Before WordPress, Val’s career was in technical writing and project management. Her formal education is in business (UCF) and marketing (GSU). She’s owned three successful businesses in the last twenty years and taught classes to small businesses for four years at the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) through Georgia State University.

Val holds seventeen patents in digital video hardware and software from designing the cable set-top box UI at Scientific-Atlanta and working on the first DVR (You’re welcome!). She also happens to speak a few languages, loves hats, gardening, and reading.

So, it was inevitable, her love of all things geeky and tech combined with her education and penchant for helping small businesses, led to the Internet. Now Val Hudgins manages Zen Dog Web Services, Inc. with five others. It's an agency that helps make the most of the massive virtual connectivity available to everyone through a WordPress website.