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Ideas at Engine start with a spark.

The Team

Claire Boomgaard - Project Manager, Content Development, Writing

Claire Boomgaard has over 15 years of experience working with developers, designers and clients to manage digital, marketing, and print projects from concept to completion. As a writer, she enjoys working with clients to tell their stories, building their online presence and keeping their sites ranking high on search engine result pages. She holds an MA in Professional Writing from Carnegie Mellon University. Claire is happiest when there’s a dog by her side, especially her lab mix, Bennie.


Jesper Dinesen has been assisting West Michigan companies since 2005 in website development, with particular expertise in Joomla-based platforms. He founded Engine in 2005 to develop websites and internet-based commerce activities that taps the more than 30 years experience of its in-house development team and a digital marketing team that provides website content and analytical support.

Brian Edwards - Managing Partner

Specializing in marketing, journalism, PR and corporate development, Managing Partner Brian Edwards provides strategic direction to the clients of Engine. His other ventures include MiBiz, Inc., which publishes the Michigan business bi-weekly MiBiz; and Indian Country Media, which publishes Native News Online and Tribal Business News. Brian also co-founded the PR firm Lambert, Edwards & Associates in 1998.


Nate has served as our lead developer since 2019. He came to <engine/> from Meritage Hospitality Group, where he provided Full Stack Web Development, workday integration, and POS system support. He studied Systems Administration and Computer Programming at Grand Rapids Community College and holds certificates in ASD.1x and from web developer bootcamp.

Brent C. Meacham - Designer

Brent is patiently waiting for his 15 minutes of fame. In the meanwhile, he’s building on a 30 year career in graphic design, copywriting and web development. And we strongly suspect that he really, really wants to be the answer to 13 down in a Diebold crossword puzzle. But we can’t prove it. Yet.


Engine’s longtime lead developer Justin White, who now works as a contractor for us, specializes in integrating the newest technologies and trends with decades of programming experience to provide clients with superior websites.