Tony’s story is one of constantly pursuing happiness. Not following the money, but rather his heart. And through this approach, a lot of happiness and peace in life has been found.
His journey begins with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from WPI, Worcester, MA. Which resulted in his first (and only) corporate job working for General Electric as an engineer, and then eventually, numerous supervisory roles in many businesses throughout the Midwest.
But after six years of making pretty good money and advancing quickly up the corporate ladder, there was a void. So like any “naive” twenty-something, he tendered his resignation, walked away from his stock options, job “security” and more and opened a retail store. Runner’s Edge in Melrose, MA would be home to Tony’s career for the next twelve years. Selling running related product, and following his passion.
Then, as a “naive” forty-something, Tony would once again follow his heart. He sold the business in 2008, at the top of his game. Once again leaving a bit of money on the table. This time it was about focusing 100% on being the best father and husband possible.
During this time, Tony would self-teach himself how to program, web design, SEO and more. His first endeavor was a fully-automated trading system in the futures market. Which he operates to this day. Those same skills gave birth to his next business, UpEarlyDesigns.
It’s been one exciting journey. One that Tony documents in his personal blog.
Tony lives in Denver, CO with his wife, two daughters and two dogs. He is also an avid athlete who has completed three Ironman, ten (and counting) ultra-marathons, a double Grand Canyon crossing, a 200 mile run through the Colorado trail at 10,000 feet and more.
-Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
-Website Security & Maintenance
-Website Speed & User Experience
"I can’t say enough about the skills these guys demonstrated in the development of not one, but 2 sites for us. They asked the right questions, and delivered an outstanding product in a timely manner. Knowledge of the digital world and the ability to produce an appealing site, together with the listening skills and patience enabled them to understand and implement my desires, with respect for my time combined to make a pleasant experience.I recommend Up Early Designs without reservation."
"I’m really thankful that I found Tony. I’m pretty techy, but figuring out SEO for my blog was beyond me. He not only spent a lot of time doing research, and then understanding my needs and doing the work… but he spends time monitoring my site and then teaching me stuff.It’s really hard to find people you can trust to help you, and I trust Tony and UpEarlyDesigns completely.I’ve recommended them to friends and colleagues, and continue to use their services."
"I found Up Early Designs through a friend referral and I’m thrilled at the work Tony has done for us. We are a technology company and Tony designed a professional but lively and visually attractive website for us. So many technology websites are the same boring style but Tony help us with his creativity and expertise to create a unique site. We get compliments on our website all the time. Tony was very easy to work with, got things done quickly and walked us through each phase. We are very happy and would not hesitate to use him again for other projects."