My name is Toby Simmons and I live in Little Rock, Arkansas. (Please, don’t ask me about Bill Clinton.)
During the day (read: my real job), I am the Director of Network Services for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, a statewide, daily newspaper with over a quarter-million subscribers. I have no certifications and no degree. Go figure. I’ve been at the D-G since 1997.
In my spare time, I do free-lance web design and marketing under the name of my personal business, Simmons Consulting. I’ve been doing this type of work for over 10 years. I also provide WordPress support and specialize in running WP on Microsoft IIS. I have been using WP since version 0.72.
Before coming to the Democrat-Gazette, I worked for the Associated Press. I started out at the AP as an editorial assistant but moved (unofficially) into the Editorial Systems department and provided software support for the AP at several large media events, including as the Summer Olympics in Atlanta and the Commonwealth Games in Victoria, BC.
I am married to the beautiful berry-queen, Penny. We have five beautiful children, four lovely dogs,
two four delightful cats, 22 16 laying hens and a sweet but old rabbit named Nipper and a squirrel named Conquer and one hen that has hatched and thinks it is a person, named Tuffy. (I know, that’s a bunch of critters!)