Extra Nerds offers timely, reliable and superior quality technology consulting services. Our team of experienced and professional technology consultants, web developers, multimedia designers and server administrators are ready to provide your organization with the necessary human resources and expertise to succeed in meeting your goals. By matching the highly specific skill sets of our team members to the needs of our clients and their projects, the efforts of the Extra Nerds team have resulted in satisfied customers time and time again. Please feel free to explore our service offerings, view our portfolio, and contact us to learn what Extra Nerds can do for you.

Our clients should rest easy that Extra Nerds is insured to protect them financially. Anyone who signs a contract with us is afforded the following:

1) Professional liability insurance: Includes TCPA violation, FCRA violation, sexual abuse, third party discrimination, disciplinary proceeding, loss of earnings and expense reimbursement, pre-claim assistance expenses, public relations expenses, subpoena and record request assistance
2) Data Breach Network and Information Security and Media Injury Liability Insurance: Includes network and information security liability, regulatory fines, media injury liability, network security loss, network security business interruption loss, breach mitigation expense, PCI assessments, social engineering loss, reward coverage, loss of earnings and expense reimbursement, telecommunications fraud reimbursement
3) Media Injury Liability for Professionals: Includes media injury liability, loss of earnings and expense reimbursement

In addition, we conduct thorough background checks on all new Extra Nerds team members! Our checks are performed by the respected professionals at MWS Verify.

Admin Nerds

Chief Nerd, Sid McFarland
Sid McFarland established Extra Nerds in Athens, Ohio in 2005. Since then, Sid has grown our team of experts, diversified our client base, and we continued to provide exceptional service to our valued customers. Prior to launching Extra Nerds, Sid McFarland received valuable industry experience working with a large international private security firm, and received his B.S. degree in Computer Science at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio.

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Project Nerd, Niki Morris
Niki Morris is a seasoned project manager with experience in both the public and private sectors. She is a proud graduate of the Voinivich School of Leadership and Public Affairs at Ohio University with a Master’s Degree in Public Administration. Niki resides in lovely and historic Athens, Ohio and is the busy parent of two children and two rambunctious dogs.  Go Bobcats! 

Sales Nerd, Dalton Holt
Dalton Holt graduated from Purdue University in 1993. With 20 years experience in the IT industry, Dalton works with potential clients to understand their IT needs and ensure that those needs are fulfilled. Dalton lives in St. Louis with his beautiful wife and two great kids.

C.M.S. Nerds

WordPress Nerd, Sharron Candelaria
Sharron Candelaria grew up in a small Pacific Northwest mountain town and studied at Oregon State. Her curiosity of what makes websites function inspired her to pursue web development. She used to take apart clocks, radios, and anything she could get her hands on when she was a kid so she could see how they worked. When she’s not working, she’s at the pool swimming. Sharron swims for Duke Aquatic Masters, and says that while swimming, “the code seems to come together in my head”.


WordPress Nerd, Blessy Mathew
Blessy graduated from Anna University in India with a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics & Communication and is currently residing in the beautiful state of Texas.  With more than 6 years of experience in web development, he can make almost anything possible in WordPress. He also has a great deal of experience in Magento, HTML,  and PHP development.  When he’s not being a Nerd, Blessy enjoys photography and spending time with his wife and little son Ethan.

Javascript Nerd, Marius Repede
Marius Repede is a full-stack engineer who is as comfortable working on large-scale distributed systems as he is on client-facing single-page web applications. He has 9 years of full-stack software development experience and prefers to work with Angular, React, Vue, and NodeJS. Marius enjoys taking on new challenges and constantly strives to learn new skills.

.NET. Nerds

.NET Nerd, Amos Cabanban
Amos currently currently holds a degree in Computer Information Systems and has acquired .NET certifications to solidify his technical skills. He has been working almost exclusively with Microsoft technologies for the last 8 years. Problem solving is what drove him to become a software developer and he still thoroughly enjoys coming up with solutions that makes sense and deliver value for clients. In his spare time, he loves to spend time with his family and staying active at the gym.

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.NET Nerd, Tim Shoemake
Tim earned his Bachelor's degree in Management Information Systems from the University of Southern Mississippi.  He has 7 years of full stack software development experience covering a wide range of technologies including Microsoft technologies and Javascript frontend frameworks. In his spare time, Tim enjoys playing PC games, spending time outdoors in any capacity, participating in Crossfit competitions, and spending time with his family of 4.

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.NET Nerd, Joey Gabbard
Joey has always had a passion for solving complex problems which is what led him to get his B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Mississippi. He currently has 3+ years of experience creating innovative healthcare solutions, primarily in the .NET stack. Joey also enjoys challenging himself and experimenting with the latest technologies. If he is not at his computer, you can find him adventuring in SE Asia with his wife.

Special Projects Nerds

Social Media Nerd, Arian Smedley
Arian Smedley has been with Extra Nerds just over a year. She specializes in communications and social media content. After earning her degree in Journalism at Ohio University, she spent the next five years in the news media industry. When she’s not focused on finding the perfect word or adjusting punctuation, she’s loves spending time with her family or fixing up her 100-year-old house.

Design Nerd, Nick Bauer
Nick Bauer has over 13 years of experience in the Design Field ranging on work for small businesses to work on billion dollar brands for Procter & Gamble. He is a ‘Jack of All Trades’ Designer who works in various medias on and off the computer. Nick has a Bachelors of Fine Arts from Miami University and lives just north of Cincinnati with his wife and daughter, where he sits as a board member on the City of Sculpture for Hamilton, Ohio.

Word Nerd, Allyssa Mefford
Allyssa has been with Extra Nerds for just a short time, but as a voracious reader and freelance writer, she is really enjoying her new job and title of Word Nerd. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in English and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration at Ohio University, and works for a local nonprofit. When not being a Nerd, she enjoys spending time with her rescue animals and her friends, and likes to wander on her land just outside of Athens.