Welcome Two New Members to Our Team, Jessica and Chris!

In addition to our exciting news in welcoming John Hawkins to our team, we also had two other folks join WDS this week! Meet Jessica Perez, our new Project Assistant, and Chris Olbekson, our new dev!

Here’s a little bit about both of them:

Jessica Perez

Jessica shares a passion for crafting, exercising, reading, traveling and snowboarding; with a special interest in people watching. She finds a way to balance that while managing an active family with three young children, a dog, and a high maintenance husband.

Her professional experiences comes from the home lending industry, where she worked over ten years as a liaison between brokers and lenders. She was responsible for the organization and administration of all home loans through her team. This included accurate recording of data, effective scheduling, and appropriate team communication. After taking a break to raise and establish her young family, she has decided to reenter the workforce with WDS. Applying her special ability to organize, schedule, and execute tasks should make her invaluable asset to WDS. She’s ecstatic to immerse herself in the latest online technologies like WordPress and it’s open-source community!

You can follow Jessica @mrsperezbox.

Chris Olbekson

Chris is a native Texan and lives in Houston and has been passionate about computers since the early eighties when his dad brought home an Apple II E. Prior to working on the web he was an Executive Chef for various local restaurants including a stint as Houston Texans Executive Chef. Chris enjoys traveling to and speaking at WordCamps and discovered WordPress in 2008 when he needed a website for his freelance it consulting business. Since then he has built hundreds of client websites, contributed patches to core and released several plugins and themes. When Chris is not working with WordPress he enjoys fixed gear cycling, and Texas High School Football where he serves on the board of directors for the Football boosters at his sons school in Bellaire, Texas.

You can follow Chris @chris_olbekson.

Join us in welcoming them to the team!


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