Hello, I'm John
an Umbraco enthusiast living in Devon


Originally from the Midlands I moved down to Devon to study Civil Engineering at Plymouth University. During my time there I met Steph and we have been together since. I eventually finished an integrated Master in Civil Engineering achieving a 2:1 classification. Although I enjoyed many aspects of the course during my studies I realised creating applications was more something I wanted to pursue long term. Therefore I have over the last few years I have taken opportunities to help assist in this conversion. The last year I have worked for Riverford where I managed the day to day content of the website, provide feedback on its performance and actioned improvements to its look and feel. However this wasn't meeting my long term hunger to have a job in programming or using the CMS I have a fondness for Umbraco. I've been lucky enough to be offered an opportunity to live the dream in new job as a web developer (using Umbraco) starting in January.

One of my favourite hobbies is walking and we've recently moved to Bellever, Postbridge so we can enjoy one of the best aspects of Devon (Dartmoor) from our doorstep. We live in an old forestry workers house with views overlooking the historic Bellever clapper bridge. The group of houses we live within have been constructed staggered in sequence up the hill giving a unique beautiful backdrop to the clapper bridge and a feature to surrounding views. My interests include attending football matches (preferably to watch Aston Villa), exploring different cultures, carrying out various DIY projects and creating nerdy projects which take up some of my evenings. We currently own 4 chickens’ two araucanas (who lay blue eggs) and two partridge wyandotte but hope to get a dog in the future, if we can work remotely from home more often.