Meet the Team

There are decades of combined experience on the Greenstone Media team.

We have back-end database architects, an enthusiastic React native mobile developer, a master of everything WordPress, a savvy graphic and web designer, UI/UX Strategists, Google-certified AdWords marketing gurus, Search Marketing & Social Media Marketing experts, Shopify fanatics, rapid web app Laravel extraordinaires, great-gulping front-end engineers, a product strategist, a business development specialist and a lot of visionary digital leadership that has landed the Greenstone Media Team the Sky High Growth Award back to back years.

Our downtown location keeps us in the know with the latest tech community news. When we find some downtime we try to enjoy the beautiful Asheville mountains, the local brews, and the flourishing art culture.


Chase Highley

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Chase Highley is Co-Founder and CEO of Greenstone Media located in Asheville NC. He leads the Greenstone team that works directly with clients in delivering customized digital marketing solutions. Since 2013 Greenstone has helped over 100 businesses increase their bottom line while surpassing their web marketing goals and redefining their social media and SEO initiatives.


Travis Cole

Vice President
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An innovative leader with 18 years of experience growing businesses & nonprofit organizations from infancy to maturation in Charlotte, NYC and now Asheville. He has a wealth of experience in leadership, building programs, bolstering public relations, collaborating with strong teams, strategic planning and raising capital. Travis is an Asheville native who loves spending time exploring the great outdoors with his wife and kids.

Michael Burgin

Full Stack Developer
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Michael is an Asheville area native with a passion for the internet and with more than six years’ experience in web and mobile development.  Recently, Michael has focused primarily on the back-end and structural aspects of development, and he’s put together several sites and mobile applications with varying degrees of complexity.  When he’s not busy coding, Michael enjoys philosophy, music, and following baseball.  He’s also an avid reader and is a long-time member of one of the coolest book clubs in town.


Brian Hennessy

Technical Project Manager
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Born in the wilds of the Appalachia, Brian loves to call Asheville his hometown. He graduated from UNCA with a Bachelor of Arts in Classics ( It’s not all Greek to him). Learning is his passion. So after completing the Code Immersion course in Ruby on Rails through Tech Talent South, he has found the rabbit hole that is software development and design.  A slight perfectionist, he won’t stop until any undertaking is utterly completed.


Amanda Highley

Head of Web Department
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Amanda Highley is proud to call North Carolina her home state. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art Education as well as a Masters in Library Science. In her spare time Amanda loves to explore the outdoors with her husband, try out a new restaurant in Asheville (there are so many!), or cozy up with a good book. She has experience with WordPress and Shopify. Her background as a Media Coordinator fosters her ability to work collaboratively with others and to see where needs can be met.


Daniel Hensley

Fullstack Developer
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Daniel is Greenstones CTO and full stack senior developer. He has built a multitude of successful mobile and web projects. He enjoys learning new technologies and pursues each project with enthusiasm and passion. In the past, Daniel has worked as a one-man full stack developer and has single handedly built several custom applications, and serviced dozens of robust eCommerce shops. Daniel has a background in Computer Science and electronics engineering and works primarily with mobile development tools, PHP and Javascript. When he isn’t building the next best web product, he’s out playing Disc Golf or automating the real world with micro controllers.


Ty Hallock

Lead Architect
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Ty is someone who has an insatiable desire to learn about how the world works and how people relate and interact in that world. Ty serves on the boards of the IT council of Asheville, A-B Techs Business Computer Technologies Department, and the American Advertising Federation of Asheville. A pivotal player on Greenstones team, Ty works tirelessly to bridge the gap between Greenstones core offerings and the important needs of Greenstones clients in various industries. Ty holds a degree in Digital Media from Full Sail.

Nick Timmons

Project Manager

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Having grown up in the Flint Hills of Kansas, Nick often finds himself in awe of the mountains. Nick combines his passion for anthropology, experience design, and communication to help Greenstone clients take projects from conception to reality. In the off hours, you can often find him reading sci fi, playing board games, catching mountain views, or strumming a few chords on his guitar.

Rob Parks

Full Stack Developer

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Jesah Segal

Digital Marketing Manager
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Having spent five years working as an IT consultant in corporate America, and three years as a social entrepreneur in a rough part of the world, Jesah is now marrying his business insight and creativity to create meaningful impact and magical moments for his clients. Originally hailing from sunny SoCal, Jesah is skilled in technical SEO, business strategy, and wordsmithing. When Jesah isn’t reading about history, you can find him mastering a new yoga pose, or chasing down his two-year-old daughter.


Emily Cotter

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Emily hails from Mercer University, Land of the Bears, who Beat Duke That One Time. At work, she combines her background in Sociology and Anthropology with Web Development and Design to effectively work with clients. When she's not working you can find her DIYing and watching Parks and Recreation, strolling through record stores, or checking out one of the many breweries in Asheville. Emily lives with her two kittens, Lana and Meeko!


Ben Rea

Digital Marketing Manager
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Ben is a marketing project manager with a focus on efficiency and quality. He has helped several businesses see significant growth through his marketing acumen. Ben has a passion for writing and creating content. He has been practicing photography for over fifteen years. He is a New York native who grew up with the forest as his backyard. Ben and his wife love hiking, camping, running, board gaming and their two cats Lily and Lucy.


Rick Harris

Business Development Specialist

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Ana Highley

Office Manager

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Tamera Haney

Brand Specialist

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