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We would also like to thank all the individuals who helped this website become a reality, from the photographers and videographers, to the design team, programmers, administrative team, and board of directors.
Photographers (please see examples of their amazing work on our Image Gallery)
Our Web Team
Tirna Designs, LLC, a Northeast Kingdom- based website design and graphic design company, worked with NEKTTA to develop the unique look and feel of the TraveltheKingdom.com website, as well as create the incredible content management system which powers the system. Their project team consisted of Mindy Wren Barth (graphic designer), Greg Renza (programming) and Dannielle Renza (project manager).
Greg Renza has been an information technology professional for 18 years and working with web technologies for the past 11 years. His skills with HTML, PHP, MySQL databases, and website management combined with his consultative approach, allow him to provide customized business solutions for a variety of client needs. Greg is the creator of a content management system which acts as the framework for many custom projects, allowing customers to manage their own websites from basic page updates to sophisticated and customized functions based upon specific needs. He has worked on many projects for Vermont businesses including Vermont's Northeast Kingdom Travel and Tourism Association (TraveltheKingdom.com), Phineas Swann (PhineasSwann.com), Vermont Maple Syrup (VermontMaple.org) and operates websites that receive over 400,000 visitors per month. He also volunteers his time and expertise to various youth organizations' website projects. In addition to his work with Tirna Designs, Greg is also the CEO of RenzAmatic Internet Solutions.
As the founder of Tirna Designs, Mindy Wren Barth has developed dozens of websites, including TraveltheKingdom.com, VermontMaple.org, PhineasSwann.com, BurkeVermont.org, ClarnerWoodworks.com, JayPeakSkiing.com, and more. With over 10 years of experience in Marketing and Sales, Mindy is well-acquainted with the process of communicating unique attributes to targeted audiences in order to attract business and generate sales. Her experience includes graphic design and copywriting for websites and regional travel planners, regional ad campaigns, logo creation and branding, website design, and search engine optimization. Mindy holds a B.S. in Business Administration and Accounting, a B.A. in English, and has completed Masters level coursework in Writing at Dartmouth College.
Dannielle Renza joins Tirna Designs with 15+ years of experience in corporate technology and 10+ years of managing complex technical projects for Fortune 500 companies. Dannielle has led technical projects from inception to implementation for The Hertz Corporation, US Surgical Corporation (Tyco Healthcare) and Thomson Reuters. Dannielle specializes in the technical project lifecycle and brings her experience to Tirna Designs projects including the website redesign of TraveltheKingdom.com.