Request a Quote
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Meet Us


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.

X
Jeremiah Terhark
CEO / Founder
With a talent for technology and an 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.
X
Aaron Brown
COO
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 COO, Aaron spends his time working to make Webspec more efficient, and 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.  
X
Emily Goodyk
Director of Sales
Emily received her bachelor's degree from Drake University in International Business and Marketing and since graduating has become an involved member of the Des Moines community. As Director of Sales, Emily leads Webspec’s Business Development team in coming up with solutions that result in measurable year over year growth. Emily loves getting to meet new clients every day and deliver effective strategies. When she’s not cruising from meeting to meeting in the Webspec Jeep, Emily is most likely on the golf course, chasing her two vizsla pups around, or enjoying a movie or concert.
X
Megan Bygness Bradley
Program Manager and Senior Project Manager
Megan earned her B.A. in English and Political Science at the University of Iowa, her M.A. in English at Kansas State University, and did her Ph.D. coursework in 20th c. American Literature and Science Fiction at The University of Iowa. As Program Manager and Senior Project Manager of the Drupal team, Megan works primarily with our clients at the State of Iowa to build and support citizen-facing websites. When she's not at Webspec, she's probably cooking, visiting fine (and not-so-fine) dining restaurants, playing trivia, or spending time with her husband and their German Shorthaired Pointer, Shooter.
X
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.
X
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.
X
Lindsey LaMair
VP of Strategy, Head of Marketing & Small/Medium Business
When Lindsey graduated from Iowa State with a degree in English, she had no idea that it would actually lead her to a career in digital marketing—especially since web design ended up being her least favorite class in college. Her background in technical communication serves her well when creating digital marketing campaigns for the wide range of industries that we see at Webspec. In her five years on the team, she’s seen her career in SEO grow into a passion. Her skills and love for search marketing eventually led to a selection as a finalist for Young Search Professional of the Year at the 2015 US Search Awards. When she's not managing our digital marketing team, Lindsey loves teaching fitness classes at Power Life, traveling around the world, and cheering for the Cyclones.
X
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.
 
X
Nick Hoobin
Senior 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.
X
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 6-year-old son and she wouldn’t have it any other way.
X
Glenn Martin
Digital Marketing Director
Glenn grew up primarily in Ames and graduated from the University of Iowa with a double major of Russian and Linguistics. During high school and college, he studied abroad in the Czech Republic and in Moscow. Prior to joining Webspec, he worked at a large tech company, dealing with domains, websites and servers, ending up in a training role teaching others. In his free time, Glenn enjoys to cook, travel, read and spend time with his wife and dog Temari.
X
Corinne Hastings
Project Manager
Corinne graduated from Iowa State University with a degree in Political Science and a minor in Event Management. Her work in the hospitality and events industry after graduation has set her up well to organize projects and work alongside clients to build their ideal websites. Corinne is currently attending graduate school at Drake University to pursue a Masters Degree in Public Administration with a focus on leadership. She is also a proud alumna of the Disney College Program and makes a point to go back and visit her favorite mouse every chance she gets! Corinne loves crafting, playing board games with friends, trying new local beers, and has an affinity for Minnie Mouse Ears.
X
Stacey Cooper
Project Manager
Originally a native of Wisconsin, Stacey Cooper moved to Des Moines to attend Drake University. She graduated with communication and graphic design degrees, but quickly learned she wanted to work in technology. Stacey has seven years of experience in website and eCommerce project management. Her team leading and organizational skills will make you want Stacey on your project. When she's not in the office keeping her team organized or getting to know her clients, she loves to travel and hike with her husband.
X
Robert Romore
Web Developer
Robert was born in Oklahoma in 1989, moved to Des Moines when he was three, and grew up there until moving to Ames, IA for college at Iowa State University where he graduated in 2013 with a B.S. in Software Engineering. After graduation, Robert moved back to Des Moines and worked at Meredith (2013-2016) and Jackson River (2016-2018) before finally settling down with us at Webspec Design in July of 2018. Robert enjoys spending his downtime with his one and only cat, Cleo, reading fantasy and sci-fi novels, programming, and watching British panel shows.
X
Sam Gilbaugh
Project Manager
Sam earned his B.A. in Finance and Management from the University of Iowa. With a background in business ownership and hospitality management, Sam excels at working with State of Iowa agencies to update, maintain, and manage projects. His out-of-office life simultaneously pegs him as a lover of the outdoors and a theology nerd, but most of all you will find him telling mediocre dad jokes, eating sushi with his wife (who also works at Webspec), reading books, and drinking coffee.
X
Katie Gilbaugh
Content Coordinator
Coming from The University of Iowa, Katie joined the Webspec Digital Marketing team in 2017. Along with her admirable skills in content strategy, she has a knack for playing on words and getting to know clients well enough to create engaging and truly unique content. Katie became the “Pam” of the office when she referred her “Jim” (Sam Gilbaugh) to work with us as a Project Manager. Outside of Webspec Katie operates her own business as a Birth Doula, snuggles as much as possible with her two-year-old daughter, drinks excessive amounts of coffee, and enjoys time outdoors with Sam.
X
Bethany Yocum
Content Coordinator
A native of the small town of Knoxville, Iowa, Bethany began her education at Indian Hills Community College. After getting her AA degree, she further developed her love for reading and writing at the University of Northern Iowa, where she studied English and Professional and Creative Writing. After several years working in web writing and editing in Cedar Rapids, she made a move back to central Iowa to join the Webspec team. One of her favorite parts of working with web content is exploring what makes each client unique so that she can give them the perfect voice in their web copy. Outside of work, you might find Bethany scoping out a new restaurant with friends, collecting useless knowledge about celebrities, singing along with the alt rock station in the car, drinking tea while reading a good book, or catching up on a new favorite Netflix show.
X
Anna Kucera
Account Strategist
Anna enjoys asking good questions and taking on a new challenge. She hails from Virginia, where she earned a B.A. in Digital Media Studies and Foreign Affairs from the University of Virginia. She moved to Iowa shortly after graduating and quickly found she loved Des Moines for its ease, entrepreneurial spirit, and top-notch people. Anna enjoys rock climbing, going to shows, frequenting Des Moines’s coffee shops, and practicing yoga (you can take one of her classes at Power Life Yoga.)
X
Tyler Hendershot
Digital Marketing Strategist
A West Des Moines native, Tyler received his B.A. in Enterprise Leadership from the University of Iowa before joining Webspec in 2017. Tyler’s job is to make sure that our clients' SEO results are optimized to the highest extent. When he isn’t in the office, you can find Tyler writing his own music, researching trivia questions or watching basketball crossover highlights.
X
Lee Hood
web developer
Lee is a native of Iowa who earned her AA degree in Web Development from Des Moines Area Community College. She has strong knowledge of Drupal and helps to maintain the State of Iowa websites. Her passion is working with clients to create new sites, keep their websites up to date and help resolve problems when issues come up. She loves to knit, play flute and mandolin duets with her husband, read and eat anything chocolate.
X
Olivia Marlow
Business Administrator
Originally from Wyoming, Olivia made the venture to the Des Moines area to be closer to her family. With experience in both customer service and education, Olivia’s role at Webspec is to help us stay organized and on target with our billing. When Olivia is off the clock, she enjoys going to the movies with her husband, spending time with her family, playing with her dog (Shiloh), and crafting.
X
Bryan Nance
Interactive Designer
Originally from Arkansas, Bryan migrated up north to receive a B.F.A. in Graphic Design and a minor in Computer Science at Drake University. While in school he found a passion for working with a variety of creative mediums, such as painting, animation, and printmaking. When not making art, Bryan can be found playing video games, looking around Spotify for new music, watching cartoons, and perusing the internet for spicy memes.
X
Rick Nixon
Business Development
Rick was born in Sioux City, Iowa and moved often as an adult including Emmetsburg, IA (Iowa Lakes Community College), Minneapolis, MN (Brown Institute Broadcasting School), Mankato, MN (Mankato State), Omaha, NE, Buffalo, NY, Indianapolis, IN, Sioux City, IA again, and finally settled in Des Moines, IA. A lot of his moving had to do with furthering his education, eventually earning a B.A. degree in Journalism and Mass Communications with a Psychology minor. Rick is responsible for helping us find clients that are looking to grow their business through their website. If he’s not networking or researching potential clients, in the summer months you can find Rick golfing or running his radio-controlled boats.
X
Erin Lamb
Content & Digital Marketing Coordinator
Erin began her career in radio promotions and production, putting fresh spins on established brands. She brought that creativity to Webspec and in her current role as digital marketing & content coordinator, she helps establish, refresh, and strengthen clients’ brands, boosting their online and real-world presence. Her favorite part of the job is the fact that no client is the same, so she can flex her imagination in different directions each day. She has a degree in marketing and will definitely correct your grammar, punctuation, and spelling. When not in the office, she can be found binge-watching a show with her husband, taking a trivia night too seriously, dancing embarrassingly at a concert, or cheering on (or being annoyed with) the Green Bay Packers.
X
Eliana Doering
Content & Digital Marketing Coordinator
Eliana is an Iowa native who spent four years as a transplant in Texas to attain a B.S. in Digital Media and a minor in Advertisement from the University of Houston. As a content coordinator, Eliana uses her skills in writing, advertisement, and videography to help businesses create unique ways to speak to their customers online. Away from the office, she can be found watching a concert or movie, playing her piano (which survived the 1,000-mile road trip from Houston), or sifting her way through Des Moines thrift stores to find more 80s dad sweaters to add to her growing collection.
X
Bree Hunwardsen
Office Coordinator
Born and raised in Iowa, Bree is our Office Coordinator. She plans our internal and community sponsorship events, helps keep our office clean and organized, and works with every team to ensure their optimal happiness. When she’s off the clock, you can find her crafting, decorating her house, or watching Netflix with her husband, cat, and dog!
X
Travis Vesbach
Web Developer
After graduating from university and working abroad for a few years, Travis decided to pursue a career in programming and web development. He taught himself HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and Ruby. After joining Webspec, he quickly picked up PHP and now works on a wide range of projects. Travis enjoys using his problem-solving skills and desire to learn new things to help clients every day resolve pain points on their websites. In his free time, he can be found building scale model warships, playing video games, and honing his programming skills through projects of his own.
X
Steven Hodges
Systems Administrator
Steven, or Sven as he’s known around the office, is an Iowa native who graduated from the University of Northern Iowa in 2018 with a major in Computer Science. Steven interned with us during the Summer of 2018, and he loved it so much he decided to come back full-time post-graduation! In his free time, he can be found binging Netflix, playing board games, cuddling his cats (Milo & Fey), or messing around with his servers at home.