Since co-founding Orases ten years ago, Nick has established a proven track record of developing dynamic, logical and easy-to-use web-based solutions. His interactive business strategies provide tangible value to our clients, while delivering excellent end user experiences. As the Orases executive responsible for IT development, Nick is involved with all Orases clients to ensure that our customized Web Business & Marketing Building Programs are well designed and successfully executed. Nick is also our liaison to the community participating in several volunteer activities and community programs including the Chamber of Commerce, The Greek Food and Dance Festival, Chamber of Commerce Marketing Round Table, The Greater Frederick Advertising Federation, The Maryland Tech Council, and the Maryland Technical Education Committee.
A co-founder of Orases, Amy has a clear vision of the critical role internet technology plays in helping companies of all sizes develop and grow their performance. For the last ten years, Amy has successfully managed complex internet and IT development ventures for clients such as Xerox, Invisible Fence®, USA Football, Onity and many more. As the VP of Finance, Amy is responsible for the traditional financial infrastructure of Orases and oversees cash and accounting service management. Amy is often part of the estimation process for large projects as her background and experience in IT melds perfectly with her Finance role to assist in smoothing out realistic budgets and time frames. Amy is dedicated to delivering exceptional levels of customer satisfaction, consistently delivering results on time and within budget.
Dawn has a BA from Indiana University, with a minor in English Literature and a concentration in Arts and Humanities, as well as a certificate in Leadership Studies from Purdue University. She provides a variety of support to the Orases team utilizing experience in maintaining optimum organization and communication. Dawn’s primary focus will be providing administrative support to Nick and the Orases, while providing technical support to ensure our clients’ needs are appropriately addressed. Dawn enjoys everything outdoors, cooking, reading, and spending time with family and friends.
Since 2008 Laura has been involved with all functions associated with the daily accounting cycle for Orases. Laura has extensive experience which encompasses progressively increasing responsibilities in the areas of office administration, human resources and finance management. Laura studied Elementary Education and Accounting at Kean University. During her free time, she is an avid reader, enjoys frequent trips to NYC and is actively involved with her local food bank.
With over a decade of experience in taking websites from concept through launch for clients like the NFL and the White House, Guy has established a successful process of gathering requirements, writing specifications, establishing a quality assurance program, scheduling and managing web based projects. When he’s not at work or running his free forum website for Frederick residents to discuss issues relevant in Frederick County, Frederick Maryland Online, Guy spends much of his time with his son Liam. He also enjoys running, hiking, reading, photography, and watching the Redskins. Guy holds a BS in Political Science and a BS in Justice Studies, both from Frostburg State University.
A graduate from the University of Maryland, College Park with a BA in communication and English language & literature, Larissa honed her articulate communication skills and Internet marketing knowledge through previous experience as a communications specialist at a marketing firm and associate editor at a publishing company. Outside of the office, Larissa values time with her family and friends. She is passionate about writing, music, books, healthy living, and is always up for exploring new, creative adventures.
Nicknamed Kat, this UMD Terp is constantly full of energy in the Orases office. Having graduated with a BA in Communications and a concentration in Public Relations, she is continually working on her customer relations skills and finding new ways to engage her clients. Out in the world she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, getting outdoors, playing tennis and traveling. With her toes in the ocean, there is no place she'd rather be than at the beach!
Dan is a graduate of Towson University with a BS in Sociology. He is currently pursuing his Masters degree in Business at Mount St. Mary's University. Dan joined Orases in the fall of 2013 as an intern responsible for a variety of responsibilities including quality assurance testing and content integration for client websites. Dan has a background in sales and education, which gives him the aptitude to manage a wide range of tasks. In his role as an Account Representative Associate, Dan will focus on giving personalized guidance to Orases' clients and assisting in quality assurance. In his personal time, Dan enjoys tinkering with motorcycles, grilling and lifting weights at the gym. Rumor has it, he has the strongest bench press in the office.
Joe joins Orases with a solid, working knowledge in all aspects of computer hardware and software, and an extensive background restructuring websites. At Orases, he dedicates his expertise to the development and management of our 24Watch® Content Management System and the quality of our products and services. Joe enjoys being in the outdoors, hiking and playing with his two dogs, Harmony and Adelaide. He is a graduate of Towson University carrying a bachelor of science in anthropology and sociology.
Brent has a BS & MS degree from Purdue University in Applied Computer Graphics. His research focus was in e-Learning applications while using handheld devices in the classroom. In addition, Brent has years of web development experience ranging from project planning to front-end design to back-end development. Outside of web development, Brent enjoys photography and is a sports enthusiast.
Duo is detail orientated - thinking and programming from the user’s point of view, and he exhibits strong problem solving skills. He prides himself on web development utilizing cutting-edge technology. Duo has been a key developer on many Sports related projects for USA Football, NFL FLAG and NFL PPK. Prior to Orases, he worked as a database coordinator for a medical school. In addition to his work, he enjoys playing soccer, challenging friends in ping pong, and taking the occasional fishing trip. Duo has a Master’s degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from University of Illinois at Chicago.
Ron joins Orases with over 10 years of professional web development experience and a BS in Graphic Design from California State University in Sacramento. Ron doesn’t discriminate against front or back-end development because he has a passion for both; updating and redesigning a dysfunctional website is what gets his wheels spinning. Outside of work, Ron enjoys long cycling and hiking adventures with his family and friends.