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

Going LIVE todat at 1 PM PST to interview @gryphonconnect founder John Wu! Send me your questions on parental controls and I'll make sure to ask him all about it. ...

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I'm doing a podcast style interview with @boomerangparentalcontrol Co-creator Justin Payeur! Tune in and bring your parental control questions!! #parentalcontrols #parenting #familytech #techkids ...

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Checking out the new Spotify kids app! Looks like a great option for the younger folks! #familytech #music #spotify🎧 #techkids #app ...

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Have you downloaded the new @sonos app yet? Do you like the new features? I'm loving the Google Assistant features!! #newtechnology #familytech #music #smarthome #spotify🎧 ...

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What shows will you watch "together, apart"? @hulu and @plex.tv are offering watch parties so you can watch a show with your friends from around the world! ...

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Whenever my daughter is being annoying with her friends, I have to remind myself that I used to run around screaming "Where?" During the song "Whoomp there it is"... She's playing D&D with her friends over Zoom... Have to admit, I'm a bit proud. Even if she does scream out occasionally when something happens.
#dungeonsanddragons #techkids #familytech #zoomlife #dandd
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Take it from someone who has been working out from home for over 20 years, I've checked out ALL of the fitness channels and I have broken down which ones I think are the best. Go check out some of my favorite FREE streaming workouts today! https://familytechzone.com/the-best-free-streaming-workouts/⠀

#linkinprofile #ontheblog #fitness #stayathome #covid19 #coronavirus #workout #streaming #youtube #highfitness
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Someone is already used to her new normal. My daughter takes her for a walk as a break between her online lessons now at 10:30. I think she likes it. I guess you can teach an old dog new tricks! #dogsofinstagram #yellowlab #dog #labsofinstagram ...

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My @lenovo Yoga Smart Tab is the perfect companion during my 3 hour IV infusion. Which movie should I watch?? #immunecompromised #ulcerativecolitis #autoimmunedisease ...

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This is my #workfromhome setup! Let's see yours! Use #wfh and tag me in your post! I want to see how you work from home. #quarantine #coronavirus #covid_19 ...

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Layering your parental controls is essential for protecting your children from the dangers of the internet a d social media. Check out the layers you need #ontheblog #linkinprofile https://familytechzone.com/how-to-layer-your-parental-controls/

#parenting #parentalcontrols #savethekids #familytech #digitalnatives #kidstech #techkids
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As much as I complain about being in #utah I will say this... Not too shabby of a view during my run today. #beutahful #running #garmin #runnersofinstagram #halfmarathontraining #training ...

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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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  • Spotify Kids Walkthrough
    by Sarah Kimmel on June 15, 2020 at 2:47 pm

    Many parents have a hard time allowing their children access to Spotify. There are a TON of inappropriate songs and podcasts that kids can stumble across or search out within an app like Spotify. Recently Spotify released a new app called Spotify Kids. The app has a curated selection of content that are age appropriate

  • How to Combat Subscription Fatigue
    by Sarah Kimmel on June 14, 2020 at 4:40 pm

    I know this post comes just one day after I mentioned how everyone who uses Marco Polo (and I mean, if you aren’t using it yet, what are you waiting for???) should sign up for a Plus subscription, but it did get me thinking about subscription fatigue. Back in the day, you would pay for

  • All About the Marco Polo Plus Subscription
    by Sarah Kimmel on June 13, 2020 at 6:39 pm

    My favorite communication app, Marco Polo, has recently started rolling out a new Plus subscription to their app. A lot of the features you are used to getting for free are actually moving into the premium model, and this is making a lot of people upset. When you are used to getting something for free,

  • How to Setup Parental Controls for TikTok
    by Sarah Kimmel on June 10, 2020 at 2:51 pm

    One of the biggest complaints about TikTok is that there is a plethora of inappropriate content for teens and tweens. The app itself is rated T for Teen, meaning children under 13 should probably not have their own account anyway. TikTok is pretty fun to browse through though, and many kids love to create videos

  • Watching Shows Together, Apart, With Hulu, Plex and Netflix
    by Sarah Kimmel on June 9, 2020 at 2:19 pm

    Not to be confused with my latest YouTube channel obsession from Josh Gad… Reunited Apart, which if you haven’t watched yet, just stop what you are doing and watch all of the episodes. While Josh is reuniting cast members over Zoom, I am talking about watching shows with your friends and family in your own

  • Does This Attacker Have My Password??
    by Sarah Kimmel on June 8, 2020 at 1:52 pm

    Recently a relative of mine got a concerning email. They called me immediately to ask about it. I have seen this particular scam several times, and thought I had already written about it, but I did a search and came up empty! So apparently I have not written this up yet. The email plays on

  • The BEST Paid Streaming Workout Services
    by Sarah Kimmel on May 5, 2020 at 2:45 pm

    Yesterday I broke down all of the best FREE streaming workouts you can handle. Today we are taking a spin around the best paid streaming workouts. As I mentioned yesterday, I’ve been working out from home for over 20 years. I have tried out SO many paid services, so now you can glean from my

  • The Best FREE Streaming Workouts
    by Sarah Kimmel on May 4, 2020 at 2:05 pm

    I am a SUCKER for at-home workouts. I’ve been working out in the comfort of my own home for at least 20 years. It all started with a little VHS set that I purchased in college called Tae Bo. Man, I loved Billy Blanks and his horrible queuing and uneven sets. When I finally purchased

  • Rocketbook Provides Free Resources For Organized Online Learning
    by Sarah Kimmel on April 6, 2020 at 9:47 pm

    For years my favorite organization tool has been my Rocketbook notebooks. I have a few of them, and even a tiny one that stays in my purse for those last-minute notes, even though I also own a Note 10, which I love as well. What is great about Rocketbook is that you can snap a

  • Helping Your Kids Stay Connected When School Is Out
    by Sarah Kimmel on March 25, 2020 at 7:45 pm

    These are definitely challenging times. Most children are now attending school from home. Parents are working from home where possible. Very little social interaction is taking place as the nation starts practicing social distancing. A word we’d never really heard or used before, but is quickly becoming part of our everyday language. Helping your kids