Our Team

We are a tenacious team of experienced web warriors with a passion for solving complex problems. Based in Grand Rapids, our small-but-mighty team delivers responsive customer service and communication. Webtecs has worked side-by-side with local government for over sixteen years and collaborates closely with clients to find effective solutions.

Tony Karsten

President

Tony has spent his entire professional career in the software industry. Starting as a developer turned architect turned manager he has been involved in all aspects of the software development lifecycle. He has managed both small teams in small companies to being responsible for one of the marquee products in a publicly traded company.

As a kid, Tony continually got in trouble for tearing apart the family computer trying to understand the magic behind it. This led to a passion for technology and how it can be used to help people in everyday life.

When he’s not working Tony can be found with his wife, Cara, shuttling his two boys around to sporting events, playing pickleball with friends in the neighborhood or on the golf course working on inappropriate words he can’t say at home.

Elyssa Hobbs

Project Coordinator

Elyssa has been part of the Webtecs team since 2017. Originally from Northern Michigan, she studied Marketing & Economics at Grand Valley State University and has lived in Grand Rapids ever since. She has been dabbling in the world of design for most of her life. She brings a creative perspective as well as a holistic view of user experience and customer service. She also brings baked goods from time to time.

An insatiable nerd, Elyssa enjoys reading and writing in her free time. She loves exploring, hiking, biking, swimming, kayaking, and getting lost in nature. She has more houseplants than she knows what to do with and two cats. Life is an experiment–especially in the kitchen, where she can be found whipping up either amazing or horrible food.

Jordan K Gaza

Web Designer

As a designer, Jordan enjoys producing work that is accessible and encourages conversation. As a developer, she enjoys tinkering and the payoff of functionality. 

In addition to having her BFA in Illustration from Kendall College of Art and Design, she has almost eight years of customer service experience. Her non-traditional background has allowed her to approach development and client issues alike with a unique perspective. She strives to establish a good rapport with clients in order to identify their needs and deliver a product that exceeds expectations. 

When she is not working to further her coding skills, Jordan enjoys painting, reading, identifying plants, and taking very, very long walks.

Danielle Kinney

Senior Software Developer

Danielle has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Management Information Systems. She has 22 years of experience working in the software industry.  She is passionate about helping the public gain access to government services using the convenience of online solutions. Her favorite part about working at Webtecs is working as a team to solve complex problems and deliver robust applications.

On the weekends, you can find Danielle walking the sidelines while watching her kids play either soccer, basketball or run cross country. She will probably tell you she is just getting her “steps in” but really it is the competitive itch. If she’s not watching sports, she likes to take her dog Jet on hikes while listening to Dave Matthews

Beth Hadley

Senior Software Developer

Even with a B.B.A in Computer Information Systems and over 21 years experiences in developing software, Beth is currently pursuing her M.A. in Organizational Change Leadership. At Webtecs, she works alongside clients to develop solutions that help to increase efficiency of their daily duties. Her favorite part is the challenge of problem solving and learning new technologies.

Beth is intensely passionate about animal rights and her three mostly grown children, two cats and one dog. Offline, Beth spends time outdoors hiking, camping, playing pickleball, and skiing. You may find her around West Michigan volunteering at the local SPCA or at a Women in Leadership conference.

Pete Wagner

Senior Software Developer

Pete has been at Webtecs since inception in 2004. He has been a Java developer for over 10 years.

Pete is passionate about refining his coding style with every new project and enjoys challenging himself to craft the most functionality with the least amount of code.

When he’s not writing software he enjoys running, hiking, backpacking, camping, and riding motorcycles.

Let’s make something together. 

Have a project and looking for a web partner? We’re ready to roll up our sleeves and get nerdy.

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