The FreshySites Team

We have an amazing team at FreshySites, who love what they do — and it shows.

Account Management

Ben Giordano

Ben Giordano

Founder

I find ways to improve our platform, product, services, and experience to best serve our customers!

Ben is a Binghamton, NY native who went on to get a BS in Marketing Management at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) in 2008. Throughout his professional career Ben has been involved in many technology-focused business including management consulting, internet and data marketing, and digital agency services. In 2011 Ben founded FreshySites – Website Design. Since inception, FreshySites has grown exponentially into the largest WordPress focused web design agency on the east coast. Ben’s obsession with customer service and support, WordPress best practices, and process-driven design continues to flow through the whole FreshySites team. When Ben is not with the FreshySites Team you can usually find him hanging out with his wife and four children in Upstate NY.

Vincent Consumano

Vincent Consumano

Founder

Dedicated to providing value for all clients throughout their time at FreshySites; as well as ensuring company positioning in a competitive environment.

Vincent is one of the few who can say he was born and raised in the DC area. Vincent graduated Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) in 2008 with a BS in Marketing Management and The University of Mary Washington with his MBA in 2011. Vincent has an extensive background in the Defense Industry, where he spent time as a Deputy Program Manager for major Department of Defense subcontractors. In 2011 Vincent launched the Washington DC office of FreshySites and has been involved ever since. In 2013, Vincent left his DoD job and joined the FreshySites team full-time in order to help facilitate the company’s rapid growth cycle. Vincent is active in the community and serves on a few non profit boards. Personally, he loves the outdoors, camping, fishing, hiking, and shooting.

Jackson Garrell

Jackson Garrell

Account Manager

As an account manager, I get the privilege to work closely with new clients while helping them learn about our services, dreaming with them about their goals, and ensuring they are happy with their finished project.

Jackson is a natural people person, an avid story-teller, and an account manager with strong opinions about fonts and professional hockey. He grew up in the heart of North Carolina where he scored his first freelance business by building Myspace profiles for students at his middle school. Jackson has worked with hundreds of nonprofit organizations — helping them leverage digital tools as a catalyst for greater impact. When he is not working, you will likely find him in the kitchen trying to create the perfect omelette.

Zac Chastain

Zac Chastain

Account Manager

The most thrilling part about my role as Account Manager is seeing the vision emerge from the collaboration between our team and the client — the flow of ideas back and forth makes it exciting and I love guiding the client through the onboarding process until they’re not just satisfied but giddy for launch.

Zac is an Account Manager with 10+ years experience in web design and tech support. He loves becoming an expert on his clients’ needs and finding the touch points where a complex tool can solve the demands of their business. A writer and true “extroverted introvert” by nature, he likes to think of his role in tech as similar to a translator: taking a foreign language and making it simple, clear, and beautiful. (He loves guitars, good whiskey, and good books, too!)

Julie Schoen

Julie Schoen

Account Manager

Being a regional account manager for FreshySites means that I get to help people in my community create beautiful websites for their businesses.

Julie is a digital entrepreneur with nearly a decade of experience creating, designing, and using WordPress websites. She holds her BA in Spanish and Secondary Education and her MFA in Creative Non-Fiction Writing, which she uses to help her businesses and the clients she works with develop a comprehensive content marketing strategy. The author of dozens of books on Amazon, Julie is also an internationally-acclaimed yoga instructor. She lives in Albuquerque with her husband, Brandon, her three young children, and her two dogs.

Rochelle Turri

Rochelle Turri

Account Manager

The best part about being an Account Manager for FreshySites is being able to help clients showcase what their business does best! And all through thoughtful and engaging website design!

Born a desert dweller, but currently chasing her kids down the beaches of Southern California, Rochelle is passionate about family, sunshine and lists (preferably with emojis). Rochelle started her career teaching second grade, then decided to brave the world of children from another angle, by having three boys in 5 years. Whether it was teaching other people’s kids, selling real estate, or wrangling her own kids, helping people has always been her main focus. A people person through and through, Rochelle truly enjoys connecting with people and offering an upbeat and positive experience through being an Account Manager at FreshySites.

Project Management

Kelsey Moore

Kelsey Moore

Operations Manager

I work with our team to create the most efficient and effective processes for our clients.

Kelsey Moore is a Binghamton, NY native and graduate of the University at Buffalo, where she earned a degree in Communication Design. She has an extensive creative background ranging from fine arts to graphic design and commercial production. Kelsey joined FreshySites in 2012 as a Web Designer, but quickly transitioned from design to project management. These days, Kelsey is the Operations Manager, which means she works with all internal departments, though if she’s being honest, her true passion is project management and client relationships. Outside of the office Kelsey is a through and through Harry Potter nerd, true crime podcast enthusiast, and mom of two girls.

Emily Petko

Emily Petko

Project Manager

As a Project Manager, I help guide and implement beautiful sites from start to finish!

Emily is a 2016 graduate of Binghamton University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design. From a young age, she had a love for the creative arts – It wasn’t until later in life that she harnessed those interests into a life long passion and career. Emily joined FreshySites in 2018 and is a Project Manager as well as a proud member of the Support Team. Outside of work, she can be seen surrounding herself with good friends and new experiences every chance she gets!

TJ Carney

TJ Carney

Process Manager

I work in partnership with our clients to make sure the vision for their website becomes a reality while also creating and improving internal processes.

Originally from Endwell, NY, TJ earned a B.A. in Political Science from Siena College as well as an M.Ed in Graduate Psychology from James Madison University. After working as a Resident Director at Binghamton University for two years, he decided to pursue his love of tech and moved to New York City where he learned to write iOS applications. Now living in Washington, DC, TJ combines his various passions by leading training initiatives, managing automation solutions, and refining internal processes at FreshySites. Outside of work, he is an avid NY sports fans (go Bills and Yankees!) and enjoys any and all things trivia related!

Liz Jachimowicz

Liz Jachimowicz

Project Manager

Helping guide projects from start to finish, and work to cultivate a positive experience for our clients. The goal is to create an end result the client loves, and is proud of!

Originally a Binghamton, NY native, Liz started working at FreshySites in early 2018. Liz was bitten by the “wanderlust bug” and after a lot of thought and deliberation, she made a difficult decision to leave everything she knew to move to Colorado in late 2018. She is passionate about the digital space and loves to see a clients vision and story come to life through a working website, or a design they love. Outside of work you can find Liz hanging with cats at the Denver Cat Cafe, taking a cycling class, and enjoying the Colorado sunshine with a camping or hiking trip.

Development

Jon Fuller

Jon Fuller

Lead Web Developer

Striving to solve issues and implement complex functionality — with creative user-friendly techniques and thorough constructive solutions.

Jon is from the Binghamton, NY area and graduated from the School of Art and Design at Alfred University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts. Concentrated studies were in Graphic Design and Video. Jon has an appreciation of all aspects of art and design, and has an extensive background in both print media and web — with a thorough understanding of video and photography. Jon came to FreshySites with 9 years of graphic design and web experience. He continues to make a habit of researching new tools and technologies to broaden his knowledge in the web development industry. He’s a tech junkie who has a passion for implementing new techniques and improving his surroundings. Outside of work, Jon also enjoys going on new adventures with his wife, exercising, and sipping on quality craft beer.

Tod Anderson

Tod Anderson

Web Designer

I bring your website to life — always with the thought of the end user in mind.

Originally from a small town in Ohio, Tod moved to Pennsylvania where he studied Graphic Design at The Art Institute of Pittsburgh. During his studies he worked for several companies including The Fred Rogers Company as an illustrator. After receiving his BA in Graphic Design, Tod worked for a small advertising agency focusing on branding, print, and layout design. His focus then shifted to illustration and freelance for a few years before moving to Binghamton, NY where he joined the FreshySites team. In his free time Tod enjoys drawing, playing too much ESO, and learning game design.

Ryan McAndrew

Ryan McAndrew

Web Designer

I bring customers’ ideas to life with responsive web design.

After graduating from Marywood University with a degree in Graphic Design, Ryan landed a job at an advertising company. Here he sharpened his design skill and two years later decided to take on the digital world of design. Ryan joined the FreshySites team in late 2016 and works as a Web Designer.

Karina Lenartowicz

Karina Lenartowicz

Web Designer

I turn design mockups into functioning websites for clients to interact with and revise before launching.

Karina is a 2012 graduate from the State University of New York at Oswego where she received a BA in Art with Graphic Design emphasis. As a Syracuse-area native, she gained 4 years of web design agency experience before joining FreshySites in early 2018 as a Web Designer. Karina has been intrigued by design ever since she designed a t-shirt for a middle school event. She loves seeing her creations “out in the wild” with no one the wiser on who designed it or how much time and thought went into it. In her free time you will find her reading, volunteering at the Humane Society, enjoying the Adirondacks and wine tasting.

Chelsey Buttrey

Chelsey Buttrey

Web Designer

I build out custom designed websites that your target clients can easily navigate and enjoy coming back to.

Chelsey was born and raised in Kansas and is now settled in the hills of Missouri. She attended Drury University where she earned her B.S. in Psychology and Criminal Justice. In her free time she took an interest in Graphic Design which then turned into a passion for Web Design. After freelancing as a web designer for a number of years, Chelsey joined FreshySites where she is excited to be a part of a talented group of people that love great design. When she’s not working, you can find her reading, playing with her kids or tending her small farm.

Design

Tim Burford

Tim Burford

Creative Director

I help clients solve problems with a creative approach.

Tim is equipped with an explosive background, literally. Previously, upon graduation from The College of Saint Rose Center for Art & Design (Albany, NY) with a Graphic Design major and an Art History minor, he was an Aircraft Armament Systems Specialist for the F-16 fighter jet in the Air Force. After graduation, Tim spent a few years at an advertising and marketing agency in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. After 11 years of relocating, including Texas, Arizona, New York and Pennsylvania, Tim finally settled back home for good and joined FreshySites. When Tim’s not in the office, working his design magic (sans wand), you can find him enjoying the outdoors, catching up on sports, seeking out exceptional craft beers and spending quality time with his family.

Support

Erin Cortazar

Erin Cortazar

Director of Support Services

My focus is on the total client success experience; from building a passionate and knowledgeable support team to continuously working to improve our processes and client-facing resources.

Erin was born and raised in Scranton, PA, which yes, is the home of Dunder Mifflin Paper Co. Erin earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design & Art History from Marywood University, where she stubbornly proclaimed “I will never work in web”. Fast forward a few years later and Erin is now head of the Support Team for FreshySites. Erin has extensive knowledge of all things web, and can help with just about any website problem. When she’s not blowing away a customer with great service and smileys, you can find Erin wandering the outdoors, enjoying time with her husband and son, and training to be a pirate. Because let’s be honest, Pirates are awesome!

Michael Alderson

Michael Alderson

Support Specialist

As a Support Specialist, it is my mission to implement the absolute best solutions to any and every situation that could possibly arise.

After attending Ithaca College, Michael, a co-founder of Ithaca Community Radio, began the pursuit of honing his graphic design and web development talents within the promotional products, advertising, and print industries. Recently abandoning a life in the world of freelance, Michael now devotes his days full time to engaging design, twisting the throttle on his beloved motorcycle, or hiking any number of the beautiful trails nestled in the heart of the Finger Lakes, along with his family and their four legged companion.

Digital

Giovanna Bernardo

Giovanna Bernardo

Digital Marketing Specialist

Giovanna is originally from Endicott, NY. In 2017, she earned a dual-BA in English Literature & Rhetoric and Political Science from Binghamton University. Giovanna has held a range of positions, harnessing her passion for writing, marketing and communications over the years, to help clients in our local community and beyond. Outside of work, she enjoys restaurant hopping in downtown Binghamton, learning from political podcasts, strolling through Barnes & Noble and laughing at memes on Instagram.

Administration

Elizabeth Giordano

Elizabeth Giordano

Administrative Assistant

Elizabeth is originally from outside of Rochester, NY and moved to Binghamton in the late 90s where she graduated from Maine-Endwell High School in 2004. She went on to get a BA in Communications from Eastern University, near Philadelphia, in 2008, and a Master’s in Education from Binghamton University in 2011. She spent her first year out of school teaching Pre-K and then transitioned to a position with FreshySites, writing blog articles and doing search engine optimization. Elizabeth sees FreshySites as such an exciting business to be a part of, and she has loved watching it grow into what it is today thanks to its amazing team of passionate, positive people. Elizabeth is married and lives with her husband and three kids in the Binghamton, NY area.

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