get to know our amazing team
Our Technology Aloha team is a group of talented and driven designers and marketing specialists. We work together as a team to support our clients by designing beautiful websites, executing strong social media strategies, and developing efficient business processes.
While we may be separated by land and sea (with team members from Hawaii to the East Coast), we are joined by our commitment to effective marketing strategies, excellent work, and efficiency (and our love of Bailey the Office Pup).
Founder + Executive Director
Marketing Strategy, Business Optimization & Web Development
Our Founder, Jillyn, is a business process and strategy expert. She has nearly a decade of Fortune 100 experience and has spent the past six years helping small businesses and nonprofits expand their success. Along with the day-to-day operation of the Technology Aloha business and team, she stays involved with every project we work on.
Though sad to leave the Big Island after six years in paradise, she recently relocated to Bellingham, Washington, to open a second Technology Aloha office there. Jillyn is originally from a very small town in north-east Iowa, and that may be why she likes Hawaii, Maui and Bellingham so much. They have that same community feel, and community is important online and off!
Jillyn completed most of her undergraduate coursework at Iowa State University before graduating from the University of Southern Mississippi with a Bachelor’s degree in Management Information Systems. She also holds an MBA in Marketing and Finance from USM, and has completed most of the coursework toward a Master's in Systems Engineering at the Naval Postgraduate School.
Jillyn focuses on supporting our clients' business goals through the strategic application of Internet marketing (business website, social media, digital advertising, email marketing, and content creation and curation). She is an expert at guiding our clients toward the best decisions on strategy and content for their internet presence.
Website Design, Graphic Design & UX Optimization
Hana is the Creative Director of the Technology Aloha team. She focuses on website design, graphic design and email marketing for Technology Aloha and our clients.
Hana grew up in Western Massachusetts and received her Bachelor’s degree from Oberlin College, where she double-majored in Biology & Environmental Studies. After graduating in 2010, she was determined to leave winter behind for good, and moved to the beautiful Big Island of Hawaii. She's been living happily in Kona ever since.
Hana joined the Technology Aloha team in 2016, where her primary focus is on custom website design with an emphasis on optimized user experience. Her goal is to create clean, beautiful design that fits the client's brand and provides an intuitive and consistent experience for the website visitor.
Custom Coding, WordPress Development, Technical Communications
Rielyn has a passion for web development. She originally joined the Technology Aloha team as an intern, and became our Web Developer after she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Computer Information Systems. Her degree includes concentrations in Business Management and Web Development. She also has an Associate of Arts degree in Business Administration as well as a Bachelor of Arts degree in French and Spanish languages. She has had unique cultural and language experiences living and traveling abroad including Spain, France, Germany, Italy, and Quebec, Canada that influence her work.
Rielyn’s experience in web development started more than 20 years ago. Growing up in a small town in northern Iowa, she taught herself coding and spent much of her free time creating websites for fun. She also has several years of experience working for a large organization as a Web Production Specialist on their internal websites.
In 2016, she and her husband made a big move from Minnesota to Florida where they now live with their cat named Nutmegatron, French Bulldog named Gambit, and Boston Terrier named Murdock.
Digital Marketing Intern
Social Media Marketing, Copywriting & Content Marketing
Zarrin took off running with journalism while studying it at the University of Connecticut. She wrote for The Daily Campus every week of her undergraduate career, keeping the campus informed of world-class events, up and coming artists, and efforts of those looking to make a difference in our world. After graduating, Zarrin worked near Cape Cod as a town reporter and she has a strong research background with attention to detail.
What Zarrin enjoys most about what she does is giving others a voice in media. Whatever the client's purpose or mission, she loves being able to give them a voice to let people know why they do what they do, and how they do it. Zarrin likes to think of her role as simply a mediator, professionally wrapping the presents the client brings to the world with ribbons on top.
Digital Marketing Intern
Copy Editing, Content Marketing & Social Video Production
Kelly is a Digital Marketing Intern at Technology Aloha. She lives in a suburb of Chicago, and enjoys all aspects of digital marketing.
Digital marketing is one of Kelly's passions. Gaining experience from various industries, ranging from weddings to healthcare, she has learned that digital marketing and effective communication strategies are crucial in building a brand and maintaining an identity. Although she enjoys digital marketing as a whole, her main interests are blogging and social media management.
In December 2018, Kelly will be graduating with a B.S. in Marketing from California Baptist University. After that, she has plans to further her education by pursuing a M.A. in Communications.
Office Security, Toy Distribution & Office Fitness
After starting his career in our Kona office, Bailey is now a fixture of the Technology Aloha office in Bellingham. His security responsibilities include greeting guests and occasionally barking at strangers. He is also in charge of our office fitness program and leads a daily walk when our office is open. Bailey is also in charge of office toy distribution and retrieval, which is closely related to our office fitness program.
Bailey, an apple head Chihuahua, was born on February 3rd, 2015, on the Hilo side of the Big Island of Hawaii. He assumed his Office Pup duties in September of 2015 when he was adopted by our founder, Jillyn.