GET TO KNOW US
We’re innovative in our approach to digital marketing.
A LITTLE BIT ABOUT US
Based in North Central, Alabama, WideNet is a digital marketing agency that specializes in website development, graphic design, and social media management. Since starting in 2005, WideNet has expanded to over 450 clients in 14 states and the D.C. area. Our hard work and dedication have won us numerous awards for small business excellence, and our unique style of website development has garnered national acclaim. All that we have accomplished is thanks to our exceptional team of web, print, and mobile experts who bring their own unique talent and energy to every project, resulting in an effective and creative web presence that you won’t find anywhere else.
MEET OUR TEAM
CEO & FOUNDER
Chris owns WideNet, is a programmer and oversees all aspects of our technology and company business strategy development and implementation. Chris has led our many efforts to stay on the forefront of relevant technology and over several years has created the WideNet Control Panel that is the CMS used in most of our client websites. Chris grew up as a Navy kid in Virginia before later moving to his mother’s hometown of Oxford, Alabama where he attended high school. Chris is a graduate of Jacksonville State University’s College of Commerce and Business Administration, holding a BS in Business with an Ecommerce specialization. He enjoys staying up to date with all the latest developments in the technology and marketing industries. He’s a lucky husband and dedicated father of three children.
Tonya is our talented web designer. She oversees most design projects, as well as marketing efforts implemented by our clients and internally as well. Tonya is a native of West Des Moines, Iowa. She is currently a 3rd-year MFA Candidate in Visual Communication & Design at Jacksonville State University, (JSU), and holds a BA in Graphic Design, also from JSU. In 2016, her family grew by two! Her and her husband welcomed a baby boy and a baby girl. This summer they will turn 1 year old! She enjoys traveling and working out in her free time. She ran her very first half marathon in Atlanta in 2009, and has completed the Insanity fitness program, worked through the CrossFit program, and lives a very healthy, active lifestyle. In an unlikely coincidence, both she and Chris are part native Hawaiian.
LEAD WEB DEVELOPER
Jonathan is a programmer. He loves to solve problems. Bringing a website from design to function elegantly through code is truly the ultimate thrill for him. Thinking and questioning everything from the human purpose to existence itself is another thing that he thoroughly enjoys. Philosophy has helped sculpt and mold Jonathan into the person that he is today. The philosopher, Jean-Paul Sartre said that the only meaning in life is that which we create. He has found that life’s true meaning is in the creation of his son, Embry. With him, he realized anything is possible.
CUSTOMER RELATIONS SPECIALIST
Morgan is our Customer Relations Specialist. She grew up in Boaz, Alabama but now resides in Jacksonville, Alabama. She received her bachelor’s degree in Communications in 2015 from Jacksonville State University. In her free time, Morgan enjoys hanging out with her friends, reading, and binge-watching shows on Netflix.
DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS
Mike enjoys working with clients to find the right solutions to help them meet their business goals. Mike is a life-long resident of Calhoun County, Alabama. He attended Jacksonville State University where he studied business and music before spending 15 + years in full time church ministry. Mike enjoys singing, spending time with his wife and children and watching Auburn football. War Eagle!
Jordan is our Administrative Assistant. She oversees client support, website and mobile app training, and assists the Project Manager. Jordan grew up in Jacksonville, Alabama and received her Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management from Jacksonville State University. Jordan is very proud to be the wife of a U.S. Marine and a USPA Powerlifter. She started powerlifting in 2016 and has since set state records and competed in a National competition.
Tim “I’d Rather Be Playing Volleyball” Ross is our Account Executive. He earned both his B.F.A. (Photography) and his M.S. (Manufacturing Systems Technology) from Jacksonville State University. Tim believes he has found the perfect combination of his skills and talents here at WideNet, where he is able to find creative solutions within a technological environment. He firmly feels that technology should increase human experience and not restrict it. Tim grew up as an Army “brat” in Germany, living with his mother and brother. In these formative years, he developed his love for family, movies, nature, creativity (out of necessity), and foreign cultures. Since then, Tim moved to Jacksonville, Alabama, and married the perfect woman. There, they house a growing baby girl, three large dogs, and two destructive cats.
Matthew is our Marketing Strategist, handling both internal and client campaigns, as well as presenting our monthly WideNet U seminars. He graduated from Jacksonville State University in 2012 with a BA in English Literature and Communications. While in college, he worked on the staff of the Chanticleer Student Newspaper as Web Editor, Senior Reporter, and Op/Ed Columnist. After graduating, Matthew freelanced for various print and online publications before joining WideNet in 2014. Outside of work, Matthew is actively involved with local non-profits fighting homelessness and poverty in Calhoun County. He is a lucky husband and proud father of three.
Gary is one of our programmers, specializing in integrating the WideNet Control Panel into our client websites. He studied English, biology and music at Jacksonville State University, earning a BA in Liberal Studies in 2004. His experience with web content and related services spans two decades, including seven years managing online services for one of Alabama’s largest newspapers and media companies. A native of Marietta, Georgia, and longtime Calhoun County resident, he now lives with his wife and two children in Newton, Alabama. He enjoys hiking and fishing and is an avid fan of JSU Gamecock football.
JUNIOR MARKETING ASSOCIATE
Chelsea is our Junior Marketing Assistant. She grew up in Jacksonville, Alabama and attended the University of Alabama. She loves all things Batman, reading crime novels, and Alabama Football. Roll Tide!