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What makes stand out from the rest? The people behind our websites. We've assembled a high-performing team that works together to deliver high impact results to our clients. Each project we take on is a collaborative effort between our client and our team of professional project managers, web developers, graphic designers, copywriters and SEO specialists. This approach ensures every base is covered, and that the client is 100% satisfied in the end. GoWeb1 has provided custom web solutions to clients since 2005, but when it comes to web trends and technology, we stay ahead of the curve to maximize our clients' return on investment. Each website is created with one goal in mind: to help our clients build their businesses.

Meet some of our team members:

Mark O. Roberts

Phone: 866-662-8516 ext. 701

Mark has been consulting, designing and building web solutions for businesses and organizations for over 16 years. With a business background and an entrepreneurial mindset, he has long recognized the important role that the Internet would play in today's changing marketplace. In 1998, during the "dot-com boom", Mark began teaching himself how to build websites for his then employer while also attending graduate school in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

After graduating with a Masters in Business Administration, Mark moved to Kansas City and began a full-time career with the largest publicly-traded global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company. As a consultant in their telecommunications and high-tech division, Mark was responsible for delivering software solutions for several of the company's Fortune 500 clients, including the development of an exceptionally well-received text messaging gateway.

Some might call Mark a "serial entrepreneur". He has a reputation for knowing what will work and bringing his ideas to fruition. In 2003, Mark joined Standard Investment Co. and currently serves as Executive Vice President of the company. Part of his responsibilities include heading up their web consulting and services division, GoWeb1. In his role with GoWeb1, Mark is able to work with an array of businesses and organizations to help them design, build, implement and market web solutions that not only incorporate best practices but also provide maximum return on their investment. Mark is also owner of the popular Dew Chilli Parlor in downtown Springfield. 

Mark serves on several local Boards of Directors and is actively involved in associations, clubs and not-for-profit organizations throughout the Springfield community, including:
  • Board Member of the Illinois Capital Area Chapter of the American Red Cross
  • Past Board Member of Leadership Springfield
  • Past Board Member of the MacArthur Boulevard Merchant Association
  • Member of the Young Philanthropist
  • Member of Young Springfield Professional Network
  • Graduate of Leadership Springfield
  • Member of the Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce
  • Volunteer for the American Red Cross

When Mark is not working and in front of his laptop he enjoys spending his leisure time with his family and friends boating, fishing, scuba diving, hiking, wake-boarding and snow-boarding.
Lara Donovan

Phone: 217-241-8554 ext. 702

Lara Donovan joined the GoWeb1 team in May of 2011. Prior to this, she spent 4+ years as an event planner in the Springfield, Illinois area. During this time Lara gained experience in working with the public in several different capacities while honing in on her design skills for various marketing campaigns. The transition into 'virtual planner' has worked out nicely; Lara enjoys the high-energy atmosphere of the GoWeb1 team while juggling several client projects at once.

Lara is a member of the Young Springfield Professionals Network, The Community Foundation of the Land of Lincoln Young Philanthropists, was a Springfield Business Journal's 40 Under 40 award recipient and is a current class member of Leadership Springfield. Lara is a graduate of Ursuline Academy, Springfield College in Illinois (now Benedictine University at Springfield) and majored in Communication with a minor in Visual Arts at University of Illinois at Springfield. She went on to receive her M.A. in Communication at UIS. When Lara isn't on her laptop she's probably chasing her two young children or trying her hand at Pinterest recipes and DIY projects.
Kate Stone

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Phone: 217-241-8554 ext 332

Kate Stone initially joined the GoWeb1 team for a summer internship in 2010 and has since found a love for both website design and GoWeb1 after coming on board. Kate has designed new and rebuilt websites, created promotional print materials, provided copywriting and delved into HTML, CSS and coding for DotNetNuke-based websites. Though she’s new to the field, she finds the multiple facets of the web service industry invigorating and looks forward to expanding her knowledge about all things web.

In 2012, Katelyn graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design with honors and a BFA in Illustration. When not wearing the creative thinking cap for GoWeb1, Katelyn focuses on her fledgling illustration business. Her ultimate goal includes writing, illustrating and publishing her own children’s book. Between GoWeb1 and illustration, Katelyn also volunteers for the local Red Cross chapter, tries to view problems from different perspectives and plays games with friends.
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