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About Us at Solar Energy Pros
Welcome to this page about the folks (us) at Solar Energy Pros!
and Linda (Lin) Schneider.
Lin grew up on the East
Coast, living in
Pennsylvania first, then moving to other areas before going to
California in the early 1980s, where we eventually
David: I was born in
Lima, Peru, and
lived for much of my early life in South America. I graduated high
school and attended college in California. My two sons were the
products of a first marriage. Matt lives currently in Maui, Hawaii,
and Josh in California.
living in Hawaii, I
met Lin (living in California) through mutual friends. We were
married in Kailua-Kona, the Big Island, where our daughter Kelsey
we both work via the internet, we
have been free
to live pretty much anywhere in the world.
Lin and I
have lived in 4 countries in Central
America doing volunteer work as Jehovah's Witnesses for most of the
years since 1992. During that time we supported ourselves first as
teachers and then working via the internet.
went through major
empty nest syndrome when our daughter, Kelsey, decided to stay in
Bolivia, South America, where we had been living during her teen
that time, Lin and I
made the decision to say goodbye to the balmy evenings of the south
to move to the evergreen State of Washington to help care for my
December of 2009, Lin and I were able to move again; this time to
the "tropical desert" beach town of Los Organos in Northern Peru.
Naturally, we are happy to be able to pursue two of our hobbies,
surfing and collecting sea glass, during our non-working hours.
Here on the North Coast of Peru, the abundance of sunny days and
closeness to the Equator (along with a lack of hot water) naturally
turned our thoughts to a topic that had been of interest to us for
a long time - alternative energy, especially harnessing solar
Early in 2010, Kelsey married
a great guy,
Cesar Mendizabal, and lives in Cochabamba, Bolivia, one country
south of us now.
Kelsey and Cesar
are with David's oldest son, Matt "Sharky" Schneider, a longtime
surfer who lives on Kauai.
David, Matt, and Lin
son, Josh, with his wife
Claudia and daughters Arianna and Kiley, live in Northern
Claudia, and Kiley
All in all, we have a
great family and friends, are spiritually "well-nourished," and are
able to live a fascinating life here in Peru or elsewhere!
How we created this site: We always wanted to do
home, from any part of the world, which would bring in a monthly
We also wanted to work at our convenience and at the same time
enjoy doing it, too. We knew internet was the best way to
accomplish this. We had tried several things on the net, but
nothing came close to our expectations.
Then we stumbled upon SiteBuildIt
(SBI) which we studied in detail. SBI had
everything we were looking for, in fact much more than we had
SBI guided us, non-techies, to build a successful website
step-by-step at our own pace, helping us to build a nice little
niche based on the passion and knowledge of sea glass
Started in December 2008, that site, OdysseySeaGlass.com, has done way
better than we ever
expected with over 600 visitors a day now and around $300 a month
coming in from just the Google ads.
So early in 2010, we started two more sites, Inside-Peru.com,
and this one, Solar-Energy-Pros.com.
We now enjoy every moment creating this site. During the process,
we have learned many new things that otherwise we wouldn't have
known at all.
If you too have a passion like us, whatever you are passionate
about, and want to go forward to fulfill your dream, you are most
welcome to have a look at how we did it.
Watch this Video.
If you are a person capable of following the instructions on your own
to build your site and/or run a successful web business just click here.
If you are a person who needs person to person help with an
instructor to take you through the steps to build and run a
successful web business, just click
here to take
the elearning course of 12 weeks.
It's of interest to know that the SBI course is taught in 25
Universities around the world at the time of this writing and more
are currently being.
us if you have questions about building a website like
We hope that you have success with your online business.
David and Lin Schneider