePress version 1.0).
The more I used it the more I liked it, and ended up buying my own account with OptimizePress. I found out they were planning to launch version 2.0, which was launched on July 31st, 2013 (right around 6 years ago at the time of this writing).
OptimizePress 2.0 was groundbreaking. It was very easy to use and absolutely loved it. I was logging into the OP2 members area one day to grab a license key and noticed a "now hiring" banner at the top. My gut feeling told me to apply for it, and of course got hired. I now head up the support team at OptimizePress.
How can I help you achieve your goals?
Since my full time gig is heading up the support team at OptimizePress, I do not usually take on too many projects, but I'm always glad to answer questions or jump on a short Skype or Zoom call to help solve a problem.
If you need someone to build your website, I can do that also. I work with a team of highly skilled freelancers who I collaborate with to get some work done in case I don't have time to handle all the details, but I do personally manage each project down to the details
I would be happy to discuss your needs if you are interested in hiring a WordPress, OptimizePress Expert to help out with your site or technical stuff (even if you don't use OptimizePress I'm well skilled in other themes/plugins, membership platforms, etc...).
Get in touch by clicking the button below and I'll be happy to talk to you about your needs.