Mighty in the Midwest has long believed that working hard and solving problems should be deeply satisfying. So we’ve focused on relationships, believing that when we’re happy and healthy, our work isn’t only more enjoyable, it’s better. We invest in our team, and our team invests in each other, in our clients, in our craft, and in our community. We’re experts in digital strategy, content, and technology, and we’ve always been committed to thoughtful design, built exceptionally well. We believe that value is our most important deliverable, and that projects and client relationships should improve with time. Our first clients are our current clients, and we can’t wait to tackle their next big ideas—and hear about yours.
Happy, hungry, and healthy
Mighty has grown purposefully to be a team of leaders, including:
Alex CarpenterSenior Developer
Cliff WegnerPrincipal Director
Cliff started Mighty in 2007. With a background in advertising and a contagious passion for quality, he gets his collaborative spirit (and competitive edge) from years on the soccer field. A design and tech enthusiast, Cliff paradoxically aspires to retire to a cabin in the woods.
Danni ShultzSenior Account Manager
She's as comfortable with a golf club or paintbrush in her hand as she is managing projects for Mighty. With a background in art and advertising, Danni's ability to creatively and strategically solve problems is an important asset. She loves to spend time outdoors with her husband, Jon and newborn, Gordie.
Ian LabardeeCreative Director
A husband, father, designer, musician, and entrepreneur, Ian led award-winning design for a mental health tech organization and later co-founded Lift Pattern, a web software company. Empathic by nature and passionate about quality, Ian guides people toward beautiful, effective solutions.
Janson HartliepDirector of Product
Jeffrey SongcoCommunity Manager
You can find Jeffrey all over town: volunteering at the UICA and Circle Theatre and as an ArtPrize artist (in fact, that's the reason he moved to Grand Rapids). He has experience in San Francisco startups, and keeps our office running smoothly and focused on community initiatives.
Jeremy AbrahamsSenior Developer, UX Strategist
Jeremy loves to solve problems in creative ways and bring those solutions to life. Detail-oriented and thorough by nature, he thinks working as a front-end web designer and developer is the best job in the world. (No one here would argue.) He is a board member for the local chapter of IxDA.
Jessica NelsonJunior Project Manager
A transplant to West Michigan from West Africa (Ghana to be exact), Jessica stayed in GR after graduating from college. As a junior project manager, she's interested in design thinking and building meaningful relationships with clients. Jessica enjoys dancing and sharing her culture through food and storytelling.
Kaitlyn brings a strong eye for typography and branding to her work as a designer, with a specialty in visual communications. She’s always striving to improve user experience through good design. And Kaitlyn’s always on the go: running around Reeds Lake, playing soccer, and trying out new recipes.
Michael CollettoDirector of Strategy & Content
An insatiable learner, strategic problem solver, and skilled wordsmith, Michael is adept at planning websites that are effective and easy to use. After living on three continents in as many years, Michael and his wife settled in Grand Rapids by happy accident. He's the proud father of two girls.
Natalie ThomasProject Manager
With a background in writing and communications, Natalie serves as translator for our clients in her role as project manager. She loves to explore new technology and figure out how to make it work best for her and others. Outside of the office, she loves to host couchsurfers, travel, and bake.
Stephanie MalburgDirector of Operations
We love living and working in West Michigan.
Mighty has been proudly located in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan since 2007. We've grown slowly to maintain our focus on craftsmanship and quality within an ever-changing industry. And we've purposefully invested in project management, content strategy, copywriting, analytics, and optimization to better serve our clients. 80% of our expenses are in salaries, health insurance, and office space. We count our blessings, keep things lean, weather storms, and build what lasts.
If it looks like we enjoy being together, that’s because we do. We take pride in our city, our clients, our team, and our work. And we have fun—both in and outside of work.
We’ve moved a few times as we’ve grown, but never more than 0.1 miles from where we started. Since 2014, we’ve been happily settled on the 5th floor of the CWD building, and we love coming to work here. You’re welcome to visit anytime.
Let’s work together.
Our favorite clients tend to treat us as part of their team (and vice versa). If you’re looking to make something digital and interesting, we’d love to help you bring your ideas to life.Contact us