Monday, July 28, 2008


Hello All,

Well my name is Brian Shimelonis and I live in the San Francisco Bay Area here in California. I have spent many years in working and managing teams in the Customer Service field however am looking to change careers by becoming an Online Community Manager. I really just want to learn anything and everything I can about online communities which is why I am taking this course. 

Brian Shimelonis


Mike Bogle said...

Hi Brian,

Nice to meet you. I'm originally from California as a matter of fact, though down South in Long Beach. Been a while since I was last back, but I definitely like SF - and especially just south of there in Big Sur.

Anyway the FOC course is really shaping up to be something special I think - I'm loving the participation we're seeing in the Google Group. Hopefully this will grow over time and keep itself up through the end of the session (and beyond).



Brian Shimelonis said...

Hello Mike,

It's great to meet you and thanks for taking the time to drop me a comment on my blog. I'm really looking forward to this class I feel like I have learned so much and it's only week one. Looks like the people here are cool as well. I'm new to all of this so it's going to be interesting.

So you're originally from Ca? I used to live somewhat close to Long Beach over in Orange County. My fiancée and I just recently moved up here to the Bay Area and we just love it.

Say I noticed that you listed "the Art of Happiness" to your favorite books. I just started reading it myself and am really enjoying it! Well I'm off to the next classmate's blog. Again thanks for posting and perhaps we can chat again in the future.

Brian Shimelonis

vcautin said...

Hi Brian!
Nice meeting you here.
I am also here hoping for a career change. I would like to become an e-learning facilitator.
See you around!