I freelance regularly as a website developer, WordPress and SEO expert. If you’re interested in hiring me please email me at benogrady at gmail dot com. My day job is a project manager for web development company called GemFind. I implement websites for a living.
Name: Ben O’Grady, age 37, 5’8, 155 lbs, Gemini. Lives in Orlando, FL.
I’ve been playing organized sports for over 25 years, including basketball, lacrosse, swimming, ultimate frisbee, and competitive rowing. I rowed for the club men’s team at University of Florida and have rowed ever since. I have two medals at the Club National Championship level.
I coached rowing for 12 years, including at NCAA Division I programs. My stops have included Texas, Duke, Florida Tech, Central Florida, and Louisville. I’ve had success at the state, regional, and national level and several of my athletes have gone on to make the US National team.
I retired from coaching as a career to pursue more lucrative opportunities in technology.
I got into CrossFit just over two years ago as a way to change up my strength and conditioning routine. I decided to put rowing on the backburner in 2011 and focus on CrossFit because I was seeing good results and enjoying it so much.
I’m a regular member of CrossFit Firebase and I maintain their website, which is built on WordPress. I did the SEO for the site and also implemented their Adwords campaign, which helped bring our membership to the largest in the Orlando area.
In 2011 I did a bunch of obstacle course type races, including Tough Mudder SoCal. At age 36, I’m the fittest and strongest I’ve ever been.
I completed Kokoro Camp 25 in August of 2012, the hardest and most intense athletic accomplishment of my life.
I’m passionate about writing and blogging in particular. I have 11 years of experience as a freelance writer for Rowing News magazine, where I did race reports, features, interviews, and gear reviews. I’m also a freelance writer for CrossFit Media and WODTalk Magazine.