Who We Are
In the World Wide Web, the people are represented by two separate yet equally important groups: the users, who browse the web and consume its content, and the members of Web Services, who create and maintain that content. These are their stories.
Programming for the web since he was a wee lad, Tony has a great appreciation for efficiency, minimal design, and programmatic eloquence. Wherever there is time being wasted, he'll be there with a script. Whenever there is injustice done to a website being rendered in an obscure outdated browser, he'll be there. Wherever there is ajax in distress, never fear. Recent reports mention him wielding a large camera and microphone. In 2019, Tony was promoted to Web Services Manager.
David is the fearless leader and VP of Marketing and Web Services. In addition to co-authoring the Professional WordPress book from Wrox publishing and being a Zend Certified Engineer, David is skilled in design, development, and loud typing. His years of experience enable him to sail the sea of project deadlines like a crafty pirate (even though he prefers ninjas) all while maintaining high morale among the crew.
While not pecking corn, or reading War and Peace, I stand up for all that is good in Web Standards. I encourage the other Web Services Team Members to write validating code, remember security, make beautiful designs and not to eat at KFC (they could have been distant cousins). I am also a card carrying member of the Snow Beaver Field Research Organization (SBFRO) and enjoy participating in their research expeditions on my days off. For the record, I am also the fastest typist in the department with my hunt and pecking.
As Manager of Marketing, Peter specializes in graphical bedazzlement and textual enchantment. When he isn't creating vector art with the greatest of ease he can be found roaming the halls of the internet searching out the next big thing to keep you ahead of the curve. Insert buzzwords here as necessary.
Sam, the former team intern, gone pro, is rearing to take your web presence to the next level. Web hosting? Email issue? Need a better driver for your graphics card? Shopping for something bigger than an iPhone but smaller than a full sized iPad? Coined "SUPERSAM" by satisfied clients, Sam will save the day!
As the senior (citizen) member of the web services team, Kurt is a jack-of-all-trades developer. Mix a bunch of WordPress with a little jQuery with a lot of CSS & HTML with some PHP and you have a well-rounded web dev dude. Give him a website problem and he'll find a solution. Just don't ask him for a solution to the loud typing in web services. Do ask him about his grilled chicken recipe, but not in front of the Web Standards Chicken.
Manager of Communications and Content Marketing. Esteban knows exactly the right way to put words together. If you have less writing experience he can help you make fewer mistakes!
Better than Nicholas Cage's best movie, this guy is here to nurture any WordPress or programmatical error tossed his way. In the rare event that he's not working on a side project, he likes to spend time with his Golden Retreiver, Leyna. While he does occasionally get some sleep, it's probably in a chair while working through the middle of the night. Luckily, he's usually woken by the burn of his laptop on his upper thighs.
Susanna comes to us from a Human Resources background that has given her a passion for Customer Service. She loves projects, research, writing, and long walks on the beach. With her move to Web Services, her desire is to continue providing support as she learns the ins and outs of Website Accessibility so she can assist CU*Answers and you as we work toward creating a more accessible experience for everybody.
Emily is awesome. She knows just the right order for all the words and exactly where all the punctuation marks go! She's a great force of nature on our content marketing team.
David got into Web Development while working for a previous employer while trying to figure out ways to cut down on time he was spending on certain projects. Since then he has gone down that rabbit hole and is always coming up with projects centered around learning a new aspect. Outside of work, you can find him playing volleyball, hiking, reading, and/or hanging out with his son and nephews.
Minnesotan-turned-Michigander, Addie is a Graphic Designer with a passion for art and Hot Dish. Addie enjoys illustration, logo design, and building the perfect moodboard for design inspiration. Outside of work she can be found antiquing, reading, or creating.