East coast native Jonathan Gordon attended Ithaca College, studying film production. He started out as a salesman for a leading wholesale apparel company, but his entrepreneurial spirit led him to establish his own company, Julie Ann Apparel. Their ecommerce division became a thriving website. Out of necessity for reasonably priced, quality content, he developed iWebContent. “Through well-written content we help clients engage their customers, build their brand, and develop leads.” Jonathan lives in Plano, TX, with his wife Julie and their two Labrador retrievers, Sam and Chase. When he’s not on a meeting with a client, he can be found at the dog park or taking photos.
Karen Tunnell, iWebContent’s Creative Director, received her B.A. in Journalism from the University of North Texas. After positions as copywriter with several DFW retailers, she launched a 20-plus-year career with JCPenney as Senior Copy Manager for web and direct mail. Karen joins iWebContent with diverse experience in writing, editing, project management and creativity. “Content is more than just spell check and keywords. It’s also the voice of your company speaking one-on-one with your customer.” Karen and her husband Steve live in Plano, TX, with their chocolate lab, Emily. What does the ardent writer do in her free time? She’s working on the fourth of her three published novels.
Project and Listing Manager
Julie Gordon is a Project Manager and in charge of topic and keyword research plus listing distribution for iWebContent. She graduated from the University of Colorado with a degree in Psychology. Julie loves the diverse content she encounters through her contribution to iWebContent. “Not only do I have the opportunity to support my husband’s business, I get to help other small companies thrive, while learning something new and exciting in the process.” When Julie's not researching blog topics, she loves to read, stay active with Tabata training and weight lifting, spoil her 2 beloved labs, and of course, brag about her two successful sons.
Project and Reputation Manager
Lesley Vaught received her BA in Literature from the University of Texas at Dallas after her English teacher inspired her to pursue a career in writing. Since college, she worked as a freelance editor for science fiction, fantasy, and young adult authors before joining the iWebContent team. “Working for iWeb has been like a Master's Degree study in content and social media marketing. I've learned so much and continue to learn every day, but my favorite part of the job is the lasting relationships I've built with our clients.” When Lesley isn’t busy writing, editing and talking to clients, she enjoys decorating her new house in Cincinnati and spending time with her husband and 3 fat cats.
John attended Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA in Business and Finance. Energetic and resourceful, he sold financial services for major insurance companies to supplement college expenses. His endeavors eventually morphed into financial planning for business owners. To build his clientele, he found new and more effective ways of marketing his company. 20 years later, his experience adds up to invaluable sales savvy and marketing know-how for iwebcontent. “I get the most fulfillment as Account Manager by helping my clients reach their business goals.” This lifelong Texan spends most of his off-hours hanging out with his family. He also enjoys karaoke, league softball and Texas Hold’em poker.
Web Development Specialist
Paulina is a native of Imperial Valley, CA. She earned her degree in Digital Graphics Design Engineering at CETYS University, Mexicali, B. C., Mexico and a Bachelor of Arts in Management at City University of Seattle. She has years of experience as a freelancer in web development for a variety of B2B and B2C clients. When asked about her recent position at iWebContent, she said, “I know a lot of my work is behind the scenes, but that’s okay. I really enjoy being able to use my technical know-how to solve web issues for our clients.” Paulina lives at home with her family in the Golden State. When she’s not taking care of her menagerie of cats and dogs, she collects and solves Rubik’s cubes and other twisty puzzles.
Kimberly Turtenwald, attended Wisconsin Lutheran College in Milwaukee where she studied editing and publishing. She began her career in the website content field at Demand Studios for several years before becoming a writer for iWebContent in 2009. In her seven years with the company, she moved through the ranks from writer to editor to her current position as Content Manager. “It’s amazing to watch the transformation from a few simple keywords to a full piece that helps our clients achieve success. We’re making a difference and that’s a great feeling.” Kimberly, a Wisconsin native enjoys camping trips, reading and spending time with her three children.
Content Writer and Editor
Ashley Ridge, writer and project manager for iWebContent, earned a BA in Creative Writing from Southern Methodist University. Since graduation, she worked as a freelance writer for several educational publishers before joining the iWebContent team. “After I graduated, I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do next – my career options seemed microscopic. Working with iWebContent has opened my eyes to some great options. I can say wholeheartedly that I’ve had nothing but great experiences with the rest of the team.” Besides writing, Ashley enjoys eating good food, animation, drawing and video gaming. She plans to apply to UT Austin’s Michener Center for Writers program in the near future.
Senior Editor and Feature Writer
Shawn Farner attended Indiana University of Pennsylvania, where he received his BA in English with a minor in Psychology. He's been writing since his youth, but began to take it more seriously as a career after an internship with a major technology news site. Since then, he's written for many other websites and has helped dozens of companies create copy that attracts and retains customers. "When I work with a client, I really see myself as part of their team. It's great that I not only get to surround myself with the awesome team at iweb, but also meet new teammates in clients every day." When Shawn's not writing, he loves reading, playing video games, and walking his Chocolate Lab, Lily.