Team

Founders

Arni MikelsonsArni Mikelsons

Co-founder - CEO, Operations

Arni Mikelsons has been building websites since the beginning of the Internet. Arni is owner of Northern Village, YikeSite's largest reseller and now co-founder in YikeSoftware Inc. He has experience being a Project and Product Manager for Open Text and Burntsand. He is really excited to be working with the YikeSite team doing what needs to be done to make life easier for web professionals. 

Jeff WardJeff Ward

Co-founder - VP, Product

Jeff brings over 17 years experience as a web-app developer and web entrepreneur. He is the owner of Animikii, a web development firm based in Vancouver and was the original developer of YikeSite. Jeff is an author and speaker as well as co-founder at ContentGems and ShareCam. Jeff has what it takes to build highly usable products and get them to market. In 2014, Jeff joined forces with Arni to take YikeSite to the next level and here we are!

Advisors

David GrayDavid Gray

Chartered Accountant, Financial Advisor

David Gray provides over 30 years of experience in Public Accounting, with a goal of making it easy to be in business. He specializes in providing the metrics to monitor progress in terms of productivity, profitability and return on investment.

  

Rob McleanRob McLean

Marketing and Communications Advisor

Rob has been helping brands, businesses and organizations to communicate with efficiency and effectiveness for almost twenty years. He wants YikeSite’s communications to be as compelling, straightforward and effective as its product offering.

  

Mark GoldbergMark Goldberg

Business Advisor, Mentor at Innovation Guelph

Mark Goldberg is a late blooming serial entrepreneur, founder of 3 companies and an NGO with the grey hair to prove it. He wants to make sure that the company is on track for major revenue generation.

  

Jo HundJo Hund

Technical Advisor

Jo Hund is a senior full-stack software engineer with over 15 years of experience in designing and building profitable online systems for both startup and enterprise clients. Jo helps with architecture and scaling.

 

Contractors

Mat HarvardMat Harvard

Programmer

Mat Harvard been designing user experiences through software development since 2006. He is currently studying geomatics with a focus on applied and theoretical computer science. His focus is building and maintaining a product that’s useful and easy to use.

 

Amanda KohlerAmanda Kohler

Marketing Specialist

Amanda Kohler is passionate about market research, digital marketing, consumer behavior, and data analytics. She works website, social media, and blog content, to focus on gathering feedback to continue the improvement of the product.

 

Dakota Lightning

Dakota Lightning

Front End Developer

Dakota Lightning is our newest member to the team and is involved with all front end development including this website, all starter template sites and making sure our UI looks and performs well. Dakota is our resident front-end ninja and gamer extraordinare.

 

Ieva Van Geest Mikelsons

Ieva Van Geest Mikelsons

Writer

Ieva Van Geest Mikelsons is a student at the University of Guelph, who has been using her formidable writing craft to write many of the help pages and contribute to the editing of the site in general.

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