About Jeffrey Atherton

Jeffrey Atherton

Jeffrey Atherton

Digital Marketing

Believe it or not I didn't start my adult career as a web developer!

Why?

There WAS no web back then!

I graduated college with a degree in Music Education and promptly started my career as a public school music and drama teacher.

But, what I secretly wanted to be was a professional ACTOR!

Through the 80's (yes, that long ago) I taught school during the day and performed with the local community theater at night.

In 1985 I added church music director to my list of duties.

By 1989, I was FRIED! No, not FIRED. FRIED! As in a French Fry!

4 years of 18 hour days had taken it's toll. I made a radical (at least for my friends and family) decision. I quit teaching, quit my church job, auditioned and was cast in my first professional theater gig. A 5 month tour around the U.S. performing shows for elementary, middle and high schools.

I LOVED IT!


I spent the next 10 years traveling from regional theater, to national and international tours, to summer stock. In between acting gigs I waited tables and bar-tended in New York City. Which is where I met my wife-to-be in 1996.

Commodore VIC 20 - Max Height Web Solutions - Website Design and Digital Marketing
Commodore VIC 20

During my entire adult life, I had been an avid computer hobbyist. Starting in 1982 with the home computer "toy", the Commodore Vic 20.

In 1997, just for fun, I created my first website in HTML. It was a horrible website by ANY standard, and a complete BLAST for me. I was hooked!

Now married with children and living in Denver CO, I was still professionally acting as well as teaching private vocal and acting students in my home studio. One of actor friends was starting up a new theater company and asked if I could make one of these new things called a website for him. I agreed to do it and told him he would have to pay me $100 (stop laughing).

A new side business was born! Max Height Design Studio.

That was the year 2000. I'll refer you to the "rest of the story" (apologies to Paul Harvey) above under OUR HISTORY.