I’m a partner at Code Hat Labs software development, a pyrography artist at Portland Pyrography, and a handcrafted jewelry designer at Tracy J Designs. I’m also an online magazine publisher at Eighty Percent Raw, a young adult fiction author at Jack And The Magic Hat Maker, and an independent beauty consultant with AVON. My interests range from exploring my Swedish/Viking heritage to red wine, robust coffee, dark chocolate, and international travel.
I’d love to hear from you!
A LITTLE BUSINESS HISTORY
BROWN PAPER COFFEE COMPANY
In 1997, after meeting my sweetheart and life-partner, Jeff, he helped me launch a network marketing gourmet coffee/tea/biscotti & goodies company. I ran that business, recruiting consultants in 5 states, for more than 3 years.
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.
MY OTHER BUSINESSES
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.
Tracy J DESIGNS – JEWELRY AND WEBSITE DESIGN…I KNOW, WEIRD COMBO
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.
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
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.
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.