Lead Web Designer
Gertie likes to wake up to over-easy eggs with jalapeño peppers and Organo Gold coffee with cinnamon and Trader Joe's Coconut Creamer.
Gertie has been building websites since the late 90s. She understands the importance of being able to zig when the Internet zags.
She wakes up websites by organizing information in a way that forces viewers to engage with and remember the content.
Wake-up moments: In my Junior year of high school I realized that I could get started on life early. Professors couldn't possibly know enough about this New Fangled Internet to teach about it. I got out of school and started building websites. I have to teach myself EVERY day to keep up with the web's pace!
Business to Business Consultant
Larry likes to wake up to a pot of light roast coffee, freshly ground, black. That's right--a whole pot.
Larry has worked as a motivational speaker, writer and radio host. He also has a background in real estate, lending, and sales management.
Wake-up moments: Larry worked with banks during the 2008 crisis, to find and repair severe financial problems. This included working directly with customers to negotiate solutions to save their homes. Larry brings these skills to Waking Girl clients who may need creative ideas to survive the changing economy.
Michael eats bacon for breakfast. All the bacon.
Michael brings his gift for lyrics and slogans to Waking Girl. He excels in piecing together long-winded multi-email client requests, intuiting exactly what a business owner is asking for.
Wake-up moment: When Michael's grandma passed away, he realized that life is too short to sweat the small stuff. Be kind to others to make the biggest impact on the world.
Franki enjoys Computer Sandwiches for breakfast. She is an art prodigy who has displayed her clay creations across the country.
At Waking Girl she audits sites on Maintenance Plans--clicking buttons to make sure everything is working. Franki converts engaged Facebook users to Fans. She also assists the Lead Designer in choosing colors, fonts and graphics for websites and Facebook posts.
Wake-up moment: Franki gave her best friend an iPhone, realizing that she had the power to solve a communication problem! No adults needed.
Jasper eats literally anything he can find for breakfast. He wakes websites up by writing SEO blog articles, troubleshooting technical issues, and finding the most efficient processes for complex, repetitive projects.
He also keeps the team thinking young.
Wake-up moment: Watching a close family member staying stuck in the same place of unhappiness after many years showed Jasper that he had to make a decision to have a positive attitude and then work hard to make life happen for him instead of to him.