Managing DirectorA visionary leader with a neverending supply of energy and ideas.
David isn’t big on titles (many of the FYIN team members selected their own job titles), but technically speaking, he is our Managing Director. And founder. And owner. He’s the guy with the entrepreneurial spirit, the vision, and the will to make it all happen.
Although we sometimes tease David about our theory that he only sleeps about 45 minutes a night, he does get a lot done in a day. He also leverages one of his most critical skills for the leader of a technology company: bringing other people up. Several of our developers did not start off in tech. David identifies the best and brightest in a variety of fields (like bartending and construction!) and recognizes in them a solid work ethic and capacity to learn and grow.
While many technical people have a tendency towards introversion, David is a rare combination of being highly technical and a “people person.” He prides himself on leveraging technology in ways that other people don’t. He is, of course, a Certified Umbraco Master. David began teaching himself to write code at a young age and later started FYIN in 1999. Since then, he has built the company into an Umbraco-centric digital marketing powerhouse. As a certified Gold Partner, FYIN is considered to be one of the top Umbraco firms in the U.S.
David is the prototypical “small-town boy” who later moved to the Big City. He has lived in Denver for several years and enjoys the typical outdoor pursuits (like skiing) that Colorado’s favorable weather allows. He is the proud father of three children. We’re betting that at least one of the three starts a company before the age of 12.
Senior .NET DeveloperWe tease him because he's chatty, but we respect him because he knows all the things.
Wisconsin native. Seasoned Systems Architect. Developer. Car guy.
These are just a few of the terms one might use to describe Dan, who joined the FYIN team in 2018. Dan brings with him a wealth of experience in development, problem-solving, systems integration, and architecture planning and implementation. He prides himself on having the ability to view a technical challenge from many angles and finding the most efficient path to get from where you are to where you want to be.
Dan lives in Mukwonago, a suburb of Milwaukee, with his family. He and his wife are the proud parents of a son and daughter, both of whom are in college.
When he can peel himself away from his keyboard, Dan enjoys motorsports and motorsports engineering. Like many developers, he likes to know how things work - and that includes engines.
In addition to motorsports, Dan also enjoys travel, photography, boating, and downhill skiing.
Random fact: Dan’s favorite palindrome is RACECAR.
Senior Vice PresidentAn even-keeled, engaged leader who makes time for anyone who needs it, Eric is passionate about driving success for FYIN's clients AND team members.
Eric is a mover and shaker who brings industry-spanning, high-level strategy expertise to the FYIN team. A strong believer in servant leadership, Eric invests his skills in growing awesome teams, always mindful of the need to balance business growth with the health of the team. Relationship management and collaboration aren’t just buzzwords to Eric - he is engaged on every level and thrives on challenges.
Eric hails from Washington state originally but has lived in Denver for the past two decades. He earned a BA in International Business, Communications, and Marketing from Jones International University in Centennial. Like most Coloradans, Eric is a fan of the great outdoors and often plans excursions around rockhounding, exploring the Rockies, and skiing (but not all at once). He enjoys travel and hopes to pass his enthusiasm to his two young daughters.
Describing himself as fair, fun-loving, driven, understanding, and flexible, Eric considers himself to be a lifelong learner. That progression of knowledge (and understanding of the changing world around us) helps drive the best solutions for our client-partners.
Random Fact: Eric is passionate about global projects that aim to bring clean water and sanitation to developing nations. He has traveled to work on water projects, including a particularly impactful trip to Sierra Leone.
Operations DirectorHis jokes are subtle, but his skills are not: SEO, development, leadership, you name it!
What were you doing when you were 8? Ken Dimmer was writing his first program. When he was about a decade older, Ken worked on his first FYIN website in 2001, and if memory serves, he received a tattoo in exchange. Ken has come a long way since then (and FYIN no longer accepts tattoos as a form of payment). His official title is Operations Director, but he also delves into development and project management. Ken is one of our SEO experts as well, even though he tries to deny it sometimes.
Ken is a certified Umbraco Master, and has passed every test that Umbraco offers (with flying colors, of course). Go ahead, ask him anything. He’s also pretty good at explaining technical concepts in layman’s terms.
Like several FYIN team members, Ken grew up in Wisconsin but felt Denver’s sunnier weather calling his name. He made the move in 2015. Like many Colorado residents, Ken is fairly outdoorsy and enjoys hiking, camping, fishing, disc golf, and something called “snowblading,” which he swears is a legitimate sport.
Ken has two children, a boy and a girl.
Other hobbies: The Bahamas (hey, whatever works)
Partner AdvocateHer knowledge of web development is broad, but her tolerance for bad spelling is narrow. Claudia is dedicated to making sure FYIN's partners receive the solutions and tools they need.
Claudia tends to straddle two worlds. She’s an introvert who enjoys people. She’s an English Major who has a deep appreciation for technology. After 25 years in the IT industry, she feels right at home here at FYIN. She takes advantage of her years of experience working in the Umbraco CMS by serving as a Partner Advocate. Claudia’s role involves project coordination and scheduling (AKA “herding the cats”), as well as working with our client partners to ensure that their needs are met. She's also our KB (KnowledgeBase) whiz and usually has an outrageous number of browser tabs open at any given time.
Originally from Northern Virginia, Claudia has resided in Green Bay, Wisconsin for over 25 years. When she’s not working, she enjoys practicing yoga, writing, walking her dogs, conquering jigsaw puzzles, and embarrassing her 16-year-old daughter. She admits to being a “crazy dog lady” and has spent the last two decades volunteering for rescues and shelters.
All-time favorite song: “Every Little Thing She Does is Magic” by The Police. It’s a big enough umbrella!
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