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About Cheeky Monkey Media

Who are we?

For almost a decade now - yes, the internet did exist back then - the monkeys have helped our clients solve more than 100 website, design, marketing, and search engine optimization challenges. Pretty cool, right?

Between us, we’ve spent more than 200,000 hours helping clients kick some serious monkey butt online. Of course, everyone here has loads of experience outside of Cheeky Monkey Media too.

We figure that between us we’ve spent

  • more than 100,000 hours working with Drupal

  • more than 8,000 hours working with Wordpress

  • more than 25,000 hours designing fun and informative graphics and layouts

  • more than 4,000 hours creating and executing innovating and engaging marketing strategies

  • more than 10,000 hours digging through the web to make sure people can find your stuff online.



    What are we about?

    • we believe designing and developing websites can be fun

    • we believe open, consistent, and curious communication make a successful website project

    • we believe our success is defined by our employee and client successes

    • we believe business can be fun

    • we believe in growing from our mistakes and building on our successes

    • we believe technology (a.k.a geek speak) can be translated into english

    • we believe utilizing your website can be an enjoyable experience not an exercise in frustration

    The ideal monkey world

    The monkeys believe in a world where every organization has the power and confidence to share their identity online. Simply. Effectively. Thoughtfully.

    Our Plan for the Jungle

    We’re supposed to have one, right? Originally, our Mission sounded like the usual corporate discourse. It went something like,  “We want to be the best at ..." and “We promise the best service to our customers because ...."

    Now, that’s all true, but it’s not about us, it’s about you and your clients and stakeholders. Our real mission is to listen to you, to learn who you are, and where you want to go. In addition, we want to learn who your clients and stakeholder are and where they want to go. After all, our job is to help you reach your clients and stakeholders.

    We guide organizations (like yours) - passionate about connecting with their communities - on a journey.  Together, we create an online identity that reveals your organization’s core and helps you connect with your target audience.


    Junior Monkey
    Junior Monkey
    Rick Bjarnason
    Top Banana Peeler

    Rick is oldest Drupal developer in the troop, and he has worked with web projects, CMS platforms, and client satisfaction for more than a decade.

    Treena Bjarnason
    Chief Experience Officer

    If you have a position that requires extreme organization, unworldly people skills, intense multi-tasking ability, and the sanity (insanity?) to survive a high pressure environment, who would you h

    Justin Avdich
    Head of Production

    What do Ernest Hemingway, Jimi Hendrix and Justin Avdich have in common? They’re autodidacts. That means “self-taught”.

    Cody Misura
    Marketing Mandrill

    With a strong background in web development and design Cody has gained the necessary mechanical sympathy for all things web-related.

    Calvin Tyndall
    Technical Lead

    To be a Monkey requires skill, versatility, and quite a bit of flare. In Calvin, we found excessive amounts of all three.

    Denis Babineau
    Front-End Monkey/Senior "T'eemer"

    Denis is one of the few monkeys working remotely – which may be a good thing, as we mock him continually about his French accent.

    John Lutz
    Senior Monkey Wrencher

    It’s one thing to think you’ve got one of the best developers in North America on your team, it’s another to prove it.

    Dennis Powers
    Business Developer

    They tell us that you can’t teach an old dog new tricks. When it comes to Dennis, there’s a pretty good chance the dog will be showing the kids a thing or two.

    Steph Woods
    SEO Consultant

    When it comes to search engine optimization (SEO), pay-per-click (PPC) campaigns, and, really, anything analytics related, Steph's the monkey you need to talk to.

    Alex Marshall

    Alex is living proof that human beings are capable of consuming their body weight in Monster energy drinks.

    Keifer Rodway
    Howler Monkey/Business Development Coordinator

    What’s the difference between a split-finger curve and a rising knuckler? We don’t know either, but we have Keifer to help us in that regard.

    Monkey Security Officer

    Of all the monkeys in the office, Rohan’s bark is easily scarier than his bite.