Sarah E. Kimmel

Sarah E. Kimmel

taking over the world one domain at a time

A LITTLE ABOUT ME

Hello. I am a blogger.a content creator.a tech expert.a public speaker.a fixer.a movie quoter.

I started my career in IT in 2003 when I joined the IT department at a home builder in Southern California. I soon moved on to an IT consulting firm, as an IT Manager. After I moved to Utah, I worked with a different IT consulting firm, and I stayed with them for over 8 years.

During my time as an IT manager, I also created a blog to help families understand technology better called FamilyTechZone.com.

I recently left the IT consulting world to focus more on helping families navigate our new digital world. Through FamilyTech.biz I am able to put the skills I have gained throughout my long career in the IT field and bring more families into the future! There is so much amazing technology out there, and I want to help your family get the most out of it!

I love to writespeakdiscussteach about technology.

My passion is helping parents understand how new technology can change their life, make it easier, or even better! I have a unique background that can be valuable to families. As I connect your family to the digital age.

SOCIAL FEED

We are fully entrenched in a war, and who will come out on top? Will streaming services continue to branch off the main ones, or will we eventually come full circle to cable services? Find out what I think!⠀ ⠀ #cordcutter #streaming #TV #movies #originalcontent #netflix #hulu #disney+ #AmazonPrime #slingtv https://familytechzone.com/who-will-win-the-streaming-wars/ ...

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To say I was proud to come downstairs and see this going on would be a HUGE understatement! #childofthe80s #Nintendo #supermario3 #digitalkids #digitalnatives #techkids #familytech #gaming #oldschool #gamer ...

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When setting up parental controls for your family, make sure you are blocking these sites that might slip through the cracks of regular filters!! #digitalparenting #parentalcontrol #parenting #ontheblog #linkinprofile https://familytechzone.com/10-bad-websites-to-block-on-your-kids-devices-in-2020/ ...

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Just a boy, coding on a computer with #scratch this is how we spend snow days. #techkids #digitalnatives #digitalkids #coding ...

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Getting organized on Thanksgiving Day can be really simple! Use these tech tips to help you have a great Thanksgiving! #ontheblog #linkinprofile #happythanksgiving #thanksgiving #smarthome https://fmlyt.ch/2Dq1Og2 ...

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Do you know how to keep your packages safe from thieves this year? Check out our easy ways to keep your packages safe this holiday season. #ontheblog #linkinprofile #amazon #holidays #blackfriday #cybermonday #porchpirates https://familytechzone.com/5-ways-to-keep-your-packages-safe/ ...

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Are you just handing over an iPhone and hoping for the best when your kids start Jr. High? There is a better way that helps them learn how to be proper digital citizens as they grow. #ontheblog #linkinprofile #digitalnatives #techkids #digitalkids https://familytechzone.com/introducing-technology-to-your-children/ ...

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This week's news has a great new feature for Google Home that many families will love, and WTH Tesla?? #ontheblog #linkinprofile #technews #GoogleHome #Tesla #Cybertruck #tmobile https://familytechzone.com/family-tech-news-roundup-nov-17th-23rd/ ...

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If you've cut the cord to cable, and are missing out on the latest Hallmark movies, you don't have to miss out any longer! FrndlyTV is everything the official app should have been and more! Check out everything there is to know about the streaming service. #HallmarkChannel #HallmarkChristmasMovies #frndlytv #streaming #ott #roku #ontheblog #linkinprofile https://familytechzone.com/you-can-finally-stream-hallmark-channel-with-frndlytv/ ...

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Did you know there are still mp3 players in the world? Check out 5 different options for your kids to listen to music before they get a smartphone. ⠀ ⠀ #ontheblog #linkinprofile #techkids #kidsmusic #mp3player ⠀ ⠀ https://familytechzone.com/5-kids-mp3-player-options-they-will-love/ ...

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Our most recent family night involved putting together the #FireBot from #UBTECHRobotics and filming an adventure based story my daughter wrote! We all had a blast putting the video together! Check it out!⠀ #JIMURobot #CreateMagicwithJIMU #UBTECHRobotics #FireBot #LinkinProfile #OnTheBlog https://familytechzone.com/ubtechs-firebot-kit-gets-our-whole-family-involved-in-a-stem-project/ ...

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Check out all the latest tech news from the week, including news from Minecraft, Pokemon, Instagram and Lenovo! - #LinkinProfile #OnTheBlog -https://fmlyt.ch/32UJg1s ...

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SERVICES

IN-HOME TECH SUPPORT

With over 15 years in the IT industry, I can help fix or setup any of the technology in your home.

BLOG REPAIR

I love to help bloggers fix coding and technical issues on their websites.

LIVE CLASSES

Attend one of my live classes to help you better understand and manage the technology in your home.

PUBLIC SPEAKING

Hire me to speak at your next event to help better prepare parents for keeping their kids safe on their devices.

WEBSITES

FUN FACTS

2000+ MOVIES QUOTED

50+ DOMAINS OWNED

2 KIDS

1:51:01 HALF MARATHON PR

NEWS

3 tech experts share how they monitor their own kids online Which app tracks your kids the best? Outsmarting your smart TV

RADIO

INTERVIEWS

LIFESTYLE TV

Fitness Bands That Do More Than Track Your Steps 3 Products for a DIY Home Security System A Crash Course in Home Assistants 8 Apps That Will Bring Your Family Together 5 Safety Apps That Help You Rest Easy Apps to Help You Save Money Tools to Help You Preserve Your Family History Streaming Fitness Engaging Girls in STEM Studies Best Grad Tech Gifts Teaching Kids to Code Smart Gadgets for Your Home 5 Video Games to Connect the Family Kidproofing Your Gadgets

SPEAKING

WORK HISTORY

2012

Owner

Family Tech LLC

Parent company for several projects including Family Tech Rescue (in-home tech support for families), Blogger’s Helpdesk (coding and technical support for bloggers), Family Tech Media (public speaking and tech education classes), and Family Tech Talk (podcast to help families navigate technology)

2010

Owner

FAMILY TECH ZONE

Create content

Build Social Media network and influence

Design website

Manage website

2018

Centralized Services Engineer

PROTEK SUPPORT

Proactively manage the networks, equipment, backups and utilities for over 50 small businesses.

2015

Web/IT Manager

SUPER HEALTHY KIDS

Fix internal issues with website functionality
Code new website pages and templates
Help website users with issues and errors
Fix internal IT issues
Run and test regular website updates
Find best IT solutions for the company

2008

IT Manager

BRITE CITY

Answer help desk calls for server and user issues
Fix network and hardware issues at clients
Training and education on IT for clients
Maintain virtual server environments

EDUCATION HISTORY

2012

Statistics

BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY

I studied statistics at BYU. Go Cougars

CONTENT KNOWLEDGE

Consumer Technology

Business IT

Windows

Cloud Computing

CODING SKILLS

WORDPRESS

PHP

HTML

TESTIMONIALS

KATHLEEN

KATHLEEN K SUGAR & SPICE

“Through the grape-vine I had heard of Sarah Kimmel. Words like, wizard – techie goddess – blog medium – genius always followed her name…I raised the white flag and reached out to her.
She was there. Swift, fast and precise. I knew I was in the right hands by the questions she was asking and the quick GoDaddy “change of domain” acknowledgements Gmail was providing. By 9pm the dust had settled and all was well. She rode off into the sunset.”

JOE

JOE EDITORIAL DIRECTOR, ChannelE2E

“Sarah is a reliable, engaging blogger who brings first-hand IT experience and helpdesk knowledge to our readership. Her timely pieces explore how small businesses embrace IT to drive automation, productivity and profits.”

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Sarah E. Kimmel

Sarah E. Kimmel

sewkimmel@gmail.com

(435) 557-0557

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  • Who Will Win the Streaming Wars?
    by Sarah Kimmel on December 8, 2019 at 4:08 pm

    Netflix, and Hulu and Disney+ OH MY! When it comes to cord-cutting our list of “must-have” streaming services continues to grow. Pretty soon we won’t be saving any money at all, we will just be paying several different services for what we once had all in one with DirecTV and Dish. I get it though.

  • Family Tech News Roundup: Dec 1st – 7th
    by Sarah Kimmel on December 7, 2019 at 6:15 pm

    Welcome back for more family tech news! This week, parents of teens will want to pay attention to the Instagram news specifically. It’s nice to see Instagram finally taking their younger user’s safety into consideration. Don’t forget to follow @FamilyTech on all social platforms, and join our Facebook group to get your tech questions answered

  • New Features in Google’s Santa’s Village
    by Sarah Kimmel on December 7, 2019 at 5:26 pm

    The elves at Google have been hard at work making Santa's Village more fun and interactive than ever!

  • PlayStation Now Holds World Record
    by Sarah Kimmel on December 7, 2019 at 4:52 pm

    Sony's PlayStation now holds the World Record for best-selling console brand!

  • Vudu to Release an Original Movie: Adventure Force 5
    by Sarah Kimmel on December 6, 2019 at 4:34 pm

    Vudu is now releasing original content too. Will it be worth a watch? What is their gameplan? I'll give you a couple of my ideas.

  • Instagram Adds Better Privacy Options for Kids
    by Sarah Kimmel on December 6, 2019 at 5:01 am

    New features finally take the safety of Instagram's youngest users into consideration!

  • FightCamp Now Has Kickboxing Workouts
    by Sarah Kimmel on December 5, 2019 at 12:03 am

    Boxing gyms are pretty popular right now. There is a couple right within 5 miles of my house, in fact. However, they are expensive, and it’s cold outside now, so I don’t like to go anywhere. What if I told you, you could get a professional boxing gym workout right in your own home? FightCamp

  • Top 3 Cheap Phones For Kids in 2020
    by Sarah Kimmel on December 4, 2019 at 3:24 am

    Parents are actively searching for cheap phones for kids right now. Tis the season and all, right? Many kids have only one thing on their Christmas list this year, and that is a smartphone. My first warning to parents is not to get your kids an iPhone. They are too expensive for kids and much

  • 10 Bad Websites to Block On Your Kids Devices in 2020
    by Sarah Kimmel on December 2, 2019 at 1:57 pm

    These websites should definitely be blocked from your children's devices, even if some of them are ones you use often.

  • Why Don’t People Search? Find Your Answers!
    by Sarah Kimmel on December 1, 2019 at 10:04 pm

    It’s a question I often ponder, not just because I have a website that I would love for more people to find, but because I genuinely want to understand others. If people did some searching before asking, sites like lmgtfy.com (let me Google that for you) wouldn’t exist. I mean, even my husband is guilty