About Shane

Howdy! My name is Shane Eckert.

I live in Fresno California with my wife and 9 children. I am a recent transplant from Livermore/Pleasanton California where I was born and raised. Livermore and Pleasanton are in the East Bay which is located in the beautiful San Francisco Bay Area.

Work
I am a Happiness Engineer at Automattic. We make WordPress, WordPress.com, and JetPack, and Akismet and many other amazing things. One of those “other” amazing things we make is WooCommerce. That’s the thing I work with the most. I work on the team that supports our WooCommerce Enterprise extensions. Things like Subscriptions, Bookings, Memberships, etc. My favorite part of the job is that I help make the web a better place.

Play
When I am not working, you can find me with my wife and children! You can read about our adventures over at Big Family Blog. I also spend quite a bit of time working on our home and property. Keeping up several acres is a lot of work and a lot of fun. We have horses and soon will have sheep and chickens!

I very much enjoy CrossFit (it saved my life!) and living healthy. I was heavily into CrossFit for several years and coached at my box in Pleasanton. I enjoy music and play guitar and piano. I read a lot and enjoy Theology, Philosophy, and Psychology. I have a B.S. Degree in Counseling Psychology from William Jessup University with a minor in Theology. Psychology remains one of my favorite subjects to read and research on.

I have a serious addiction to Coffee and watching Science Fiction. Star Trek TNG, Star Trek Voyager, Stargate SG-1, Stargate Atlantis, Sanctuary, etc. I also can’t get enough Tim Keller. I started listening to him on cassette tapes in 2001. I read and re-read his books regularly and listen to a sermon of his almost daily.

This is a Blog. 🙂 I write about what interests me, mostly faith, fitness, psychology and some family. I try to stick with posting about my family at BFB. I hope you enjoy the site!