Web Developer extraordinaire Adrian Haager has been with the Southfire team since its inception. Whether it's building a custom website or updating and maintaining existing sites, Adrian has you covered. He is proficient in several programming languages and in building CMS platforms from the ground up.
When he's not building amazing websites for our clients, he is most likely Netflix binging or playing games of any variety - board, video, card, you name it! He also has an ever-increasing collection of dragon figurines and all sorts of other dragon-related paraphernalia.
You might find him researching keywords for SEO work for a client, updating another client's site or with his nose in a computer fixing the unfixable. Jim Donaldson is our go-to guy for just about everything. He came to Southfire via a long and winding road, but when he found us, he found his passion.
He and his wife have twin boys, one of whom is autistic. He spends his spare time with his wife and one or both of the boys depending on where he is needed. He is a Band Dad, a Scout Dad, but mainly is busy being a chauffeur taking one boy to special needs bowling, baseball, golf and art/music. The other boy to academic team and National Science Bowl team practices and competitions and events at the Governor's School of Science and Mathematics. With what little time is left he loves movies, games and hosting the occasional poker game. The family black cats are Bruce Wayne (Batman) and Selina Kyle (Catwoman). Go figure.
Inspired by Clark Kent, Jimmy Bennett knew from an early age he wanted to be a newspaper man. He started his own neighborhood newspaper at the age of 10, and went on to work for the local paper and eventually his college newspaper at Georgia Southern. During his freshman year, he was offered a job at the weekly newspaper in Statesboro and became one of the youngest news editors anywhere. His award-winning, 20-year career as an editor and journalist ended when he accidentally changed his course.
While awaiting a new position with a large publishing company, Jimmy agreed to help a friend with his fledgling computer business in Augusta. He soon left the newspaper biz behind and bought a computer store. He eventually started Southfire with a single website and grew it to one of Augusta's top web development companies. His work is his hobby and his family is his passion. He and his wife have three children and six grandchildren. And a Goldendoodle named Radko.
Joy joined us after working for 7 years in non-profit development and fundraising. Before that, she worked in technology sales. Fast forward to now, she's putting her wealth of knowledge and skill to work as SouthFire Media's digital strategist. She's busy helping professionals, businesses, non-profits, cities and counties create and maintain websites of which they can be proud.
When she's not at the office making all of our clients' visions come true, she's spending time with her husband, Mike, and two kids, Raven and Tyler, at their home in Harrisburg, where they have spent the past 11 years working in an urban missionary capacity. She and her family work closely with the Augusta Rescue Mission helping local homeless men, addicts, and others caught in cyclical brokenness. Joy also loves to sit back and relax with her "Nana hobbies" such as quilting, refinishing furniture, crocheting and sewing.
Ming, the newest and most energetic addition to the Southfire team, serves as a budding web developer, designing and creating beautiful websites to help clients engage their audience. Ming is a graduate of Augusta University with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. His love for the city of Augusta, business, and Alma Mater has been a driving force for his career path. His interest in psychology, behavior economics, and entrepreneurship has led him to pivot from his career in higher education and jump into the world of marketing and web development. He is a welcomed addition to the amazing Southfire team and looks forward to helping you build your next beautiful website.
Outside of the office, Ming enjoys travelling, hiking, thrifting, and spending his time volunteering with several non-profit organizations in the CSRA. He is the proud parent of a pup named, "Bam" and a tuxedo cat named, "Francine".
Ming is fueled by good food, strong coffee, thoughtful conversations, and an adventurous spirit.
"Life is either a daring adventure or nothing" - Helen Keller"