• The Best In The Business

    The FreshySites Team

Ben Giordano

Founder

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 facilities management consulting, internet and data marketing, and digital agency services.In 2011 Ben founded FreshySites website design and development studio. Since inception, FreshySites has grown exponentially into the largest in-house WordPress focused web design shop on the east coast. FreshySites also holds the title for the largest website design and development studio in Upstate NY for the past two years running. Ben’s obsession with customer service and support best practices as well as process-driven design continues to flow through the whole FreshySites team. When Ben is not at the office you can usually find him with his family in Upstate NY.

Vincent Consumano

Founder & Project Manager – Washington DC

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, anything to get him off that computer!

Lauren Perry

Account Manager – Scranton Office

Lauren was born and raised in the Scranton, PA area. She graduated from St. Lawrence University (Canton, NY) with a Bachelor of Arts where she majored in both English Literature and Psychology. After graduating, Lauren moved back down to the Scranton area where she worked in higher education for a few years before joining the FreshySites team. She is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Human Resource Management from The University of Scranton. Lauren is actively involved in the local community by serving as an active volunteer for Make-A-Wish, a Scranton Rotarian, a 5th grade CCD teacher, and youth softball coach. In her down-time, you can typically find Lauren embracing the life of a cat lover, Pokémon master, Netflix aficionado, and bookworm.

Laura Stilwell

Account Manager – Syracuse Office

Laura was raised in Central Florida, resided in Arizona for the last twelve years, and has just recently traded the scorching hot temperatures of the desert for the frigid temps of New York!
Throughout her professional career she has been the first point of contact with clients and vendors. Managing those relationships has given Laura an in depth understanding of client professional needs. Ironically, joining FreshySites has now given her the opportunity to channel that experience to be a well versed client advocate. When she’s not networking she’s watching her daughter perform a song and dance or volunteering at school functions, getting lost in a gnarly book, Netflix binging, hiking and exploring the beautiful scenery of New York (but not in the winter).

Kelsey Moore

Lead Project Manager

While braving the sub-zero winters of Western NY, Kelsey Moore earned a degree in Communication Design from the University at Buffalo. Kelsey worked as a graphic designer, commercial producer, and jack of all trades for a local Binghamton, NY TV station before turning to FreshySites for a bit more creative freedom. These days Kelsey works as one of FreshySites’ primary project managers and designers, where she truly enjoys organizing the chaos. She brings a wealth of talent to FreshySites and always has a customers best interests at heart.

Erin Cortazar

Support & Project Work Manager

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 one of FreshySites’ Lead Project Managers and go to customer support specialist. Erin has extensive knowledge of all things web, and can help with just about any website problem. When she’s not blowing a customer away with great customer service and smileys, you can find Erin wandering the outdoors, exercising, making wine, and training to be a pirate. Because let’s be honest, Pirates are awesome!

Tim Burford

Lead Graphic Designer

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, joining FreshySites as their Lead Designer. 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 growing family.

Jon Fuller

Lead Web Designer & Developer

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 comes 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.

Josh Wahila

Web Designer

Josh started his web design career at the tender age of 13, teaching himself HTML and creating webpages for fun. After high-school, he attended Pratt’s satellite school at Munson-Williams Proctor in Utica NY. Getting more focused attention from professors in a small class of only 18 communications design majors, Josh landed an internship with the United States Mint in the Artistic Infusion Program for coin design. After earning a degree in Communications Design from Pratt Art Institute in Brooklyn, he worked at a graphic design agency in Manhattan, before moving back to Binghamton and joining the Freshysites team.

Valerie Manne

Web Designer

Valerie initially earned a degree in Psychology from SUNY Potsdam and further went on to study Graphic & Web Design at UC San Diego. Intending to focus more on the Graphic Design portion of the program, she instantly became fascinated with the problem solving web development entailed. She was able to find work with a product design company while still in school and continued to work for the same company until coming to Freshysites. She joined the team to explore agency work and have more creative freedom. Outside of Freshysites you can find her hiking a 46er, exploring national parks, or woodworking.

Tod Anderson

Junior Web Designer

Tod hails all the way from the land of corn, Ohio. After escaping to Pennsylvania, 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 in 2012, Tod worked for a small advertising agency focusing on print and layout design. After a while his focus then shifted to illustration and freelance for a few years before moving to Endicott, NY where he joined the FreshySites brigade as a Jr Web Designer. Always intrigued by web design and development, Tod dived into learning as much as he can about coding with the help of his friends, coworkers and lots of determination.

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