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 Minnesota), 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 eight 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.
Jillyn is originally from a very small town in north-east Iowa, and that may be why she likes Hawaii and Maui 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 & User Experience (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.
Podcast Production, Copywriting & Copy Editing
Hailing from the heart of Downtown Salt Lake City, Kelli (with an ‘i’) has always been on the creative side. Painting, drawing and sculpting since she was 8 years old, Kelli eventually fell in love with writing and music. She graduated from Utah State University in 2010 with a Bachelor’s of Science, majoring in English Creative Writing and Minoring in Music Education.
Kelli loves to bring passion from inside her work to the outside world. She sees how the Internet and social media have changed many aspects of communication, from how to stay in touch with loved ones or how to rally a group, to how the very format of writing, spelling and sentence structure have evolved to fit an online audience.
Kelli is beyond excited to bring her passion for podcasting and writing to Technology Aloha, where she helps to create stimulating and creative content for Technology Aloha (and occasionally our clients).
Office Security, Toy Distribution & Office Fitness
After starting his career in Kona, Bailey spent a year abroad in Bellingham, WA. He's now happy to have returned to the Hawaiian Islands, where his Office Pup duties keep him busy in Jillyn's office on Maui.
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.