Projects Made Simple was initially started to meet two of Tara’s most meaningful goals. She wanted to be a stay at home mom, and she wanted to help people do what they loved. As with most great ideas, and with a slogan of “Keep it simple, a little luck, and together we can make your business thrive!” this idea has flourished and grown. Sticking with our roots of family first, most of the team is family. In just over three years with a lot of hard work, and with the help of the Portland community, Projects Made Simple has now grown into a international company, serving clients all over the world.
|Tara Backes, MBA Owner – email@example.com In the last year of my Master’s Degree Program I could not see being a mom, and working full time away from my son. I wanted to be home, yet still have the ability to do meaningful work that helped someone. Working in the corporate world, in theater, television and events prepared me to run my own business, but also gave me a creative aspect to looking at the world around me. Through the wisdom I have learned from these experiences, there is no question in my mind that I am on the right path. Working with small businesses, and helping them do what they love is the best job I can imagine.
For the past 15 years I have managed multiple projects, volunteered for multiple organizations, and built up a substantial network in both Washington, Oregon and California. My passions include spending time with family, and friends, and if there’s anything else books and video games.
|Ashley Belgard Administrative Assistant – firstname.lastname@example.org With an AA degree in Criminal Justice- I love nothing more then solving mysteries with clients, and learning how to use new programs. Projects Made Simple allows me to balance working from home, while staying involved in each of my very two active boys school programs and lives. I enjoy being outdoors, camping, and swimming all summer long.|
|James Backes Portland’s Tech Guy – James@projectsmadesimplellc.comHaving a life long love for all things electrical James has surrounded himself with gadgets and computers for as long as he can remember. He enjoys digging into the insides of his toys and often earned himself a workable insight into how those toys worked and how they broke when he wasn’t careful. This kind of hands on experience was vital for him to pickup computer support in the tech field. James has worked for Apple Inc., Intel, and Nike working in fields ranging from software and hardware troubleshooting and repair, to Sales and Customer Service, to Chef and Catering Director. While working for Apple Inc., James became an Apple Certified Macintosh Technician, a title he continues to hold today. He enjoys spending time with is wife and son, and has a passing fanaticism for all things Apple. He likes to spend time riding his bicycle and watching movies. For more information please visit his website www.techguypdx.com!|
|Rick Withrow email@example.com I am currently attending school for an AAS transfer degree in IT. After working for many years in another industry. I decided to make the change to further my career. I am open to new ideas and technology. I have a background in management, with an emphasis in time management. Furthering my skills in MS Office, Computer Programming, Web Design, and IT Networking.|
|Karen Pope firstname.lastname@example.org Karen has been a computer enthusiast since the late 80’s early 90’s. She absolutely loves working with Projects Made Simple because she gets to do a variety of tasks and has a lot of fun doing them. While Karen has a certificate in Computer Hardware and Networking a lot of her knowledge comes from the school of hard knocks which has been teaching her for over 25 years. However, beginning March 1st, 2016 she will start college to obtain a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. Karen loves spending time with her family, 2 dogs, and 2 cats. As well as going to renaissance faires, going out to eat, video games, and soul searching in her spare time.|
|Alisha Warr email@example.com Alisha is an artist, an independent business owner, and a fashion and beauty blogger. She loves working with Projects Made Simple because it allows her to help other small business owners manage their online marketing and promotions through social media- Which is right up her alley! Alisha knows first-hand just how important it is to have control of your business, when we live in a world that is surrounded by technology. In her spare time, she enjoys painting, kayaking, mountain biking, and hiking throughout the Pacific Northwest.|