Meet Our Team

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 Midwest), we are joined by our commitment to effective marketing strategies, excellent work, and efficiency (and our love of Bailey the Office Pup).

Jillyn (gil-lee-an)

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.

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.

Hana (hah-nah)

Creative Director

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.

Hana successfully completed the Site Structure course!

Kelly (kel-ly)

Content Strategy Advisor

Social Media Strategy & Content Marketing Strategy

Kelly is the Content Strategy Advisor at Technology Aloha. She lives in a suburb of Chicago and is passionate about digital marketing.

Kelly's experience comes from a variety of industries, ranging from weddings to healthcare. She knows how powerful digital marketing strategies can be. Kelly believes that creating meaningful content is key in building a brand identity. In today’s ever-changing digital world, she always stays up-to-date on the latest trends.

Kelly graduated with a B.S. in Marketing from California Baptist University in 2018.

Kelly Knauf successfully completed the Site structure course!
Kelly Knauf successfully completed the Keyword Research course!

Jaiden (jay-duhn)

Digital Marketing Intern

Social Media Marketing, Copywriting & Content Marketing

Jaiden is a Digital Marketing Intern at Technology Aloha. She graduated from Utah State University in 2018 with a B.S. in Public Relations. Jaiden is currently living on the beautiful island of Maui.

Digital marketing, content creation, and social media are a few things Jaiden is really passionate about. She loves to create purposeful content for businesses and organizations. While pursuing her degree, Jaiden grew to love all things social media and now brings that her work.

Jaiden is excited to share her digital marketing skills with Technology Aloha and our clients. Her goal is to tell stories through social media and provide important information on all platforms.

Jaiden successfully completed the SEO for beginners course!

Kelli (kel-ly)

Digital Marketing Intern

Copywriting, Copy Editing & Content Marketing

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 writing to Technology Aloha, where she helps to create stimulating and creative content for both Technology Aloha and our clients.

 successfully completed the SEO for beginners course!

Bailey (bai-lee)

Office Pup

Office Security, Toy Distribution & Office Fitness

After starting his career in our Kona office, Bailey spent a year abroad in Bellingham, WA. He's now happy to have returned to the Hawaiian Islands, where he splits his Office Pup duties between Kona and our new Maui office.

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.

Jillyn is a joy to work with and is very patient. The hands on training was very important to the future success of our new WordPress site. Jillyn has the ability to make a complicated process simple.

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