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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
CEO / 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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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.  
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Celeste Gomez
Account Strategist
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 an account strategist, 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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Emily Goodyk
Director of Sales
Iowa Native, Emily, enjoys meeting new people everyday and coming up with solutions that result in measurable year over year growth. She 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. When she isn’t planning out marketing campaigns for our clients you can find Emily on the golf course, chasing her two Vizsla pups around the yard, and watching all day movie marathons in her footy pajamas with a glass of wine in hand and her husband by her side.
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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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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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Lindsey LaMair
Digital Marketing Director
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 managing our digital marketing team, Lindsey loves teaching at Power Life Yoga, traveling around the world, drinking coffee, and cheering for the Cyclones.
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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
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.
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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 Graphic Design. While not clicking away at a design, Kenny enjoys spending time with his wife and tuxedo cat, searching for new music on Spotify, capturing new places with his camera, or catching a show at Wooly's.  
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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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Andrea Irwin
Sales Strategist
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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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.
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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 watches a lot of movies and enjoys gaming.    
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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.
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Anna Elliot
Digital Marketing 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.)
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Katie Gilbaugh
Content Coordinator
Katie came to us from The University of Iowa, where she earned her B.A. degree in Journalism & Mass Communications, with a minor in International Studies and a certificate in Entrepreneurship. Her mad skills in strategic content writing and marketing are complemented by a background in communications and management within the music industry while still in college. In her free time, Katie can be found traveling to friends in other states, treating her dog like a human, engaging in church activities, having a good laugh with her husband, or trying to be ‘crafty’--always with a coffee in hand.
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Tyler Hendershot
Digital Marketing Coordinator
A West Des Moines native and the youngest person in our office, Tyler just recently received his B.A. in Enterprise Leadership from the University of Iowa before joining Webspec. 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.
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Bryan Nance
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.
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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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Meanz Chan
Designer
Our project teams count on Meanz when they have visual puzzles that they are trying to solve. The resident branding specialist at Webspec Design, she has had the opportunity to create logos for authors, politicians, entrepreneurs, animal rescues, medical clinics, photographers, restaurants, and much more over the course of her career. A native of Des Moines, she attended Drake University where she graduated with her B.F.A. in graphic design. In her free time, she enjoys experimenting with different visual mediums, including photography, drawing, and embroidery, attending concerts, and organizing DSM Girl Gang, of which she is the co-founder.
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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 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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Glenn Martin
Digital Marketing Strategist
Glenn graduated from the University of Iowa in 2011, with a double major in Russian and Linguistics. Although his focus area was teaching English as a second language, he’s found a career helping small businesses grow and succeed through helping them reach their goals and supporting their entrepreneurial endeavors. More specifically, he enjoys helping Webspec’s clients work on their digital strategy, managing their social media and blog presence. Prior to joining the Webspec team, he worked in both sales and tech support as well as employee education. When he’s off the clock, Glenn enjoys walking his dog, reading, and traveling. He also tried starting his own business as a Picklemaster at Glenn’s Gurks, but found he’s better at writing about pickles than making them.
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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.
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Eliana Lowry
Content Coordinator
Eliana is an Iowa native who spent four years as a transplant in Texas to attain a B.S. in Digital Media 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 watching Game of Thrones with her very own Jon Snow.