LUNA'S MANAGEMENT TEAM
Shad Vick - Creative Director/Founder
Shad Vick was raised in the Boston, Massachusetts area before attending universities in Idaho and Utah. He started creating web sites in the late '90s when the internet was in its infancy. His passion for search engine optimization (SEO) is what initiated building a full service web and marketing agency.
Shad earned his B.S. in Business Management at the University of Phoenix. While attending school he gained valuable automation, reporting and data mining skills while supporting various departments in the credit card financial and call center industry. After honing skills in sales at Qwest, he led successful teams in operations at San Francisco based Providian Financial and Compucredit Corp. based out of Atlanta. He is a proud father of 6, an Eagle Scout and former LDS missionary having served in Guatemala for 2 years.
Mike Vandenberghe - Application Engineer
Mike has the ability to solve any complex problem and feels fine being labeled a "computer geek". He likes challenges that push the envelope of web application development.
Mike has been doing professional web development since 2001. He got started with internet technology at a very young age, as the internet was still becoming the phenomenon that it is today. Mike takes a ground-up organizational approach to web application development starting with a clean and sophisticated data model, following up with a simple, easy-to-use and attractive user interface. He maintains an up-to-date knowledge of web technology trends.
After becoming proficient with Perl and PHP, the object oriented paradigm revolutionized the way he works. Focusing on recent trends like /AJAX/ and /Web 2.0/ has been enlightening. By mastering these technologies early, he has been able to create amazing sites with bleeding edge technology, and the crossover to the traditional methods he uses like PHP has been tremendously beneficial to my work.
Michael Chatwin - Project Manager
Michael began his career in the early days of the internet as a webmaster before moving in to project management and development. With a resume ranging from start-ups to billion dollar corporations, his versatile background allows him to work easily and efficiently with Luna's diverse client base.
He is passionate about agile methodology, which he credits for his ability to quickly meet deadlines while maintaining close communication with both clients and team members.
He holds a B.S. in Business Administration from University of Phoenix, with an emphasis in Marketing. He is fluent in Japanese and German, with experience conducting business in both languages.
Jaymee Georgelis - Content Writer
Jaymee is a free-spirit who discovered her love of creative writing and design from the moment she was able to hold a crayon. As account manager she keeps the business development end of the company organized.
After attending the Academy of Art University with a focus in advertising copy, she was determined to attain a career that would enable her to focus on her strengths of language and management.
Very much a child of the world, Jay is always exploring new cultures and cities, and greatly enjoys the diversity of the people she meets both inside and outside of work.
Bernard Rodriguez - Social Media Expert
Bernard is a writer and web developer whose strengths as a technologist lie in his ability to aggregate large chunks of information and parse out relevant diamonds of knowledge, helping you get to the most relevant information and avoid wasting time.
He scours the web regularly to keep up to date on the latest Social Media and Online Marketing trends.
He now lives in Salt Lake City, UT but is from Los Angeles, CA where he worked as a freelance visual effects artist for 6 years. His background in film and video production prepared him for the fast paced world of new media. Bernard is always eager for projects that allow him to explore life, technology and the intersections of the two.
Jennifer Vick - Artist / User Experience Expert (UI)
Shad may think he runs the company, but we all know it's really Jennifer (his wife). Jennifer is a talented free hand artists, user experience nut and mother of 6. Besides making sure the books are in order for the company, she provides valuable insight into the flow and navigation of the websites we build.
Besides her expertise in design, Jen enjoys charcoals, pastels and pencil drawings. Jen is the one employee who almost always works remotely...go figure.