Solspace is an award-winning web development company that values quality relationships as well as quality deliverables. We build outstanding websites and web applications, provide peace of mind for clients needing expert outsourced support, and deliver exceptional solutions for challenging integration problems.
We specialize in ExpressionEngine and Craft CMS development. We have written commercial add-ons for both of these platforms. They continue to sell to this day. Primarily though, the Solspace team is about serving clients. We're about solving challenging problems on the web through attention to detail, practicality, frugality and efficiency. We are at our best when working collaboratively with our clients to develop novel, scalable, reliable solutions to web application and web development problems.
Solspace is a team of 15 web professionals. We serve medium to large sized companies. Size is not what we care about though. We care about fit. Our culture will fit with yours if you value time above money. Our culture will fit with yours if your kids come first, yet your idea of putting them first is to set a good example through hard work and attention to excellence in your career. You will find our work style compatible with yours if you value clear communication, good planning, authenticity, transparency, and high intelligence mixed with humor and lightness.
President & CEO since 1999
Director of Client Operations since 2012
Originally from the arts world, Janet detoured into technology after many years of management and has been enjoying the wild ride ever since. Before joining Solspace in 2012, she was Director of Production for the Creative Services team at RealNetworks, then served as Director of Product Operations at Rhapsody. Prior to that, Janet worked in the field of Event Production as Director of Account Services at The Freeman Companies and Account Operations Manager at TPN, with Microsoft as a primary client. Having started out as a working artist and writer, Janet remains surprised at the direction her professional life has taken. She has a BFA and an MFA in painting, is a certified Scrum Master, and continues to make art and write when she’s not outside romping with her two dogs in the woodsy wilds of north Seattle.
Director of Software Operations since 2007
Kelsey oversees all activity related to Solspace software, including product development, documentation and customer support. His favorite part is collaborating with the team for the invention of new software and making major enhancements to existing software. He lives in cold Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada with his wife, two daughters and two cats.
Company Administrator since 2008
Missy is a self-described “classical music-loving, animal-loving country bumpkin” who started out in Austin, Texas, and moved on to life in small-town Arkansas. She is the dependable and detail oriented administrative heartbeat of the Solspace team, juggling budget tracking, time logs, invoicing, maintenance of management resources, sales and project support, and ensuring clients are kept informed and happy. Missy’s true passion is for animal rescue and adoption, and her own beloved tribe of rescue cats. She loves country life and is still very happily based in small-town Arkansas, where the glare of the city doesn’t block out the stars at night.
Designer & Developer since 2005
Eva has been designing and developing web sites with Solspace since 2005, and brings an eclectic assortment of skills as an artist, designer, coder, writer and editor to her client projects. She started coding with BASIC in elementary school, developed further skills and experience in a variety of jobs and projects and then, after a stretch of graduate work in political science, left academia to enter the newborn field of web development. In addition to nearly 20 years of experience in web and application development, Eva has edited and published a weekly newspaper, illustrated and edited a book, designed album art, created experimental musical instruments, and painted murals. She is currently working on a local initiative to help kids (especially girls) get their teeth into programming, and is also designing and directing a music/art iPad app. Eva lives with her family in Western Massachusetts, and when she’s not in front of the screen making digital things, may be found cooking Indian food for a crowd, playing music and games with friends, doing something messy with clay, or playing with molten glass.
Developer since 2010
For more than 20 years, Jim worked as a mechanical engineer designing custom automation equipment for the electronics industry. He was drawn into web design and development as the demand for real-time display of production data began to grow, and a web-based interface became the only true solution for production managers and technicians. Having established himself as a developer, Jim branched out and now runs the Web Team at UMass Boston. He spends a lot of time at fast-pitch softball games with his daughter, Kaera (now a collegiate pitcher). He also coaches a Jr. Olympic 18u softball team. Jim lives in Haverhill, MA with his wife and daughter. He doesn’t sleep much.
Designer & Developer since 2011
Based in Seattle, Michiko has been working in design and web development since 1999, providing user-focused interactive design and front-end development for web and mobile devices. With expertise in ExpressionEngine and WordPress development and implementation for all types of websites, and a broad and flexible set of skills, Michiko provides solutions that work, look great, and accomplish business needs. In all of her design and development work, her philosophy is to find patterns, solve problems, and always advocate for elegance. Michiko holds a degree in Electronic Music Production and Experimental Film, loves vintage synthesizers, crazy cats, and traveling the world to find magical places.
Developer since 2011
Lead Software Developer since 2015
Developer & Software Engineer since 2016
Developer since 2016
Based in Boston, Jonathan is a Massachusetts native who came to Solspace with significant experience developing with ExpressionEngine and WordPress CMS, as well as expertise in building apps with CodeIgniter. He has always been intrigued with and loved writing code. Jonathan’s desire to develop was sparked at an early age, and he taught himself QBasic, Visual Basic, Borland C++, and many other now-ancient tools in the 1990s. He hasn’t stopped coding since. In addition to his work with Solspace, Jonathan is a lead developer on the University of Massachusetts Boston web team.
When not busy solving coding problems, he likes noodling on the guitar and riding his bike around Boston. Jonathan is a huge fan of the interesting and rich art and music culture of his city, and only takes breaks from it to spend quality time with his three cats.
Developer since 2017
John Henry has always had an interest in computers and began working with them centuries ago on his very first machine, a Sinclair Spectrum 48k. Based in Cork, Ireland, John Henry is known in the web community for his depth of experience with ExpressionEngine CMS, though he is also quite handy with Craft CMS these days. He was previously employed as a Technical Support Specialist for EllisLab (the creators of ExpressionEngine), and ran the ExpressionEngine resource site EE-HUB for many years. John Henry, originally a graduate in Industrial Design, is a self-taught full stack developer and designer. He lives in the Irish countryside with his continuously upbeat wife and fights for office space with 4 children in his busy kitchen.
Developer & Software Engineer since 2018
User Experience (UX) & Interaction Designer since 2018
A self-described “mad life experimentalist”, Kim has been working to create intuitive and effective graphic interface and user experience designs since 2007 when she started as a Creative Assistant at Politico. She built a solid history of success in orchestrating digital solutions working in-house with notable organizations such as Landmark Communications, the National Glass Association, Digital Loom, Weymouth Design, Inc., Digitas, and Liberty Mutual Insurance. Kim brings a broad range of skills to Solspace, including User Experience Design, Information Architecture, Visual Design, Business Strategy, Digital Marketing, Branding, Design Research & Analysis, and Usability Testing. In addition to her work on the web, Kim is also a talented singer/songwriter who studied jazz performance at Berklee, and has launched her own record label, Climb41. You can find her music on Spotify, and if you’re in the greater Boston area, keep an eye out for Kim at local festivals.
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