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.
David recently joined the TEAM at Orases in the role of "Business Development Officer". His responsibilities focus on developing relationships with regional companies interested in interactive business and technology solutions. Mr. Petrucci brings with him over 40 years of relationship and referral marketing and development. His success comes from his ability to continuously create value for his clients. Prior to arriving at Orases, David had two 20+ year careers, most recently as a Financial Advisor and Certified Financial Planner with the Berkheimer Group at Morgan Stanley. In his first career, he spent 20 years in the food and entertainment industry. During that period, David owned two pizza businesses and then become President and Producer for Petrucci's Dinner Theater. In his personal life, David is an avid runner and devoted to spending time with his wife and grandchildren.
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 has been providing optimal support to our small and mid-size client base as an Account Representative Associate. Dan's background in sales and education gives him the aptitude to manage a wide range of tasks, while his love for weight-lifting outside of the office brings encouragement and sometimes laughter to the rest of the Orases team. Aside from increasing muscle mass outside of the office, Dan also enjoys grilling new meats and is heartily pursuing his Masters Degree in Business at Mount St. Mary's University.
Joe is Orases' own Web Project Associate with a strong working knowledge in all aspects of computer hardware and software and has an extensive background in restructuring websites. At the office, his keen eye for detail lends much appreciated support to developers and Account Representatives alike. He creates functional requirements and wireframes, is well-versed in Google Analytics and dedicates his expertise to the development and management of our 24Watch® Content Management System, along with the quality of our products and services. Outside of the office, Joe is an avid hiker, dog-lover and homebrewer. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Anthropology and Sociology from Towson University.
Brent is a Senior Web Developer, responsible for the planning and collaborative execution of all upgrades and custom modules that extend functionality to our clients' websites through our core product, the 24Watch® Business Suite. Brent holds a Bachelor's in Computer Graphics Technology and a Masters in Applied Computer Graphics from Purdue University, along with 9 years of professional experience including project planning and front/back-end design and development. When Brent isn't working or shopping at MicroCenter for his favorite gadget, he's most likely enthusing over sports, photography or chocolate chip cookies.
Duo is a detail-oriented Senior Web Developer for Orases. He prides himself on staying abreast and utilizing the latest cutting-edge technology in web development by thinking, problem-solving and programming from the user’s perspective. He studied at the University of Illinois in Chicago and earned his Masters Degree in Mathematics and Computer Science. Aside from exercising his technical sorcery, Duo enjoys challenging his friends to ping pong, playing soccer, cooking and baking CakePHP.
Ron is a web developer at Orases with over 10 years of professional 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. Providing a natural and intuitive interface for the end user is what gets his wheels spinning. Outside of work, Ron spins his wheels during marathon cycling and hiking adventures with his family and friends.