We are not a large agency – just two people on our laptops with a big cup of coffee.
– ELLIE HAYS
MEET THE TWO NEWEST MEMBERS OF YOUR TEAM.
ELAINE (ELLIE) HAYS
WEB & GRAPHIC DESIGNER, PROJECT MANAGER, SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING
CO-OWNER AT ROVE CONSULTING (PREVIOUSLY OWNED PDX FREELANCE)
BACHELOR'S DEGREE IN COMMUNICATION, PORTLAND STATE UNIVERSITY
SALES, SECURITY, BACKEND DEVELOPER & PROJECT MANAGER
CO-OWNER AT ROVE CONSULTING
ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE IN COMPUTER NETWORK ADMINISTRATION, NETWORK SECURITY, AND WEB PROGRAMMING
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TAKE A PEEK AT OUR PROMO VIDEO
We met each other at a web design Meetup in Portland, Oregon, then we started hanging out as friends, and fell in love very soon after. We decided to turn our mutual love for web design into building a business together, so we became business partners and, luckily, have found that we really enjoy working together. We just celebrated getting married, and couldn't be more excited for what's ahead. Web design brought us together, and now we bring that enthusiasm and passion to your business every day. With us on your team, you can focus on running other aspects of your business while we design and/or repair your website. With nearly two decades in the industry under our belt, we don't waste a lot of time on pre-planning and busy work. We create a plan and then focus entirely on getting the job done – fast. We set the bar high and never cut corners. We believe in executing our work to the level of expertise that we would expect of anyone we were paying to do a job.
We love each other and we love what we do, so life is pretty sweet. We bring that laid back but professional philosophy to our work here at Rove. We have both worked very hard to get to this place in our lives, and we're very grateful for everything we have and work hard to keep achieving goals, not only for ourselves, but for our clients so we can all reach and exceed our own unique version of success.
What We're Doing Now
We moved to Sacramento in September 2017 and have loved hiking around the Sacramento River and American River Confluence. We got hitched in November, and now we're into May 2018 and getting ready to rove around Central America, especially down in the beautiful country of Belize. One of the things that initially attracted us to each other was our mutual love for travel and the ability to pick up and go since we can work remotely from anywhere, and neither of us have kids or pets.
Ellie has lived abroad in Singapore and Australia, and Gar has traveled the world while in the Navy but, aside from a couple road trips, we haven't had a big adventure together yet. So, now we're off! We're hooked up through Google's Project Fi so we have global phone and internet anywhere we go. We plan to cruise around down there, explore the islands, document our adventures through photos and video, and work on our client's projects from a lounger on the beach. We could use a break from the fast paced rat race, and to just take some time to relax as we work remotely abroad. Eventually, we'd love to own a catamaran and cruise around the Caribbean. We like to dream big!