Team

We’re designers who think like marketers, developers who think like designers, and strategists who think like your users.

Ed Hastings, Managing Director
Ed Hastings
Managing Director and President

Ed's been focused on digital as far back as 1994 when he presented his ideas on how businesses could use the web to reach customers at the World Wide Web Conference. As OHO's Managing Director and President, Ed leads the team while working with clients to set actionable business goals. He helps them drive results turning the theoretical and cutting-edge into usable, robust programs for transforming the way organizations work.

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Boy Scout leader and black diamond skier

Jason Smith, Managing Director and Founder
Jason Smith
Managing Director and Founder

As Managing Director of OHO, Jason leads a talented team of designers, developers, and strategists to create award-winning digital marketing and strategy work. He's launched numerous websites for clients and offers a deeply insightful perspective into each business and industry with which he consults. Jason's depth of experience in marketing, user research, graphic design, and television advertising make him uniquely qualified to create successful marketing strategies that marry messaging with design, information architecture, and technology.

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Loves the color orange more than anything

Stephanie Krol, VP of Operations
Stephanie Krol
VP of Operations

Stephanie's broad-ranging expertise in technical project management, including custom application development, social media platforms, and eCommerce makes her a perfect fit as Director of Operations. Prior to joining OHO, she held positions of increasing responsibility at Wellesley Information Services, ultimately managing a large portfolio of IT projects as Project Manager. In addition, she worked at athenahealth as a Technical Program Manager for custom software development in the compliance-based B2B healthcare field.

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Has been scuba diving at the Great Barrier Reef

Akeem Williams, Director of Development
Akeem Williams
Director of Development

In Akeem's over 15 year career in the web he has had the opportunity to work in the roles of a UX designer, visual designer and developer. He ultimately fell in love with problem solving in code but loves it even more when solutions require a strategic intersection of design and development. As Director of Development & QA he guides front end developers, back end developers and QA analysts, who have a passion for their craft and pushing the user experience of website visitors, CMS content managers and other developers alike.

Certifications

Acquia Certified Developer

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Once outran a bicycle… on a hill

Vanessa Theoharis, Director of Digital Marketing
Vanessa Theoharis
Director of Digital Marketing

Vanessa consults with an integrated approach to digital marketing initiatives, leveraging marketing technology to drive business value and data to drive marketing decisions, working with higher education and nonprofits for more than ten years. At OHO, Vanessa oversees the dynamic team that develops and executes digital marketing strategies to help clients meet their business, communication, and marketing goals.

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Grew up working in her family business, a pizza restaurant in central MA

Georgy Cohen, Director of Digital Strategy
Georgy Cohen
Director of Digital Strategy

Georgy Cohen has spent nearly 20 years wrangling digital content for universities and other organizations. As director of digital strategy, Georgy partners with clients to create sustainable and impactful approaches to engaging website users and achieving organizational goals. Georgy has worked in or with higher ed since 2004, including stints at Tufts University and Suffolk University and her own independent consultancy to higher education. She speaks frequently at industry conferences and events.

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Georgy once had a poem selected by the U.S. Poet Laureate for publication in newspapers nationwide.

Jenny Yakas, Director of Client Services
Jenny Yakas
Director of Client Services

Over the past 10 years, Jenny has helped a wide variety of organizations enhance and maintain their websites across multiple CMS platforms (Drupal, Wordpress, Cascade, etc.). As Director of Client Services at OHO, she leads a team of Account Managers and Web Developers who partner with clients to help them achieve their business and marketing goals through various web and digital marketing strategies.

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Pizza spinner and best penmanship winner.

Jen Palange, Director of Project Management
Jen Palange
Director of Project Management

Jen Palange began her career as a TV news producer and assignment editor — while she no longer covers breaking news, she still loves the adrenaline rush of solving problems and telling good stories. Over the last 18 years, Jen has launched dozens of website redesigns and digital campaigns for a wide variety of education, healthcare, and arts organizations. As Director of Project Management, she leads OHO’s team of talented, experienced project managers as they deliver best-in-class websites for our clients.

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Loves planning vacations...maybe even more than going on them.

Jim Dalglish, Director, UX Research and Strategy
Jim Dalglish
Director, UX Research and Strategy

Jim has always been creative, from his days as a newspaper reporter to his time as a managing director for a regional arts facility. As Practice Lead: Digital Strategy & User Research at OHO, he uses that creativity as well as his expertise at heuristic evaluation and usability testing of digital interfaces to create user experiences that help clients meet and exceed their business goals. Jim has worked for Houghton Mifflin, Pearson, Merrill Lynch, Standard & Poor's, and The New York Times. His overhaul of Amtrak's online reservation system led to a 50% increase in bookings during its first week live and his evaluation of State Street Bank’s online securities lending service led to a 75% increase in efficiency ratings. Outside of OHO, Jim is an award-winning playwright who has produced plays in New York, Boston, London, and across the United States.

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Award-winning playwright with midwestern charm

Rachel Reuben Senor, Vice President, Account Strategy
Rachel Reuben Senor
Vice President, Account Strategy

Rachel Reuben Senor brings over 20 years of marketing and leadership experience in higher education at SUNY New Paltz, Ithaca College and Colgate University. For the past four years she has been working as a senior marketing leadership consultant to higher education often filling the role of interim vice president for marketing and working alongside CMOs to help them with their marketing operations. Rachel is a well-respected speaker and commentator within higher education. As Vice President, Account Strategy at OHO, Rachel is expanding our higher education practice and bringing new perspectives to our clients on long-term strategy, organizational design, and enrollment marketing.

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Rachel got married in her backyard in a very tiny, socially distant ceremony after having to postpone her big shindig due to COVID-19.

Tiven Weinstock, Director of Business Development
Tiven Weinstock
Director of Business Development

Over the past 14 years, Tiven has helped a wide variety of organizations, from Fortune 500 companies to higher education institutions to nonprofit organizations, navigate the ocean that is digital marketing and website creation. As Director of Business Development, Tiven leads a team of listeners in pursuit of building trust and new client relationships.

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Has been vegetarian for over 20 years, but got married at a steakhouse.

Karine Almeida, Office Manager
Karine Almeida
Office Manager
Ben Baird, Web Developer
Benjamin Baird
Senior Full-Stack Engineer

Certifications

Acquia Certified Developer – D8

Sue Brassard, Drupal Architect
Sue Brassard
Drupal Architect
Barbara Brescia, Senior QA Analyst
Barbara Brescia
Manager, QA & CMS Training

Barbara's 20+ years of quality assurance experience (many of those with OHO) help her to keep an eye on the forest while working her way through the trees. She works across all departments to create and implement effective processes and bring projects to completion without sacrificing quality. A graduate of Harvard, Barbara is always looking for ways to improve the quality of products and create efficiencies in her work while keeping herself and others smiling with her infectious good moods.

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Loves travel, cookie dough, and all things Sherlock Holmes.

Lisa Calderon, Senior Designer
Lisa Calderon
Senior Designer

As a Senior Designer, Lisa strives to create clean, professional, visually fresh designs that honor the client’s goals and capture the audience’s attention. Always growing and learning, Lisa is grateful to be working alongside a smart team at OHO who challenge and enlighten her and to be part of an industry that never stays the same.

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Quietly and unobtrusively (if that's possible) learning the drums

Mike Conley, Senior Web Engineer
Mike Conley
Senior Web Engineer

For the past 10 years, Mike has built and worked on a variety of websites from multiple industries using open source Content Management Systems. As a Senior Web Engineer, Mike solves complex technical problems with an eye toward the latest technologies and best practices.

Certifications

Acquia Certified Developer

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Once caught an 8 foot shark

Laura Cultrera, UX Designer
Laura Cultrera
UX Designer

For over 10 years, Laura has designed the user experience for a wide variety of websites and applications, with the last five years focusing on higher education and non-profit websites. From a background in graphic design, web design and web development, Laura's passion for the user led to a career in UX where she has been able to organize, design and test the user's ease of navigating websites.

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Lives in LA and has a dog named Tobias Fünke

Noel Fisher, Digital Marketing Strategist
Noel Fisher
Digital Marketing Strategist

Noel is an award-winning digital marketing strategist with proven success planning digital paid and organic campaigns for higher education, nonprofit and consumer brands. Noel's design and copywriting background helps her develop creative solutions to business challenges.

Certifications

Google Analytics Individual Certification, Google Ads Search Individual Certification

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Has worked as a projectionist, makeup artist and a pizza delivery driver.

Cassi Greenlee, Senior Business Development Manager
Cassi Greenlee
Senior Business Development Manager

For the past 7 years, Cassi’s career has centered around solving marketing challenges in higher education. As a business development manager, she collaborates with the OHO team to ensure we’re providing the right-fit solution to clients, and that we have the best plan in place to create something amazing, together. Cassi is one of OHO's fully remote employees, and works from her home office in Baltimore, Maryland.

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Been to more than 25 UNESCO World Heritage sites including the Tasmanian Wilderness, Galapagos Islands, and Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage Routes in the Kii Mountain Range.

Allison Griggs, Project Manager
Allison Griggs
Project Manager

After finding her way to project management accidentally, Allison has spent the last five years enjoying creative problem solving, and overseeing digital project launches. Partnering with higher education institutions, nonprofit, healthcare, and publishing organizations, she cultivates strong working relationships built on effective communication, understanding and meeting team needs and desires for cohesive project flow. Outside of OHO, Allison is a graduate student, a singer and guitarist in a pop rock band, an activist, and most importantly, a dog mom!

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Once Participated in a belly flop contest judged by the band Paramore

Eric Grzymkowski, Marketing Manager
Eric Grzymkowski
Marketing Manager

With a print publishing background and extensive digital content management experience, Eric has worked in every stage of the content creation lifecycle. He's just as comfortable writing ad copy and long-form blog posts as he is editing video and project managing feature enhancements and design updates. When not working, he enjoys backcountry camping and video games.

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Once sold a Chihuahua to olympic gold-medalist Oksana Baiul

Marissa Heenan, Digital Marketing Account Manager
Marissa Heenan
Digital Marketing Account Manager

Marissa launched her career working with small to medium size businesses at companies such as ADP and Liberty Mutual Insurance. The frequent disconnect experienced between sales and marketing led Marissa to pursue a career in digital marketing where she is able to mix creativity and data to understand consumer behavior and align client goals. Her work at OHO Interactive allows the digital marketing department to effectively manage their workload and deliver more effective campaign results while serving as the point person for clients. In-between wrangling together the team to produce strong work, she has to contend with Rex, her adorable but crazy kitten. She also enjoys traveling, live music, boating, good food and spending time with friends and family.

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Love to travel and have visited 16 countries!

David Kaptzan, Project & Account Coordinator
David Kaptzan
Project & Account Coordinator

David has been with OHO Interactive since 2018, supporting the services team across services accounts, web development projects, and digital marketing initiatives. David graduated cum laude with a degree in Business Management from Northeastern University, where he completed two six-month co-op work experiences. In addition to his project management experience at OHO Interactive and Brown Brothers Harriman, David has previously led a cross-functional team in the digital sports journalism industry. Outside of work, David enjoys traveling, cooking and eating delicious food, and following professional sports.

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Grew up and lived in Shanghai, China for 17 years

Chris Kostecki, Digital Marketing Manager
Chris Kostecki
Digital Marketing Manager

Digital marketing expert with over 15 years of experience including building fulfillment teams within agency, in-house, and publisher environments, who is most comfortable in the weeds executing paid search, social, and other digital media campaigns. In his role as Digital Marketing Manager, Chris is on the front lines trafficking, optimizing, and reporting on our digital marketing efforts as well as developing processes and reports to better serve our clients.

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Was an extra in the movie Sleepers.

David Krewinghaus, UI Developer
David Krewinghaus
UI Developer

David began his career as an advertising art director where he developed a love of solving problems and an aversion to doing the same thing every day. As an independent web designer, he worked with non-profits, political campaigns, small businesses, and a U.S. Senator. At OHO, David enjoys collaborating to solve problems for our clients, making our sites accessible to everyone, and learning something new on every project.

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On a quest to make a legit Neapolitan pizza at home.

Ryan La Sala, Senior Account Manager
Ryan La Sala
Senior Account Manager

As a Senior Account Manager on OHO's Services Team, Ryan acts as both an AM and a PM to deliver custom digital solutions to a variety of websites, all of them post-launch and live. Ryan specializes in creative solutions for technical problems and complex business needs. He has nearly a decade of experience making his clients look good.

Certifications

Google Ads Display Certified, Google Ads Search Certified

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Kristine Manning, Project Manager
Kristine Manning
Project Manager

Prior to joining OHO, Kristine worked at higher education institutions as an undergraduate admissions counselor, marketing manager, and project manager for internal print and web teams. During those years she also coached collegiate women’s and men’s volleyball teams. Kristine joined OHO with a passion for expanding her higher education industry knowledge and also continuing her project management career. As a project manager, Kristine enjoys leading and collaborating with internal and partner teams to a successful project launch. Each institution is unique and Kristine is looking forward to getting to know your teams and serving up an amazing site.

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Kristine has been to 12 different countries and counting!

Christopher Markey, Senior Business Development Manager
Christopher Markey
Senior Business Development Manager

For the last decade, Chris has worked to help universities and businesses across North America effectively tell their unique story to targeted audiences. As Senior Business Development Manager, Chris continues to work to provide a consultative, customized and collaborative experience for our clients and partners.

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Owned and operated a Red Sox themed t-shirt company that single handedly helped them win the 2004 World Series.

Sarah Maxell Crosby, Content and Digital Strategist
Sarah Maxell Crosby
Content and Digital Strategist

Sarah most recently led digital communications strategy for Dartmouth College’s $3 billion comprehensive fundraising campaign. Before moving to advancement, she was the UX team lead for Dartmouth's web services team, overseeing content strategy, user experience, accessibility, and support for more than 200 client sites across the institution. In all, Sarah has managed strategy for more than 90 Drupal website projects (so far). In her free time, she enjoys gardening, knitting, painting, and reading mysteries.

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Studied fashion history at grad school in London.

Justin Medas, Senior UI Developer
Justin Medas
Senior UI Developer

Justin started his career as a graphic designer with a passion for user interaction and experience design. With a drive to better understand "what's possible", he started growing his knowledge in web technologies and quickly transitioned into UI/UX development focused roles spanning across 3 agencies. He uses his experiences in graphic design to help bring designs to life with micro interactions and animations, while staying focused on performance, accessibility, and modular development.

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Plays Drums, Saxophone, and Bass Guitar.

Alison Nowicki, Senior Web Engineer
Alison Nowicki
Senior Web Engineer

Ali is a Web Application Developer with 15 years of experience in developing, implementing and maintaining interactive websites. At OHO, she is part of the Services team, where she continues to support clients' existing websites with new features. She has also served as an AmeriCorps member in a community computer lab, leading an after school computer club for inner-city youth, as well as teaching basic computer skills to members of the community at large.

Certifications

Acquia Certified Developer

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Her first job was at an amusement park

Kelly O'Foran, Visual and UX Designer
Kelly O'Foran
Visual and UX Designer

As a UX and Visual Designer, Kelly's work often spans multiple phases of projects. She loves tackling large, complex projects to create beautiful experiences. She has been with OHO for 4 years, and has lead the user experience and/or design phases for numerous clients in higher-ed, tourism and healthcare. When she's not downloading more Sketch plugins, Kelly volunteers as a soccer coach enjoys running, knitting and video games.

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Despite her objections, can't stop her fiancé walking their two cats on leashes outside.

Michecarly Osirus, Business Consulting Representative
Michecarly Osirus
Business Consulting Representative

Detail orientated young professional with a growing passion for Sales and Program Managing. Worked for more than 3 years providing individual customers with the satisfaction of, “having it their way” which increased the retention rate. Michey takes pride in his ability to work in teams, using his critical analysis skills to problem solve. He embraces challenges because you can have more than you got if you can become more than you are.

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Enjoys all martial arts

Kara Sassone, Digital Account Manager
Kara Sassone
Digital Account Manager

Kara has worked as a television journalist, web producer in higher ed and now a digital account manager - not a path she ever saw herself taking, but one she's enjoyed because throughout she has been working with people and helping to share their stories. Having worked in higher education she knows what many of her clients are facing and is here to support you!

Certifications

Advanced Google Analytics, Google Tag Manager Fundamentals

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Has been to 33 states and 11 countries

Kerry Savage, Project Manager
Kerry Savage
Project Manager
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Green thumb with a taste for cheese and bubbly

Mike Sengenberger, Senior Project Manager
Mike Sengenberger
Senior Project Manager

Over the past two decades Mike has taught, led teams, made and marketed websites of all sizes for disparate organizations. He enjoys collaborating on new project challenges and helping shepherd work over the finish line. Ever enthusiastic to learn about and partner with our next client team. With OHO since 2015.

Stephen Wolff, Full Stack Developer
Stephen Wolff
Full Stack Developer

Stephen has been working with Drupal for eight years. In that time he has worked on projects ranging from regional tourism board builds to sandwich shop menus, ski mountains to a grab bag of higher education projects, and many things in between. He is currently working on the services team to provide continuing updates and support for existing builds.

Certifications

PADI advanced open water

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Locks for the Monadnock Wolfpack RFC

Jennifer Wood, Project Manager
Jennifer Wood
Project Manager

Over the past 15 years, Jennifer has launched web, mobile, and print products for educational games, travel, and entertainment, including one that made it to Time Magazine's Best Websites. At OHO she loves wrangling the talented crew to bring higher ed stories to life.

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Certified Scrum Master

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Juggles a side hustle selling homemade spice blends