Ron Zasadzinski - CEO & Founder

Ron Zasadzinski

CEO & Founder

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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.
Katy Forte - Lead Project Manager & Web Developer

Katy Forte

Developer, Project Manager

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Katy joined CodeGeek in 2013 as a project manager and web developer. She specializes in HTML/CSS, WordPress, and also works with PHP and Javascript programming. After earning a BA in Psychology from the University of California, Berkeley, she traveled Europe and almost immediately moved to Colorado upon her return. Before settling on a career, Katy worked in a variety of industries, including public relations and marketing, catering, biotechnology, construction, community-supported agriculture, and distance education. From there, she decided to pursue an AAS in Web Design at Front Range Community College (because why not?) and also earned certificates in Web Authoring and Web Programming along the way. When not working, Katy enjoys touring microbreweries, being active, going on spur-of-the-moment adventures, and playing in the mountains.
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Rebecca Gilmore

Project Manager, Proposal Writer

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Rebecca Gilmore joins CodeGeek as a project manager 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, binging on sci-fi, and drinking way too much coffee with her husband.
Isaiah Goertz - Senior Web Developer at CodeGeek

Isaiah Goertz

Developer

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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.
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Ayelet Golz

Project Manager

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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.

Jamie Katz

Developer

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Jamie has been building websites for over a decade. He specializes in front-end development using HTML, CSS and Javascript to create robust sites using the latest standards. Jamie works with a number CMS platforms, including Wordpress and Kentico. He started his career as a commercial photographer and brings his design and composition background to the web development process.  When he’s not developing websites, Jamie is up in the mountains riding his motorcycle or skiing, enjoying good food with his wife, or living and dying with his Cleveland sports teams.
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Chris Lenfert

Developer, Project Manager

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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!
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Marc Newman

Developer

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Marc has been working in web development since 2006. He specializes in front-end technologies, such as HTML and JavaScript, as well as server-side technologies like PHP, MySQL, and Apache. He especially likes writing regular expressions and SQL queries. Marc grew up near Zug, Switzerland, and then in Lincoln, Nebraska, where he later received a degree in mathematics from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. In 2010, he moved to Fort Collins, Colorado. Other than programming, Marc reads, tries (and sometimes succeeds) to prepare complicated foods, and does outdoorsy things like backpacking and skiing.
John Patzman - Designer at CodeGeek

John Patzman

Designer

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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 Robie - Web Developer at CodeGeek

Jason Robie

Developer

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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.
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Tom Strecker

Website Support & Technical Services

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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!

Erin VanClay

Project Manager

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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.
Bill Webster - Designer at CodeGeek

Bill Webster

Designer

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Bill is a graphic designer with a background in brand identity development, all kinds of print communications, and web design. Bill studied design at the Rhode Island School of Design, graduating with a BFA in design in 1991. Bill’s design experience has spanned more than a decade, including running the graphic design department for Bell Sports, a major bicycle helmet and bicycle accessory manufacturer in California, and serving as creative director for Colorado-based Invision Marketing. In addition to his graphics work, Bill is an accomplished furniture designer and woodworker.