Meet Our Team
Creating Collaborative Connections
Kirby ChittendenCreative Director
Iteration is an important concept which Kirby promotes at Dunewood. He believes a strong approach to successful business requires an ability to adapt to the environment and respond by making continuous adjustments. This iterative process builds momentum and the continuous improvement through which collaboration becomes the new norm.
With a demonstrated history of working in the information technology, education, and service industries, Kirby is skilled in customer service, strategic planning, and leadership. He is a business development professional and holds a master's degree from Grand Valley State University. He creates time to engage in community and non-profit efforts and enjoys running, cycling, writing, and music. He provides Dunewood with an extensive background in solution architecture, project management, consulting, software design, and training.
Jeff ChittendenTechnical Director
Dunewood provides an ideal environment for Jeff to apply his system-oriented approach and problem solving in a variety of settings. As an Information Systems and Network Engineering graduate of Grand Valley State University, his technical training and experience is spread across software application and website development within Agile environments, network engineering, computers sciences, technical support, and systems administration. He is also proficient in media production technology, including professional lighting, sound engineering, projection, film, videography, and post production.
He is always eager to apply his programming skills in HTML, XML, RML, and Python. He is also familiar with various frameworks and development applications such as Django, Bootstrap, Angular, Chef, and Git. Simply stated, Jeff is the technical backbone behind our mission at the intersection of business and technology: connecting people, information, and culture through a process of collaborative innovation.
Austin HruskachTechnical Intern
Dunewood plans to provide occasional internships for college students which provides real-world experience that enables them to put everything they've learned into action.
Austin Hruskach is currently our technical intern assisting us with network management responsibilities. He is a Muskegon Community College student with experience in Autodesk and Adobe Creative Cloud application suites. He also has a background in Microsoft Office, KHTML, HTML5, and WordPress.
Austin is a self-taught Amateur Radio enthusiast and enjoys woodworking, metalwork, and a variety of digital media. He participated in the FIRST Robotics Competition Team from Mona Shores High School. He says, "I strive to improve the lives of others through honest communication and positive feedback." We welcome Austin as our very first intern.
Elizabeth WhitmoreStrategic Partner for Graphic Design
Dunewood appreciates the alliances we build with others who assist us in our mission. As a graphic analyst and designer, Elizabeth strives to explore innovative ideas and to create solutions for every project. She has the knowledge and expertise to express ideas visually in a clear and direct way. Her approach focuses on achieving a design that represents our clients accurately and favorably. Elizabeth is organized, self-motivated, and has a love of learning which makes her a valuable and essential part of the Dunewood team.
Our passion is to CONNECT with entrepreneurs and business leaders in a COLLABORATIVE relationship to CREATE the technology solutions they require to keep them doing what they do best. Our mission is to see that our partners get their needs met at the intersection of what business demands and technology delivers.
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