About Us


WordPress Sherpa is a Kauai-based web marketing brand that provides innovative and professional website solutions to help businesses expand their reach and increase sales. As your WordPress Sherpa, we do the “heavy lifting” in building your website so you can focus on what you do best!

“Never continue in a job you don’t enjoy. If you’re happy in what you’re doing, you’ll like yourself. You’ll have inner peace. And if you have that, along with physical health, you will have had more success than you could possibly have imagined. ” – Johnny Carson

About WordPress Sherpa

How we came to be…


My business partner, Michelle Harrington, created her company/brand, Emagine Website Design, and started building websites from the ground up with Dreamweaver, an HTML editor.


Over the years, Michelle’s skillset and services grew to include paid search marketing, SEO, copywriting, and logo design. As she grew, so did her brand name which became Emagine Web Marketing to encompass the full range of web services provided.

Coding & HTML Graphic


In an online search for PHP assistance, Michelle found our experienced programmer Lena. From then on, she’s been our go-to coding wizard when our CSS & HTML knowledge just doesn’t cut it. 


Michelle and I met through mutual friends and discovered that we had complementary skillsets in web design. We instantly connected, finding a great working relationship and lasting friendship. I had my brand name which was Honest-to-Goodness Web Solutions but nixed that because it was frankly too much of a mouthful 😉


The two of us expanded to include the work of WordPress Sherpa, a successful one-man web agency based out of Colorado & California run by its previous owner and personal friend of mine, Brett Glassett. Our once Hawaii-based business now includes clients from California, Chicago, Michigan, and Colorado thanks to this merge in businesses.


Now our respective brands, Emagine Web Marketing and WordPress Sherpa have about 50 current clients with websites that we continue to manage and maintain. With hundreds of start-to-finish websites completed, 30 years of combined team experience, and the desire to continue growing, we are eager to discuss your next website venture. Reach out to us today!

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About Us

Dara Kain

My Digital Superpowers?
Design & Development

I started in web development in 2014, self-taught yet guided by others in the industry. My love of art and travel mixed with being orderly and practical gave me the foundation I needed for becoming a successful freelancer, working to create attractive and functional websites that others can feel good about. I’m particularly skilled in the design & development of WordPress websites as well as CSS custom styling.

When I’m not building sites…

I spend my time between Kauai, Hawaii, and Florence, Italy… terrible, right? I believe that the only obstacle between us and our dreams is the belief that they’re unattainable.

In my free time, you can often find me outdoors on a trail, in the ocean, on an ultimate frisbee field, or kicking myself for not creating more music because I love to sing but it kinda freaks me out too.

Michelle Harrington, SEO & Marketing Specialist, Kauai Hawaii


My Digital Superpowers?
SEO & Project Management

My interest in understanding how things work led me to this profession back in 2001 while my entrepreneurial spirit desired an enterprise of my own. Over the years I have developed a blend of business, marketing and technical expertise, which includes balancing the vision for each project while paying attention to the fine details.

When I’m not building sites…
You can find me enjoying the sweet life on Kauai with family and friends, where I have lived since 1986. I love long walks on the beach, swimming at Kealia, yoga, paddleboarding, boating, and hiking in the mountains. I also enjoy time spent in my garden, creating healthy food from the bounty that grows. I’m interested in health and well being and work/life balance. And while I love adventure and traveling, I always love coming home to Kauai.


“Working with Michelle & Dara has been wonderful! Their professionalism and knowledge in website design have made this an enjoyable experience with a fabulous end result. We frequently hear clients say that they chose us because of our website. ”

– Bret


“Michelle & Dara’s skills and creativity in website design and maintenance are far beyond anyone else whom I’ve worked with. They are professional and very easy to work with. I highly recommend them! ”

– Carol 


“Wow, wow, wow!  The SilverEdge website looks incredible.  Michelle and Dara, you really did an excellent job making this website top-notch!”

– Bret Glassett

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Whether you need to start a new build, refresh your current website, or work on improving your rankings to bring more online traffic to your business, we’re here to helpContact us today with your name, email address, current domain URL (if applicable), and any additional information you have in regard to your online project.

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We look forward to hearing from you!