About Us

TWO CREATIVES MET &
THE REST IS HISTORY…

“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

How we came to be…

2001

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.

2014

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

2015

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. 

2016

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 😉

2017

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.

Today

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!

Curious to know more?

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

MICHELLE HARRINGTON

My Digital Superpowers?
SEO & Project Management

Since 2001, I have enjoyed building many different websites for various businesses and organizations. While the tools to create unique sites have evolved considerably over the years, so have my creative and technical skills in the field. My research is never-ending as I strive to ensure that all of our projects are up-to-date, secure, and privacy-compliant. Checklists are my go-to and project management is my specialty.

When I’m not building sites…

You can find me enjoying the rugged beauty of Kauai with my family. I love taking long walks on the beach, swimming at Kealia, hiking in the mountains, and spending time on the ocean.

Gardening is another passion of mine as well as making healthy food and snuggling up with my fur kids.

We’re Not Alone!

Our Skilled Collaborators

Lena Karaush, PHP & Coding Expert
A magician in her own right, ready to dazzle with her gifts in PHP, Javascript, CSS3, HTML5, JQuery, MySQL, and her ability to build anything from coding scratch.
Lena Karaush
Paul Reynolds, Logo Designer
A real-life artist. Pencil-to-paper-to-web with creative mastery in custom logo design, graphics, and imagery. His digital weapons of choice? Photoshop & Illustrator.
Paul Reynolds
Jack Phelps, Kauai Photographer
Need a professional photographer? We’ve got you covered. While this set of skills is specifically available for Kauai residents, we can’t help but gloat about it!
Jack Phelps
Matteo Ercoli, Graphic & Logo Designer
Our talented Italian digital & print artist. Well-versed in Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign and ready to create custom graphics from his home office in Florence, Italy.
Matteo Ercoli

KauaiLuxuryTransportation.com

“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

HartfeltKauai.com

“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 

SilverEdge

“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.

Or email me directly

info@wordpress-sherpa.com

We look forward to hearing from you!