Chris and Bryan worked together back in the early '00s and kept stumbling into the same problem for their clients: down-right bad website hosts. After plenty of trial and error, they realized the only way to do right by their clients was to simply do it themselves.
One important part of doing it right? Security.
Chris is Cinch's security expert and he works every day to keep our clients' sites safe, functional and free of malware. In addition to managing security, Chris is a well-rounded techie: he is super capable of handling all aspects of your digital presence. To put it simply, Chris is a man of many hats.
What’s your philosophy on maintaining WordPress sites?
Part of owning a website is being responsible for its maintenance. A neglected site will not function properly for your customers, puts them (and you) at risk for malware, and ranks poorly with the search engines. Most business owners don’t have the desire to be their own IT staff, so that’s where we come in.
What’s your favorite quote?
"It’s 106 miles to Chicago, we’ve got a full tank of gas, a half pack of cigarettes, it’s dark, and we’re wearing sunglasses. Hit it" — Blues Brothers
When I grow up, I want to be…
An art history professor.
Fun fact people don’t know about you?
I can draw right or left-handed.
If I could travel or live anywhere in the world, it would be?
Anywhere with a beach and a boat, ±12˚ of the equator.
Cinch has been helping businesses get the most out of their websites through premium hosting and site maintenance since 2007. We’re trustworthy, reliable and we’ll be here when you need us.
Chris' Lifetime Accomplishments:
- B.A. Concordia College, Business Administration and Studio Art
- Cornell University, Digital Marketing Certificate, July 2018
- dotComm, American Web Design, Hermes awards for web design
- Advertising Federation of MN: Speaker on effectively using your website for marketing
Articles by Chris
How the lost password function in WordPress works
Secure your site or alienate your visitors
How to see if your WooCommerce site is TLS compliant
HTTPS security warnings being sent by Google
Delete LayerSlider WP if you are not using it
Founders / Leadership Team
The Supreme leader
Bryan has been around since DOS... just kidding. He has been working with WordPress since the very beginning and was one of the leaders in the movement toward responsive websites.
Chris is one of those unicorns whose left brain and right brain exist in perfect balance: he's an artist with serious business chops. Chris our well-rounded partner in crime, so to speak.
Kari keeps the trains on the tracks and running on time – a feat that few others could do with such grace. She handles the day-to-day details so the rest of the team can focus on you.