James Keichinger - Principal
James is the owner and founder of Blue Ocean Interactive Marketing Inc. With over 15 years in the industry, James is the 'brains of the operation' and is involved in all aspects of the business. He is an advanced software programmer along with strong design and marketing skills which has allowed him to build both a solid clientelle and employee base.
Dan Chilton - Business Development
Dan is Blue Ocean's resident "hugs and handshakes" guy. He's typically your first point of contact when becoming a Blue Ocean client, and his outgoing personality and charisma make him a natural communicator. Dan brings with him 15 years of account management background in web marketing and development, major game publishers, Hollywood studios, directory & print advertising, and telecommunications industries.
Piet Nutbey - Senior Technical Support Analyst
Piet (sounds like Pete) has been playing around on Macs since the early 1990's and built his first commercial website for a Dutch ski and wintersport store around the year 2000. He is extremely versatile in handling both programming and design work with ease and efficiency. Piet continues to build upon his skill set making him a valuable asset to Blue Ocean in more ways than one.
Sean Jenkins - Creative Director
Working in the industry since 2001, Sean is very experienced in all facets of multi-media. He has been an integral part of Blue Ocean's growth and has helped build the strong foundation of professional design work that Blue Ocean has become known for over the past several years.
Dustin Peter - Senior Designer
Dustin brings a fresh approach to the web/graphic design game. Since 2005, he has been utilizing his creative talents in many different areas of graphic, web, and audio production. At Blue Ocean, Dustin is a key component of the design team and continues to deliver professional project work exceeding client expectations on a regular basis.
Christine Ramos - Senior Copy Writer
Christine is Blue Ocean’s in-house copy writer. She earned a post-graduate degree in Journalism and completed her B.A. in Philosophy & English Lit at U of T. With a penchant for all things pretty, Ramos formerly owned her own media company, dabbled in Interior Design, Oil & Gas, Theatre, the food industry and the fitness industry. She’s a word shuffler by trade and our go-to girl for finding the right words.
Nitesh Pradhan - Web Programmer
Nitesh is our web programming wizard who takes web designs and client requests and converts them into code so they are functioning online applications. His extensive knowledge of programming languages (PHP, MySQL, HTML, CSS, Java, etc.) enables him to develop innovative and technical solutions for the web. He is a valued member of the team and an award winning Cricket player.
Jennifer Nguyen - Web Programmer
Jennifer is another talented web developer here at Blue Ocean. She has been passionate about computers since she was young due to the influence of family members. She switched over to Computer Science after she found Nursing at the U of C to be boring. You can find her tinkering with computers in her spare time and also developing Android apps for fun.
Elias Nahas - Web Developer
Eli is our latest and greatest web developer. He possesses a background in graphic design. He began in graphic design in 2006 and migrated to web design and eventually web development. He enjoys building custom, water cooled computers as a hobby and loves all things tech. He’s also a huge gamer.
Kassie Andrada - Project Assistant
An innovative thinker and a gifted problem solver, she's always looking for the best long-term solution. Kassie pursued web design through her studies in New Media Production and Design at SAIT in Calgary, AB. She is an avid anime fan and video gamer.
Tuna - Chief Happiness Officer
Meet Tuna! He originally joined the team as our guard dog although it quickly became clear he preferred sleeping in sunspots and greeting newcomers. Hence taking on the role of Chief Happiness Officer. His funny face, deep snoring, and laid back demeanour bring constant joy to our office!