Meet the TeamThe Sephone team utilizes a variety of skills to make your company's Web presence the best it can be. Here's a look at the people who can help you decide what you need and put it online.
Many of the team members contribute to the Sephone blog to keep you up to date on their areas of expertise.
accent gives away the fact that he is from 'away'. Coming to Maine from
New York by way of Iowa and Texas, his background includes programming,
systems integration, and project management.
stints with the Long Island Rail Road and Greyhound, Joe tried his hand
at consulting and liked it! When the decision to stay in Texas or move
back east with his budding family, Maine was at the top of the list as
it had the whole "quality of life" thing and was close(r) to home.
a technologist in Maine was harder than he thought, but was finally
successful in being hired by the old Acadia.Net as the manager for the
web development team. Later Prexar acquired Acadia.Net and several other
ISPs growing the team, but after a while Joe, Scott, and Kelly decided
to venture out on their own, forming Sephone Internet Solutions.
is a graduate from the New York Institute of Technology in Old
Westbury, Long Island (pronounced "lawn guyland"), New York. He enjoys
skiiing, boating and family outings. A good cigar and a singlemalt
scotch are also enjoyed at times.
Joe lives in Veazie with his
wife Laura of 20 years and their two children. You will find them at
their camp in the summer and at a local hockey rink in the winter.
Joe's posts on the
Traylor, mild mannered Web Professional, hides a secret deep in his
heart. Whenever the small are at risk, whenever the weak are unable, or
whenever something is just plain out of reach... that is the time for —
Having unwittingly consumed a Twinkie exposed to water
— NJ tap water — our young hero was transformed forever! No longer an
ordinary boy, his genetically mutated self now possessed Zoom-Vision,
capable to seeing the clutter atop a 'fridge from 10 feet away; Lead
Nerves, able to withstand decibels known to shatter concrete; and
Elongo-Cells, making him freakishly tall.
Confronted by his
altered self, Scott went into hiding, went to college, went to Grad
school, then went to more Grad school... created his secret identity,
and re-emerged — devoted to the cause of Righteousness and Good
Taller than the longest ever recorded ball
More powerful than a key lime pie!
Able to reach things on
the top shelf without help!
Look! Up by the ceiling!
It's a beam!
It's a scaffold! It's... LADDERMAN!
Kelly CotiauxKelly is a
native "maine-iac" and graduated from Falmouth High School. After, she
attended and graduated from Franklin Pierce College, where she shocked
them all and graduated with honors. After a stint working in New York
City, Kelly came home to Maine and fate found her working in a company
with Scott and Joe, both "transplants." Not long after, they started their own. Kelly has focused on marketing,
media and PR throughout her professional life with these fields carrying
her into corporate training, manufacturing and telecommunications
fields. Kelly has served on numerous boards for economic development:
Bangor Center Corporation, The Maine Highlands, and Greater Bangor
Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Being in the outdoors is why
Maine and the Maritimes are the place for Kelly, bird hunting, skiing,
fly fishing, and field trialing her springer spaniels are just a few
things on her list of BIG FUN!
Find out more about Kelly at cotiaux.com, her
personal site. You can also read Kelly's posts on the
Sephone blog, or follow her on Twitter as ladyotrout.
Alan WhitneyAlan's first
web development project was in the summer of 1996, a tool for his
fantasy football league, while still in high school. Although so much
has changed since then, Alan still finds web development fun and
rewarding. Joining Sephone in the fall of 2002, he continues to learn
new things daily, and enjoys bringing latest web advancements to
When not at Sephone, Alan generally can be
found at one of three places: at his home in Passadumkeag with his wife
Erica and dog Zoe, at Lincoln Christian Fellowship, or enjoying the
great outdoor recreation the state of Maine offers. In the spring, in a
canoe, in the summer camping or hiking in Baxter State Park, in the
fall, deer and partridge hunting, in the winter, rabbit and varmint
hunting. Alan is a traditional Mainer, born and raised in Lincoln.
out more about Alan at alanblainewhitney.com, his personal site. You can
also read Alan's posts
on the Sephone blog.
Justin RussellJustin is a
University of Maine graduate with a BA in New Media and minors in
psychology and computer science. A decade's worth of experimentation in
Web development led him to Sephone in 2005, where he now leads or
contributes to a variety of Sephone's development work. A chronic early
adopter, Justin frequently plays around with the newest stuff on the
Web. He especially enjoys studying how people interact with information
and how current technology will affect society in the future.
he's not spending time online, Justin enjoys traveling around Maine and
capturing photographs of lighthouses, landscapes, concerts, plays, and
pretty much everything else. You also may find him hiking or biking the
trails of Acadia National Park.
Find out more about Justin at justinrussell.com,
his personal site. You can also read Justin's posts on the
John McKimJohn is a
web designer for Sephone and has been employed by them since 2007. He is
a graduate of New England School of Communications with a Bachelor's
Degree in Communication with a concentration in Digital/Web Media.
he is not in school or at work, John enjoys playing guitar (preferably
acoustic), listening to music, and taking photographs.
inexplicable reason everyone at Sephone calls him Dan.
Brady is the newest member of the great team that we have here at Sephone. He began his Sephone career as an intern while attending the New England School of Communications, working on a degree in communications with a focus in Web Media. After graduating from NESCom in the Spring of 2009, that internship evolved into the position that he holds here today.
Brady is the voice that you hear on the other end of the phone line when you give Sephone a call. He assists our customers in answering any questions that they may have, as well as takes part in the design, build out and edits of many of the websites that we do here at Sephone. He also manages the statewide calendars that are part of the Happenings Network, a free statewide calendar service.
Find out more about Brady at bradycharron.com,
his personal site.