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Founder & CEO
Sean started writing software and building computers at the age of 11. He started his first business at the age of 15, providing computer repair and web design services to local residents and businesses. After graduating, Sean joined one of the world’s largest web hosting companies, where he honed his talent for technology and marketing. In 2005, Sean founded Slamdot with the mission of providing more approachable web design and hosting solutions for small businesses. In 2009, Sean received the Young Entrepreneur of the Year award in Knoxville, Tennessee. In 2010, he was a recipient of the Greater Knoxville Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 award. Sean is also a member of the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), a highly selective invite-only organization that connects successful entrepreneurs aged 40 and younger worldwide.
Chief Operating Officer
Daniel graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill with a B.A. in Journalism & Advertising, joining Slamdot in the fall of 2005. With more than 10 years of marketing experience, he is driven by his passion for people and helping businesses thrive. Daniel works on business development, customer service, marketing and day-to-day operations of the Slamdot Store. He’s an Ambassador in the Knoxville and Farragut/West Knox Chambers of Commerce, past chair of the Carolina Alumni Club, and past president of the American Marketing Association Knoxville chapter, having received the President’s Award as volunteer of the year in 2015 and Locander award for long-term service to the chapter. Daniel was named Ambassador of the Year at the Knoxville Chamber in 2011. His better half is Emily, and they have a son, Walker, and a daughter, Daphne.
Senior Web Developer
Jessica joined the Slamdot team in December of 2012, after spending over six years working at a large used bookstore, where she met her husband. She has been building websites since the mid 90s when she taught herself HTML in order to improve the super-modern layout of her Geocities page. Her more formal technical background dates back to 2002 when she received an Associate’s Degree in Software Applications Programming. Since then she has worked in a variety of technical support positions, troubleshooting everything from satellite dishes to cell phones. When she’s not on the job she’s likely to be found running (no, she’s probably not faster than you) or playing video games.
Micah joined the Slamdot team in September of 2015 as a Search Strategist. A graduate of the University of Tennessee’s Advertising program in 2013, Micah has worked in graphic design, web design, and digital marketing for agencies from Knoxville to Canada. When he’s not on the job you can find Micah hanging out with friends and family, going to concerts, playing video games, playing guitar and watching basketball.
Aric joined the Slamdot team in 2016 after moving back home to Knoxville from the Kingsport, TN area. He has been learning web design on his own ever since taking a related class in high school where he discovered a joy of working with computers and technology. Aric enjoys cheering on the Volunteers and is a big sports fan. When he’s not at work, you can find Aric playing basketball, hiking, playing music, or exploring the area with his wife and 2 dogs.
Houston spent many years working with computers as a network administrator, yet his desire to shift to the programming side of the tech industry was always there. He eventually made the decision to become a college student in pursuit of a degree in Web Publishing. When not learning something computer-related, his personal time is spent with family and friends, as well as enjoying the occasional outdoor activity. It is not uncommon for him to take a spontaneous hike through the woods, a quick fishing trip, or working in the garden.
Bryan is a Graphic Designer/Web developer who joined the Slamdot team in September 2016. Having worked in various mediums of design ranging from screen printing to web design, Bryan brings an array of experience and thoughtful creativity to the team. After obtaining an Associates Degree in Communication Graphics Technologies, he went on to design t-shirts for local and national brands. He later found a passion for web development, and began a journey to bring good design and development together. When Bryan’s not designing, he’s spending time with his wife and son, enjoying music, and training Jiu-Jitsu.
JD Samples is a search strategist who joined the Slamdot team in August of 2017. In 2015, JD began as an intern at Tennessee Tech University’s iCube where he developed skills in digital content strategy, social media, and video editing. After graduating with a B.S. in Environmental Studies in 2016, JD joined TechEmergence, A Silicon Valley startup, to serve as a Growth + Content Lead. At Slamdot, JD works with the team on optimizing websites for search engines, social media, and digital marketing. When he’s not on the job you can find him producing electronic music and watching Atlanta Braves baseball.
Aaron joined Slamdot in August 2018 as a Search Strategist. He is a University of Tennessee Marketing graduate with a love for helping people succeed. His passion for marketing blossomed after his yearbook advisor told him that promoting companies and ideas was an actual career path. Since then he has dedicated himself to learning new technologies and methods for growth. A self-proclaimed geek, when not at work, Aaron can be found watching Star Wars, tinkering with smart home devices, and working with his church youth group.
Prudence is a Graphic Designer who joined the Slamdot team in January 2018. She has obtained an Associates in Fine Arts from Pellissippi State and a Bachelors in Graphic Design from Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design. At Slamdot, Prudence uses her background in visual communication to work alongside clients in order to conceptualize and produce effective design solutions. In her free time, she enjoys painting, complimenting strangers’ dogs, playing video games, and spending time with her daughter.
Customer Success Manager
Casey joined Slamdot in October 2017 as a Customer Success Manager, following a diverse history of roles in sales, digital media, and customer service. She holds a degree in Communication Studies from The University of Tennessee, where she was a member of Lambda Pi Eta, the honor society of the National Communication Association. As a Knoxville native, Casey is passionate about supporting local business and volunteering as an active member of the Junior League of Knoxville. In her free time she enjoys travel, naps, and brunch.