Hi, I’m Maryann :) I spent most of my first seven years as a preacher’s kid living in a country parsonage in Turlock, California before my family moved back to Modesto, where I was born. I grew up there until I moved with my husband, Lee, to his first duty station at Ft. Bragg, North Carolina, where our boys Ethan and David were born. Shortly after Lee’s deployment to Panama and just before 9-11, Lee reenlisted to Ft. Huachuca, Arizona and we bought our first home in Hereford, where we lived after Lee exited the military. We owned four acres of mesquite tree and cactus covered land, and loved the quail, road runners, monsoons, and sunsets. Eventually we decided we wanted to move closer to our Modesto family, so we sold our home and moved to Ft. Hunter-Liggett, California for a year before buying a home in Modesto. We’ve been here ever since.
I love apologetics, philosophy, and writing. I worked in autism as a para-educator for five years with Stanislaus County Office of Education, and earned an associate degree in Humanities through Modesto Junior College. I also hold a Certificate in Christian Apologetics through Biola University. I was the original admin of the Christian Apologetics Alliance (CAA) group blog from July of 2012 to April of 2015, served as President of the CAA June 1 of 2014 to September 3 of 2015, and stepped down from the admin team February of 2019.
You can follow me on Twitter @Ichthus77, connect with the Ichthus77 community on Facebook, or look me up on Google+. I am most active on Positive Modesto News on Facebook and Twitter, and greatly encourage you to join Nextdoor.com to connect with your neighbors.
[I’m also a freelancer. You can hire me on Upwork (profile). Browse What I Do and check out some feedback from my clients. My Skype name is simply “maryannspikes” but I recommend emailing me first to set up an appointment for an interview. You may also fill out a form to request a project. Here is my standard Quick Quote.]