University Marketing and Communications

Digital Services

Joel Vertin
"Just Go with It!"

Joel C. Vertin

  • Director of Digital Services

Areas of Expertise

  • Content Management Theory
  • Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
  • Digital Analytics
  • Web Accessibility

About Joel

  • Leading a web marketing revolution at Michigan Tech
  • Serves on the HighEdWeb Association Membership Committee
  • Is a Michigan Tech alumnus from Laurium
Andi Barajas

Andi Barajas

  • Digital Services Project Manager
Becky Barnard

Becky Barnard

  • Digital Services Project Strategist

About Becky

  • She assists in project management and web marketing and social media strategy.
  • She represents several areas within the administration side of the university regarding content management system (CMS) services, including the Graduate School, International Programs and Services, Admissions, and Financial Aid.
  • She enjoys hiking, kayaking, cross-country skiing, and biking around the Keweenaw, and lounging with a book on her couch.
Bruce Brotherton

Bruce Brotherton

  • Web Developer/Programmer

Areas of Expertise

  • HTML / CSS / JavaScript
  • Responsive Design 

About Bruce

  • He is from Hancock.
  • He is responsible for HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and Accessibility implementation on the University's content management system.
  • In his free time he reads and plays video games.
  • Ask him about the nuances in animated films.
Andrew Grohowski

Andrew Grohowski

  • Digital Services Marketing Manager

Areas of Expertise

  • Digital Analytics
  • Digital Advertising
  • Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
  • User Experience
  • Marketing Research

About Andrew

  • He is a Michigan Tech alum.
  • He assists in project management, analytics, and digital advertising.
  • His passions are curling, sailing, and getting lost on hikes.
Alexander Hughes

Alexander Hughes

  • Digital Services Technical Manager

About Alexander

  • He is a Michigan Tech Alumnus from Hancock.
  • He is the programming and technical lead for the University’s content management system (CMS).
  • He is an avid golfer, enjoys curling, watches many many movies, and would like to visit Finland someday.
Heather Powers

Heather Powers

  • Digital Services Specialist I

About Heather

  • Represents the College of Sciences and Arts (CSA) regarding content management system (CMS) services.
  • She assists with webpage development, maintaining news blogs and event calendars, and CMS training for CSA departmental liaisons.
  • She enjoys quilting, knitting, gaming, hiking, movies, reading, and spending time with her pets.
Megan Ross

Megan Ross

  • Digital Services Coordinator

Areas of Expertise

  • CMS, Events Calendar, and Blog Training
  • System Documentation
  • Customer Service

About Megan

  • She is a Michigan Tech alum from Houghton.
  • She creates documentation and provides training for the content management system (CMS), blog system, and events calendar.
  • She manages help requests and oversees the student team.
  • She enjoys reading, camping, and spending time with her family.