Creative Services

  • Brenton Kelly

    Brenton Kelly

    Development Services

    Manager, Web Development

    I have a MA in Adult Education and Communications Technology and a BS in Communications Media with a concentration in Web Development, from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. I also have an AAA in Mass Media Communications, with a concentration in Video Production, Pennsylvania College of Technology Williamsport. I worked for Schoolwires Creative prior to the Blackboard acquisition. I have a twin brother. My wife and I have a 15 acre property at the top of a mountain with horses and a log home.

  • Meghan Hawk

    Meghan Hawk

    Design Services

    Manager, UI/UX Design

    I graduated from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh with a Bachelor's degree in Graphic Design. I've been with Blackboard since 2009 and am based in State College, PA. In my spare time, I love to travel and spend time outdoors, hiking and kayaking. I enjoy photography, getting lost in a good book, beekeeping and DIY projects. My mini dachshunds, Radley and Ruby, keep me on my toes.

  • Adam Cruse

    Adam Cruse

    Development Services

    Web Developer

    I have a BS in Communication from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania. Prior to joining Schoolwires, I ran my own website design business. After a brief transition I rejoined the Blackboard Creative Services team. I love playing Legos with my kids and I DJ weddings on the weekends.

  • Amber Wolfe

    Amber Wolfe

    Design Services

    UI/UX Designer

    I graduated from Bradley Academy of the Visual Arts with a BA in graphic design. Before joining Schoolwires in 2008 I worked as the sole designer of another company building my skills as a web designer. I'm proud to say I have been immersed in design for over a decade now and continue to grow and love what I do. Outside of the design world I enjoy hanging out with my kiddo, all things outdoors and anything zombie related.

  • Brandon O'Neill

    Brandon O'Neill

    Design Services

    UI/UX Designer

    I graduated from Pennsylvania College of Technology with a degree in Advertising Art and Graphic Design. Prior to joining Schoolwires, my primary career focus was digital and print advertising in corporate marketing. Outside of work I am a passionate musician and artist and have been involved in several projects over the years. My newest hobby is bowling.

  • Jacinda Grannas

    Jacinda Grannas

    Development Services

    Web Developer

    I have a AS degree in Multimedia Technologies with a focus in Web Development from Pittsburgh Technical College. I joined Schoolwires as a Web Developer, I never imagined finding my dream job so quickly. It has been an amazing experience working my way up and expanding my skill set along the way. In January of 2016 I became a mommy to the sweetest, yet silliest, little boy who absolutely loves our two crazy Pugs. I'm a huge fan of the Cleveland Indians and I enjoy bowling, snowboarding and dirt bike riding in my free time.

  • Jeremy Katlic

    Jeremy Katlic

    Development Services

    Web Developer

    I have a degree in Information and Technology with an emphasis on web and app development from South Hills School of Business and Technology. Building the client’s dream website and working with an awesome team is what I enjoy most about my job. In my free time you will find me out in the woods hiking or kayaking. Some of my other hobbies include game development, playing guitar, snowboarding, fishing and mountain biking.

  • Josh Tabory

    Josh Tabory

    Development Services

    Web Developer

    I have an Associate’s degree in Graphic Design from the Art institute of Pittsburgh and a Bachelor’s degree in Web Design and Development from Full Sail University. Prior to being hired at Blackboard, I was a freelance web developer and a consultant for a nonprofit organization. I enjoy camping, hiking, snowboarding, music festivals, and being on the river (especially when my dog is involved). I feel really fortunate having landed in this amazing environment while having the opportunity to do what I love to do with such an extraordinary group of people.

  • Kimberly Filko

    Kimberly Filko

    Design Services

    UI/UX Designer

    I have a BS in Graphic Design from the Pennsylvania College of Technology. Prior to joining the Schoolwires Creative team, I'd worked for Disney in areas such as attractions, guest relations, VIP tours, training and class facilitation. I'm a national championship Clogger and I have a second degree black belt in Karate.

  • Kyle Taylor

    Kyle Taylor

    Design Services

    UI/UX Designer

    I have a BA in Graphic Design. I worked for Schoolwires Creative prior to the Blackboard acquisition and I'm still excited to meet the design challenges that face me on a daily basis. When I’m off the clock, I enjoy spending time with my wife and daughter, reading and several outdoor sports including soccer, skiing and snowboarding.

  • Marcy Smith

    Marcy Smith

    Design Services

    UI/UX Designer

    I have a BS in Graphic Design from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh. Prior to joining Schoolwires, my focus was on design and production of corporate identity, design layout, interactive and web design and other various promotional pieces. I enjoy time with my family, taking photos and painting. I run an online shop with my husband where we make artisan, wood signs to help people celebrate milestones and endure hardships.

  • Matt Bassett

    Matt Bassett

    Development Services

    Web Developer

    I have a BA in Marketing with a minor in Accounting from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and an Associates Degree in Web Design Technology from the Pennsylvania Institute of Technology. Prior to joining Schoolwires, I freelanced in Web Design during my 20 year career in Accounting before switching full time to Web Development. I enjoy playing and coaching the "beautiful game" (soccer), especially when I get to do it with either of my two sons.

  • Paul Nauman

    Paul Nauman

    Development Services

    Web Developer

    I have an AS in Multimedia Technologies with a focus in Web Design and Development from Pittsburgh Technical College and a Certification from the Web Design program at Lancaster County Career and Technology Center. Prior to joining Schoolwires, I worked on a number of freelance web design projects.  I enjoy hiking, camping and kayaking along with other activities. I also volunteer as a part-time audio technician.

  • Tony Mantia

    Tony Mantia

    Design Services

    UI/UX Designer

    I have a BFA in Communication Design, Southern Illinois University Carbondale with a minor in Art History. I worked as a Freelance Designer for the first 2 years after college until I joined SchoolCenter in 2006 as a Web Designer. After the Blackboard acquisition in 2011, I have gladly continued my rewarding career in the EdTech industry. There isn't too much that I like more than acting goofy with my little princess, and jumping on the Harley for a nice ride down a windy road.