Director, Interactive Services
Matt oversees all project Management and production for Kellen Digital, and spearheads R&D. Matt also is a member of the Project Management Institute, the Drupal Users Group, and an active participant in management, interactive marketing and leadership organizations. He earned a B.A. in Fine Art with computer science concentration, from Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia, a degree in multimedia and 3D animation at the Art Institute of Atlanta and completed a Masters of Information Technology from Southern Polytechnic State University. His knowledge of application languages (ASP, PHP, .NET), user interface design and advanced web application technologies benefits all of Kellen Digital's clients.
Jason directly oversees the team of Kellen Digital Web designers and coordinates with the various departments associated with Internet design and development. The result is a cohesive blend of technical, graphical and marketing expertise. In addition to his 20+ years of experience in creative design, Jason has worked within all platforms and is highly skilled in the latest technology for visual design, interface design, animation and website architecture. Before joining Kellen Digital, he served as Director for Internet/Intranet Development at MCI. Previously, he owned a Web design, multimedia and digital illustration studio, with clients that included IBM and Alltel. Jason holds a Visual Arts degree from The Art Institute of Atlanta. He is a member of the International Webmasters' Association, the HTML Writers Guild, the Webmasters' Guild and the Microsoft Internet Content Developers Group.
Manager, Web Development
Joe has 8+ years of experience in terms of planning, production and deployment of Web projects. As one of Kellen Digital's primary Web Application Specialists, Joe is responsible for website-related content, including site updates, SEO optimization and performance, custom PHP development (both Drupal and WordPress) and AJAX scripting, including complete management of numerous database-integrated websites.
Senior Web Developer
Donnie is primarily an application developer, with extensive experience (11+ years) in custom PHP database-backed applications. He's worked with WordPress, Drupal and e-commerce shopping carts. He also has given many presentations (and college lectures) on web design and building social media communities. Most recently (for the past 8 years) Donnie was a Digital Media Specialist at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois. Prior to that, as a Software Engineer, he developed a custom portal, health electronic records web application for InnerLink, Inc. to be used by the NFL New York Giants for health screening of retired athletes (in cooperation with the Living Heart Foundation). Donnie holds a Bachelor's degree from SIU, majoring in computer science, Internet development and mass communications.
Web Development Specialist
Brad has over 12 years of Web experience and has deployed several hundred websites during his career. His talents include front-end development, database design, jQuery development, accessible site design and project management. Previously, he oversaw maintenance, redesigns, new development, and integration of third party systems for numerous Safeway (the grocery chain) sites and applications. He also worked closely with award-winning faculty at Georgia State University to create course content and interactive learning tools using Flash.
Web Front-End Specialist
Lead e-Business Developer
Sarah has more than 15 years experience in managing interactive projects for clients that have ranged from Fortune 500 companies to small start ups. She is responsible for the day to day client communication and team coordination for interactive projects. Sarah came to the US in 1996, after obtaining a BA (Honors) in Business Management from the University of Huddersfield in the UK.
Internet Marketing Manager
Stan is responsible for assisting clients in implementing Internet marketing strategies such as Search Engine Optimization, sponsored advertising on major content networks, and @Site Marketing. His responsibilities include working with clients and staff to ensure maximum results with the major search engines, tracking and updating accounts and participating in the creative communications process. His site promotion skills have resulted in top rankings on major search engines. His experience in marketing, public relations and strategic consulting for B2C companies enhances his ability to unite marketing and technology. Stan has over 20 years of writing, public relations and marketing experience with work in a variety of industries including beverages, entertainment, education, financial services, food, healthcare, hospitality, legal services, professional services, real estate, and technology. Stan is a magna cum laude graduate of Georgia State University, with a BBA in marketing.
With 10 years' industry experience, Melba Searcy has worked with associations, non-profits, government and the entertainment industry. Before joining the team at Kellen, Melba designed for a national mechanical distribution corporation, created materials used by the State of Tennessee to recruit businesses, and did product design for a digital learning company. Melba gives back to the community by offering her expertise to nationally known and local non-profits and works with youth groups to expose them to careers in design. Melba earned a Bachelor's of Arts in Design from Hampton University in Virginia.
Chris Mahan began his career at Kellen in 2006 as a graphic designer. Previously he was a designer for Kap & Company Advertising Services and Art Director for Thomas Vanderbilt Communications. A graduate of The Art Institute of Atlanta in the field of Visual Communications, Chris has over 15 years of industry experience. His design has brought life to projects for companies such as Coca Cola, Popeyes, Kleen-Tex, Research Chefs Association, and Air Forwarders Association, among many others. Chris specializes in corporate identities and branding.
Internet Communications Specialist
Lauren is responsible for writing and editing digital marketing collateral, including articles, e-newsletters and website content, as well as crafting effective key messages that support clients' services and products. She also is skilled in social media techniques, including managing and writing Facebook content, Twitter feeds and multiple consumer outreach blogs. Prior to joining Kellen, Lauren worked at a boutique PR agency in Atlanta, and has very valuable experience in media relations and event promotion. Lauren graduated from Kennesaw State University with a B.S. in Communications with a concentration in Public Relations.