Our Team

At Merge, we’re a passionate team of designers, developers, strategists and creative thinkers guided by the belief that our success depends on your success.

Michelle Dodd

Michelle Dodd

Co-founder + Technical Strategist

Michelle is still fascinated by web tech after two decades of building websites and web apps for small businesses and non-profits. A diverse background in multiple business ventures and experiences shapes her world view. More +

Dina Barnese

Dina Barnese

Project Manager + Master Juggler

Dina is a project manager with a vast background in IT. Her two decades of experience include end-user hardware and software support, database design, web back-end development, business analysis, and enterprise-level project management. More +

Julie Tuerk

Julie Tuerk

Web Developer + Code Creator

Julie brings a diverse background to her practice of web development. She has studied computer programming, art, and psychology, and is also a certified sommelier. More +
Mark Hunt

Mark Hunt

Creative Strategist + Visual Designer

With 20+ years of design experience, Mark brings experience in strategic design and branding for both web and print. More +

Stacey Schultz

Stacey Schultz


It was Stacey’s passion and enthusiasm for helping small businesses and non-profits elevate their online experience and digital strategy that led to her co-founding Merge. More +

Our Story

Merge was founded on high standards for quality work, communication, and innovation. We share a desire to do only the best work, with the best people, for the best clients.

We help small businesses and non-profits achieve strategic and creative brand experiences that align with, and elevate, their organization’s mission. We deliver a full range of creative services from graphic design and branding to web design, web development, and digital marketing.

We strive to:

  • SUPPORT your organization’s business goals
  • CONNECT with your audience to engage, inform, and inspire them to action
  • SERVE the needs of your stakeholders and board members

We’re a small studio by design, delivering a personal, hands-on approach with senior talent. We measure our success by your success. You’ll be treated as a partner, we’ll communicate honestly, and you’ll get work that reflects your brand’s unique personality.

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Located in beautiful Boulder, Colorado

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