Sarah E. Kimmel

Sarah E. Kimmel

Your family technology coach

A LITTLE ABOUT ME

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

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 coach your family to get the most out of it!

I love to writespeakteach 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

Remember the Zap game? It was the popular "viral" game before viral challenges were even a thing. Why are viral challenges so popular, why are they dangerous, and how can you keep your kids safe from participating in them? https://familytechzone.com/viral-challenges-what-they-are-and-why-theyre-dangerous/⠀

#ViralChallenges #skullbreaker #pennychallenge #skullbreakerchallenge #foodcoloringchallenge #skullcrusher #skullcrusherchallenge #familytech #techforkids #kidstech #socialmedia #tiktok #linkinprofile #ontheblog
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Well... If I had to return to the land of the snow, I might as well grab my favorite mug and drink something to warm me up. #BestDayEver #disneyland #California #CanIMoveBackHomeYet??? ...

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Such an AMAZING DAY! Loved finally getting to see Star Wars land!! Honestly, anyone that truly didn't think I'd end up at Disneyland this week while I was in town definitely doesn't know me well enough... Including myself.

#disneyland #starwars #starwarsland #happiestplaceonearth
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Running outside feels SO good!! That's it. I'm never going back home. #california ...

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And THIS is why I love the @greenlightcard I don't have to make purchase decisions. If they have money on their card, they can buy it. If they don't, they can't. LOVE how it teaches them the value of money. ...

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Wonder how I've been getting these awesome curls in my hair?? Watch my latest YouTube video for this week's #FridayFind #familytech ...

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Had a great time talking about #SaferInternetDay with @marynickleskutv on @kutv2news this morning! Check out the blog for the tips I shared with her on how to make the internet in your home safer! ...

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Did anyone else get this phishing text from "FEDEX"? Do you think you know enough to protect yourself against a similar one? ⠀

#cybersecurity #phishing #spam #howto #linkinprofile #ontheblog #familytech

https://familytechzone.com/how-to-protect-yourself-against-a-phishing-attack/
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I'm about to start a new diet, and it's the only diet that has ever worked for me. Click through to check out what it is! ⠀

#ontheblog #linkinprofile #diet #weightloss ⠀

https://familytechzone.com/the-only-diet-that-has-ever-worked-for-me/
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Got some fun stuff coming down the pipe for Family Tech! Can't wait to show everyone what I've been working on. Here's a hint... Lots more video on its way! ...

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Looking for a FREE cell phone plan for your kids that can help protect them from the dangers on the internet as well? Check out my thoughts on the new nationwide talk and text service available through @TextNow #ad https://familytechzone.com/free-texting-calling-service-for-kids-with-textnow/⠀

#digitalkids #techkids #familytech #smartphone #cellservice #techforkids
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Coolest reflection ever! #yogac940 #smarter #lenovoin ...

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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.”

DOWNLOAD MY RESUME

You can download my resume in pdf format if you like.

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LET’S GET IN TOUCH

Sarah E. Kimmel

Sarah E. Kimmel

sewkimmel@gmail.com

(435) 557-0557

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  • Friday Find – BaByBliss Curl Machine
    by Sarah Kimmel on February 15, 2020 at 3:31 am

    I have never been able to do my hair. It’s just a fact, I’m not very good at being a “girl”. I’ve tried curling wands. Hair straighteners just confused me, my hair is already straight and I just couldn’t figure out how to make it curl. That is all in the past now. My sister

  • Teaching Your Kids About Phishing & Online Scams
    by Sarah Kimmel on February 12, 2020 at 2:13 pm

    I recently mentioned some of the things to help you spot a phishing message. These tips are great, if I do say so myself, however, they are definitely more for adults than kids. Our children receive VERY different phishing attacks, and it’s important for them to follow a few key tips as well. I always

  • 3 Things For Families From Samsung Unpacked 2020
    by Sarah Kimmel on February 12, 2020 at 12:22 am

    Today Samsung held its Unpacked event. The event is usually held this time of year to announce the latest flagship phone. They have another event at the end of summer/beginning of fall to announce the latest Note products (which is usually the one I wait for). Last year, Samsung released the S10 and S10+, but

  • How To Clean Up Your Computer
    by Sarah Kimmel on February 11, 2020 at 7:48 pm

    Today is national “Clean Out Your Computer Day”! Since you can’t typically SEE the digital clutter, it’s really easy to ignore it. The more you ignore the digital clutter though, the faster your computer will wear down and slow down. With today being the day set aside to clean out your computer on an annual

  • 5 Tips To Make the Internet Safer in Your Home
    by Sarah Kimmel on February 11, 2020 at 3:20 pm

    Today is Safer Internet Day! A day to promote the safe and positive use of digital technology for children and young people.

  • How to Protect Yourself Against a Phishing Attack
    by Sarah Kimmel on February 10, 2020 at 2:23 pm

    One of the most popular ways to get your information is to simply ask you for it. It’s true. These phishing attacks are becoming more and more clever and convincing every day. Knowing what to watch for is essential in making sure you protect yourself, your data, and your finances! Attacks can happen over your

  • The Only Diet That Has Ever Worked For Me!
    by Sarah Kimmel on February 9, 2020 at 4:50 pm

    I have a confession to make, although I’ve basically already said it a couple of times in different posts. Aside from my pregnancies, I currently weigh more than I have ever weighed in my life. I know that some people would still be thrilled to be the size I am (I’ve never had to go

  • Facebook is Getting a Facelift!
    by Sarah Kimmel on February 7, 2020 at 4:50 am

    Facebook is about to change it up again, and I’m sure there will be the inevitable posts from people wanting it to go back to the way it was. Most of the time I LOVE when things get updated. I feel like it makes it more modern and I feel like I’ve got the latest

  • Top 10 Super Bowl Commercials for 2020 and Two Duds
    by Sarah Kimmel on February 3, 2020 at 5:17 am

    My top 10 Super Bowl Commercials for 2020, and had to throw in the 2 that I thought were the absolute worst. Which were your favorites?

  • FREE Texting & Calling Service for Kids with TextNow
    by Sarah Kimmel on January 31, 2020 at 3:01 pm

    This post is sponsored by TextNow, all thoughts and opinions are my own. I remember when I was a kid, I could just wander the neighborhood and ask people if they can play, or just head to the park on my bike. There was no such thing as texting and calling service for kids! We