Meet The Team

SharpNet is led by a talented team of digital marketing specialists, resulting in an industry-leading company that consistently produces great results.

Meet SharpNet’s Team

Reaching the “top-10 best places to live” list in many publications, like USA Today, Fort Collins, Colorado, is where we’ve set our roots. While Fort Collins has a small-town, rustic feel, we accomplish great things. Innovative businesses like Otter Box and New Belgium Brewery call Fort Collins home… as does SharpNet, one of the first SEO companies formed on the planet.

SharpNet has emerged as a digital marketing leader. In addition to SEO, we provide expansive services including social media posts, paid social ads, website design, blogging, and Google Ads management. SharpNet services over 800 websites each year. SharpNet was identified by Google Ads as a top 3% performer in the world based on service excellence and managed budget volume. We have won awards and accolades for SEO, PPC, product innovation, and company growth. We are the most experienced white label SEO providers in the USA, and our best days are still ahead of us.

SharpNet is led by a fun and talented team of digital marketing specialists. When you mix 20 years of experience with a wildly talented team, the result is an industry-leading company that consistently produces great results. If you have been (or will be) working with SharpNet, you’ll have the opportunity to meet some of the team listed below. All SharpNet employees learn and participate in SEO. This ensures that everything we do for every client helps them perform better through search engines.

Chris Sharp

Chris Sharp

President / CEO

SharpNet’s founder, Chris, usually has the answer in those rare times his crew is stumped. He is responsible for taking SharpNet onward and upward.

Amie Sharp

Amie Sharp

CFO

Amie picks up Chris when he falls. She is also our CFO and keeps funding flowing where and when needed. In this pic, she tried a client’s hair product and loved it!

Margie Southworth

Margie Southworth

Vice President of Operations

Margie lends a keen eye toward providing the performance SharpNet is known for and supporting our internal team.  She leads SharpNet  ensuring top quality and top tech, while still keeping pricing below industry standards.

Cherie Shifflett

Cherie Shifflett

Director of Content Marketing

As one of our talented content specialists, she creates or oversees over 300 pieces of content each month. Cherie has strong attention to detail. She is also a published author, so you know your website will shine with her strategic words.

Niko Kaperonis

Niko Kaperonis

Director of Paid Search (PPC/SEM)

Niko manages our PPC department. At SharpNet, you pay for clicks, with our competitors, you pray for clicks. Niko can put your website in front of prospects at the exact moment they are looking to buy.

James Woltjen

James Woltjen

Director of Web Design

James is our Director of Web Design. He  and his team can help your business glow with a new website or a new logo, maybe both! We know you’ll love what James can help you create. If James builds it, they will come.

Don Svederus

Don Svederus

Senior Designer & IT Operations

Don is SharpNet’s technical lead and fixes things that no one else can. He once fixed the internet, which is why it is working right now. His deep web design skill set is valuable both front-end and back-end.

Gillian Herle

Gillian Herle

Social Media Department Manager

Gillian is not afraid to dive into your campaign, whether it is SEO or Social. With experience running her own business, Gillian knows what it takes to rise above the competition and ensure your business is seen across multiple platforms.

Brian Lee

Brian Lee

PPC Team Lead

With wide-ranging experience, Brian is an Account Manager with Social Media, PPC, and SEO industry knowledge. Brian specializes in PPC and appreciates the fact that data can tell us a lot about the behavior of people.

Kandra Sinz

Kandra Sinz

Web Design Team Lead

With design and organization at the core of her being, Kandra enjoys leading the web design department along side James. She keeps the peace, works with clients, designs websites, and trains the next generation of SharpNet developers.

John Seaberry

John Seaberry

SEO Department Manager

John has been in the web marketing game since its inception, and has stayed on top of the industry’s evolution every step of the way. He is also an experienced designer and musician. In his time away from the office, John is always outside with his family.

Joel Sharp

Joel Sharp

SEO Dept Manager & Technical Lead

Joel began at SharpNet as an intern at just 16 years old. Complex SEO strategies and concepts were quickly mastered. With over 8 years of experience as an SEO professional, he keep the SEO team at the top of the game.

Bradley Harris

Bradley Harris

Training & Development Coordinator

As a talented voice actor with comedic wit, Bradley can easily captivate a crowd. But don’t let that beautiful bald head deceive you, Bradley is a keen SEO specialist and a highly accomplished account manager.

Arron Sharp

Arron Sharp

SEO Technician & Content Writer

Arron is a dedicated SEO technician, helping clients gain stronger rankings across search engines. He and Joel are twins and often compete to see whose work performs best.

Andrew Benn

Andrew Benn

SEO Specialist & Account Manager

Born in Ohio Andrew is a Buckeye fan, though he has lived in Colorado for most of his adult life. Professionally he has worked in consulting and paid advertising, specifically on social media. When not working or traveling he enjoys spending time with his partner, Jennifer, and any or all of their Six Nieces and Nephews.

Samar Bhatti

Samar Bhatti

SEO Specialist & Account Manager

Samar is a published children’s author, martial artist, and musician. As a talented SEO optimizer, she takes pride in helping her clients grow their businesses. When she’s not optimizing a website or answering client questions, you can find her working on her next novel or training for a tournament.

Teresa Babb

Teresa Babb

SEO and Content Creation Specialist

Teresa is another SharpNet engineer and once reclaimed gold in a large Idaho mine. Now, she strikes gold with every website she optimizes. She brings a deep skill set to SharpNet that helps to carry on our tradition of excellence.

Javier Barrio

Javier Barrio

SEO Specialist & Account Manager

It is your lucky day if your account lands with Javier! Taking care of clients is his specialty and he takes great pride in his work. Outside of SharpNet Javier enjoys taking ankles at the basketball court. He also likes watching the Profit and exploring new hikes in our beautiful state of Colorado.

Dena Burkhart

Dena Burkhart

Account Manager & SEO Specialist

Dena has been in Fort Collins for the past five years and has enjoyed Colorado for eight. Between painting and drawing, family time, enjoying time with her dog Dena stays busy while she is not providing the top level customer care SharpNet is known for.

Savilla Spano

Savilla Spano

SEO Specialist & Account Manager

With a background in music and art, Savilla loves right-brain activities. Savilla gives her best in the workplace and enjoys having some laughs and getting experience points along the way.

Dedrie Olenick

Dedrie Olenick

SEO Specialist & Account Manager

Moving on from her military service, Dedrie has a fiery passion for digital marketing. She loves engaging with new people, capturing a business’s brand and story, and then redefining their strategy that drives awareness and customer loyalty. When she’s not in the office, you can find Dedrie weight-lifting in the gym, off-roading in her Jeep, or hiking with her husband anywhere there is a trail and sights to see!

Caleb Martin

Caleb Martin

Digital Marketing Strategist

Caleb is a Marketing specialist, Born and raised here in Fort Collins, loves Meeting new people, Loves the outdoors and spends free time watching movies, painting or going to the gym.

Sam Weaver

Sam Weaver

Digital Marketing Strategist

Sam is an SEO and Account Manager at SharpNet Solutions. He has been in the industry for over three years and has experience in graphic design, marketing, and social media. Sam is reliable, energetic, and resourceful when doing his work.

Faith Pierson

Faith Pierson

Account Manager & SEO Specialist

As an account manager and SEO specialist Faith loves meeting new people, learning about different businesses, and finding the right mix of marketing strategies for them. Faith, originally from Wyoming, enjoys baking, writing, and hiking in the mountains in her free time.

Chelsey Urdahl

Chelsey Urdahl

SEO Specialist & Account Manager

Chelsey has been lucky enough to live in Northern Colorado her whole life. With a background in journalism, SEO optimizations come naturally to her. She has worked for multiple small businesses in marketing and customer roles, helping her understand her clients’ needs. When not at the office, you might find Chelsey kayaking with her husband, experimenting with yet another green chile recipe, or exploring Colorado mountain towns.
Sean Conaway

Sean Conaway

SEO Specialist & Account Manager

Sean is an esteemed digital marketing professional and account manager. Coming to SharpNet with vast experience, he looks to help clients develop campaigns that accelerate their company to the next level. From professional bull riding to professional marketing, Sean is ready to “cover” your needs.

Dalton Lanich

Dalton Lanich

Account Manager & SEO Specialist

An adept SEO Specialist, Dalton is a walking thesaurus and movie trivia sage. He brings a positive attitude and fine attention to detail for every project that comes to his desk. Outside of the office, he’s usually out hiking trails, filming projects, or sketching ideas at home.

Emily Piscopo

Emily Piscopo

Account Manager & SEO Specialist

As an SEO Specialist and Account Manager, Emily enjoys getting to work with people and helping them achieve their business goals. She has a genuine enthusiasm for learning about your business and finding the right SEO strategy for you. Born and raised in Northern Michigan, Emily is a fervent lover of winter and all that comes with it. Outside of the office, you can find her snowboarding, going for cold dips, or in her pottery studio making new funky wares.

Kendall Bales

Kendall Bales

Account Manager & SEO Specialist

Kendall loves helping people with all their digital marketing needs. He has been creative for as long as he can remember, and enjoys discovering colorful Colorado with his wife and dogs.

Trent Livingston

Trent Livingston

Account Manager & Web Designer

If you don’t see Trent building websites it may take you a bit to locate him. Between snowboarding, hitting the gym, enjoying Horsetooth Lake, and  hiking he enjoys all that Colorado has to offer. We love when he knocks it out of the park developing sites.

Jack Falloon

Jack Falloon

Account Manager & Web Designer

Jack is a talented developer who’s ready to help our clients solve any design problem they can give him. He is an Account Manager and a proud member of our Web Design department.

Aaron Brunswig

Aaron Brunswig

Account Manager & Web Designer

Aaron came to us as an enthusiastic new web developer and account manager. He loves to brainstorm new ideas and with clients and other designers to find the best solution to each problem. When not working on designs, you can find him dabbling in photography, cooking, and reading long and horrendously dry history books.

Micah Shumaker

Micah Shumaker

Web Designer & Hosting Specialist

Micah’s responsive and dynamic website builds are sure to blow you away. With his intimate knowledge of WordPress, DNS, and Hosting, he is sure to get your website up and running in record time. While away from the office he enjoys spending time with his Wife and son.

Dan Nguyen

Dan Nguyen

Web Designer

As a web developer, Dan likes creating websites that are clean and sharp. Outside of work, he likes fishing, basketball and swimming with his dog Mowgli.

Nathan Sharp

Nathan Sharp

Data Strategist & Paid Ads

A software engineer by trade, Nathan returned to SharpNet after five years at Amazon Web Services. As a SharpNet’s first Data Strategist, he’s here to shepherd the business as its rapid growth brings new and exciting challenges to overcome. His admittedly geeky interests include video, tabletop, and role-playing games; fantasy literature; and science both fictional and otherwise.

Tate Carriker

Tate Carriker

Account Manager & Team Lead

Tate comes to SharpNet with an appreciation for Digital Marketing’s ever changing landscape and opportunity for growth. Keep your eyes peeled for him in the mountains, whether on a bike, skis, or checking out his next adventure opportunity.

Jeannie Bowden

Jeannie Bowden

Reporting Manager

Jeannie has been with SharpNet for 20 years and resides in Seattle. She is responsible for building the awesome campaign reports we produce each month. Being multi-talented, Jeannie also pitches in to help with sales in Seattle.

Jason Van Vleet

Jason Van Vleet

Business Development

Jason goes back years with SharpNet and has your answers. No matter the service you are interested in he will walk you through the best options for your goals and get your company onboarded and ready to be found!

Stephen Gaines

Stephen Gaines

PPC Specialist

Stephen looks at data like a never-ending story that he’s constantly learning from in order to optimize PPC campaigns and strategize with clients. In his free time, he likes to read and explore new places to eat with his friends.

Josh Thompson

Josh Thompson

Account Manager & PPC Specialist

Josh enjoys analyzing data to see how the PPC team can optimize campaigns and the creative aspect of digital marketing, especially when building ads. Every chance he gets Josh is hiking, playing soccer or otherwise being active.

Michael Murray

Michael Murray

Account Manager & PPC Specialist

We knew PPC was the best fit for Michael when he shared that one his favorite parts of Digital Marketing is analyzing consumer data and using that to build more successful campaigns. When not crafting builds Michael can be found enjoying time rock climbing and spending time with family and friends.

Nick Johnson

Nick Johnson

Account Manager & Content Specialist

A renowned historian, editor, and journalist, Nick delivers content that drives conversions and your readers will love. Straightforward and personable, Nick is a celebrated Account Manager who will take care of your digital marketing needs.

Tricia White

Tricia White

SEO Marketing and Account Specialist

Tricia has had several years of content writing and SEO experience. She has journeyed all the way from Alabama to Fort Collins and joined SharpNet. When she is not writing content for websites, she is often creating artwork. With quick wit and strong attention to detail, she will not only assist in putting your best foot forward with written content but will also help you discover option “C” when confronted with options “A “or “B”.

Mike McLaren

Mike McLaren

Content Specialist

Mike McLaren is a full-time content writer for SharpNet Solutions, and spends his free time with his wife biking and hiking the beauty of Colorado, and snowshoeing in the winter.

Jay Prather

Jay Prather

Digital Marketing Specialist

Jay is an Account Manager and Digital Marketing Specialist that joined SharpNet in the summer of 2022. With a Communication Studies degree from Colorado State University, you will find him eager to talk with you about your account. If he isn’t replying to your emails, he is probably out hiking, rock climbing, or paddleboarding with his goldendoodle puppy.