For those whom are interested, here is a little bit of information about Kevin Smothers.
I was born in Oxnard, California on March 20th, 1979. I grew up in Ventura County, California, Albuquerque, New Mexico and Las Vegas, Nevada. Before I, Kevin Smothers, graduated from Ventura High School in 1997, I involved myself in FFA (Future Farmers of America), the high school agricultural group and became the Chapter President from 2006-2007. Upon completion of high school, I went on to graduate the Ventura County Police and Sheriff’s Reserve Academy before attending Ventura Community College.
Somewhat by accident,I began my sales career immediately after high school. In 1999 I moved to Las Vegas, Nevada and began to focus on my Sales Career. Quickly being noticed that I was young and determined, several highly experienced and decorated sales professionals quickly took me under their tutelage and taught me the intricacies of sales, as well as the fundamentals of customer service. By 2003, I had saved a customer service department within a multi-million dollar corporation by increasing the customer retention ratio by an additional 40% and later went on to run the second largest producing sales team at the same company.
Determined to make myself known in the Las Vegas, NV business arena, I started focusing on the internet as a means to help companies develop their marketing strategies for the future. Once I had immersed myself within the industry I started planning the inception of my first company. In late 2003, I self-funded and opened my first business, an Internet Marketing and Web Design company with a partner.
With interests in another direction, I handed my shares of the company over to my partner in late 2004 as my family and I had plans that required me to leave Las Vegas. As with a lot of overzealous plans in life, the plan was short lived and I found myself back in Sales Management and Customer Service in early 2005. I was contracted by an internet marketing company that focused on matching homeowners with contractors, which was grossing approximately $750,000 in annual revenue. Within my first 12 months at the company, I was able to raise the gross revenue above the $2.5 million mark.
Since leaving that company in the early months of 2009, I maintained a focus on helping small to medium sized businesses unlock their sales potential through sales consultation and marketing consultation while I spent a significant amount of my personal time focusing on a new career in Web Development, SEO and SEM, with a primary focus on WordPress Development.
Since 2011, I have put all of my attention towards Web Development & WordPress Development. Whether it’s helping a client with a new project from scratch, cleaning up messes from botched jobs, or being outsourced by other Developers & Designers that have gotten stuck, I truly enjoy what I do and every aspect of it. If I’m not with my family enjoying time off from work, my face is buried in my Sublime text editor working on something. Whether it’s plugin development, theme development or just plain debugging and maintenance, I have a blast doing what I do and I can honestly say that I can’t imagine doing anything else for the rest of my working years.