CEO & Founder
Ron began computer programming when the 4K TRS-80 was a hot machine and hand-coded his first website in 1998. In 2002, he started CodeGeek in Fort Collins, Colorado, and has since worked with clients all over the U.S. Ron is involved in a number of ventures, including co-owner of The Hive, co-founder of the Fort Collins Internet Professionals meet-up, and is a flight instructor with over 30 years and 8000 hours of flying experience. Ron has been deeply involved with several Beechcraft flight training organizations, including Bonanza & Baron Pilot Training (BPT) and the Beechcraft Pilot Proficiency Program (BPPP), having served as President, Director of Training, Director of Instructor Standardization, and spending 13 years on the Board of Directors. In his free time, Ron enjoys playing ice hockey, watching snow fall, hiking, and skiing with his wife.
As a teenager, Mike got into development because it was a fun hobby. But once he started getting paid for it, it turned into a career. Graduating from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a double major in economics and business administration, Mike has pursued entrepreneurship and being a small business owner. But his love of bringing useful and usable interfaces and applications to life keeps him in web development. Mike grew up in North Carolina but is originally from Russia, and he hopes to someday visit every country in the world—preferably from an RV. When he’s not reading, binge-watching TV shows and eating desserts, you can find him with friends and family, camping and hiking, and dreaming of 100+ fresh-powder days of snowboarding.
Josh loves to make things with code. With a background in software and a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Colorado State University, this Colorado native made the shift to web development because of how powerful and fast-paced the web world has become. When he’s not building websites, Josh splits his time between screen and table as a competitive online gamer and player of Magic the Gathering. He also enjoys reading, playing guitar, learning new things on YouTube, and making plans to travel the world.
Developer, Project Manager
Project Manager, Proposal Writer
Rebecca joins CodeGeek as a project manager, marketer and proposal writer after various careers in non-profits, higher education, and marketing. After earning her undergraduate and graduate degrees in Anthropology & Spanish and International Studies, her jobs took her to Mexico, Nebraska, and then finally Colorado, where she met her husband at Starbucks. A wordsmith at heart, she also owns Gilchek Creative, which helps individuals and small brands through creative strategy and personal branding consulting. When not at CodeGeek, you can find her dabbling in fine art, visiting quirky museums, bingeing on sci-fi, and drinking way too much coffee with her husband.
Isaiah has been developing web apps and sites since 2008. He got his development chops in Ruby on Rails and loves learning and exploring new (to him) technologies. He’s amped about the maturation of HTML5 and CSS3 and all the incredible possibilities they bring in creating next-generation user experiences. He recently returned from a two-year stint in Paraguay through the Peace Corps with his wife and loves traveling. Even though Isaiah now lives in Iowa City, his heart never left Colorado, where he still enjoys all the opportunities for biking, hiking, camping, and skiing.
Ayelet (pronounced “I yell it”) joined the CodeGeek team as a project manager after working for 10 years in traditional and digital marketing. She enjoys working with clients to manage projects from kickoff to completion; thinking through a user experience on a site; and writing CodeGeek newsletters, blog posts, and marketing materials. Before settling down in Fort Collins, Ayelet lived in Quito, Ecuador, and Munich, Germany, for four years. When not at CodeGeek, she’s often spending time outdoors with her family; nestling up with her two adopted cats; designing and sewing clothes; baking artisan bread; and dreaming of her next big trip.
Developer, Project Manager
Megan discovered the magic of WordPress during her master’s degree program at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. She loves finding creative solutions for clients and managing all aspects of web projects. Before working in development, Megan spent three years at C-SPAN in Washington, D.C., producing the networks’ White House coverage. Megan holds a dual bachelor's degree in television, radio and film, and political science from Syracuse University. In her free time, Megan enjoys reading, hiking, whitewater rafting, and rock climbing. Megan spent the summer of 2017 working as an adventure guide in Alaska before moving with her boyfriend and adorable kitten to Fort Collins, CO.
Developer, Project Manager
Chris has been a graphic designer since 2004 and developing Wordpress websites since 2009. His skill set runs the gamut between creating brands, crafting prints, and cajoling websites into things of beauty. He enjoys learning and expanding his skills in PHP and the ever-changing landscape of the WordPress CMS. Originally from Indiana, Chris spent a couple of years living in the holiday-themed town of Santa Claus, eventually moving to Northern Colorado. Chris is a skater, skier, hiker, biker, husband, father, mechanic, beer connoisseur, and depressingly amateur golfer. He loves everything about Colorado and enjoys exploring with his wife and wee ones!
John has been moving pixels around as a graphic designer since 1994. His first love was the printed page, but he now specializes in responsive web design. He earned a BFA in photography from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1991. John’s background includes studio photography and fine art photographic printing, but he built a career as a graphic designer—both working within an agency environment and as a freelancer. When not designing, John enjoys the analog pursuits of painting, gardening, and riding his bike up steep hills.
Jason is a WordPress developer who also provides technical support and training in various areas related to computers and technology. Jason’s strengths also focus on making the language of websites understandable and meaningful to his clients and their respective business needs. He experienced various industries while striving to become a well-rounded professional. He explored his non-technical side working in various positions, including ski patrol, auto mechanic, irrigation, backcountry caretaker, and water park manager. His areas of expertise include: search engine optimization and marketing, custom web design, WordPress customization, auto repair/maintenance, backcountry first aid and hiking/camping.
Website Support & Technical Services
Born and raised in Fort Collins, Tom is a CSU student studying Computer Information Systems with a passion for keeping up with new technology. He started in the industry of Web Development as an intern and then an employee, working on fully custom websites. He loves the fast pace and excitement of working at CodeGeek. He enjoys mountain biking, hiking, and doing generally geeky things with his generally geeky friends. He loves camping, and backpacking in the beautiful Colorado mountains, and he always keeps his pack ready to go!
With almost 20 years experience in Marketing/Communications and 10+ years in Web development, you really want Erin on your project management team. She’s experienced in developing client relationships and has a wide range of skills to help with many aspects of messaging and project builds. Also, Erin has no problem organizing Web content for more powerful presentation and user experience to make your website shine. An analyst at heart, she loves solving problems, maximizing systems and implementing beautiful, effective designs. When not working on projects for CodeGeek, Erin spends time with her husband and two children shuttling between activities, trying new recipes, reading voraciously, relaxing in the mountains, dreaming up house renovations and lobbying for the next international adventure.
Mona has been one of CodeGeek’s favorite freelance designers for many years, and we are thrilled that she’s now also a part of our project management team. After graduating from Maryland Institute College of Art where she studied drawing, photography and printmaking, Mona started building websites as a way of supporting herself while living abroad. Having grown up all over the U.S., Mona comes by her love of travel honestly and began living the life of a “digital nomad” before that term even existed. When she’s not taking photos of her adventures, listening to podcasts or making art in a variety of media, you can find Mona with her kitty Ninja and miniature poodle Zazzu planning her trip to visit all the U.S. national parks.
David began his career as an electrical engineer before crossing over into information technology and web development. Seeing his work come to life on the web is especially rewarding, and David takes pride in building websites that are both beautiful and functional that exceed clients’ expectations. When he’s not diving into code, David enjoys reading the latest spy novel, biking to local ice cream parlors, and camping with his family to enjoy the changing Colorado seasons. Having been stationed in Europe with the U.S. Army years ago, he hopes to return someday and take his wife on a tour of some of his favorite haunts.