Jeff Turner, President
Jeff is an entrepreneur and a seasoned business executive of 25 plus years. In addition to his role here at Zeek Interactive, Jeff is the founder and creative force behind Real Estate Shows. He is also widely regarded as a leading thinker on how to effectively use internet tools and a sought after conference speaker on topics related to emerging technologies.
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Steve Zehngut, Founder/CTO
Steve founded Zeek Interactive in 1995 and he has been the creative technologist since its inception. Steve is the organizer of the OC WordPress Meetup and has helped build the community to over 850 members. He is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and has taught interactive courses at UC Irvine, USC, the American Film Institute, and Cal State Long Beach. Steve has a BA in Film from Cal State Northridge.
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Kelley Koehler, Production Manager
With a diverse background in both business and engineering, Kelley fills the role of Production Manager at Zeek Interactive. Kelley has over a decade of experience in system creation and analysis, with well versed skills in testing and optimization. At Zeek, she combines her sales and marketing background with her engineering skills to better serve clients and deliver high quality products. Kelley has a BS in Systems Engineering with a software emphasis from the University of Arizona.
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Rebecca Smallwood, Web Developer
Rebecca has been working in the industry for 8 years, with extensive experience in PHP and mySQL, and a focus primarily on WordPress development. She got involved with web development due to her interest in fan sites, namely her Lord of the Rings fan site, Council of Elrond. She spends her spare time working on her own sites, doing contract work, reading, quilting and hiking. She’s also a huge fan of sci-fi, fantasy, and comic books, and a proud member of Slytherin House. She has a BA in History from the University of Michigan and an MLIS in Library Science from UCLA.
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Justin Zito, iOS Developer
Justin eats, sleeps and drinks iOS development. With almost 5 years of iOS development under his belt, he also has 12 personal apps released in app store with over 1,000,000 downloads. He also designed and worked with a chinese manufacturer on a money clip for mobile phones. In his spare time he enjoys hiking, Camping, Beach, running, soccer , coding for fun (he’s pretty much always coding), and pretending to surf. He also mentors robotics students at South East High school in South Gate. Justin has BS in Computer Engineering with a minor in Computer Science and MS in Computer Science with an option in Computer Engineering from Cal State University Long Beach.
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Graham Smallwood, iOS Developer
Graham is the bald part of Zeek’s iPhone department. He spends his free time petting his published paper on teaching game programming techniques, and learning to make chain mail. He is also currently teaching Freshman Java at at Santiago Canyon College. Graham has a BS in Computer Science from Eastern Michigan University and a MS in Computer Science from Cal State Long Beach.
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Tabitha Chapman, Web Developer
Tabitha (Tabby) started out her programming career on a little fan site, or.. four, the Council of Elrond fan site, a harry potter fan site, and two Smallville-related sites. She has developed over 100 websites in the last five years, 70% of them using wordpress. She’s also developed in magento commerce, sub dreamer, postnuke, phpnuke and drupal. In her spare time she likes to play with her dog, spend time with her family, and generally make sure she has no spare time. Tabby has a BS in Computer Science from Northwest Nazarene University.
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Kiran Lovejoy, Art Director
Kiran started her creative life as an illustrator, but after a chance meeting with Photoshop, was never the same. She began her career as an interactive designer about the same time that Al Gore invented the internet and never looked back. She has worked for large advertising agencies and small boutique shops specializing in brand development and information architecture. When she’s not in front of the computer, she is chasing her 3 children, restoring her 1918 home and teaches art at a local preschool. Kiran has a BA in Illustration from the Art Center College of Design.
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Trevor Wolter, Quality Assurance Engineer
What do you do when you graduate from college and have zero prospects in your field? Whatever you have to in order to pay the bills. That’s exactly what Trevor did over six years ago when he engaged his strong Midwestern work ethic and landed his first big break as an entry-level tester working on enterprise business applications. With keen logic and a great attention for detail, he quickly advanced within his department and after being introduced to the Context-Driven testing school, he knew testing was more than just a job. Trevor has since transitioned to testing the ever evolving world of web technology and couldn’t be happier. He has a BS in Church Music and Practical Theology from Martin Luther College. On the weekends you can still find him maintaining the Left/Right Brain balance at his local congregation where he serves as organist and choir accompanist.
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