So – who am I?

Ma-Chips-smileI am M.A. Bell, owner of AlphaMare Web Services. And that’s my current horse, Chips, in the photo with me.

I have been working with and around horses for over 50 years, as a rider, owner and coach in both Hunter/Jumper and Dressage. I hunted with the Lake of Two Mountains Hunt, and also spent several years in the Southern States working with racing Thoroughbreds both on and off the track (I actually touched Secretariat!). I’ve ridden 5-gaited horses and done some Western reining.

As an experienced horsewoman who has worked with a wide variety of breeds and disciplines, I am well aware that horses, while a true passion, are also labour and time intensive. For this reason few, if any, of the people who work with and care for them will have the time to build or maintain a website.

About 23 years ago, I first discovered computers, and then the Internet. Since then, I’ve been as hooked on the Web as I am on horses. I created my first website in 1996!

I have a College certificate in Visual Arts, and a degree in Fine Arts from Queens University. Several years ago I went back to College to expand my knowledge of the technologies required to create top-quality websites, and graduated from John Abbott College with an A.E.C. in Web Technology.

I worked for a Web Design firm in Montreal for a while, and learned a lot there, but really wanted to find a way to combine my love of horses with my training in design and programming. So I struck out on my own and established AlphaMare.

AlphaMare is a full service web provider – whatever you need, from a full site from scratch including domain registration and hosting, to just updating and maintaining an existing site – I can give you what you want.

I work closely with each client, ensuring the look and feel of the site meets their approval. Then I add some technical magic and voila! A website that is attractive, clear, efficient, and user-friendly.

I pride myself on the quality of my work and attention to detail in making all the web sites I produce as user friendly and compatible as possible to ensure that they work equally well in all of the main web browsers, and across all desktop platforms. The depth of experience I bring to my work ensures that each site I create is thematically appropriate for the target market.

Unlike many large web development companies, the fact that I am entirely responsible for the work I produce ensures that each project is special to me, not just another cookie-cutter job, and so it is given the attention it deserves. With AlphaMare you will experience an exceptional level of personal service and flexibility.

Whatever your discipline and whatever your market – breeding, sales, boarding, lessons, trails, coaching, or products and services for the equine set, I can get you online and visible.

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