Wes was born and raised in Florida. He’s always loved entrepreneurship and learned the value of hard work and customer service early on when he started a lawn mowing business at the age of 11.
Wes started like many kids did, going door-to-door and mowing lawns in his own neighborhood. He quickly realized though, that there were only so many yards he could mow if he just stuck to his own neighborhood, he needed to expand. So, he began recruiting kids in surrounding neighborhoods to mow lawns for him. He would manage the marketing (passing out flyers, door-to-door sales) and keep a percentage of each lawn his team mowed, a mini franchise in it’s own way.
After running that business through middle and high school, Wes went off to college and graduated with a B.S. in Business Management. Right after college he packed up his Honda Civic hatchback and drove it from Florida to California where he worked as a Web Designer and Online Marketing Manager for a technology company in Silicon Valley.
After several years in California, Wes made the move to Austin, TX where he’s been fortunate to be a part of Grow With Studio for the past 7 years. Over the years he has specialized in ecommerce design and business strategy, and has helped hundreds of businesses grow online. He has a great deal of respect and admiration for small business owners and one of his greatest passions is playing a small part in helping them succeed.
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