I am a freelance site builder and themer located in the Chicagoland area.
Yes, a properly themed version of this site is forthcoming, complete with portfolio. Patience, grasshopper.
I came to Drupal when 6 was still shiny and new and have never looked back. With my own clients and contract work, I've built small to medium sites in a variety of fields.
Very early in my Drupal days, I joined up with the Fox Valley Drupal Users Group, eventually becoming co-organizer. As an active community member, I also help organize DrupalCamp Fox Valley and MidCamp.
In my not-Drupal day job, I manage social media, front end for our company's .NET cms, perform light video production and print jobs, and help run our annual conference for 1,200 marketers.