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.
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.
Project Nerd, Niki Morris
Niki Morris is a seasoned project manager with experience in both the public and private sector. She graduated from Ohio University with a Master’s Degree in Public Administration. Niki resides in lovely and historic Athens, Ohio and is the proud parent of two children and one very rambunctious black lab.
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.
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”.
C.M.S. Nerd, Brad Mash
Brad is an Athens, Ohio native who has pursued web development since January 2010. He is our CMS Nerd who specializes in CMS systems, specifically CommonSpot, Concrete5, and WordPress. He works as a front-end and back-end web developer. Outside of work Brad enjoys recording and playing music (he plays guitar and bass), going to Donkey Coffee on open stage night, and spending time with his family.
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.
WordPress Nerd, Mark Mace
Mark is a native of the Athens, Ohio who after many long years of studying (and a few diversions) received his Bachelor of Specialized Studies degree from Ohio University. He loved learning so much that he went back and got his Masters in Education degree. After that he thought, why not do a PhD? After a couple of semesters as a PhD student, he realized that he would much rather put his skills to use as a WordPress Nerd, making the internet a better place one website at a time. Mark is also an Application Specialist and his latest fascination is with programming Arduino boards to blink LED lights and maybe even open garage doors.
.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.
.NET Nerd, Michael Blohm
Michael Blohm graduated from Ohio University with a B.S.C. in Digital Media and brings his digital game production experience to the interactive web. He has years of .NET development, work across a range of media, and an enthusiasm for the finer things (type theory, abstraction, and language semantics, naturally).
.NET Nerd, Angel Arnaudov
Angel has over 7 years of .NET / SQL experience, working exclusively in the Microsoft technologies. He graduated from St. Kliment Ohridski University in Bitola, Macedonia from the department of Applied Computer Science and has vast international experience working for companies in Europe and the USA. Angel is constantly learning and diligently keeps up with the industry. When not being a nerd, he is a
marathon runner and enjoys reading, cooking, and spending time with family and friends.
.NET Nerd, Jon Woodward
Jon has been developing, hosting, and maintaining database driven websites for 16 years with a focus on E-Commerce and Microsoft Technologies. He loves to come up with simple efficient solutions to complex problems. Currently, Jon lives with his wife in Athens, Ohio where he graduated from Ohio University in 1994 with a Bachelors degree in Business Administration.
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.