About Me…

My name is Darren Ethier. I was born in a little town called Chapleau in Northern Ontario, Canada. I am currently part of the team at Automattic.com. Before Automattic, I was a freelance Web Engineer and owner of a WordPress based development shop called roughsmootheng.in. I’m responsible for the entry of Organize Series into the world along with helping a number of other WordPress businesses including former clients, Event Espresso, Event Smart and many others.

I am married to Kerryanne and have 4 children. Zachary, Karissa and the twins – Liam and Jenna. I love my family! I like computers (programming, internet, video games) and I like reading. I also like spending time outdoors.

I am a Christ-follower. I truly believe that there is a sad stereotype associated with the word Christian in today’s world and I hope I can help in some small way to show Jesus to people who have the wrong idea of what being a Christian is all about. I love God and have dedicated my life to Him.

Well, that’s just a little bit of an introduction. If you do read through this blog you’ll probably get a feel for the kind of guy I am…however just remember sometimes what’s written will always be filtered through your perspective and hence you might not understand what I’m really saying from my perspective. Since this blog is a place for me to unfetter my mind (within reason of course lol) I am taking more liberties in what I post than what I might in a different forum. Any opinions I express in this blog are often actually part of a process of forming an opinion in my thoughts (and it’s worth saying that all of the contents of this blog are my own opinions and don’t necessarily reflect the ideas/opinions of who I may be working for or with).

Some of this process I’m choosing to make public via this blog as a way of inviting others to “see into” my mind and maybe help me continue further in the process by putting forth their own opinions/thoughts. So if you don’t agree with something I’ve written or you’d like to contribute in some way feel free to either email me (click the Contact link) or post a comment to the blog entry. Of course other stuff I write is just for fun!

Well, that’s all I’m gonna write about myself for now..later!

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