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Meet the Team!

Who Is The Richland Group?

The Richland Group is a digital marketing firm in Northwest Arkansas. Our office is in the historic Roberta Fulbright building (former city library) on East Dickson Street. We design and build websites and we create and execute traffic building marketing plans to grow your business or organization.

 

Mark Harper | Co-Owner

“Web Guy”

WHAT MAKES ME QUALIFIED:

  • 20+ years of web development experience.
  • 30+ years of experience in marketing, promotion and advertising.
  • 10+ years of experience growing a small business startup.
  • Hubspot Inbound Marketing Certified

WHAT MAKES ME FUN:

  • Attended the University of Arkansas for two terms – Carter and Reagan.
  • I’ve floated the 6-Day 104 mile long Middle Fork of the Salmon River. Twice.
  • I’ve attended Razorback football games in every form of weather known to man.
  • I can quote about 90% of the lines in Lonesome Dove.
  • I once took a woman wilderness day hiking and we were forced to spend the night in the open with no supplies. Still married to her.
  • I have been called thrifty, frugal, cheap, tight and stingy with a dollar. I consider these compliments.
  • If I close my eyes I can actually ride in the car when my daughters are driving.

Cheslea Harper | Co-Owner

“Director of People Pleasing”

WHAT MAKES ME QUALIFIED:

  • 20+ years of web development experience.
  • 30+ years of experience in marketing, promotion and advertising.
  • 10+ years of experience growing a small business startup.
  • Hubspot Inbound Marketing Certified

WHAT MAKES ME FUN:

  • Will Call the Hogs anywhere, anytime
  • Rides a Specialized Hybrid Road Bike
  • Loves Yoga! Namaste
  • NPR junkie
  • Learned to play Mah Jongg when I was 8 years old. (Thank you, Gama)
  • Has seen Sting in concert 4 times…not done yet
  • Loves to travel. Called the Hogs in Florence, Italy (see first bullet on list)
  • Thinks dogs are nicer than most people

A.J. Kirk | Lead Developer

“Captain Kirk”

WHAT MAKES ME QUALIFIED:

  • Has worked on 1700 websites and counting
  • Personally owns 4 domains, so work is also a hobby
  • When given a little time, can learn anything
  • Stackoverflow has all the answers
  • Knows at least 20 programmer jokes

WHAT MAKES ME FUN:

  • Reviews movies and TV shows on Dorkstate.com
  • Has a tattoo of Serenity from Firefly
  • Is almost always wearing a superhero T-shirt
  • Self-taught guitar player
  • Can sing along with Dr. Horrible’s Sing Along Blog (without reading the words)

D.J. Hurlocker | Creative Director

“Master of Design”

WHAT MAKES ME QUALIFIED:

  • 10 years of graphic design experience
  • I’ve never missed a deadline
  • Yes, I can make it “pop”
  • AAS in Graphic Design at UAFS
  • Passionate about identity design & typography
  • I’ve designed everything from logos to mobile apps

WHAT MAKES ME FUN:

  • Avid Razorback & Chiefs fan
  • Consumer of live music, movies, and spicy Bloody Mary’s
  • Fantasy football guru
  • Favorite karaoke song: Snoop Dogg – Gin & Juice
  • Proud Arkansan who loves to camp, float, fish, and bbq

Devin Dishner | Business Developer

“Befriender of Clients”

WHAT MAKES ME QUALIFIED:

  • BA in Public Relations from University of Central Arkansas
  • Minors in Marketing and Journalism
  • 7 years marketing promotions experience
  • Hubspot Inbound Marketing Certified

WHAT MAKES ME FUN:

  • Baseball fanatic
  • Avid golfer, skier and movie enthusiast
  • My dog calls me the Dog Father
  • Quoter of Seinfeld
  • Announced the 2016 Southland Conference Women’s Soccer Tournament

Jordan Harper| Social Media Manager

“Director of Chatter”

WHAT MAKES ME QUALIFIED:

  • B.A. in Communications, University of Arkansas Fayetteville
  • Social Media Manager for The Richland Group since 2013
  • Social Media Manager for Her Story Matters – Women’s Empowerment organization based in Africa
  • Manages social media for UA Alumni Chapter of Denver
  • Hubspot Inbound Marketing Certified

WHAT MAKES ME FUN:

  • Hardcore Razorback fan
  • Dog sitting ALL the time!
  • Hiking in the gorgeous Rocky Mountains
  • Spending my summers at Red Rocks Yoga in the park

Kate Holland | Graphic Designer

WHAT MAKES ME QUALIFIED:

  • B.S. in Graphic Design from UAFS
  • Also studied people (minor in Psychology)
  • Worked as a graphic designer while studying graphic design
  • A busy schedule keeps me going

WHAT MAKES ME FUN:

  • A fish out of water
  • Traveled to the west coast, east coast, and places in between
  • Grew up on a farm but a city girl at heart
  • My dogs are what get me up in the morning (figuratively and literally)