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GirlGeek of the Week
January 2001

Glennette Yelverton

Glennette Yelverton

Glennette Yelverton loved computers as soon as she gained access to one. In college she studied accounting and earned a degree in business, but it wasn't long before she realized computers are her true passion. Software in particular struck a chord with Glennette and she could be found at any given time engrossed by software manuals.

Taking advantage of her business background, Glennette worked as an accounting tech, programming business reports. When her company decided to get the entire office wired and up to geeky speed, Glennette jumped on the opportunity and became their systems analyst. She now provides training and support to users in a 14 county area and still finds time to write code.

When did you first discover your love and/or obsession with computers and technology?

I've always loved computers but I think over the past year and a half since I started doing web design, I've discovered that it goes beyond love to more of an obsession!! I absolutely am thrilled when I figure out how to do something or can pass on knowledge that I have to others to help them out.

How do you earn a living?

I'm a Systems Analyst and I do web design/hosting. My business, Premium Web Design is really booming so I may go full-time with it in the near future!!! Here's a quick story about someone who called me one day for support at my job as a systems analyst. She said that she was having trouble getting logged on to her computer. Not knowing whether she was at the windows login, the unix login, or the security login, I said, "OK well tell me where you are at." She said, "I'm sitting at my desk in my office, why?"

Do you consider yourself a Geek?

Yes, and I'm proud to be called one!

What is your favorite Website?

Honestly, there are too many wonderful sites out there to choose one!!! I enjoy sites that are inspirational and/or informational.

Common Connections
Christian Women on the Web
Digital Women
Moms Network
Make a Child Smile

What do you do when you are not working?

When would that be? LOL Not as often as I should but I do occasionally take a few hours here and there I guess. I enjoy spending time with my husband, Danny, and our beautiful daughter, Magan, who is an up and coming computer geek herself. Magan is currently learning sign language with a computer program that I bought for her. I also love to read Christian fiction and study the Bible! I am very active in church and enjoy mission work.

What's your motto?

The golden rule: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.

Who would play you in a movie about your life?

Sandra Bullock. As a matter of fact, I loved "The Net." I could really relate to her character because she was an analyst/programmer. I hope I never have to go through what she did in that movie though!!! :o)

What would be the title of your autobiography?

It would probably be something like "She did it HIS way!" because I strive daily to live my life to please God and be the best person that I can be.

Who is the person you most admire?

My mother, Arlene! She has gone through some really tough times in her life but she persevered! I am truly proud to call her my Mom. She is the type of person that would give someone the shirt off of her back AND the last penny she had. She has a really big heart and I honestly believe that I am who I am today because of the influence she has had on me.

When and where were you the happiest?

Right here, right now. I have a saying "Want what you have and you'll have what you want!"

If you could have one super power what would it be?

The ability to give other people a peace that passes all understanding! There are so many hurting people in our world today and it breaks my heart when I can't just make them feel better instantly.


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