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Building a Company
Like Google, Facebook, and Twitter, we create cutting edge web software. But our solutions are tailored for your business! Our team is passionate about web development and committed to your success. Our team of 20+ educated professionals, located throughout the US, are committed to the continual study of website effectiveness. We foster a culture of creativity and customer support. Radically effective web software is in our blood, let us be your blood donor.
Our mission is to empower businesses everywhere with the best marketing tools on the web. We believe every business deserves the opportunity to compete - and succeed - on the Internet.
Why do we care so much if you succeed? Because of our philanthropic spirit? Our commitment to world peace and humanitarian deeds? Well, that too. Mostly, we want you to succeed because your success means we did something right. What is the point in building something that doesn't serve a purpose, and serve it beautifully?
Meet the Team
We are diverse - we have members of our team that represent different states, different time zones, and different specialties, degrees, and core strengths. But what we share is more important - our passion for innovation, unrelenting curiosity about the internet, unquenchable thirst for the latest industry information, and a commitment to success.
I am... Chief Executive Officer, Company Founder, Computer Scientist, Entrepreneur, Internet Marketer, Family Guy.
My passion... is to understand and manipulate complex systems. I am adamantly involved in the research and application of several fields, including but not limited to: Web-based Software, Application Development, Artificial Intelligence, Autonomous Robotics, Cryptography, Steganography, 3D Graphics, Game Theory, and of course Internet Marketing.
Nothing thrills me more... than the realization that we have accomplished something.
I graduated... from Idaho State University. I have 8 years of formal education in both business (Computer Information Systems) and engineering (Computer Science) related computing. I finished with far more credits than I needed, but I love learning and may have probably stayed a career student in a different life.
I am inspired by... the dreamers of dreams, those who are the movers and the shakers. People such as Carl Sagan, Elon Musk, Alan Turing, Nicoli Tesla, Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Jeff Bezos, Warren Buffett, and Grandpa Ralph.
You can find me... exploring the United States fulltime in my motorhome.
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I am... Chief Marketing Officer & Chief Optimist. I have performed every position in ApogeeINVENT at some point in the last 11+ years. My tendency to be excited and enthusiastic about web technology has lead me to a role in sales, marketing, and crafting our product development.
My passion... is having relationships with genuine, trustworthy, and friendly people. I also love learning about all aspects of information technology - from databases to user interfaces.
Nothing thrills me more... than the marriage of bleeding edge software and modern design that goes into creating our MarketingWebsite platform.
I graduated... from the University of Oregon (Go Ducks!) with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, Minor in Business, and an undying love for building fresh business websites.
I am inspired by... human culture and nature, and this is usually expressed through my love of photography, travel, festivals, outdoor adventures and just being mindful and appreciative of every precious moment!
You can find me... in Las Vegas working at my desk or out on the town, perhaps enjoying sushi with partners or clients.
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I am... Chief Operating Officer and Corporate Secretary. I am focused on growing Apogee Design, Inc. This includes making sure all operations is running effectively and efficiently. I additionally deal with accounting and money management for the company. In short, I do anything that is necessary to ensure success of this company no matter how large or small. My motto is that if you are not directly serving a client/customer, you should be serving someone who is. There is no job to menial when success is on the line.
My passion... is people. I succeed at what I do because I genuinely care about each client, each project, and each person on my team.
Nothing thrills me more... than being an integral part of the daily matters, problem solving, and successes at Apogee Design, Inc. I enjoy be challenged and conquering whatever challenges are thrown my way.
My education is... from the school of hard knocks. But seriously, I have 25+ years of experience in professional leadership roles. I have worked largely in telecommunications industry which has given me a good solid base of understanding on supporting technologies. I embrace a personal perception that I am always on the path of the initiate, forever the student and never the master. In this way my life is always focused on continued education; always learning, always growing.
I am inspired by... Art. I am an artist and always will be. Music is the forum of my art. I played professional for 15 years and I am currently an independent and unsigned solo artist.
You can find me... Working hard in Coeur d Alene, ID. Living, loving and learning. 8~)
I am... ApogeeINVENT's CTO. I am also a Project Manager and a true Engineer, fascinated by creating the best
solutions to problems. I’ve been with ApogeeINVENT since the beginning of my career.
My passion... is engineering complex web applications and advancing our framework to accelerate the power & usability of our codebase and to enable administrators & users to use our codebase to achieve success.
Nothing thrills me more... than watching our code get used to solve people's business problems. I'm particularly excited by the way key systems like the cascading codebase, the module system, and the widget system are improving our methods and advancing the re-usability our powerful codebase.
I graduated... in 2006 with a B.S. in Computer Science from Idaho State University.
I am inspired by... Solving difficult problems for others. It's rewarding to see clients get what they need to take their business to the next level.
You can find me... spending time with my family or working at my office in American Falls, ID.
I am... the Chief Engineer and Problem Solver.
My passion... is in engineering, but also in art. Two disparate ends of the spectrum that combine to give me an edge in work and in life.
Nothing thrills me more... than a breaththrough to a problem.
I graduated... with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the University of Hawai'i - Manoa.
I am inspired by... music. Music is a powerful force I'm driven by- it's my emotional outlet, it gives my life a little extra meaning, and is always a part of my daily life.
You can find me... in the Hawaiian Islands, enjoying life (and the envy of my contiguous coworkers).
CEO of AST
Chris began his journey into the automotive electronics world in 1996, later joining the elite group and handful MECP Master Certified technicians in the US. He holds a degree in business and communications and has received numerous leadership and sales training awards over his 21+ years in the auto industry.
With a passion for innovation and talent for leadership, Chris has played a key role in the notable achievements AST, Inc. has accomplished to date, always taking a hands on approach with company and client.
I am... As the only non-nerd (excuse me, non computer scientist) on the management team, I try to play devil's advocate to my webbie counterparts. I find ideas, I share ideas, I tell the world who we are.
My passion... lies in communicating, socially and through the written word. Marketing is a natural extension.
Nothing thrills me more... than taking information from anywhere and everywhere and weaving a cohesive story that can entertain, educate, or move someone.
I graduated... with High Honors in Socializing (and I have BAs in Psychology and Anthropology) from Michigan State University.
I am inspired by... my husband. The world through his eyes is filled with limitless opportunity if one is willing to work hard, and every small task is another occasion to practice perfection.
You can find me... in Grand Haven, MI enjoying the Great Lakes with my husband and daughter.
Senior Account Manager
I am... one of the Account Managers here at Apogee. By keeping calm, organized, and patient, I can and will make sure we are running steadily and balanced.
My passions... are learning the challenging, doing the difficult, dreaming the impossible, and inspiring the young.
Nothing thrills me more... than to be out of my comfort zone and to try something different. I am always up for a challenge no matter what It may be.
I graduated... with a normal high school diploma but, top of my class. Began college at BSU, studing Nursing but, decided it just wasn't what I wanted. I've worked in various types of settings and have worked my way up in all of them. I know the meaning of hard work and dedication and I will continue to strive for more excellence in my self each and every day.
I am inspired by... my very amazing mother in law. Through her eyes there is so much love and hope. She is the foundation to our big family and keeps us all connected. She makes it a point to be positive, understanding, and supportive each and every day.
You can find me... Soaking up the sun, everyday if I could. Either it be out boating, camping, hiking, or just relaxing on the beach with my amazing friends.
I am... a lead software developer.
My passion... is also my biggest weakness. The desire to provide a nice user interface / functionality sometimes results in more time spent than expected.
Nothing thrills me more... than creating a good user experience. I don't have a specific area I prefer, just try to make sure the website is fun and easy to use.
My education is... from Edison College with a degree in Computer Science.
I am inspired by... Sci-Fi. I am a nerd and appreciate science fiction (and science fact, for that matter).
You can find me... enjoying the warmth of North Port, Florida with my wife and 2 kids.
I am... the lead developer behind the software success of Auto Search Technologies, and contributor to numerous other projects.
My passion... lies in finding out why things work – I am not afraid to pick something apart to see how it works.
Nothing thrills me more... than tinkering. On new ideas for work, on my home network, or on the family cars (lots and lots of tinkering).
I graduated... with a Bachelors of Science in Information Technology from University of Phoenix Online.
I am inspired by... experiences. Having a family. Traveling. Sharing a birthday with my father, and fathering two amazing girls. I've been to the test site of the first atomic bomb, and took a flight in a restored World War 1 Navy biplane. Life is measured in moments; moments in experiences.
You can find me... in East Tennessee with my wife of 11+ years and two daughters. Probably tinkering. Definitely experiencing.
I am... a computer scientist.
My passion... is in learning, and working at ApogeeINVENT means I can, and must, learn new things every day.
Nothing thrills me more... than gummy bears. That and web development. I love all kinds of website, although I seem to excel with database driven development.
I graduated... from the University of Hawaii at Hilo with a degree in Computer Science.
I am inspired by... the people around me - my family, friends, and coworkers.
You can find me... in Oregon, but I am originally from Hawaii.
I am... a full stack software developer.
My passion... is in programming websites, microcontrollers, and designing circuits.
Nothing thrills me more... than creating something to free up my time.
My education is... hours spent in reading books, actively applying what I have learned, and making sure I'm better today than yesterday.
I am inspired by... people such as Jim Rohn and Steve Jobs.
You can find me... in Tampa Bay, FL
I am... a flash guru and designer.
My passion... is in the movement of design. As Frank Zappa said, "Any composition (or improvisation) which remains consonant and 'regular' throughout is, for me, equivalent to watching a movie with only 'good guys' in it."
Nothing thrills me more... than the details. Paying extra attention to the details might take a little more time, but anything worthwhile is worth waiting for.
I graduated... with a BS in CIS from the University of Charleston.
I am inspired by... many things in the world around me, including music, art, and politics.
You can find me... in Charleston, WV where I've been lucky enough to spend much of my life.
I am... A Web Developer & Technical Consultant
My passion... solving a variety of challenges & learning new things. I also like outdoors and to go camping and hiking.
Nothing thrills me more... exploring the outdoors, spending time with my dog, and cutting edge technology
I graduated... from College of Southern Nevada with an AA degree in Unix and an AA degree in Micro Computers with a focus in programming
I am inspired by... amazing mentors, great stories, and life experiences
You can find me... in Las Vegas, but off strip and anywhere there is an outdoor adventure to be had
I am… a Software developer with a passion for evolving technologies and solving problems
My passion… is to learn about new technologies and their integration with different software applications
Nothing thrills me more… than my passion for software and understanding complex systems.
I graduated… from University of Toronto by doing Bachelors in Software Engineering
I am inspired by… music, concepts of Artificial intelligence
You can find me… in Chicago or in Canada when I’m traveling
I am… A Full Stack Web Developer
My passion… Is pretty much anything technical, mechanical, or business related.
Nothing thrills me more… than manifesting thought in reality--from concept, to draft, coding, and maintenance
I graduated… In 2009
I am inspired by… Elon Musk, Howard Hughes, and Nikola Tesla. I do my best to play my part.
You can find me… In Las Vegas, in doors, with some type of computer on my person
I am... a PHP Programmer with LAMP experience.
My passion... is computers, learning new and exciting things in all electronics.
Nothing thrills me more... than watching movies, figuring out computer and PHP problems, and people loving my cooking.
My education is... AAS in Culinary Arts, Information Technology Certificate.
I am inspired by... new computer concepts and new technologies.
You can find me... in Las Vegas, NV.
AST Account Manager
AST Account Manager
I am... an account manager and liaison between the client, project managers, and developers. My wide range of skills allow me to communicate between the nerds and the non-nerds so that nothing is lost in translation.
My passion... I s creating--whether it is through cooking up a full-flavored fusion dish, painting with acrylics, or jamming a new song on my drums.
Nothing thrills me more... than a challenge. Whether personal or professional, I want to exceed my expectations of self. Growth and self-enrichment are magnificent things.
My education is... interesting and different from what you’d expect. I started off as a self-taught web designer, focusing on designs for restaurants and nightlife. One year, on a whim, I became a Certified PayPal Developer. I eventually moved to the hospitality and gaming industry where I trained as an auditing manager. Finding that I loved to solve problems and manage solutions, I have put myself back to school to obtain a degree in Systems Administration.
I am inspired by... diversity, empathy, overcoming adversity, and basically humanity itself. The human condition is a beautiful one, each of us a multi-faceted diamond in the rough with our own stories to share with the world.
You can find me... living my new metropolitan life in Las Vegas, NV watching local punk rock and metal shows, and occasionally singing in one.
Business Development Partners
Founding Partner, Business Development
Auto Search Technologies Inc. (AST) is a Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and internet marketing company specializing in the automobile industry. With automobile dealership clients throughout North America, they know what dealers want and how to most effectively reach car buyers. From Buy Here Pay Here (BHPH) to franchise dealers to state associations, AST technologies has the knowledge and experience to drive web traffic and produce quality leads for their clients.
Global Payout is an International company headquartered in the U.S. and the U.K., that specializes in customized payment solutions for organizations worldwide. Our global network of banks and processing partners enable organizations to efficiently deploy a specific solution configured for them, to solve a single payment issue, or to meet an entire global payment requirement, through the modular solutions Global Payout has developed with its partners.