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 – firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Media Manager & Social Media Strategist – email@example.com With an AA degree in Criminal Justice- she love nothing more then solving mysteries with clients, and learning how to use new programs. Projects Made Simple allows her to balance working from home, while staying involved in each of her very three active boys school programs and lives. She enjoy being outdoors, camping, and swimming all summer long.|
|James Backes My Tech Guy Rocks! – James@projectsmadesimplellc.com Having 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 My Tech Guy Rocks!!|
|Ashley Ochoa Graphic Designer & Social Media Strategist – firstname.lastname@example.org Ashley is an enthusiast for helping small businesses grow and achieve their marketing goals all while being a mom to 2 beautiful children. Having over 8 years of background with graphic designing & multi-media marketing, she knows what it takes to make your business a success; Projects Made Simple has allowed her to continue her love for helping you maintain a healthy & successful business. Ashley enjoys spending all of her free time outdoors, surround by friends, family & most importantly- her children.|
|Samantha Wiesner Media Manager & Social Media Strategist – email@example.com Sam is passionate about working with people contributing to their growth through mind, body and spirit. With almost fourteen years of experience working in healthcare, she has branched out for personal growth and, taken on side projects helping small businesses with marketing and social media. Sam loves spending time rafting and camping down the river with her family. She recently finished massage school and is working on building a massage practice that focuses on women’s health. She has always had a passion for helping other peoples dreams come to fruition, whether it be through teaching yoga, massage, in-home care or helping in the back office of their business.|