About Neapolitan Labs

Our Mission

To provide businesses and organizations a foundational digital presence that delivers continual growth.

Our History

In 2004, Brian McMillin founded McMillin Web Development in Mount Vernon, Iowa. Throughout the following 12 years, he and his team developed dozens of websites for small businesses and organizations of varying sizes. With projects added each year, the team grew to accommodate the growing client portfolio.

In 2016, Neapolitan Labs was born during a rebranding retreat in Santa Barbara, California. A total rebranding strategy was executed over the course of 48 hours, including the launch of a new website and social media presences. The name is near and dear to our Founder’s heart, combining two of his passions: technology and ice cream.

Meet Our Leadership Team

Brian McMillin

President

Brian has developed dozens of websites for businesses and organizations for more than a decade. Holding a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science from Cornell College, he has extensive background in web development, search engine optimization, and social media strategy.

Fun Facts:
Between 2008 and 2011, Brian visited and photographed every town and county in Iowa. His favorite sport is baseball, and he's watched games at over 35 major and minor league stadiums. He lives in central Iowa with his wife Amanda and their three kids, Noah, Emmie, and Eilidh.

Favorite Ice Cream:
Goat Cheese and Red Cherries

Caley Lewis

Chief Business Officer

Caley is well versed in all facets of business with an emphasis on software development, project management, and marketing. She has a dual Masters in Business Administration and Project Management. She has managed projects for startups as well as corporations. Her priorities in every project are the client, the solution, and executing the plan efficiently.

Fun Facts:
Caley won first place in Regionals for Lincoln Douglas debate while also breaking her High School’s record of most made three-pointers in a season. She once had a cat named Sprinkles and her favorite movie is Orange County.

Favorite Ice Cream:
Mint Chocolate Chip

Daniel Galarza

Chief Technology Officer

Daniel is a highly-skilled web developer with an eye for design and a passion for user experience. At Neapolitan Labs, he has delivered multiple website implementations, as well as custom widgets and site enhancements. Through cutting-edge and precise code, Daniel helps the team innovate and continue to provide maximum value to clients. Daniel has a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from UMKC, and he has been fully ingrained in the Kansas City tech scene for over 7 years, having worked with companies including RSA (Dell) and Hanes.

Fun Facts:
Daniel is a longtime musician who enjoys creating electronic music and playing guitar. He lives in the Kansas City area with his wife Berlice and their three-year-old son Leo.

Favorite Ice Cream:
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

Sydney Heppner

Senior Designer

Sydney is a creative graphic designer with a love for detail. She graduated from Iowa State University with her BFA in Graphic Design and has a wide range of knowledge from print to digital design. Her favorite projects allow her creative freedom to explore new trends in designs while producing great results for clients. In her free time, she loves to take her dog Ringo hiking in the mountains.

Fun Facts:
Sydney knows sign language and Spanish, has a bearded dragon named Noberta, and has worked for both an NBA and NHL team. She collects vinyl records and has listened to vinyl her entire life, as her dad is a DJ and started his career playing records.

Favorite Ice Cream:
Chocolate

Caleb Lewis

Lead Developer

Caleb has a Bachelors Degree in Business Management. He spent most of his professional career managing an insurance company's large database. With a minor in computer science and wealth of knowledge in all things tech, he is the one behind the scenes making sure all of the pieces of data are being compiled, articulated, and converted.

Fun Facts:
Caleb is an avid KC sports fan. He played college basketball at Central Methodist University. He also loves music of every genre and enjoys going to concerts.

Favorite Ice Cream:
Joe's KC Burnt Ends & Sauce

Kimber Box

Project Manager

Born and raised in Iowa, Kimber acquired her Graphic Design degree from the University of Northern Iowa. Besides being a graphic designer, she has a passion for all things related to organization, leading to her current role as Neapolitan Labs’ lead Project Manager. She is our eyes and ears in client meetings to help make sure that we have everything accounted for, documented, and of course, organized.

Fun Facts:
Kimber loves to organize in her spare time, "like totes inside of totes kind of organizing." DIY projects and home improvement are her jam, as she believes any wall can be knocked out. She's often called Kimberly, which is only correct if you are incorporating her middle name.

Favorite Ice Cream:
Chocolate Fudge Brownie

Stephanie Hernandez

Director of Enterprise Sales

Stephanie graduated from Florida State with a degree in Marketing before moving to New York City where she held positions at OpenX and Horizon Media. She has always had a passion for providing solutions to companies to meet their goals. She's excited to drive new business for Neapolitan Labs, working with both new and existing clients.

Fast Facts:
Stephanie does yoga daily and aspires to be an instructor in the future. She loves spicy foods and dreams about living in Barcelona, Spain. She road trips regularly to see friends and family in New York and Florida.

Favorite Ice Cream:
Mint Chocolate Chip

Ashley English

Content Specialist

Born and raised in Southern California, Ashley's childhood love of reading drove her to pursue a career that involved storytelling. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a minor in political science from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. After graduating, her career path in a variety of industries (political campaigns, education, outdoor recreation, and tourism among others) strengthened her skills in writing, graphic design, social media marketing, photography, and proofreading. Today, she is happy to continue telling other people's stories through written and visual mediums. When not working on a project, Ashley spends her time reading and writing, playing guitar poorly, and enjoying the outdoors with her husband and their two neurotic dogs.

Fun Facts:
In her spare time, Ashley runs a pet photography business — her most photographed clients are her own dogs. She is a passionate advocate for the Oxford comma and usually has a strong opinion about changes to the AP Style Guide. Her only athletic capabilities are stand-up paddleboarding and that one time she stood up on a surfboard.

Favorite Ice Cream:
Thrifty's chocolate chip — their chips are more like shavings, as it should be!

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