Digital Minerva is our name.
#Teamwork is our Game.
James, originally from the historical city of Bath, England, began his journey in online business when he built an eCommerce website selling baby products to fund his family’s move from England to Virginia in 2005. That venture kicked off a love for marketing that would eventually lead to the opening of his own full-service marketing agency. He honed his digital marketing skills while serving as webmaster for James Madison University, and he’s always trying to learn and keep up with new digital trends. He’s all about that collaborative nature of this friendly city, and is very proud to call the Shenandoah valley his home.
Director of Web Development
Buddy is a graduate of James Madison University, majoring in JMU School of Media Arts and Design – SMAD, with a concentration in Digital Video and Cinema. From mocking-up strategy-based designs to rolling out campaigns, he loves every step of the marketing process. Best yet, he makes it easy. He’ll get you through complex projects just helping you put one foot in front of the other. When he doesn’t have a camera in his hands, he’s drinking coffee and recording/mixing music for himself or his friends.
Director of Design and Content Strategy
Chrissy graduated magna cum laude from James Madison University with a Bachelor of Arts in Media Arts and Design, concentrating in Interactive Design and minoring in Creative Writing. Chrissy has perfected the art of content-driven web design with an attention to accessibility and search engine optimization. Chrissy brings prior experience as a graphic designer, copy editor, Co-Editor-in-Chief, marketer, and web developer to us at Digital Minerva. After work you can find Chrissy hiking in the national forest, preparing an elaborate meal, or at an art museum.
Director of User Experience
Ryan studied both Digital Media and Environmental Science at Eastern Mennonite University. After graduation, he worked in the government sector, focusing on conservation and wildlife in Montana and Virginia. But his passion always laid in creating, so he turned back to the digital realm. Ryan has prior experience as a digital marketing specialist, copywriter, graphic designer, photographer, and more. As a lifelong learner, Ryan’s favorite thing about the industry is that technology is so fluid and ever-evolving that it requires you to continue to learn and stay updated. After work, Ryan is probably hiking, camping, snowboarding, or playing guitar.
Danny comes to us with an extensive background in web development, and several years in the industry, in both the agency and freelancing realms. His favorite part of web development is problem-solving — he loves to treat every project as a puzzle to create the perfect solution for clients. He’s all about staying up to date on all the latest web trends, especially in design and functionality. After work you can find Danny watching films, spending time with his family, playing video games, or building PCs (but don’t worry, he’s also a fan of Macs).