Meet Our Intern – Shaquille Telford
Loebig Ink Team Member: Shaquille Telford
Loebig Ink intern Shaquille Telford comes to Loebig Ink with a long history of loving all things internet. When he was young, his parents let him use a computer from time to time. It caught his attention right away. Eventually online entertainment led Shaquille to build websites, create blogs, make YouTube videos, and more. “I probably tried everything you can do on the internet which only increased my love for it,” he says.
Eventually, while exploring how and where to learn more about the World Wide Web, Shaquille came across Brian Loebig and Loebig Ink. After having known Brian for several months, the chance arose for an internship with the company. He snapped up the opportunity to learn with Brian and the rest of the team about how to provide value to other businesses through the internet.
So far, search engine optimization is the Loebig Ink service Shaquille has been enjoying learning about the most. He finds it exciting to discover and hone the details of the SEO process — everything from how to make a website searchable to getting pages to the top of Google. He is happy to be part of the team.
However, Shaquille’s life hardly exists only online. One month into beginning to work with Loebig Ink, his son was born. While he worried that spending time with his child would make him less available and thus a burden to the others, everyone congratulated him and has been open to working with him around his new schedule. He is glad to find that everyone seems to work together well and has been accommodating.
When he’s not working on something for Loebig Ink, Shaquille is most likely spending his free time writing poetry and being with family. He says being a parent is a joy… and a challenge. Having a 4-year-old means that he may well have seen the Disney movie, Zombies, 20 times in the past week! One of his goals is to run a program one day to teach parents how to break their bad habits to become better people and, in turn, better parents.
Bonus facts about Shaquille Telford:
Though he looks and sounds American to most, he was born in the Bahamas.
He once swam with stingrays. He claims they aren’t as scary in person as you might think, but he probably won’t swim with them again!