Meet The Minds
Partner, CCOChad McComsey
He Makes It Pretty
Established in the design industry since 1999, Chad is an Honors Graduate of the Bradley Academy for the Visual Arts. His prior experience in graphic design with clients such as Visa, Bank of America, and Texaco/Shell help provide insight into the broad range of clients we now serve at the MIND. He learned web design because print design was "too flat". His collection of skills and proficiencies in the realm of design, and his appreciation for "doing it right the first time", are somewhat uncanny.
He is an avid martial artist, a fan of many styles and no style all at once. He's an enigma, a mystery wrapped in a riddle. He holds membership in various top-secret Illuminati whiskey bars and rubs elbows with people who stand too close to him. His chagrin for Helvetica is world-renowned; it's just "too neutral".
Partner, CTODavid Zimmerman
He Makes It Work
Zim has two cats, two kids, one wife, and about a dozen computers. He likes numbers, physics, electronics, and code. For some reason, he has a reputation for being cheesy.
Business Manager, CFOSarah Hornberger
She Does All That Pesky Paperwork
Sarah learned through the joys of menial customer service jobs that she excels in organization and the mundane paperwork needed to keep any business worth its salt moving forward. For the last 8 years, she has enjoyed using her abilities to help MIND be a better, more legitimate-seeming company by making financial equations balance and causing paperwork to be impeccably completed through her skills of business magicianry (though she is still working on the elusive 0=10000). In her downtime, she is an avid cook, obsessive podcast listener, an apprentice in the yarn arts, and a compulsive comedy fan.
SEO DirectorAshley Orndorff
Rumored To Be A Unicorn
After graduating from Lebanon Valley College with degrees in Psychology and Spanish, this military brat finally stopped moving around and settled in Central PA. She's been a professional marketing geek since 2010 and has seen first-hand some of the biggest changes in SEO.
She loves all things digital marketing, but has a special place in her heart for strategy, SEO, content marketing, social media, and data-crunching. An avid lifelong learner and self-proclaimed "nerd of many varieties," she's a fan of books, the Arts, funny hats, hockey, and animals (particularly ponies!)
Senior DeveloperHiep Dinh
Code Monkey Extraordinaire
After spending a decent amount of time in college to pursue a degree in IT/Networking, Hiep found his way into web development and never looked back - because making money is more fun than spending it! His primary focus at MIND is crafting responsive WordPress sites. He enjoys using CSS preprocessors, and generally nerding out on all things front-end related. Hiep is lovingly referred to as the robot of the company as he can complete any task he’s assigned at an expedited pace and is seemingly always on…because robots never sleep.
Executive DeveloperAndrew Gehman
The Executive Something
Andrew is a lifelong Philadelphia sports fan, coffee lover, running/biking/hiking enthusiast, and friend to all cats. He is still actively celebrating the Philadelphia Eagles Super Bowl Championship.
Lead DeveloperAndy Mull
The Man Behind The Curtain
Some say he speaks binary, and that he /can/ divide by zero.
All we know is, he turns caffeine into code.
Technology and “build a thing to solve a problem” has been a lifelong fascination for Andy going back to preschool…if it bleeped, blooped, or he could make something with it, his parents couldn’t keep his hands off it. In high school, he turned his attention to robots for a time, serving as a systems programmer on a team that competed...and succeeded...at the national level. In his time on the team, he crafted a rudimentary artificial intelligence out of Lego Mindstorms, “invented” a couple of long-standing technologies he was simply unaware of at the time he needed them, learned CSS by reverse-engineering websites, and generally figured out how to make computers do tricks. During his decade as a professional and at least that much again as a hobbyist, Andy has worked on websites of all stripes, from the smallest personal sites all the way up through major tech review sites and one-off "software as a service" suites. His many and varied experiences have left Andy with a broad skillset both inside and outside the realm of web development which allows him to have an unparalleled number of approaches to solving problems. At Mind, Andy has served since the company’s founding as its server-side developer, working behind the scenes to make sure everything works as it should.
Stylish DeveloperSpenser Peiffer
Born in 1992, the son of a dance teacher and a marketing specialist, Spenser knew he was destined for greatness from the time he saw his first computer. He aimed his sights high and then proceeded to trip over himself and tumble way down into the pit we call mediocrity.
Having graduated with a B.S. in Web Design and Interactive Media from The Art Institute of York in 2014, he mostly did contracts and favors for people within his community to start out his career. As his skills grew, so too did his desire for something more - mostly insurance, but also work with meaning and challenge. Then, came MIND. It was then Spenser knew he had made it. He had ascended out of the Pit of Mediocrity and graduated to the Pantheon of “Good By Rural Pennsylvania Standards”. Now, his skills and wit are growing at an exponential rate. He becomes more powerful every day.
He also likes dogs and hiking. You could say he’s a “fun boi”.
SEO AssistantKaren Layman
curator of the words
As a child, Karen read the encyclopedia for fun. No, really, she did. As a ferocious reader, she encountered many things in books she knew nothing about. Because this was a time before Google, she had no choice but to rely on the encyclopedia (and dictionary) to expand her knowledge. Even though she loved reading, she absolutely dreaded any type of writing assignment. That all changed in high school where she accidentally fell in love with writing. It took just one research paper (and an exceptional English teacher) for it all to click. The numerous hours she spent reading those encyclopedias finally paid off. She was floored at how easily writing came to her and she laughed at the irony of spending so much time dreading writing.
After spending some time in the Great White North (also known as Canada), Karen enrolled at Millersville University to master the skill of writing. There she was involved with the editorial team of the Made in Millersville Journal where she was able to exercise her love of editing. She also picked up a minor in Film Studies for fun.
In her free time, Karen collects way too many books, practices her baking skills, and dreams of life by any ocean.