A LITTLE BUSINESS HISTORY

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BROWN PAPER COFFEE COMPANY

In 1997, after meeting my sweetheart and life-partner, Jeff, he helped me launch a network marketing gourmet coffee/tea/hot cocoa/biscotti & goodies company. I ran that business for more than 3 years, recruiting consultants in 5 states.

These are some photos I did the food design for which were used in our printed marketing materials and on the website for BPCC. The last one is a photo of me and Jeff at the time we were working on this business.

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In 2000, while we were living on 20 acres of raw land we purchased on Central Oregon’s High Desert, I taught myself how to burn photo reproductions onto wood and leather. Eventually people started offering to pay me to create pieces for them. Visit my pyrography website HERE to view examples of my work.


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TRACY J DESIGNS

At about the same time I also bought bolts and bolts of wire, semi-precious stone beads and jewelers tools and began teaching myself to make handcrafted jewelry. I’ve sold my creations ever since. Visit my website HERE to view examples of my handcrafted jewelry creations.

Shortly afterward I also taught myself WordPress website design and began actively building all of my own personal and business websites, but I also created a handful of sites for clients such as this one for artist GK Brock and this one for equine author Sarah Madderra


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PSYCHIC BLESSING & PDX TAROT

In 2003 I got my first deck of tarot cards. In 2008 I began working as a professional spiritual coach and guide. I worked professionally in this capacity for about 5 years. I continue that work for private clients, though not full-time as I used to.


EIGHTY PERCENT RAW

An online magazine I started in 2009. I recruited a team of more than 25 raw-food chefs and healthcare professionals who contributed articles and recipes every month for 4+ years. The magazine is still online at www.eightypercentraw.com though my server was hacked in 2015 and I lost most of the content that had been there prior to that.