Rhonda Ladner as a professional has served as Business Analyst with website and software applications development and front end GUI design and usability expertise. Rhonda’s career in software applications and design began in 1995 in creating desktop publications and advertisements for pre-press processing and her first website using Netscape tools.
Today she uses open source CMS (content management software) for customers, clients and networks. With this she custom designs the Themes which are the driving design and configurations of the CMS webs. These theme packages come packed as zip files ready for instant installation into the online web applications. They include php middle language development, java scripts for roll over and tier drop down menus, custom graphic designs and styles to control and maintain continuity throughout the websites, both large and small.
‘It’s important to enjoy your work. It’s where you spend the heart of your days, your weeks, your months, your years and your life!’ ~Rhonda
In addition, Rhonda is a member of Orca and Small Business Administration and owns a Woman Owned Small Business, Portfolio Masters . Portfolio Masters is registered with CCR in order to align her business with government contracting. Portfolio Masters has been in operation since 2007 and started by supplying DoD’s CSTC-A Public Affair Office stationed in Kabul, Afghanistan a public news website along with long distance training and continued technical support. In addition to this Portfolio Masters has provided web content management applications, social marketing, branding and computer based training to various commercial business.
Career Paths – Yesterday
Rhonda’s career journey has provided her with rewarding career adventures through the years as direct hire and contractor for both commercial and government aerospace industry; Raytheon, L3 Vertex and Gulfstream Aerospace. All of which she served as Information Systems Analyst, Design Analyst and Business Process Analyst. She feels fortunate that each of these employers allowed her to utilize all of her skills and knowledge in very diverse business sections throughout the organization. In addition to wearing multiple hats in the work place thus performing duties of designer, marketing consultant, project lead/management and as the client advocacy. She won Employee of the Year and Appreciation awards for assisting in winning government contracts for Raytheon while under employment there.
Rhonda’s favorite business quote: ”Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. The ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.” ~ Andrew Carnegie ~
Before software, Rhonda’s career began with an art business she started which sold retail/wholesale art materials and supplies and finished arts. The business grew with the addition of private art classes for both children and adults; locally and nationally with the Society of Decorative Painters.
This was her first marketing experience in setting up and conducting creative trade shows which were required to promote my growing art business. Becoming a published art instructor was her top achievement in this business. All eight of the instructional books were sold to art distributors all over the US, Japan and Canada.
It was her art instructional books which led her to the door of graphic designs and desktop publishing. Being introduced to Adobe software and Apple in 1995 she was fascinated with this new world of art.
Rhonda’s Personal Interests
Rhonda has enjoyed adventures in sky sports and white water rafting adventures. Also partaken in the sport of falconry. She also enjoys art. Her medium of choice is acrylic gouche, water colors and pastels. You may see some of her works at ArtUCreative.com. In addition to this she enjoys her pets and currently raises Boston Terriers and exotic Nigerian Dwarf goats. To complete her animal family, she also has one African Grey Congo and a black cat.
Rhonda considers herself a ‘people person’ and rarely if ever meets a stranger.
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