Jaclyn Swinkels, owner of Lakeside Web, loves everything technical. With more than 15 years of experience in the web industry, she has enormous satisfaction in seeing her clients’ dreams of creating an impactful online presence become reality.
As Jaclyn’s parents were both computer programmers, she became interested in computers at a young age. With their encouragement, she learned how to problem-solve to resolve technical issues as they arose. And by the time she was a teenager, she was creating websites for local businesses and her personal hobbies.
After attending college in media studies and marketing, Jaclyn started working her first full-time job in web development. For 12 years, she worked for a highly respected web hosting and development firm in London, Ontario, allowing her to increase her server administration and website development skills.
When her employer began transitioning into retirement, Jaclyn branched out to work independently, and in 2018, Lakeside Web was born. She has found great success in running her own business as many clients from her previous position followed her to continue their work together.
Over the years, Jaclyn has honed her skills with content management systems, including WordPress, Joomla, and Drupal. WordPress is her most commonly used platform as it is popular, user-friendly, and has many resources to add on to its basic functionality. She also uses Joomla and Drupal for projects that require functionalities not suited for WordPress.
After living and working in London for several years, Jaclyn met her husband and moved to Huron County. Jaclyn and her husband have settled on a property within walking distance of the beautiful Lake Huron shores along with their 5-year-old daughter, 2-year-old boy/girl twins, and their German Shepherd rescue.