Greg Colker

fortitudine et prudentia

Greg Colker

About Greg Colker

I am a husband and father, businessman, full-stack developer, and grateful inheritor of Western Civilization and the Catholic Faith.

Formally educated in the classical liberal arts and with a lifelong interest in computing and business, I enjoy helping people deliver true goods and services. Combining ancient principles and modern technologies, I work to maximize efficiency and delight, while minimizing waste and drudgery. Whether it is automating processes, coordinating marketing campaigns and SEO, integrating APIs, writing marketing copy, cleaning data, developing new products and services, managing software and services on servers, or good ol' fashioned web design and development, I enjoy finding ways to leverage my knowledge and experience to generate value and make people's lives better.

Born in the United States, and privileged to have experienced life on several continents, I now make my home in Florida with my wife and children. We volunteer in our local community and parish, and enjoy building relationships with the people and families around us.

Woul you like to connect? You're welcome to contact me.

Skills

Leadership & Management

I have served in leadership and management roles for small teams in various business, non-profit, and community organizations including complex cross-cultural, international, and fully remote contexts. I enjoy working towards a good vision, breaking down big ideas and goals into organized parts and systems, then working with those responsible to achieve them with order and harmony.

Web Development

I'm at home in the terminal and prefer simple, solid tools and systems, but adapt as needed. I enjoy learning new things rapidly as needed, but do not chase the new and shiny.

Marketing

I enjoy connecting people with goods and services which improve their lives. Whether through high-level planning or in-the-trenches copy writing, SEO, paid Ads, or other methods, I help drive measurable growth with whatever means are available and have hands on experience from top to bottom building and optimizing conversion funnels.

System Administration

My workstation is Linux, and the servers I am responsible for are as well. I prefer a homelab for personal systems, and VPS for business with self-managed software over proprietary SAAS.

Design & UX

I have a good eye and am comfortable with modern design tools, though I often go from wireframe sketch directly to code. In the early days, design-build was the only way websites were made, and I got my start in that era. I have a strong appreciation for quality typography, balance, and simple forms.

Experience

Director Digital Services at a Startup

As one of the first hires, I was responsible for IT, digital tools, and websites for the company and the digital products and services offered to clients. As we rapidly scaled, pivoted, and grew, I played key roles in shaping products and delivering them. Fast-paced, and with a small, fully remote team, I helped foster a culture of excellence, trust, personal responsibility, and focus on client success.

Marketing & Full-Stack Developer for Various Clients

As an independent full-stack developer and digital marketer, I helped both SMBs such as local farmers, small manufacturers, and non-profit organizations as well as large Fortune 50 companies with various marketing and web development projects.

Marketing & Sales at an American Manufacturer

Primarily engaged in B2B sales, offering contract packaging services for chemicals in liquid and aerosol form. Researched prospects, built relationships with potential clients, and was responsible for managing the ongoing client relationships. Additionally, revamped marketing materials for the company.

Missionary, Training & Outreach Staff in Europe, Asia, and Africa

As an early high school graduate, I accompanied my parents and siblings to full-time ministry in Eastern Europe primarily serving orphans and widows. Later, I traveled to Western Europe, Asia, and Africa first as a trainee and then as staff responsible for training others and leading programs focused on teaching English, providing aid, and reconciliation in conflict zones.

Education

B.A. Classics & Early Christian Literature from Ave Maria University

AMU is small Catholic university with a reputation for serious academic rigour, adherence to the Catholic faith, and authentic expression of the Liberal Arts. I had the privilege of studying under some truly outstanding professors benefiting both from their personal examples of virtuous living and their professional excellence.

Interests & Hobbies

An incomplete list of some things I'm always more interested in than I have time to pursue.