Our Team

We are some experienced and ambitious IT and design professionals with diverse skills and big ideas.

To learn about how we do what we do, read more "here":/our-principles.

Shawn Cresante

Co-Owner and Lead Systems Administrator
shawn [at] flywheelcollective [dot] com

Language shapes the way we think, and determines what we can think about. -B. L. Whorf

Bio: Shawn saw his first Linux system when he was in 4th grade and has been interested in alternative and open-source software since. He has been been working with computers on a professional level since 2005, where he first cut his teeth in large-scale PC maintenance and network security at Cleveland State University. Since then he's been spreading and promoting the use of open-source software. He specializes in LAMP server administration.

Richard Schulte

Co-Owner and Business Developer
richard [at] flywheelcollective [dot] com

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius -- and a lot of courage -- to move in the opposite direction. - E.F. Schumacher

Bio: Born and raised in the Cleveland area, Richard has amassed a wide array of technical, business and marketing skills over the last 8 years. While earning a B.A. in Anthropology, he conducted applied research for community organizations, universities and extension offices, built websites for community organizations and spent nearly too much time learning everything he could about open source software, system administration, the Drupal content management system, LAMP development and hosting, and business administration.

Alex Cantrell

Co-Owner and Lead Design Consultant
alex [at] flywheelcollective [dot] com

You have to systematically create confusion, it sets creativity free. Everything that is contradictory creates life. - Salvador Dali

Bio: A Cleveland native, he began his professional art journey at Cleveland State University where he will soon complete a B.A. in Graphic Design/Studio Art. Extensive reach and possession over the creative aspects of expression, Alex is enthusiastic about physical mediums and uses this perspective in his digital work. He is experienced in Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, Dreamweaver and does valid XHTML and CSS website theming and design.

Tim Hemphill

Co-Owner and Lead Developer
tim [at] flywheelcollective [dot] com

In an age where community involvement and partnerships with civil society are increasingly being recognized as indispensable, there is clearly a growing potential for cooperative development and renewal worldwide. - Kofi Annan

Bio: Since moving back two years ago, Tim's rediscovery of Cleveland has inspired him to add his own energy to help the city reach its potential. With core values of cooperation, practicality and simplicity, he is firmly invested in the idea that we can enhance our communities by sharing our strengths and distributing our burdens. With a degree in Applications and Programming and a software engineer position at the NASA Glenn Research Center, Tim specializes in Applications Development from the beginning of the software development lifecyle to the end user experience.

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