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

A brand new canvas to paint!! Just got a new #yogac930!! Thanks #lenovoin!! Vote in my stories for your favorite sticker! ...

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This is CES for me. The @lgusa booth is always completely amazing and breathtaking!! #ces2020 ...

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Let's get this party started! Follow along in my stories for all the latest tech! #ces2020 ...

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I was totally stuck trying to start a bullet journal until I found @getrocketbook. Check out how I use it to create a bullet journal that is easily digitized. I promise, I have ZERO artistic talent. Anyone can do this! #Rocketbook #getorganized #newyear #organization #productivity #newyearresolutions #linkinprofile #ontheblog https://familytechzone.com/my-favorite-digital-physical-journal-rocketbook/ ...

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Are you a little too trusting when looking at app ratings. There's something important you might be missing! Check out what you need to pay attention to when doing your research about whether or not your child can use a particular app!⠀

#ESRB #rating #parentalcontrol #parents #digitalkids #techkids #apps #smartphone #linkinprofile #OnTheBlog https://familytechzone.com/can-app-ratings-be-trusted/
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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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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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LOCATION

  • Screen Mirroring to a Drawing Pad with the Wacom One
    by Sarah Kimmel on January 8, 2020 at 3:36 pm

    My daughter is actually a pretty phenomenal artist. I honestly don’t know where she gets it from. I can’t even draw a stick figure. Yet, here she is creating stuff like this… So, a while back I got her a Wacom tablet so she could start creating things in Photoshop on the computer, in addition

  • Help Prevent Infant Deaths Using CoPilot Alert System
    by Sarah Kimmel on January 8, 2020 at 4:47 am

    How did we become so busy that we have started to forget about our children who are strapped in a car seat, but here we are. Is it possible to help prevent infant deaths by using a device? I watched this video once, and it literally broke my heart. I swear, I’m not crying, you’re

  • Brilliant Adds Dimmer Switch and Smart Plug
    by Sarah Kimmel on January 7, 2020 at 4:50 pm

    One of my favorite smart home devices this year has now added a few more products to its lineup! Many people didn’t want to replace all of their switches with a full panel smart home controller, especially when they were very close to each other, including me. I solved this problem by adding several Wemo

  • Introducing Lynq, the People Compass
    by Sarah Kimmel on January 7, 2020 at 4:29 pm

    I live near the mountains in Utah. I’m not sure if you’ve ever been adventuring in the mountains, but cell service is almost non-existent, especially the higher up you go. This is also true at many national parks, including Zion, which we visited this summer. As you go on hikes or camping, sometimes the group

  • Sleep Number Shows Off New Climate Controlled Bed
    by Sarah Kimmel on January 7, 2020 at 4:05 pm

    As someone who lives in Utah, it gets really cold. I am not a fan of the cold. I can usually be found on a snowy day huddled up in my house with my robe and some hot chocolate. If it’s snowing, I’m not going. At least according to the shirt my friend just bought

  • TiVo Announces Streaming Device
    by Sarah Kimmel on January 7, 2020 at 3:42 pm

    I had all but written TiVo off as stuck in an ancient business model. Who wants to pay $15/month just to be able to access their antenna shows? Especially if they have to pay this on top of all of the other subscriptions they are using like Netflix, Hulu, and Disney+. The old model just

  • How to Create New Healthy Habits
    by Sarah Kimmel on January 4, 2020 at 2:35 am

    Creating healthy habits in your life can be made easier using one of these apps.

  • The Best To-Do List Apps of 2020
    by Sarah Kimmel on January 3, 2020 at 4:48 am

    I've literally tried all of the most popular to-do list apps, here are my favorites!

  • The Best Goal-Setting Apps of 2020
    by Sarah Kimmel on January 1, 2020 at 11:43 pm

    It’s the beginning of a new month, a new year… a NEW DECADE! What an amazing time to set some self-improvement goals. I generally don’t like setting New Year Resolutions. The reason for this is there is an expectation of failure for New Year Resolutions. Most people start out with great intentions and then life

  • My Favorite Digital/Physical Journal, Rocketbook
    by Sarah Kimmel on December 30, 2019 at 11:04 pm

    I tried to get into bullet journaling. I really really did. I scoured the internet for bullet journal ideas, I pinned like crazy, but I realized one thing. I do not have an artistic bone in my body. My other problem with Bullet Journals is I kept wanting to get it set up PERFECTLY right.