Decades of experience

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In 1995, Brian Forth founded SiteCrafting from his home while working as a teacher in Tacoma, WA. Three years later, he was devoting his full-time energy to the company, and established it as a sole-proprietorship. One of SiteCrafting’s first large projects was as a contractor for Knowledge Universe. Begun in 1999, this project was to develop a custom Learning Management System for TeacherUniverse, Inc. A year later, SiteCrafting also launched an LMS for IntegrateOnline. This program was deployed in Georgia, North Carolina, and Nevada schools, and went on to earn a nomination for a Codie Award for Best Online Training Product.

 

With a steady stream of quality work coming its way, SiteCrafting incorporated in Tacoma in November 2001. That same year, the company moved to offices in downtown Tacoma, and hired its first two non-owner employees. A short time later, SiteCrafting acquired Dynamics in Design and moved to even larger downtown offices. With a continued commitment to producing excellent work, SiteCrafting has continued to expand its offerings as it has grown to a 31-person company with offices in Tacoma, Seattle, and Spokane. Our customers range from small to large corporations, municipalities, and governmental agencies.

 

 

SiteCrafting was named one of “The 10 Most Dependable Web Design Firms of the West” for 2007. In 2008, 2009 and 2011 SiteCrafting was also recognized as one of the “Top 10 Fastest Growing Companies” in the South Sound. SiteCrafting was recognized by Bloomberg Business Week at one of the top 100 Inner City firms in the United States in 2010 and 2011 and by Forbes Magazine in 2012 and 2013. SiteCrafting has been recognized as the Top Place to Work by the Business Examiner.

 

 

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Will work for coffee...or bacon...

Brian Forth

President

Brian is our sage advisor and fearless leader. Since 1995 he’s been guiding clients to use technology as a means of growth and sustainability. Contrary to popular belief, Brian does more than sit in front of a computer 24-hours a day. He loves fly fishing and looks forward to his annual Alaska trek where there are more bears and fish than servers and lines of code. Brian has a double major in theology and philosophy, and a minor in education. He also played baseball for Gonzaga University and was once named Pac 10 Player of the Week.

Prior to starting SiteCrafting, Brian worked at The Walt Disney Company, was a Product Manager for Knowledge Universe, and was an elementary school teacher and technology coordinator. 
Brian Forth

Fish On!

Mike Ash

Director of Technology & Development

Mike guides clients through the entire project lifecycle and particularly manages the development phase. He's one of the first SiteCrafting employees and has helped the company grow into what it is today. Mike enjoys cooking, video games, fishing and hiking.

Mike Ash

Go Hawks! L.O.B.

Ken Foubert

Web Production Manager

Ken puts the focus on client needs. He manages the web development team while also spinning records and creating a good office vibe. Ken volunteers for the Special Olympics through Pierce County Friends & Athletes. Let us know if you need help translating one of Ken’s “Foubertisms.”
Ken Foubert

That's pretty slick...

Andrzej Koziol

Web Production Manager

Andrzej coordinates project development and also rolls up his sleeves and helps on development efforts. He guides past and current clients with their day-to-day web needs. He’s a master at solving bugs discovered through the development process. Andrzej may sound like a nerd, but isn’t. In his off-hours he loves sports, especially ones involving water.
Andrzej Koziol

I can fix a lot of things...

Mark Neidlinger

Customer Success Manager

Mark's idea of a success is when SiteCrafting's clients are not just happy, but successful. Successful clients make him happy! If Mark wasn’t a tech guy, he’d probably be a farmer. Or a chef.

Mark Neidlinger

I've never been so sure about being unsure of anything in my life.

Joe Izenman

Systems Administrator

Joe makes sure we have the computers, servers and other systems necessary to keep the company and client websites running. He lives by the motto “if it’s broken, don’t just fix it. Make it better.” Joe bikes to work every day (and makes only one exception – if the roads are icy) and owns 10 different musical instruments. And he can play them all.
Joe Izenman

Have you tried turning it off and on again?

Reena Hensley

Senior Front End Developer

Our resident cheerleader and motivator – go team! – Reena is involved in all front-end development work at SiteCrafting. She appreciates beautiful design and enjoys being active, spending time with loved ones and playing the occasional video game.
Reena Hensley

Hakuna Matata

Mark Walker

Sanitation Engineer

Mark joined the SiteCrafting team in October 2006. He's well known around the office for his love of all things sports and makes a game of keeping our offices clean and sparkling. Mark became involved in the Special Olympics with baseball and basketball. He still is very active in Special Olympics and also plays on two softball teams.
Mark Walker

You're fired!

Sarah Champion

Director of Operations

We'd be lost without Sarah. She keeps things running across the company so the designers and developers can perform to their optimum levels. Outside of work, Sarah supports the local music and arts community and loves skiing, kayaking, photography, and traveling with her husband and daughter.
Sarah Champion

That's awesome. You're awesome.

Kirk Solar

Senior Web Developer

Just call him magic – Kirk turns designs into functioning websites and apps. And his philosophy of measure twice, cut once makes him accurate and efficient. At home you’ll find him hanging with his family or heading out for a long walk.
Kirk Solar

Milk was a bad choice.

Phil Price

Software Architect

Phil keeps the model smart, the controller flexible and the view pretty. What’s that mean? He takes the idea of a website and writes the code that powers actual websites. He also chauffeurs his family on road trips and is the composer of electronic beats.
Phil Price

Code like you're building an army of robots.

Glen Weiman

Art Director

Glen’s approach is 1 + 1 > 2 and he proves that every day as he gets creative ideas flowing, designs awesome websites and capably works with clients and our team. You’ll probably see him presenting concepts. He’s also our resident jokester and extreme snowboarding, biking, hiker-guy.
Glen Weiman

Ladderball champion!

AJ Gordon

Chief Financial Officer

AJ’s world revolves around spreadsheets, calculators and checkbooks. Budgeting and reporting are the name of his game. Though his career as a professional skimboarder was cut short in 2012, you can still find AJ outside riding his Harley or golfing.
AJ Gordon

We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.

Albert Zaballero

Web Application Developer

Albert is a web application code developer specializing in ASP/MVC.NET and enjoys solving complicated coding problems. What does that mean to you? He helps clients reach goals with the right-fitting solution. Albert shows his soft side while working part-time as a veterinary assistant.
Albert Zaballero

Don't settle for 'good enough', aim higher.

Aaron Marth

Senior Web Designer

Marth designs, modifies and supports customer websites. He’s also on the strategic team for planning and designing new SiteCrafting solutions. Marth loves design and is also into photography, his Weimaraner puppy, coffee (always black), the Seahawks, music, the outdoors…the list goes on. Yep, he’s pretty interesting.
Aaron Marth

If you're gonna be a bear, be a grizzly.

Sean Dean

Senior Web Developer

What does a senior web developer do? According to Sean, “They make websites work. They make them fast. And pretty.” Sean’s building expertise isn’t limited to code – he’s an avid woodworker.
Sean Dean

I could be good at this if I was awake.

Meredith Taylor

Finance Coordinator

It’s up to Meredith to track project budgets and make sure the checks received are accounted for. She also pays the bills and makes sure our client billing is as accurate as possible. Thank goodness she’s an AP/AR star! If you’re looking for Meredith outside of work you might find her at a local pub with a craft brew in-hand, playing trivia or shimmying around her living room to vinyl on the record player.
Meredith Taylor

I hope no one minds if I live tweet this.

Chuck Johnston

User Experience Manager

In a nutshell, Chuck creates blueprints for websites and web apps. With his guidance, the team marries client goals with a keen understanding of user behaviors and needs. This Eagle Scout also runs without being chased and enjoys backpacking with his wife, Katie. Chuck is also very good at growing facial hair.
Chuck Johnston

There are NOOOOOO cats in America!

Sean Dozeman

Front-End Developer

An HTML, CSS and JavaScript kind of guy, Dozer (we have two Seans so we gave him a nickname) takes beautiful designs and turns them into website structure and functionality. Know this – Dozer is an optimistic skateboarder and always happy to show off a few tricks.
Sean Dozeman

HEEEEY

Scott Dunham

Senior Web Developer

Besides writing backend web code, there isn’t anything interesting about Scott (though he brews beer and is handy in the kitchen). He’s constantly keeping up with the fast forward motion of web development and clients dig that.

Scott Dunham

When in doubt, the Googles know everything.

Daniel Knoben

Web Application Developer

Daniel is a problem solver. He loves designing something that gets seen and used every day – and our clients benefit from his work. Daniel is a movie buff – last year he saw 40 movies in the theater! He’s also an identical twin, so if you say hi to him in public and he doesn’t recognize you – don’t’ be offended, it’s probably his brother.
Daniel Knoben

I can't code until I get some Java

Matt Schnepf

QA Analyst

Matt's been fascinated by the web since the days of dial up internet and GeoCities pages. He likes the QA process because it's like a never ending series of puzzles that have to be solved. When he's not solving puzzling website problems, he's playing video games, drawing, cooking, hiking, and reading books (possibly all at the same time). Despite his height, he claims to be "rubbish" at basketball but unbeatable at Mario Kart 64.
Matt Schnepf

That gum you like is going to come back in style

Coby Tamayo

Web Application Developer

Coby loves this industry because people + computers = doing big, amazing things FAST. A well-rounded developer, he's comfortable managing every piece of a website, though he's best at writing server code. If that weren't enough, he's also rather musically inclined. He sings, plays guitar, drums, piano, percussion, and has started dabbling in mixing/mastering. Maybe he'll be the one to finally form a band within SiteCrafting. 
Coby Tamayo

How am I not myself?

Michelle Harrison

Receptionist

Michelle jokes that she is our "gate keeper", since she will be the first person you see when you come to our office. Her friendliness and multitasking abilities make her a rockstar receptionist. When she's not keeping the front of the house running, she loves reading, video games, and photography.

Michelle Harrison

"Respect your parents. They passed school without Google."

Nick Colvin

User Experience Researcher

Nick joins us as a User Experience Researcher and is all about the numbers. He'll be designing and conducting user research studies, and using that information to create design recommendations that take user needs and business goals into account. Outside the office, he's a tennis pro and is always up for a good party.  

Nick Colvin

Step into my laboratory...

Carrie Barker

Project Manager

Carrie's all about organization. When she's not keeping projects on track, she's organizing just about everything else. She's inspired by cutting-edge technology and great design. When she's not managing all the things, she's exploring the NW with her family, hanging out on the water, or working on her 100-year old house. 

Carrie Barker

I have a healthy distaste for clowns.

Angie Carson

Manager of Web Strategy

Angie loves a challenge. As our Manager of Web Strategy, she tackles massive amounts of web content, makes sense of it all, and determines what will capture and keep the attention of our client's customers. When she's not finding order in chaos, she's enjoying the great outdoors or cheering for the Cougs with her husband and son.
Angie Carson

There, Their, They're, Thurr

Alex Hughes

UI/UX Designer

Alex loves creating fun experiences for people, and thinks UX is a great way to do that. He knows that a bad tech experience can ruin someone's day and wants to prevent that through carefully researched interface design. Alex specializes in Human Computer Interaction Design and worked at a couple educational game companies before joining our team. Alex claims he once won a dance off.
Alex Hughes

North Dakota is a myth.

Megan Boly

Project Manager

Megan specializes in taking care of customers and delivering on deadlines. She expertly juggles all the moving parts, keeping everyone "in the know." When she's not rocking the web design projects, Megan is a northwest girl at heart and enjoys biking, hiking, skiing, and tennis. Plus, if you ever find yourself in a bind, she'll be the first to whip out a tissue, Leatherman tool, or Tic Tac from her magic bag.

Megan Boly

Thin Mints are my favorite.

Ross Abplanalp

User Experience Researcher

Ross is passionate about developing intuitive experiences for users. He helps conduct user research studies and deciphers all that information to design recommendations for our clients. His talents aren’t limited to the web either. In a past life, Ross developed experiences while working in the restaurant industry, helping open restaurants and working for X Group in Tacoma. Ross’ hidden talent is misquoting movie lines.
Ross Abplanalp

May the User Research be with you.