Meet our team of talented, award-winning web development professionals.
Following his vision to increase harmony inside and outside organizations, Leo manages website production, support, and technical operations. He sees staff and clients as part of the same team working together to create the best websites for client and visitors alike. He approaches every project to create empowerment for all stakeholders.
Leo brings diverse and deep experiences to our team. He spent a decade building, scaling, and nurturing a "Super Regional ISP" in Pennsylvania from 1999 - 2009 that to this day receives millions of views of its websites each month. From 2009 - 2010 he worked to integrate that ISP into the cable company which purchased it. In 2010 he began consulting for companies in Maryland, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Texas on software development processes, websites, client relationships, and web analytics.
Leo Joined RainStorm in 2013 because he shares our love of clients and websites alike.
Email Leo at email@example.com
Client Relationship Manager
Monique wants RainStorm’s clients to have the best possible experience with the web-based technology they use to communicate with the world.
Having worked in the fields of marketing and communications in nonprofit organizations, micro-businesses, and schools since 1998, Monique's long career as a user and creator of online communication benefits every RainStorm client with whom she works to craft solutions to best meet their needs.
Email Monique at firstname.lastname@example.org
Evan's primary roles at RainStorm include user interface design, graphic design, and art direction for both website and software projects.
In addition, Evan is also a project manager and front-end web developer for new and existing web projects. Outside of production, he is responsible for all social media channels as well as managing the RainStorm blog.
Evan is a 2010 graduate of the University of Maine with a degree in New Media.
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Ian is the lead Web Developer at RainStorm. He develops custom websites using the latest in web standards and specializes in mobile responsive frameworks fit to meet the specific needs of each of our clients.
In addition, Ian contributes to technical support and client training.
Email Ian at firstname.lastname@example.org
Support Manager & Web Developer
Ian Lusk is our Support Manager and Web Developer working on special projects, advanced technical support, and background operations for RainStorm. He began his career in freelance and has built up a broad range of skills that make him an invaluable 'jack of all trades' on our development team.
Ian tackles complex support projects for websites running WordPress and legacy content management systems, researches and advises on the latest standards and technology advances to keep us pushing forward, and ensures all of our client's websites are kept up-to-date with the latest software and security patches so they're secure and performing their best.
Ian is a 2015 graduate of the University of Maine with a bachelor's degree in New Media.
Email Ian at email@example.com
Suze is a valued member of the team who wears many different hats. From handling the phones, to managing billing accounts, to product testing, to email and website support, she is likely the first person to greet you whether you call, email, or stop by our office.
Suze is a 1994 graduate of Clark University with a degree in Graphic Design.
Email Suze at firstname.lastname@example.org
Brian founded RainStorm Consulting as a search marketing firm in 1999 and quickly grew the company to provide web design, hosting, and software services. The company has grown consistently each year in terms of client base and revenue and today serves more than 400 hosting and development clients in the educational, nonprofit, and small business sectors.
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A focus on
Learn about our journey through some of our major milestones and see how we got to where we are today.
Originally founded by current President Brian Rahill in Columbus, Ohio as a search engine marketing firm.
RainStorm relocates to the city of
Orono, Maine from Columbus, Ohio.
RainStorm doubled its web-hosting capacity and client base to more than 400 clients in 30 states nationwide, growing to 5-person team.
In 2005, the company introduced SiteTurbine, a suite of web-based software designed specifically for educational and nonprofit organizations to easily manage their websites.
10-Year Anniversary, 2009
10 years after it all began, RainStorm celebrates its anniversary.
Joining the Cloud, 2013
In the spring of 2013, RainStorm phased out its server hardware and completed a move to the highly scalable and flexible cloud for all of its web and email hosting infrastructure.
MAEA Relaunch, 2014
As part of a record-setting day for RainStorm, we relaunched the Maine Adult Education Association portal with an all-new CourseStorm engine. This major undertaking gave the MAEA portal, its 70+ programs, and the thousands of people who depend on it annually a modern course registration solution.
Building Up, 2015
The beginning of 2015 saw both a growth in the team as well as an office expansion to accommodate our new staff, workflow, and more aggressive goals.
"RainStorm listens to suggestions and continually improves their software products."—UMaine School of Marine Sciences