AKA Mary Ellen Grace
Meg is a multi-talented web designer and developer, web host support specialist, instructor, musician, author, and Apple™ and Mac™-user expert. In every area of her work, she brings her teaching nature, one of patience, direction, support, and encouragement. As a web developer these attributes assure good communication and collaborative creations with her clients.
Web Site Pro
As a web site designer and developer, Meg stays current with web site standards of design and skillfully executes technical design protocols when managing design changes, navigation, content management, layout, search engine optimization, and keyword integration.
Informing her Internet marketing skills, Meg brings 13 years as an ad representative and director for Portland, Oregon based Just Out Newspaper. As Blogs have made a significant impression on Web culture, Meg has kept pace managing her own blog off and on since 2005, Megabytes, and offers blog development and integration into your website as part of her services.
As a web host support specialist, Meg has gained extensive knowledge of support systems connected to managing your business on the Web—domain management and registration, e-mail support, and setup for name servers, e-mail servers, web servers, and newsletter servers.
She has been a Portland Macintosh Users Group (PMUG) member since 1997, serving as their vice president from 1997 to 1999. In the early 2000s, she taught classes about the Internet, Browsers, and E-mailing for PMUG College. Also, as a PMUG member, Meg has reviewed software and given presentations on topics including MacWorld, RSS, Dreamweaver, running a local server, using the Wiki, and CSS.
Meg is currently an active member of Portland’s WordPress Meetup and an organizer for WordCampPDX 2017. For many years, Meg has volunteered with WebVisions, a worldwide conference that explores the future of design, content creation, user experience and business strategy. Past memberships include DevGroup NW, Internet Professionals Northwest, and Portland Area Business Association.
Musician and Teacher
In a second business, Grace Notes Music Studios, Mary Ellen has privately taught saxophone and clarinet since 1991. She develops individualized teaching plans for each of her students and produces two student recitals annually.
In September 2010, Mary Ellen published Truly FUNdamentals, the most FUN musical warmups ever, a music method that engages music students in their practice and guides them to enjoy practicing. In July 2012, she released the five Student Editions of Truly FUNdamentals.
As a band member, Mary Ellen plays with Alternate Destination, Bureau of Standards Big Band, Portland Gay Symphonic Band, Portland Wind Symphony, SaxQuatch Sax Quartet and her own group, The Meg Grace Quartet.