MEET OUR TEAM
SCOTT & GRACE MCNIEL
I, Scott, am a graduate from Seattle Pacific University with a B.S. in Computer Science. I’ve worked as a Software Engineer specializing in ASP.NET and C# which essentially is web-based software. Not only have I been in the software industry, but I’ve also been a Worship, Tech, and Design Pastor at a few local churches the past 10 years (not usually two career paths you see together). My background gives me a unique niche in having the skills to run a business like Godev.
Grace, my amazing wife, is way smarter than I am. She has a B.S. in Biology from Pacific University, but also includes education at Yale University (I told you she’s smart), where she was a writing tutor throughout her college and professional career. She, like myself, has an eclectic professional background ranging from medical research to technical training, and even owning and operating restaurants for the past 15 years.
Together, we have two amazing kids, Selah and Ezekiel and since 2015, we’ve been proud to call Coeur d’Alene, home.
Our unique backgrounds create a one-stop-shop opportunity for us to partner with you in maximizing your online presence. Here’s a list of a few key things we can help advance your business online:
- Design and build websites
- Build custom software
- SEO (Search Engine Optimization) – to help your business climb the search engine ranks.
- Graphic Design and Branding
- Social Media – Marketing, Design, and Presence
- Photography – family portraits, office pictures, social media pictures ect.
More than these executables, we will give you integrity and personalization that is unique to us. We value and prioritize relationship first and believe that understanding who you are will fuel and overflow into our efforts to bring excellence to your business online. Shockingly, some call us, the online Fixer-Upper. Whether you want to freshen up your online “home” or start new, we’d love to tailor and strategize with you to make your business known.
COPYWRITER AND SEO STRATEGIST
Hello! I am a determined self-starter in the copywriting and SEO world. I have a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science and Management with a specialization in Soils and Biogeochemistry, and a minor in Geospatial Information Systems from the University of California, Davis.
As much as I enjoy exploring the science of “dirt”, I also grew up as an avid writer—constantly creating stories for school and enrolling in as many advanced placement English and Composition courses as I could from high school through college. Though it’s never been a business, it’s always been a passion of mine and I’m grateful for the opportunity to use these skills as a copywriter!
I have always been an intensive organizer, systems-creator, and adventure enthusiast… leading me from various jobs through California (in greenhouses, soil research labs, in cities driving buses with a CDL, barista-ing for large coffee houses) and Idaho (in the panhandle’s forests as a field technician, managing new sushi restaurants), and currently as a part of small team in this digital marketing startup.
My life path has taken me many places that have prepared me to dive into new ventures with vision and a desire acquire new knowledge and use it progress the mission at hand! I love that my job allows me to become an “expert” in all the industries that our clients are in- understanding their consumer base and writing effective content for their online presence and marketing goals. Thanks to our insanely diverse team at GoDev Technologies, I am confident that we can leverage our skills to drive results in any small business that comes into a partnership with us. Come hang out with us and let us help you achieve your goals!
And of course, if you just want to talk about soil horizon layers or go on a hike, I am always down.