About SWS
We are Alaska web designers!

What’s it like to work with us?

We are a down-to-earth small business, which puts quality over quantity and
customer relations as a top priority. We spend a great deal of time in coming up with online and graphic solutions that will best serve your business and continue to provide you with return for years to come.

Core Team

Heidi Weiland: Project Manager & Art Director

heidi-headshotHeidi has been in the creative industry since 2004 and currently works as a Project Manager and Art Director at Sound Web Solutions, LLC. A Jill-of-all-trades, her work experience includes web development (graphics, animation, front and back-end programming), user interface design (web, mobile and interactive applications) and graphic design (identity, promotional materials, email marketing). She has lived and worked around the world in cities like London, Montreal, Buenos Aires and São Paulo, Brazil.


Michael Miller: Project Manager & Developer

Michael MillerSpecializing in web strategy, web programming and top notch WordPress training, Michael brings the best of geek tech and Apple beauty to the table.  A large dose of friendly comedy usually accompanies his expert advise. He is also the founder of our IT department Out of a Jam Solutions, where he works to make customers’ lives simpler with repair and consulting for computers and Mac networks for businesses.


Karen Weiland: Project Manager

Karen WeilandKaren Weiland worked full-time for the City of Valdez, from 1980 to 2004, as Library Director and, from 2000 to 2004, as Director of Library and Information Services, where she was responsible for managing all aspects of the City’s computer and networking infrastructure. In 2005, she formed Sound Web Solutions with Heidi where she now works primarily as Project Manager. She focuses on the implementation of client projects, particularly in defining the information architecture, content flowing and quality assurance of front-end elements.  When not busy with web projects, Karen enjoys a wide variety of outdoor activities including sea kayaking, skiing, running and hiking.


Felipe Abreu, Online Strategist

Felipe AbreuHailing from São Paulo, Brazil, Felipe brings a big city perspective to doing business online. With a background in International Relations, he spent many years of his pre-SWS working for the German cultural organization, DAAD. There, his work included providing consulting for research applicants looking for opportunities in Germany, coordinating outreach and organizing city wide educational fairs.


Margaret Adsit: SEO, Copywriting & Web Design

Margaret Adsit grew up on a small farm in Southeastern Wisconsin. Driven my a love of writing, she attended the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.  While in her studies, she found her second and third love, environmental science and traveling, which led her to adventures across the globe, including China, Alaska, Costa Rica, and Hawaii.  While she worked in resource conservation, Ms. Adsit never gave up on her dream of becoming a writer, a dream she happily realized coincided with a more vagabond lifestyle.  After all, the more you see, the more you know, and in her case, the more you write.   A resident of Hawaii, Ms. Adsit splits her time between Alaska summers, Wisconsin falls and Hawaiian winters. You can follow her travels at Tales of the Cheshire. 

Hans Weiland: Web Design

Hans WeilandHans ensures that our clients’ websites are well maintained and up-to-date. He graduated from Southern Oregon University with a degree in Communications and has spent many hours as a volunteer at KCHU Radio, in Valdez. On sunny days, he can often be found exploring the slopes at Thompson Pass.



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