Webvanta's Team

Michael Slater

PRESIDENT & COFOUNDER

Michael Slater

Michael is cofounder of Webvanta. As an entrepreneur and developer, he's been building content-rich web sites since the early days of the web. He was previously Director of Technology Strategy at Adobe Systems, which he joined when it acquired Fotiva, a venture-funded photo software startup he cofounded. Prior to Fotiva, he created and ran the Microprocessor Report newsletter and the Microprocessor Forum conference. Long ago he was a hardware engineer and assembly-language programmer.

Eric Leuschner

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

Eric Leuschner

Eric Leuschner is responsible for Webvanta's overall operations, and also serves as lead project manager. Eric is an experienced digital producer and PMI certified agile project manager. His broad skillset derives from six years of Fortune 500 exposure at a digital media agency plus two years as a small business owner creating websites and casual games. Eric plays many key roles in the digital media production process and responsibilities include team leadership,client-facing account management, business development, and content development.

Chad Johnson

Developer & SEO Analyst

Chad Johnson

Chad has been in the web industry for the last 4 years. He specializes in front-end, mobile-friendly web development and search engine optimization. He has experience with a variety of content management systems, including the Webvanta Cloud CMS and WordPress.

Charity Grace Kirk

SENIOR DEVELOPER & PROJECT MANAGER

Charity Grace Kirk

Charity has been working in web development for 10 years, half of that time on the Webvanta platform. Detail oriented, with a past in project management, she is very interested in easy and intuitive user interfaces. She also brings with her experience in content strategy, search engine optimization, and online marketing.

Ginny Laughlin

CREATIVE DIRECTOR

Ginny Laughlin

Ginny studied at the Art Center College of Design and began her graphic design career as an album cover designer at London Records, Elektra/Asylum, and Motown Records. She has held positions as an art director, web designer, and project manager, for companies including Sonoma State University, San Diego State University, and Patagonia. As principal of her own design firm she has also developed identity and branding systems, packaging, publication designs.

Dan Gilbert

SENIOR DESIGNER

Dan Gilbert

Dan is known for his visually-rich, distinctive designs, often incorporating natural imagery. He works with customers worldwide in web design, branding, packaging, identity, collateral, illustration, and application interfaces. Back in the pre-web era, Dan was instrumental in launching products for The Nature Company and Natural Wonders and designed editions for National Wildlife Federation, African Wildlife Foundation, The National Aquarium in Baltimore and others. In 1991, Dan created the first Triazzle® puzzles, selling over five million copies of nearly 100 designs worldwide.

Denise Meier

Bookkeeper

Denise Meier

Denise has more than 20 years experience with business management and bookkeeping. Denise takes care of the financial side of Webvanta.