About

Your in-house creative team.

We offer flexible and powerful support for businesses and organizations in the realms of branding, design, strategy, and development. We’re mindful of process, focused on results, and deeply caring of our relationships with everyone we work with.

You could say we’re a blend of expertise, talent, and heart. We’re guessing you’re the same. We’d love to chat. Schedule a free call.

RYAN OELKE

RYAN OELKE

CEO, FOUNDER, COACH

Ryan founded PowerUp in 2008. He provides strategic consulting and direction for clients. He has two decades of leadership experience, an MSEd in counseling psychology, and a BA in music performance, sound engineering, and Spanish. He has diverse experience in online media and marketing, including creating podcasts that have been downloaded millions of time, and producing a national TV show. Ryan is a long-time meditator and lives in Asheville, NC.

Hari Baumbach

Hari Baumbach

Art Director, Lead Designer

Since making her first website at the age of 12, Hari has fallen in love with design and has worked in the field professionally for over 15 years. Her true passion lies in wanting to use the power of design to create a better world. Her process is aimed at truly understanding your needs and goals, resulting in solutions that both you and your audience will love. When not working, she can be found in nature, hiking, cooking, making music and art, and spending time with loved ones.

KATE CALLAGHAN

KATE CALLAGHAN

LEAD PROJECT MANAGER

Kate is your master guide throughout your entire project. She clarifies all of the moving pieces, answers all your questions, and helps all of us stay on track and feel amazing while we move forward together. Kate completed her creative writing degree at Warren Wilson College in Asheville, NC. Additionally, she is a yoga instructor, journalist, and avid hiker of the Blue Ridge Mountains with her husband, her son Eli, and her big ol’ cuddly wolfdog, Siva.

JONAH WEST

JONAH WEST

LEAD DEVELOPER

Jonah is your WordPress development mastermind and do-it-all guy. He’s been working with WordPress and web development for over 12 years, crafting and implementing efficient and intelligent WordPress solutions. He has considerable depth and experience using powerful plugins such as WooCommerce, WooMemberships, Events Calendar Pro and more. When not working, Jonah enjoys meditating, martial arts, hiking, mountain biking, spending time with friends and family, and cooking great food.

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