About Great Wave SEO

Great Wave SEO—because I was a sailor living in a landlocked country in South America—specifically—Cochabamba, Bolivia.

I attended the United States Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, NY. I graduated with honors and worked as a civilian on US Navy auxiliary ammunition ships. These experiences honed my attention to detail and high performance standards, two traits that help me do SEO well.

Before moving to New York for college, I had lived in an off-grid log cabin in north central Washington state that my parents built. I’ve written a book about the experience from my dad’s perspective, a memoir titled Winter’s Comin’: A Lifelong Dream Fulfilled. Being a writer enhances my value as a website Search Engine Optimizer.

When I was 28 years old, I sailed as Captain of the Spirit of Grace on a voyage to Israel during the Lebanon War in 2006. I dealt with engine trouble, injured crew, corrupt port officials, and crew desertion. Those experiences will be the subject of my next book. I’m not intimidated by tough situations, including competitive industries for SEO.

After the voyage to Israel, I moved back to the cabin and obtained a job as the Materials Manager for the local small town hospital. I took over a department in complete disarray. From the physical space to the computer systems and the management processes, everything needed to be overhauled. In less than two years, I rehabbed the department—optimized it, you might say—and found a passion for cleanup, organization, and efficiency that I bring with me to SEO work.

I traveled to Bolivia while working for the hospital and met a lovely lady from Texas. She was running an orphanage she had founded eight years before, and she was irresistible. I took a new job as a high school science teacher in South America , and married the wonderful Texan. I came to love Biology and Chemistry, and I bring the same enthusiasm for classification and organization to SEO. In addition, I lived for three years in a foreign culture where I needed to be adaptable and learn quickly. I can roll with the continual changes of SEO.

After finishing my two-year teaching contract, I was taken under the wing of the founder of the number-one ranking US law firm SEO company, where I spent a year learning the ins and outs of the industry. I’ve been working on my own since our family relocated to a lovely area outside Memphis, Tennessee about a year ago. which allows me to offer face-to-face service with local business clients.

I’m excited to partner with local businesses through digital marketing in a way that results in clear and substantial growth. I’m passionate about improvement and clean-up, and would love the chance to polish your web presence. Please contact me for a Memphis Business SEO Opportunities Analysis.

–Jake, Owner of Great Wave SEO


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