University Marketing and Communications

Web Team

Joel Vertin
"Just Go with It!"

Joel C. Vertin

  • Director of Digital Services


Digital Analytics
Web Accessibility
Change Management
Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

About Joel

  • Leading a digital marketing revolution at Michigan Tech
  • Manages UMC's studio and web teams
  • Manages the Digital Marketers Group
  • Passionate about web accessibility
  • Serves on the HighEdWeb Association Membership Committee
  • Presenter at HighEdWeb and Higher Ed Experts conferences
  • Is a Michigan Tech alumnus (BS '09, MBA '13) from Calumet
  • Enjoys golfing, running, softball, nordic skiing, and being a Dad
Andi Barajas

Andi Barajas

  • Digital Services Project Manager
Bruce Brotherton

Bruce Brotherton

  • Web Developer/Programmer


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


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


OU Campus, Events, Blogs
Web Project Managment
Web Design/Content Strategy
Digital Analytics
Wordpress Support
Web Accessibility

About Heather

  • Represents the College of Sciences and Arts (CSA) regarding content management system (CMS) services, web strategy and design.
  • She assists with webpage development, collaborating on strategy/marketing for departmental 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


OU Campus
Events Calendar
Training and Documentation
Customer Service
Studio Scheduling

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.