Member Monday: Willie Jackson

Jax native and fellow coworker Willie Jackson can always be found in the CoWork Jax space optimizing the web or chatting about his recent travels. Ask him about the Eat, Pray, Love sequel, but wait until after he's had lunch... 

Company name & brief description of company:

W3 EDGE is a Boston based interactive web development and marketing agency. W3 EDGE is the creator of W3 Total Cache, a WordPress Performance Optimization (WPO) framework designed to improve user experience and page speed.

Your role/job description:

Director of Web Optimization

Describe yourself in 3 words:

Chocolatey, witty, unwilling to count. 


Bacon, Butter, and Bourbon.

Can we try this again after I've eaten?

Are you from Jacksonville, if not where?

I was born right here in Downtown Jax!

What's your favorite part about working in a coworking space in downtown Jacksonville?

It takes longer to get from the parking garage in my building to my apartment than it does for me to get from my apartment to the office :)

If you could have any special talent or ability, what would you choose?

I would like to be able to connect any printer to any computer, instantly and wirelessly. I'd have a billion dollars in the bank by the time I retire.

What’s the #1 most played song on your iPod?

a) People still use iPods? b) Under Ground Kings by Drake

A favorite quote?

We must be willing to let go of the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.

- Joseph Campbell

If you could go anywhere in the world, where would it be, and why?

I think my next international adventure will be an extended stay in Bali. I'd love to get my Eat, Pray, Love on there. Yoga, surfing, motorcycles, low cost of living, and great/healthy food? Yes please.

Favorite place to grab lunch downtown?

I've only been back in Jax (after many years away) for less than two months, but Indochine is always a solid bet.