Meet the Elyk Innovation Crew
Chief Strategy Officer // Volleyball NerdChris Edwards
With a background in customer service and management, Chris Edwards joined Elyk Innovation in 2007 as a project manager. He has grown his role with the company and has supervised the launch of over 350 websites since. Chris currently manages the website team, oversees the day-to-day operations, and develops website strategies for our clients. Chris is very detail oriented and still manages many of our highest profile projects.
Born and raised in Jacksonville, Chris graduated from the University of North Florida in 2006 with a degree in Business Management. When he’s not online, you can find Chris beach volleyball’n or neighborhood golf cart’n.
Front-end Developer // Lego MasterJames Frederick
James joined the team in April of 2021 and has been a great source of WordPress knowledge and trivia ever since. Inspired by working in a print shop during his college years, he decided to pursue a career in the creative world. James has always believed in the working together as a community and is passionate about being involved in the different communities around web design and development: he has even attended WordPress conferences as far as Tokyo, Japan.
After work he is an avid gamer, movie buff and proud uncle. He has traveled to Japan almost every year for 5 years. Learning is a big passion of his, whether it’s how a film camera works, the history of laserdisc, or studying other languages like Spanish or Japanese. If you’re trying to find him in the office, look for the desk with the Lego or the cool glasses.
Developer // Space NerdJustin Hedrick
Justin joined the team in July 2021 with an extensive background in development. A self taught developer, he has been writing code for over a decade. Justin is a tech guru capable of fixing even the strangest of problems.
When not writing code, he is a gamer, lover of movies and television and spends the rest of his time learning about space travel, He maintains his own website which is all about SpaceX and their technology and he enjoys model rocketry.
Jr. Dev // MetalheadJoseph Delcastillo
Joseph joined Elyk in the middle of the summer of 2021 as an intern. His responsibilities include ensuring that currently existing websites are maintained and up to date, and that clients are properly serviced.
When not at work, Joseph spends his time either studying web development at UNF or pursuing one of his hobbies in photography, music production, and 3D design and printing. He hopes that one day, if he works hard enough and acquires the proper skills, he will be able to retire on Mars.
PROJECT MANAGER // FOOSBALL MANIAChris Foster
Foster joined Elyk back in October of 2021 and took on the reigns of project management. When not decimating his fellow co-workers at our office Foosball Table, he is managing client projects, office phone calls, or assisting in managing the production team and the day-to-day operations. Foster is a skillful individual and a key player that ensures the Elyk team is Accessible, Responsive, and Reliable.
When not managing web projects or destroying his coworkers in a game of Foosball, Foster enjoys his hobbies of video games, painting, model-building, working out, and cooking.
We build the internet and I spend most of my days staying out of everyone’s way. We have a talented team and I try not to interfere with their skill deployment.
I love helping clients use the internet to build their business and grow. My role is to discuss strategy, develop ideas and plan for the client’s future. I have the best job in the world, however, if I could find a way to get paid to ride my Harley that job would start tomorrow. If you ever wonder why a dog likes to hang his head out of the car window, ride a motorcycle.
Kelli insures that we pay our bills and that we get paid in a timely manner. She balances our books daily, finds great deals that save us money and runs a tight ship.