Transforming companies Internet marketing since 2004, Stellar Blue Web Design formed as an official LLC January 2006. Since then, we have been growing and enhancing our wide array of services to continue providing custom work for Appleton, Green Bay, Oshkosh and the surrounding Fox Valley region as well as our international clients. Our team of experts views each company individually and uniquely as we provide custom design, development and search engine optimization packages. Get to know our team – We look forward to working with you!
Managing Director – Co-Founder
Jim Dobinski’s "down to earth" ability to discuss opportunities with Stellar Blue clients helps them to excel in the world of internet and mobile marketing. With a degree in computer information science, Jim specializes in website development. Jim’s extensive web programming and implementation qualifications allow him to take a proactive approach to cross-platform strategies with use of HTML5, CSS3, Responsive Design, Java, PHP and other advanced technologies. In addition to development, Jim’s background includes over ten years of corporate marketing and advertising experience. His leadership and management skills inspire his colleagues to provide the best service for Stellar’s clients.
As a member of New North Inc., New North Inc. Branding Committee and the New North Inc. Summit Planning Committee, Jim maintains a local focus as he works within the community. Beyond committee work, Jim has had the privilege of working with the UW Oshkosh College of Business as a repeat guest speaker. His involvement with the university includes working closely with an internet marketing course assisting students with the creation of innovative marketing plans for a local client.
Jim attributes much of his personal success to his mother and father: stating, "mom was the go getter and dad was the entrepreneur." Outside of Stellar Blue, Jim enjoys golfing, biking, computers, and the outdoors.
Technical Director - Co-Founder
Dustin White’s charismatic personality mixed with talented programming skills lends him to be a rare find that helps boost Stellar Blue’s customer service and custom development solutions. He has the ability and skill-set to take an idea and conceptualize it and then build it with the client’s needs in mind.
As a member of HBBA, a networking group, Dustin shares his programming expertise with others at bi-weekly events. He is also a member of the local YMCA.
In his spare time, Dustin enjoys golfing, bowling, basketball and camping. Feel free to ask him about his travels too - he's journeyed to over 10 countries including Chile and vast parts of Europe.
Amanda Betts, a graduate of the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh with a journalism degree, pursued emphases in public relations and advertising. Amanda's primary responsibilities for Stellar Blue are to develop and research Search Engine Optimization strategies as well as creative internet and mobile marketing initiatives for its more than 300 clients. Her experience and outgoing personality got her to Stellar Blue where clients appreciate her patience and willingness to learn and teach.
In addition to advertising and marketing experience, Amanda serves on the Executive Committee for the UW Oshkosh Alumni Board of Directors and is an active Fox Valley TIPs and Mid-Day Women’s Alliance member. She currently serves as a board member for Sales and Marketing Professionals of Northeast Wisconsin and is the organization's webmaster. Amanda is also a frequent guest presenter for local Chambers, UW Oshkosh College of Business and College of Letters and Science, and other like groups. She’s had the privilege of conducting marketing class series at the Stellar Blue Training Studio along with assisting with the curriculum of an internet marketing course at UW Oshkosh.
Amanda is an avid traveler, outdoorswoman and home decorator. She enjoys camping, crafting and getting to know new people!
Greg Waters' award winning artistic and design skills extend Stellar Blue's creative reach. Greg received a Bachelor of Fine Arts with a graphic design emphasis from UW Oshkosh. His skills in illustration, design, programming, sales, market research, and company branding proved to be a perfect match for the Stellar Blue crew. Greg is proficient in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and Dreamweaver. He has an excellent grasp on both the creative and technical sides of web design as well as 15 years+ experience in print design.
Outside the office, Greg Waters is a musical artist as well. His award-winning group, The Cool Waters Band has toured throughout the country for over 15 years. His current group, Greg Waters & The Broad Street Boogie recently won the 2010 WAMI award for Rock Artist of the Year.
Chris Froze, a graduate of the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh with journalism
and communications degrees, worked in sales for a few years before getting a computer degree from Fox Valley Technical College in Appleton. For over a decade, he provided support, administration and management for computer environments in the Fox Cities. His has experience with Windows, UNIX and Linux platforms and Cisco and HP networks.
In the summer of 2010, his interest turned to the growing world of social media and the power of online businesses. Gaining knowledge in business management from E-Hub at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College and consulting with members from E-Seed at FVTC, he was an operations manager and social commerce area manager. In these roles, he regularly used SalesForce, Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, and WordPress.
When Chris is not working with technology, he enjoys traveling, running, biking and watching football and baseball.
Lead Mobile/Web Developer
Ben's main responsibilities for Stellar Blue are to develop mobile websites, mobile applications, and web applications. He is also active as a member of Business Partners in Success and regularly attends the Oshkosh Chamber's sales club meetings.
In his spare time, Ben enjoys learning new programming languages, soccer, tennis and video games. He is also active in amateur radio and is an assistant emergency coordinator of Winnebago County ARES/RACES where he assists with Skywarn storm spotting and event/emergency communications.
Chase Meidam, Production Assistant
Degree: Web Design & Development
Accomplishments: Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society, Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society, Dean's List
Kristie Alsteen-Greenwood, Production Assistant
Degree: Web Development
Accomplishments: Honors graduate, Web Application Programming and Web Design certified
|Jacob Kiser, Production Assistant
Major: Computer Science
Accomplishments: Strong working knowledge of Object Oriented programming languages
Skills: HTML, PHP, C++, Visual Basic, C#, Java
|Tim Wilson, Production Assistant
Degree: Computer Science
Accomplishments: Titanium Certified App Developer
|Caleb Bloomer, Marketing Assistant
Accomplishments: Active Youth Leader for Local Youth Group
Skills: Microsoft Office, Communication, Social Media Campaigns for Facebook
Degree: Marketing / Web Presence Management
Accomplishments: VP of Finance for Marketing Club, VP of Promotion for Marketing Club, Honor Roll
Skills: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Dreamweaver, Microsoft Office, MySQL, Quickbooks
Accomplishments: Honors graduate, Army Overseas Service Ribbon, Army Achievement Medal, Army Commendation Medal
Skills: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Lightroom, Microsoft Office
Major: Marketing - Web Presence Management Emphasis
Accomplishments: Honor Rolls for Fall 2010, Spring 2012, Fall 2012
Skills: Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe Photoshop
Major: Graphic Design
Accomplishments: Girl Scout Adult Award, Honor Roll
Skills: Adobe Creative Suite Design Standard, Microsoft Office Suite, Mac and PC
In memoriam of Cathy Wunrow, Stellar Blue Co-Founder
For those of you that had the pleasure of knowing Cathy, you would know that beginning Stellar Blue was such a thrill and a source of happiness for her. Her creativity and eye for detail made her the needed component to push Stellar Blue into creation.
Cathy's extensive knowledge and skills on both PC and Mac platforms gave her the ability to make Stellar Blue shine through creative designs and website applications.
Cathy's passion for all of life's beautiful things made her a dynamic business partner, associate and more importantly, a true friend. Stellar Blue will continue to honor her and her vision for this company.