Meet the Digital Services Team

Joel C. Vertin
"Just Go with It!"

Joel C. Vertin

Digital Services Manager

About Joel

  • Leading a web marketing revolution across the University
  • Servers on the HighEdWeb Association Membership Committee
  • Is a Michigan Tech alumnus from Laurium
  • Favorite sports include golf, basketball, and softball
Gail Sweeting
"Simple design, intense content."
—Edward R. Tufte

Gail Sweeting

Digital Content Manager

Administration Building G29C

About Gail

  • She helps departments prepare their website copy for migration to the University’s content management system.
  • She trains department web liaisons to maintain their websites in CMS and guides them in establishing a schedule for updating their sites.
  • She is an original member of the UMC web team.
Alex Hughes

Alexander Hughes

Digital Developer/Web Programmer

Administration Building G29

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 assists in CMS training and technical user support.
  • He is an avid golfer, enjoys curling, watches many many movies, and would like to visit Finland someday.
Quentin Franke's Staff Photo

Quentin Franke

Front End Developer

About Quentin

  • He works with the CMS and various web duties.
  • He enjoys snowboarding, mountain biking, and golf.
  • Provides support to clients concerning their website
  • Researches, develops, and integrates SEO strategies
  • Manages Tech's blog system and client tickets
  • Social media team member, contributes, strategizes, and helps to improve Tech's social media presence.
  • Uses expertise of HTML, CSS, and Javascript to build individual elements and whole websites for Tech.
Becky Barnard

Becky Barnard

Digital Services Specialist II

Administration Building G29D

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, Career Services, and the Great Lakes Research Center.
  • She enjoys hiking, kayaking, cross-country skiing, and biking around the Keweenaw, and lounging with a book on her couch.

Megan Ross

Digital Services Maintenance Specialist

Administration Building G29

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.