Connect with Kori
First time on stage I was singing. It was at church and I was four years old. I’ve been on a stage ever since then either speaking, singing, or performing live paintings. Even from a young age I’ve been an avid entrepreneur selling my first company for a profit at the age of twelve. In 1998 I needed a website for my band; so, I coded my first HTML site and was instantly hooked on digital marketing.
After living my dream of being a professional musician for ten years I hung up my guitar and started focusing fully on web development. In 2008 I was asked by a client to build a website for him, but he required it be on WordPress. I said – “No problem!” and went home immediately to Google “How to build a WordPress Website.” And WOW! I was never the same!
Because I’m a lifelong entrepreneur it was only natural that I start a web development firm niched in WordPress. I partnered with my parents in 2012 to launch WebTegrity. During that time I was listed as one of seven women who ran tech startups in San Antonio to watch. Just four short years later we were ranked sixth in San Antonio and we sold our company to experience another dream of becoming millionaires.
It’s never easy growing a small, family-owned business into something of value. I even paused to get married and start a family with our two little boys (See My Story). But the lessons I’ve learned and the people I’ve surrounded myself with have given me so much to share. So over the years I have traveled all across the US speaking on entrepreneurship, web design, WordPress, SEO and other business topics to hundreds of students, freelancers, and professionals at universities, WordCamps, workshops and special corporate events. I’ve also performed several live paintings at events like TEDx San Antonio and LGBTQ Christian conferences.
I’ve stayed on as CEO of WebTegrity and spend these days helping small to medium-sized businesses grow their digital footprint. Sharing at events and workshops is still a passion no matter the size of the crowd or the topic. I see each opportunity as a moment to give back and inspire others.
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