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Our Creative Team, Hand-picked Just For You

Whether it’s web design, development or digital marketing, for each project we work on with you we handcraft a creative team to fit your needs. Read on to learn more about our talented, dedicated team members and who you will be working with on your next web design project.

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Jeremiah Terhark
Owner, Founder
With a talent for technology and entrepreneurial spirit, Jeremiah founded Webspec Design in the fall of 2000. He is passionate about marketing online and working closely with clients to see their goals achieved. Jeremiah focuses his energies on managing upcoming website projects, interacting with clients, and programming. He graduated from Evangel University with degrees in accounting and political science. When not working, he and his wife enjoy doing activities with their four children.
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Celeste Gomez
Senior Project Manager
A transplant from southern California, Celeste earned her B.A. in Art with emphasis in graphic design from CA State University of Long Beach. Her artistic background is complemented by several years of experience as a small business owner in the apparel industry. Her entrepreneurial spirit allows her to help clients grow their businesses with tips on branding and online marketing. As a project manager, Celeste prides herself in being very communicative, supportive, and totally honest with her clients. She is a problem solver, putting out fires in a flash. In her spare time she likes to read nerdy tech blogs, take pretty photos, play with her doggies, watch interior design tv shows and cook Cuban family recipes. Ella habla español!
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Dustin Armstrong
Business Development
Originally from Waterloo, Iowa, Dustin attended Hawkeye Community College. He has a background in marketing, with an emphasis on technology. Dustin has worked for software, managed services, web development, social media and also print companies. Previously, Dustin was a project manager at a marketing company that specialized in tech marketing. He enjoys music, motorcycles and spending time with his family. Dustin is married to his wife KC and they have a son, Dominic.
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Stephanie Wharton
Designer
Stephanie loves to find inspiration from everyday things to make well defined designs for clients. Her most notable skill is illustrating icons and other web related graphics. Stephanie graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with a degree in graphic design. She loves to challenge herself with every project to perfect her design skills. While not at work, you will most likely find her riding her bike, at a country concert with her sister, playing her guitar or piano, traveling and exploring new places or spending quality time with friends and family (this also includes her two dogs, Spike and Jake.)
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Niren Shrestha
Developer
Niren enjoys solving problems and thinking outside the box every day when working on client websites. A graduate from Simpson College, he paired a major in computer science with a minor in economics, giving him a unique view of business challenges and how they might be solved with technology. The work Niren does at Webspec appeals to him because of the variety of projects he gets to work on, but also because of the many different people that come with them. In his free time, he likes to play video and board games, take on a game of soccer and occasionally try new restaurants and travel.
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Songyi Ma
Operations Analyst
Ma is an operations research analyst who helps the management optimize business operations, improve efficiency, reduces risks and enhance profitability. He uses mathematical, statistical and computer science tools to model and analyze management problems and find optimal solutions. He graduated from Drake University with a B.S. in information system and actuarial science. He enjoys friends, video games, church, and the guitar.
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Tyler Abbott
Senior Web Developer
Tyler is focused on creating software that is engaging and intuitive, while ensuring a smooth, efficient, and fun user experience. He earned degrees in journalism and computer science at the University of Iowa, where he learned the importance of the web as a media platform and the value of collaboration. In his spare time, Tyler enjoys reading, meditating, spending time with family and friends, and occasionally playing the piano and drums.
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Alex Karei
Marketing Director
As our marketing director, Alex is constantly looking for new and different ways to help people learn about Webspec. A graduate from Iowa State University’s graphic design program, she uses her design thinking skills to develop marketing plans, respond to RFPs, and come up with (hopefully) clever one-liners at local networking events. Outside of the office, Alex can be found studying for her MBA (which will be completed on a much farther away date then she cares to think about), crossfitting, or trying to break her personal blog through her adventures with coding.
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Lindsey LaMair
SEO Director | Senior Project Manager
Lindsey is the word guru of the office. She's very detail focused and loves nothing more than finding big grammar mistakes. Her background in technical communication serves her well when creating digital marketing campaigns for the wide range of industries that we see at Webspec. When she's not doing project management or managing the SEO team, Lindsey loves waking up at 5 a.m. to coach swimming at Valley High School, traveling to her favorite city in the world (London), drinking coffee, and cheering for the Cyclones.
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Aaron Brown
Operations
Aaron earned his B.A. in entrepreneurial management and marketing. He loves new technologies and enjoys seeing clients’ ideas become a reality through great teamwork. As our Operations guru, Aaron spends part of his time developing and making improvements to websites and the other part of his time working to make Webspec more efficient, improving client experiences. Outside of work, he is a passionate Chicago Cubs fan (and season ticket holder) who enjoys spending time with his wife and family.  
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Riley Hawbaker
Senior Web Developer
Riley got his degree and began his career in graphic design, but a few years later he decided to go back to school to get another degree in web programming and development. He is now one of the senior programmers for Webspec Design. Since beginning his programming career, Riley has honed his skills in PHP, Javascript and various other programs. In his free time he enjoys playing music and Frisbee with his dog Stella.
 
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Nick Hoobin
Web Developer
Nick taught himself HTML, CSS, and PHP when using tables and spacer gifs were the norm. He graduated from Grand View University with a B.A. in graphic design. Nick loves the opportunity and challenge of transitioning from self-taught to the professional world. When not trying to keep up with the web world he attempts to play video games, but mostly ends up reading about them.
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Kenny Miesner
Designer
Kenny's main goal is simple: make every client's site look good and work great. He graduated from University of Northern Iowa with a B.A. in studio art with an emphasis in graphic design. While not clicking away at a design, Kenny enjoys spending time with his wife and tuxedo cat, searching for new music on Rdio, capturing new places with his camera, catching a show at Wooly's, singing too loud, and playing guitar.  
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Hanna Eischeid
Senior Project Manager
Hanna is a planner. She excels in organizing, listening and communicating with clients to help them reach the outcome they desire. Hanna graduated from Iowa State University with a degree in graphic design. She brings her creative knowledge to every meeting and project. In her free time she plays with her puppies, enjoys photography, can never turn down a good margarita and loves going to every concert she can get to.
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Laura Saner
Web Developer
Laura is originally from Ottumwa and graduated from Indian Hills Community College with a degree in microcomputer science. When she’s not busy coding, designing, and anticipating problems before they arise, Laura is cheering on the Red Wings and Bucs. She’s a big fan of game nights with friends and rocking out to her favorite bands at concerts. However, most of her free time is spent with her 3-year-old son and she wouldn’t have it any other way.
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Emily Andry
SEO Strategist
Emily graduated from Iowa State University in 2014 with a degree in marketing and accounting. During her time at ISU, she was able to learn SEO basics, which intrigued her to pursue a career in SEO and content writing. As an SEO strategist, Emily loves the challenge of trying to help her clients rank higher for specific keywords. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, listening to music and watching hockey. (Go Blackhawks!)
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Andrea Irwin
Business Development
Andrea works directly with our clients and prospective clients to identify pain points they are having with their digital presence that one or more of our services can address. Andrea earned her B.A. in psychology from Central College. She enjoys her morning coffee, shooting her bow with her husband, singing in church, time spent with her family and friends, curling up with a good book and her cat, Hank.
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Nic Woods
Web Developer
After graduating from the University of Northern Iowa with a bachelors in computer sciences in 2013, Nic moved to Denver, Colorado to look for new challenges. While there, he worked as an IT generalist and programmer analyst. However, upon learning of the position at Webspec, he decided it was time to come back to Iowa. A self-described physics and space nerd, Nic enjoys solving problems and learning new things. In his spare time, he can be found exercising, playing with his dog, and plotting world domination.  
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Emily Friedricks
Project Manager
Emily is a non-stop thinker, and likes to find unique ways to solve ordinary problems. Whether she’s figuring out “who done it” in a game of Clue, or answering your site questions and concerns, you can guarantee she’ll spend some real time thinking and evaluating the situation. Emily graduated from Central College with a bachelor’s degree in communication studies. It was there she found her passion for working with others, and she brings this passion to every meeting where she enjoys building relationships with her clients. In her spare time, Emily enjoys playing with her puppy, reading a good book, and cheering on the Lakers during basketball season.
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Michael Dippold
Web Developer
Michael graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with a B.A. in economics. While in college he fell in love with web development, and is almost entirely self-taught. He’s passionate about front-end development, user experience, and bringing great designs to life. Outside of work he spends time with his girlfriend, watches a lot of movies, and enjoys gaming.    
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Anna Bellegante
Digital Marketing Strategist
As a digital marketing strategist, Anna works closely with clients to ensure their message reaches the intended audience and is effectively communicated, both through written content and search engine optimization strategies. Anna received her B.A. in English from Iowa State University, and her love of language serves her well when she writes blogs, posts web page content, and updates social media for clients. She enjoys finding and correcting grammatical errors, is an advocate for the Oxford comma, and prides herself on knowing how to use semicolons properly; the semicolon just happens to be her favorite punctuation mark. When she’s not writing or editing content, you can find Anna reading a book, drinking tea, rocking out to the Beatles, or enjoying life with her family and her fiancé Tom. Go Cyclones!
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Taylor Conger
SEO Strategist
Taylor graduated from the University of Northern Iowa and received her B.A. in public relations with an emphasis in marketing. During her time at UNI, Taylor developed a passion for digital marketing and worked with a local agency to learn SEO functions, a skill she has brought with her to Webspec. Taylor enjoys living in the Des Moines area, where she grew up, and working in a field she is passionate about. Outside of work, Taylor enjoys playing with her puppy, fishing with her Dad, boating, and taking cabin trips up north.
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Danielle Sann
Project Manager
Danielle earned her degree in mass communication with a focus in design from Iowa State. She has a background in working for nonprofit organizations, specializing in public outreach. Getting to know her clients and what their needs are is one of Danielle’s favorite parts of project management, and she enjoys problem solving to bring creative ideas to life. In her spare time, Danielle continues her nonprofit work by volunteering for a Christian rock radio station. She loves running and swimming with her husband and playing with her two dogs.
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Breanna Haberl
Business Administrator
Breanna graduated from AIB College of Business in 2014 with a degree in business administration. With a degree like that, it just made sense that she would she would take on the role as a business administrator here at Webspec Design. Her job responsibilities are mainly internal, but she loves creating great relationships with clients when she can. When not in the office, you can find her coaching youth soccer (as young as 3 year olds!), playing cards with her grandma, or simply enjoying time with her boyfriend, friends, and family.
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Erin Lamb
Digital Marketing Coordinator
Erin began her career in radio promotions and production before moving to the world of insurance, quickly realizing how much she loved creative writing and analyzing results of campaigns to optimize clients' businesses. She has a degree in marketing along with sales and management certificates. Her favorite part of her job is being able to identify and solve potential problems before they become real headaches. Erin can usually be found at a concert, shopping in the East Village, or cheering on the Green Bay Packers.
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Bree Mouw
Administrative Assistant
Born and raised in Iowa, Bree is our administrative assistant and happiness coordinator. She strives to keep morale up, fill our bellies with homemade treats, and make our guests feel at home the moment they arrive. When she’s off the clock, you can find her crafting; boating with her family; or watching the newest Marvel series on Netflix with her boyfriend and purrrfect cat, Loki.