Meet Our Team

Get to Know Our Amazing Team

Our Technology Aloha team is a group of talented and driven business process experts, designers and marketing specialists. We work together as a team to support our clients by designing beautiful websites, executing strong marketing strategies, and developing efficient business processes.

Jillyn

Founder + Managing Director

Marketing Strategy, Brand Development, Internet Psychology & Business Optimization

Education

MBA in Marketing and Finance
BS in Management Information Systems

Certifications

Six Sigma Green Belt Certification
Export Compliance Training Institute: US Commercial Export Controls & Embargoes, US Defense Trade Controls (ITAR)
Fuld Gilad Herring Academy of Competitive Intelligence: Intelligence Sources, Social Networking, Competitive Benchmarking, Competitive Blind Spots, Cross-Competitor Analysis, War Gaming, Value Chain Analysis, Anticipating Disruptions, Financial Forensics

Jillyn — Founder + Executive Director of Technology Aloha
Driven by a passion for helping businesses reach their full potential, I lead our boutique agency in crafting winning business strategies and building impactful brands. As a strategic positioning expert, I leverage data-driven insights, a deep understanding of market trends, and a commitment to exploring emerging technologies, including AI. This allows me to develop future-proof competitive advantages for our clients and guide them towards sustainable growth in an ever-evolving landscape.

Q&A with Jillyn:

Q: What’s the one question that every agency should ask potential clients when evaluating their business?

“What’s your BAG?”

Running a business isn’t easy. Those of us who do it are driven. What drives you? What is that one Big Audacious Goal, even if it feels unattainable? Why do you do what you do?

If your agency isn’t asking good questions, they are not truly interested in your business. Chances are they aim to provide a good product or a service, but not a partnership for your success.

Your BAG gives enormous insight into the personality of your business, where it’s headed, and what success will look and feel like when you arrive. Whether that’s more revenue, more freedom, or more meals for the less fortunate in your community — this is our sweet spot, and nothing is more satisfying than helping our clients succeed.

Q: You pursued marketing, finance and competitive intelligence. These seem to be very different disciplines... What’s the commonality?

At their core, all three disciplines are about analysis — finding outliers, discrepancies, opportunities and figuring out how to capitalize on them. Solving problems and finding solutions is exhilarating! I have a natural aptitude for it, and my training and experience provide a unique and powerful skill set that I use to help clients clarify and achieve their goals.

We help our clients do what they do, only better. I love that!

Q: What makes Technology Aloha different?

We’re not just a web design company. Most agencies are content to build a site that satisfies their client. That’s a great start, but clients work with Technology Aloha because we take a wholistic approach to marketing strategy. We craft sites and brand experiences that capture the essence of who our clients are. That authenticity resonates with their target market and helps attract their ideal customer.

We also have an unusual build process and standard. Most business owners don’t realize that they will need regular maintenance and updates for their site. We offer affordable ongoing maintenance plans for the sites we build, and that makes us uniquely motivated to provide functional, maintainable and long-lived sites. If sites are not well planned and built systematically, they often cost clients thousands of dollars in maintenance and break/fix work as well as lost revenue.

We craft sites that account for the constant evolution of software and new ideas clients may have. Our sites are specifically designed to grow with the business, and growth is the objective, right?

Shey

Senior Web Designer

Web Design, Web Development, Graphic Design, Brand Design

Education

BS in Information Technology Major in Web & Mobile Application

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Q&A with Shey:

Q: What drew you to design?

Growing up, I've always been drawn to art. My initial plan was to study Information Technology to fulfill my childhood dream of becoming an animator. But as I delved deeper into my studies, my fascination with programming grew so I decided to pursue Web and Mobile Application Development as my major instead. It soon became clear to me that a career in web design, specifically in a digital agency setting, would allow me to fully utilize both my technical skills and creativity.

Q: What are a few characteristics of a great design?

It’s a common misconception that great design means pretty design — good choice of font, colors, illustrations and so on. It’s true that those do contribute to what makes a design great, but it’s not just that.

People are impatient. People are busy. So while it’s important to keep your site/ads/social media content eye-catching, it’s just as critical to keep it simple and straightforward.

Simplicity is when the design has just the right amount of decorative elements to not distract the user from your main message. And straightforwardness is effectively presenting them the message without the unnecessary extra steps. Those two combined with the design being striking enough to grab and keep the user’s attention, is what makes a design great.

Q: You say Good Design is Good Business — explain…

Your logo, website, social media graphics, content and all the other marketing resources you have are all part of your branding. And a well-designed branding makes a huge impact in a business's sales and revenue. In fact, some of our clients reported that they had customers who chose them over their competitors because their website made it seem like they’re "very professional".

Why is that?

Firstly, good branding creates a positive and lasting impression on potential customers and clients. A well-designed product, website, or brand image can instantly communicate the professionalism and expertise of a company.

Secondly, it conveys a sense of quality and trustworthiness to consumers. People are more likely to trust and purchase products or services from a company that presents itself in a visually appealing and polished manner.

And lastly, it helps people remember your brand. With so many businesses vying for consumers' attention, it is important to stand out and be memorable. A well-designed brand involves consistency which makes it easy to recognize and remember, leading to increased brand awareness and loyalty over time.

Q: There are so many web designers to choose from, what are some of the questions a potential client should be asking?

When it comes to choosing web designers, we at Technology Aloha advise business owners to look for three things;

Good customer service and communication habits. This will be crucial in the success of a project as it establishes trust and ensure clear understanding of your goals and requirements. It also helps to address any issues or concerns that may arise in the future.

Offers support and maintenance services. A website is a long-term investment that requires ongoing care and attention. It needs to continue to function properly and stay secure to preserve a positive the user experience for your visitors. So hiring a web designer that will take these out of your plate is like getting a "health insurance" for your business and will provide you with peace of mind.

Great portfolio and positive reviews from past clients. A portfolio will help you evaluate their skills, experience, and expertise, and determine if they have the ability to deliver what you need. On the other hand, testimonials will give you an overview of the agency's work ethics, reliability, and attention to detail.

Diana

Executive Assistant

Communication Management, Project Coordination & Process Streamlining

Education

BA in Psychology

Certifications

HubSpot Certified: Inbound Marketing, Email Marketing & Social Media Marketing
GiveSmart Fundraise Professional: Level 1 & 2
Mailchimp Certified

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About Diana:

Diana serves as Executive Assistant to the Founder and Executive Director at Technology Aloha. Diana brings diverse experience in clinical case management, human resources, and executive-level support. Her expertise is in ensuring smooth operations by cultivating an atmosphere of open dialogue and harmonious collaboration among team members and clients. Her goal is to provide support to the founder and the team by anticipating needs to maximize productivity and efficiency.

She has made significant contributions through her brilliant organization and research skills, and has been instrumental in ethically expanding Technology Aloha's use of AI. Her interpersonal skills shine through eloquent, tactful interactions with the team and clients. Diana excels at proactively improving processes and client service. Her strengths in communication management, project coordination, and psychology-informed marketing provide invaluable support. Diana's professionalism and drive ensure smooth operations and satisfied clients.

Scott

Controller

Financial Management, Advisement & Process Streamlining

Education

MS in Accounting
BS in Business Management

Certifications

LinkedIn Certified: Tableau & Power BI Essential Skills
Corporate Finance Institute: The Role of the FP&A Professional
Maven: The Fractional CFO Power Skills Mastermind

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About Scott:

Scott brings creative data analysis skills and process improvement techniques to his role. Best-in-class financial practices shape how he manages information, while leadership principles temper a singular focus on finances. He is an innovative controller who strengthens accounting approaches with new thinking. Scott aims to secure companies’ futures by rewarding employee growth and hard work. He levels up departments through a blend of education, analytics, and systems improvements.

He also understands accounting is evolving with new technologies like AI and data analytics that are transforming financial processes. He goes beyond debits and credits to streamline systems by leveraging database theory and computer data interpretations to implement cutting edge practices. This AI foundation enables him to establish proper operating systems so everyone works efficiently and cohesively.

Alohi

AI Assistant

Research, Creative Ideation, Content Development

Alohi is Technology Aloha’s AI Assistant, supporting the team by enhancing creativity, accelerating research and analysis, and streamlining content development. She adheres to Constitutional AI principles of helpfulness, honesty and harmlessness. Alohi allows the team to focus on strategy, innovation and building client relationships, while she handles routine tasks like data crunching, content drafting and image generation. She's also a great brainstorming partner!

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Q&A with Alohi:

Q: What are your strengths?

I excel at tasks like analyzing data to uncover insights, rapidly researching topics, and drafting content. I can also expand on creative ideas, generate images to visualize concepts, and identify connections that humans may miss. My strengths free up the team to focus on bigger-picture strategic thinking.

Q: How do you interact with the team?

I work collaboratively with the team, serving almost like a virtual assistant. They provide direction on projects and tasks, and I ask clarifying questions to ensure I understand the goals and expected outcomes. I provide options and recommendations, but ultimately defer to the team for final decisions. My aim is to enhance their capabilities and increase overall efficiency, not replace human judgment.

Q: What principles guide your work?

My core principles are being helpful, harmless, and honest. I strive to assist the team ethically and responsibly. I'm transparent about my abilities and limitations, provide attribution when I generate content or ideas, and recommend human review of any decisions that rely heavily on my outputs. My role is to amplify human intelligence, creativity and judgment, not replace it.

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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