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Rita L.

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  • Joined February 2016

MA in cultural anthropology. Owner of a boutique web design and social network marketing company using Joomla! for creatives and non-profits

  • Potomac, MD, United States
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Rita L.
Potomac, MD, United States

Worked with



Content Copywriting Social Media Development Community



MA in cultural anthropology. Worked at Smithsonian Institute, Amdahl Corp. as proposal manager. Started freelancing in 1990; formed Words To Web, Inc. then. Published 10 books on computing topics. Published 15 blog entries and designed 40 websites

Work history

Web designer and social media marketer
Owner of boutique web design and social marketing firm specializing in creating websites and social media using Open Source CMSs, specifically Joomla! and WordPress supporting indie filmmaking and non-profits.
Preventive Medicine, Inc.
Web Content Manager
Responsible for coordinating the collection, editing, and tagging of medical information in support of interactive online wellness application for a small startup healthcare informatics company.
Capital Technology Information Services, Inc.
Web Developer
Responsible for developing corporate and Federal websites in support of clinical informatics systems developed and maintained by CTIS, Inc.


Freeze Frame 4 Vets, LLC

Create and manage a non-profit website promoting an indie movie about PTSD and taking the contents viral on social media.


Create and implement video streaming website promoting a miniature video camera called nanoxcam.

Washington Home and Garden Magazine

Create and manage a blog and news Joomla! and Mosaic website about home improvement and taking the contents viral on social media.

Vertical Leap Consulting, Inc.

Update and subsequently upgrade Joomla! website supporting strategic planning for association executives.

Alex's Art Loft

Create and manage the art portfolio site with video and storefront based on WordPress for an autistic young artist. Integrate site with Etsy, Zazzle, and Facebook.

Strange Frame: Love and Sax

Create and manage a blog, video, and photogallery WordPress site for an award-winning animated science fiction lesbian movie and integrate it with social media.



University of Wisconsin-Madison
Anthropology/Master of Arts/ethnohistory of the Maya
Newcomb College of Tulane University
Anthropology/Bachelor of Arts



blogging community building content creation content strategy crowdfunding campaigns community management newsletters social media management web design writing


Bitly Buffer Constant Contact Eventbrite Facebook Facebook Insights Google Analytics Kickstarter Mailchimp Pinterest Tumblr Twitter Wordpress Hootsuite


Not seeking work


  • Available during business hours and evenings


  • Can work 30hrs per week
  • Can commit to 1+ years


Industries I love

Advertising & Marketing Entertainment Events Health & Wellness

What I read

A List Apart, Smashing Magazine, Tablet Magazine, Atlantic Magazine, any book by Judith Tarr (The Kingdom of the Grail), Jennifer Roberson, Anne McCaffrey (To Ride Pegasus), Cliffard Simak, Roger Zelazny, Farscape

Side projects

I volunteer at a no-kill shelter and adoption agency for cats and have volunteered at Jewish Social Services Agency doing Social Media Marketing

Ideal team

I like a collaborative organization of five to 10 people with a mentoring manager that allows for pro-active creation and activities.