About Me

Portrait of Julie Kuehl

WordPress | Customer Support | Web Developer | Freelancer | Writer | Podcaster | Harley Rider | I Aim To Misbehave

Hi! I’m Julie Kuehl. I’m a WordPress developer that’s hell-bent on learning. Sometimes from books and websites. Sometimes from friends and colleagues. Sometimes from successes and failures. I’m happy to share that learning with others, and learn even more in the process.

I’ve taught myself WordPress and the coding that goes with it (HTML, CSS, PHP, JavaScript, etc.). I’ve worked on WordPress sites for individual bloggers on up to statewide governmental agencies. I’ve spoken at WordCamps and was named to a list of 25 Awesome WordPress Women to Watch. I own straightFORWARD Web Solutions.

Here are some things you probably don’t want to know about me, but it’s my website so I’m telling you anyway:

  1. I ride a Harley – Okay, you probably know that one, especially if you’ve ever met me in person. You can follow my blog at Wild and Precious.
  2. I love podcasts – I’ve hosted and been a guest on several. Currently I’m hosting SciFi Tech Talk.
  3. I hold several black belts in martial arts – Everything from Aikido to Karate. I’m also a certified Ninja, hehe. My favorite though was Iai-do (sword). I was even in Japan teaching police officers at one time.
  4. I was once a national expert in truck drivers – seriously. I did university-based research in the economics and safety of motor carriers. And wore a suit. Good times.
  5. I once had lunch with Apple’s Jony Ive – Okay, so he bumped ahead of me in line at the sushi counter at Cafe Macs, but that’s my story and I’m sticking with it.
  6. And yes, I’ve not only been to Sturgis, but have worked there during Rally Week – What happens in Sturgis, stays in Sturgis, right? (Mostly because I did nothing but work. It was fun, but work.)
  7. My latest hobbies are blacksmithing and learning to play the bagpipes. And learning about British / Norse history.