About Me, Nancy!

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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.