Hi, I’m Josepha Bolling-Thompson, – first name, pronounced “joe-SEF-uh” – called “Josie” by some. As a native West Virginian, I enjoyed a delightful childhood growing up in a “holler” in coal country but would go on to live in prominent fast-paced cities like D.C. and the Chicago area. Finally, I would be drawn back to a slower, more peaceful life in moving to the unique, very cool, rural area of Galax, VA, a hub of old time Blue Grass music. You can say that I traded the Appalachian Mountains of my home state for the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia.
I became a solopreneur in 2008 after decades as a successful computer professional in conventional employment. I decided to build my own dream and since then, have never looked back. My company branding is based upon my love of great coffee; however, most important in my life is my strong faith and love of the Lord. My success and everything good in me and in my life stems from Him.
My love of computers was unleashed in Chicago as an Executive Secretary for a Vice President for Information Systems who gave me an opportunity to learn a programming language to analyze our department’s sales. As I started that journey, it was an epiphany–an immediate realization that the love of technology and the innate skills to work with it were ingrained in me. I would go on to become a Sr. Programmer Analyst at the renowned Chicago Tribune and move on from there. My website development experience includes substantial work with complex corporate sites including one with several hundred pages for the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine (WVSOM) in Lewisburg, WV.
In addition to website and creative computer skills, I am a passionate, outstanding technology instructor with advanced knowledge in numerous computer applications. As a Master Microsoft Office instructor and CISCO instructor, I have provided networking and computer classes for Workforce Development at Columbus State Community College (CSCC) in Columbus, OH. Currently, I am an Adjunct Faculty for Workforce Development at Wytheville Community College in Wytheville, VA. Classes and consultation can be provided for the public and corporate clients.
I get paid to do what I love – working with computer applications – it’s in my DNA. If you think that you can benefit from my services, I would love to hear from you.