He's neither bird, nor plane, and he tells us Kryptonite doesn't affect him, but it is evident to pounce's staff that Chuck possesses the superpowers to lead his growing print design and Web development boutique. After all, he's been doing this Web and print stuff since he was old enough to leap tall buildings. more
Chuck's been producing award-winning publications for decades, and he's been working on the Web since the early '90s. Among his most successful creations is healthinsurance.org, one of the most visited consumer health insurance portals on the Web. Chuck says the name of the game is fun and innovation ... and his secret to winning is a crack team of designers and programmers with a passion for creating powerful solutions and creative for clients of all sizes and budgets. back
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When Chuck isn't jumping out of phone booths, he's fighting the never-ending battle for truth and justice as a pool guy and dog wrangler at the pounce mexaplex.
Our lead programmer, Trevor Borgmeier, started tinkering with web design even before the advent of graphical web browsers. With a B.A. in art and a long history in web development, he's done everything from graphic design to building secure e-commerce solutions, customized data integration processes and server management. With an ever expanding tool chest filled with more acronyms than a teenager's text message, he's sure to have the right tool for the job. more
When he isn't burning his retinas in front of a glowing monitor, Trevor enjoys woodworking, drawing, rock climbing, gardening and, among many other things, an occasional dumpster dive. back
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The haunched mortise and tenon is among the strongest of woodworking joints. It is used for a variety of applications but is most commonly used to join the rails to the stiles of paneled doors and to attach aprons to the legs of tables.
Steve Anderson has a way with words, a turn of phrase, the "write stuff," so to speak. For 20 years, pounce's new "word guy" has been producing eye-grabbing (and award-winning) copy as a journalist, ad copy writer, public relations hack and Web content guy. And lately, he's been doing a lot of Tweeting, Digging and blogging with those crazy new social media tools. more
He's a Minnesota native and Moorhead State University grad, but Steve was last seen in Texas, where he directed public affairs for the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History. He lives a charmed life with his wife, daughter and two yapping mutts in the Dallas area where his interests include Texas Hold 'Em and coaching Rec soccer. back
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The Royal Flush is considered the Holy Grail of Texas Hold 'Em, topping even "Quads" (Four of a Kind). But that doesn't mean Steve can't fantasize about being dealt his ultimate dream hand at the World Series of Poker.
Barb Etzkorn is helping pounce answer the age-old question,
How does one catch an eye? We used to think the best method was a fishhook, too, but Barb's award-winning designs now have us convinced otherwise.
Barb joins the pounce team as our resident concept designer and Web creator following work at Campbell Mithun, Minneapolis, where she served as junior art director. We were duly impressed by her experience there — and by her 11 awards for design excellence. Barb earned her degree in design from Brainco: Minneapolis School of Advertising, Design, & Interactive Studies following undergrad work at the College of St. Benedict. back
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When Barb's not catching eyes for pounce, she's thinking about Nike. A lot. (The goddess Nike pictured.) She fell in love with the first Nike ad in 1980 and has been collecting the ads ever since. Ask her about her Nike shoe wedding cake, but don't ask her husband why she wanted to name their first-born son "Aaron Jordan." (It's a sore spot.)
Rickard is pounce's newest go-to guy for the technical side of our Web business. The Clemson University grad has a decade of experience with Web design and computer tinkering. His bag of tricks came fully loaded, and includes visual art, computer programming, system maintenance, and site design. more
It's not all Web for the California resident, who lists illustration, woodwork, music, and electronics among his interests. Rickard has experience in the architecture industry, and was both an AmeriCorps and Peace Corps volunteer. back
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You don't have to read fairy tales to learn about strange and interesting animals. The black-tailed jackrabbit is one such exotic "common" animal. Her large feet and powerful hind legs propel her away from predators, at a rate of up to 6 meters per hop. She places each of her young in a separate form. Her large ears help her stay cool during a hot summer. Speaking of summer, did you know this hare can swim?! (written & illustrated by Rickard)