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.
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.
Digital Marketing Intern
Social Media, Content Marketing & Nonprofit Outreach
Elise is Oregon grown, which is where she currently resides while finishing her business degree at Oregon State University. She is a junior in college and is taking online classes so she can continue to do things she enjoys, like traveling, reading and being with her family back at home.
Some of her passions include being active, designing mood boards and eating mac and cheese.
Elise is very excited to be a part of the Technology Aloha team, because she sees how important digital design and website marketing is, and wants to expand her knowledge on digital marketing.
Digital Marketing Intern
Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Analytics & Video
Geena is a digital marketing intern for the Technology Aloha team. Her specialization is in digital production and design, but she is excited to expand her proficiency in SEO and marketing analytics. Inspired by the rise of our technological era and the influence of content creation, she has dedicated most of her time in the field of new media and has previous experience working in the entertainment industry.
Originally from Los Angeles, Geena has spent most of her time split between studying and working in Boston, New York, and Hong Kong. After graduating in the fall of 2019 with a Bachelor of Science in Film & TV at Boston University’s College of Communication, she was determined to continue her studies and pursue a career in marketing. Currently, she has returned to the City of Angels and is a graduate student at the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School, working towards a Master of Communication Management.
As an intern, she is thrilled to have the opportunity to apply her skills and expand her knowledge of the digital marketing realm for Technology Aloha and its clients.
Digital Marketing Intern
Website Design, Graphic Design, Social Media
As a digital marketing intern for the Technology Aloha team, Callianne specializes in using data and research to integrate creative strategies into marketing plans. She is passionate about creativity and loves thinking outside the box.
Growing up in the Detroit area, Callianne was surrounded by an innovative art scene. When she moved to the Twin Cities she brought her passion for art with her. There she learned about how creativity and business go hand in hand. Still residing in the Twin Cities, Callianne attends the University of Minnesota where she is working on receiving her BSB in Marketing, her BFA in Photography and Moving Images, and her minor in Studies in Media and Cinema Culture. Outside of attending university, Callianne is a photographer and sustainability advocate. She loves hiking and taking photographs of her destinations.
Callianne is excited to have the opportunity to work with Technology Aloha where she can use her unique skills to help clients while also growing as an individual.
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.