Trusted Partners

Building relationships with those whose values are aligned allow us to capitalize on our strengths.

These trusted independent consultants have demonstrated high-quality service, reliability, excellent communication, and honest work.  We have spent years learning and building our expertise to create something organic, unique, and worthy of the best clients, like yourself.  Contact us to build your whole project, or independently as needed.  We’re here to help you succeed, whatever it takes.

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Our Core Team

Laurie Kerns

WordPress Developer, Founder

Laurie Barron is a creative entrepreneur encompassing an energetic personality as big as her dreams. Her optimistic demeanor, drive towards perfection, and innovative thinking led her to leave her corporate job and move to Southern California in 2006. Laurie aspires to help others move forward in a positive, less intimidating environment and manage people’s frustrations with technology and early-stage businesses. Ultimately, Laurie reduces her clients’ stress and anxiety about the evolving tech world through patience, education, and the use of effective designs and tools.

Laurie’s credentials span to include 10 years of web development experience and a degree in Accounting and Computer Information Systems from Indiana University. She also has credibility from the IUPUI masters program in HCI, Informatics in Human Computer Interaction, focusing on Usability and User Experience. Early in her career, she founded and custom built an e-commerce platform called 3 B Street, a website for selling handmade goods, which was dubbed “The Nordstom of Etsy.”

Laurie spends her personal time with her 3 pets: her German Shepherd dog, Kali, silly cat Petey, and beautiful cat Izzy. She also coaching masters swimming, swims laps regularly for exercise, and plays beach volleyball in sunny San Diego.

Betsy Holt

Graphic Designer & Creative Mastermind

Betsy Holt is a creative mastermind – `{`kree-ay-tiv mas-ter-meynd`}` n. an imaginative evil genius who uses her creative notions for good, possesses graphic design prowess and is an expert at all things branding. She types, clicks and scrolls away her days creating logos, websites, landing pages, packaging and other creatively crafted designs. Betsy takes pride in creating unique graphic design for businesses of all shapes and sizes to help them take their branding and marketing to the next level. When she’s not off saving the world from a barrage of bad design, she loves creating and building things using her hands (and power tools, of course, with her husband by her side and her white german shepherd there to supervise.

If you’d like to work with Betsy send her an email, she’s awfully friendly, it must be that good ol’ southern charm.

Gwen Beren

SEO & Social Media Marketing

Gwen founded Illuminous Marketing in 2012 to assist small business owners in accomplishing their online marketing goals through SEO, social media marketing, and digital marketing strategies. Like many early adopters of technology, Gwen is largely self-educated in the field of Internet marketing.

After graduating Magna Cum Laude from the Photography school at Savannah College of Art & Design, she sought out her own SEO knowledge through abundant online resources, culminating in two individual Google certifications in Analytics & Adwords. The ever-evolving nature of digital marketing feeds her constant curiosity to learn new skills and apply those skills in creative ways.

Gwen has excelled in a variety of positions in the marketing industry, creating a Professional Services department in a growing Internet marketing firm, revitalizing corporate marketing strategies, and transforming inbound leads for a sales team of 50+ individuals. Gwen is a diverse leader with an abundance of passion, who has the unique ability to see the larger, strategic picture while executing details meticulously and thoroughly.

In addition to her passion for helping businesses succeed online, Gwen also loves art, music, reading, yoga, and most of all, spending time with her family.

Dave Tennis

Senior Developer

Digital_Dave Tennis is a lead front-end web developer, internet marketing manager and seasoned graphic designer with a wealth of creativity and an eye for design. Eight plus years of experience with the ability to take direction, conceptualize individually, lead, or work in teams. Strengths in HTML & CSS, marketing automation, professional business brand, application development, UI design, online learning platforms, marketing collateral, proposal graphics, and online marketing media.

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Looking for Something Else?

We have a connection of preferred consultants to help you meet your needs.  We are all U. S. based from Content Writing to Photography, please let us know if you have questions and we’ll send you in the proper direction!

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