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.
Chris founded WideNet in 2005 as a website design company primarily focused on custom development due to his background in programming. As the world of marketing began moving aggressively online and the associated technology caught up, he oversaw the shift of the company from just website design to a full-service digital agency specializing in print and digital marketing, paid media, websites, email marketing, and branding.
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 School of Business & Industry, holding a BS in Management with an Information Management/E-Commerce concentration. 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.
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!
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.
Cindy is our receptionist and Administrative Assistant. She is a lifelong resident of Calhoun County. As your first point of contact with WideNet, Cindy is here to help with her exceptional communication skills and bright personality.
Before coming to WideNet, Cindy spent over 30 years working in her family’s business in administration and customer service.
Cindy loves spending time with her husband, kids, and the family dog – Aubie. She also enjoys cooking, watching reality TV, and TikTok videos.
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.
We enjoy getting to know & understanding our clients, developing long-term partnerships and being the digital agency that you can turn to
We’ve had the pleasure of working with some amazing clients over the years. Below are some of the brands that we’ve helped.