Who am I and What do I know?
Not all those who wander are lost. – J.R.R. Tolkien
My name is Nancy Owen and I have been a dabbler all my life. I hail from New Jersey but find myself in St. Charles, IL. How I got here? I am not too sure but isn’t that usually the case. I graduated from Notre Dame in a year that I am not going to give you so you cannot calculate my age. But there are years behind me, trust me. I am young enough to not feel old and old enough to not feel young. My friends have always joked with me that I can be 88 and 8 all at the same time. And someday I hope to be all those ages in between!
Out of college, fresh with my shiny new Management Information Systems business degree, I started a consulting job in Chicago. I spent that time enjoying the city life, working lots and lots of hours and tackling the my job of software development with all I had. From there, I left my downtown consulting gig to work for my husband as he started his own technology services company servicing small to medium size businesses. I have worked for small companies all of my life and I always seem to find a way to wear many hats in those jobs because I am good at lots of different things. I did all sort of things during that time, answering calls, tech writing, programming software, graphic design, website development, database design & management and throwing out the garbage. It was a crazy time and I continued to do consulting services for his business and others while I brought two lives into the world. A contract programmer job is a bit crazy with two kids at home. At the whim of your various bosses (one being your husband!) and two tiny little bosses took it’s toll and I decided it was no longer for me. Looking back, I have picked up some amazing skills and have had the great opportunity to try many different things so I could learn what I like and do not like. Unfortunately, some of the things that were lucrative and I am excellent at, where things that I no longer liked.
Currently, I am focusing on photography as owner of Fancy With Nancy and working my other major business, Code Comet XP, which focuses on digital displays and anonymous audience analytics. It is never a dull moment and I enjoy the travel! I also work with Fox Aviatrix doing drone photography and videography.