Evan is a native San Diegan who has been making websites for a really long time. He runs his own business at evanwebdesign.com, but that name might be changing soon.
Since having kids, Evan has struggled to balance his business with the responsibilities of being a dad. Until recently he was the only adult in the house with a flexible schedule, which meant that he would frequently give up time at work to care for his two boys (ages 1 and 4).
He knew there was potential to grow his business, but the opportunity to put more time into it simply wasn’t there. He felt like he had reached the limit of what he could accomplish on his own, but hiring someone else to do the work didn’t feel quite right. (Probably because he had secretly wanted Daniella to work with him for many years.)
So now he’s figuring out how to work alongside his best friend, who also happens to be his wife, and re-position their collective business so that it somehow generates enough money to support their family of four.
He’s got a ton of hobbies, but no time to pursue any of them. But he’s hoping maybe that will change soon too.
If you’ve got advice for him, he’s all ears!
Daniella is a former higher education administrator who, until very recently, worked full-time at a local university. She is also a mom of two boys, ages 1 and 4.
After returning to work following the birth of her second child, Daniella began to question her decision. Life felt more crazy and out-of-control than ever, quality family time was lacking, and adhering to the daily grind of work/preschool/daycare was wearing on everyone. There had to be a better and more fulfilling way to do this phase of life.
Daniella and Evan had been tossing around the idea of working together for years. Evan needed a partner to take his business to the next level, and who better to join him than the person who had been operating behind the scenes for 10 years.
Until now, it had been their pie-in-the-sky dream that was too risky to make a reality. But after much talk and careful calculations, it became clear that the real risk was in staying the course and not trying to make a change. So Daniella jumped off the cliff and left her job, her paycheck, her benefits…in search of something better.
Now she’s carving out a new path in the world of web design and development, partnering with her husband to help him grow his business, and spending a lot more time with her kids. It’s a new adventure, but a welcome one.
When she’s not learning her new job or chasing after her kids, Daniella enjoys running (ok, more like jogging), drinking coffee, and catching up with friends. There are probably more things she enjoys, but these are the three that carried over into her life with kids.