Meet our Staff

We are a group of creative, experienced marketing professionals. Individually, we have many talents and interests. Together, we pool our creative energy to provide solutions that set you apart. All kinds of people create custom solutions. But rarely do people get effective, intuitive and creative solutions all in one place.

Among us: An avid craft blog follower, two former accounting majors, a mother of four, three lightening-fast typers, a former legislative aide, a vegetarian and a personal development coach. Find out who’s who at Pushing7!

Ben Caldwell

Ben Caldwell

As a kid, Ben dreamed of moving to LEGOLAND and becoming a brick specialist. He's been building web sites since 1996 and after discovering Drupal a few years back, he figures he's as close as he'll ever get to making that childhood dream a reality. Like his better half, Ben enjoys putting the puzzle pieces of each web project together and he strives to create innovative web content and applications that are both highly usable and accessible to all.

emerging tech
woodworking
the law of the few

Denise Lane

Denise Lane

Denise demonstrates strong communication and organizational skills to see a project through inception to completion. Her attention to detail, artistic creativity and team-oriented approach are essential in her role as graphic designer. With more than 20 years of agency and print experience, her eye is on the clock. She’s known for completing projects on time every time!

soccer mom
state parks
glass blowing

Suzi Grundahl

Suzi Grundahl

Suzi greases the skids in this business. She loves the creative process and provides design and editorial input on most projects. Her satisfaction comes in seeing how much Pushing7 team members relish their roles here. Some favorite things are three-part harmony, team sports and watching her dad play with her preschool-aged son. 

family time
business development
losing but loving the battle with perennials

Sean Shields

Sean Shields

Sean aspires to one day make it big as a sit-down comedian. Today he’s sharpening his skills by writing website content he hopes talent scouts will read and find so funny they’ll sign him to a big fat contract. In reaching your customers, Sean strives to create unique content that helps you set the hook and reel in your customers!

politics
Euler's buckling formula
soccer

Noah Lange

Noah Lange

Noah makes websites using TypeScript, JavaScript and a carefully curated subset of NPM's 232,000 available packages. In his free time he makes different websites using TypeScript and JavaScript (using a remarkably similar subset of NPM’s 232,000 available packages) and writes dreary folk songs. He may or may not have a red panda shrine hidden behind a secret wall in his apartment.

red pandas
suiting
live performances

Mindy Caldwell

Mindy Caldwell

Mindy lives for solving the puzzle that each new project presents. From multi-page print layout, to wrapping her mind around the seemingly infinite bits of a website, to getting a tentative client to think outside the box, the joy comes in making the fragments whole. Plus, she gets to work with her husband. What’s better than that?

good novels
cooking
the preschooler’s psyche

Molly Butz

Molly Butz

Molly loves learning all about her clients and their work so she can help them make the very most of their marketing. She’s also a self-proclaimed Font Queen and loves a grueling round of the "Name that Font" game. But don’t let her creative focus fool you, she’s analytical, too…and she can’t wait to tell your story.

photography
craft blogs
french bulldogs
cool pens

Jay Edgar

Jay Edgar

Jay is a "mad scientist" programmer/analyst/DBA, creating mainly custom web solutions. People are sometimes surprised by a programmer who showers regularly and speaks in full, socially-appropriate sentences. He relishes the moment when a new client realizes that he really understands what they need and want.

time with family and friends
personal development
traveling far and wide
pizza

Spiffy Squirrel

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Spiffy is a desk squirrel who lives on the desk in Mr. Truss's office. His chief responsibility is to look good in photos and videos, and keep Mr. Truss out of trouble. When he's off the clock, Spiffy enjoys clubbing with other small rodents. His crowning achievement was dancing the fandango with Elizabeth Taylor shortly before her death.

acorns
sea kayaking
softwood lumber