Wilmington, North Carolina

Matt

Founder & Studio Director

Orrbitt’s Studio Director and co-founder, Matt Dennis, has over a decade of experience in financial planning, developing business operations, and managing client relationships. Project quality control, building creative briefs, conducting design reviews, and managing Orrbitt’s own marketing and growth efforts are some of Matt’s primary day-to-day responsibilities.

Early in his career, Matt worked in customer service for IKA, a leading manufacturer of processing equipment for the pharmaceutical industry. Matt then worked as a registered representative at Fountain Financial Associates assisting in the management of $400MM in assets. Before founding Orrbitt, Matt worked as a lead web developer in freelance and agency roles where he was responsible for

Matt holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Appalachian State University with a primary focus on Finance & Banking. In his free time, Matt is usually spending time with his family or playing guitar.

Carolina Beach, North Carolina

John

Founder & Creative Director

John contributes a one-of-a-kind level of expertise and creativity to Orrbitt Creative Group. His experience working for several architectural firms, design studios, and pharma companies gives him a wide range of knowledge and a unique perspective while leading the way. Throughout his career, John has focused on taking an idea and crafting it into visual communication of all forms. He has developed and supervised award-winning work for industry-leading companies and small businesses alike.

John’s innovative designs continue to capture national attention and expand the visual media marketplace. With an extensive portfolio including brand development, research-based creativity and unique marketing initiatives, John continues to be a versatile and inspiring creative leader.

Wilmington, North Carolina

Zoë

Head of Growth

Orrbitt’s Head of Growth, Zoë Mathews, has 20 years of experience in communications, managing client relationships, business development, business operations, and brand development. Zoë’s primary responsibilities include project management, client experience, growth and scalability, and overall brand reputation.

Zoë began her career in marketing and film working for several years in talent scouting and film production for companies such as the William Morris Agency, now WME. She spent the past 8 years working in brand merchandising and development with a strong concentration on events and experiential marketing for high profile brands including HBO, NBCSN, A+E networks, SoulCycle, Popsugar, and Epic Games. In her last role, Zoë managed a company to scale from under 1MM to over 3MM in annual revenue.

Zoë holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Elon University. When she’s not working with Orrbitt, Zoë spends her time with her family, hiking on mountains, and learning to play the piano.

Leland, North Carolina

Ashley

Executive Scientific Advisor

Ashley Alvarez serves as a scientific advisor with more than 7 years of teaching experience in biochemistry and biotechnology. Her early research centered on characterization of a novel class of enhanced ethylene response (eer) regulators and their synergy with another well-known phytohormone, auxin. Dr. Alvarez also investigated two chemical compounds that opposed auxin responses, and subsequently blocked aspects of ethylene response, further supporting interdependent interactions. Most recently, her research involved the study of agravitropic Arabidopsis seedlings and the role of the vacuole in gravisensing. The project was funded by NASA with a specific aim to better understand the mechanisms of gravity perception in young seedlings on earth. There is potential to couple the discoveries of gravitropic signaling with known chemical inhibitors of gravitropism and vacuole trafficking in order to modulate plant growth conditions in microgravity.

Dr. Alvarez completed her post-doctoral research in the field of Plant and Microbial Biology at North Carolina State University, and earned her Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the University of California, Riverside.

Houston, Texas

Nick

Senior Creative

Nick Pagano is a web & graphic designer, born in New Jersey, but mainly raised just outside of Houston, Texas. He’s had a passion for design since he was young. His first works were fan sites and graphics for his favorite bands. (Geocities and Microsoft Paint were the tools of the trade!) That passion never faded, and for the last 13 years, Nick has created beautiful, usable design solutions for a wide variety of industries and companies, from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies, in 11 countries. His work has been seen in Photoshop Magazine, Photoshop Creative Magazine, and Digital Arts Magazine.

Woodward, Oklahoma

Brian

Senior Web Developer

Brian is a front-end developer originally from Florida and currently residing in Oklahoma. He grew up glued to a computer and embraced the Internet early on, creating fan sites for his favorite TV shows and sports teams.

Bridging the gap between design and development, Brian focused exclusively on design through the end of college and then switched to development. Brian is well-versed in modern web development and enjoys exploring new frameworks and methodologies. Brian has worked for many different influencers in an eclectic number of fields and strives to provide a pixel perfect experience every time.

San Diego, California

Kelsey

Senior Creative

Kelsey is a passionate designer who hails from small-town Pennsylvania. After graduating from Mercyhurst University with a Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design she packed her bags and drove cross country to Los Angeles, California. Before joining Orrbitt, she worked with Moon Tide Media as the Sr. Designer of Branding and Digital Design. Kelsey also spent some time working as a key art designer with companies like HBO, FX, A&E, Pepsi and Disney.

When she is not designing you can find her running/hiking through the mountains, watching The Office over and over again with her golden retriever or snowboarding!

Miami, Florida

Bhavna

Scientific Advisor

Bhavna Dadlani serves as a scientific advisor with teaching experience in a top-ranking medical school in the Philippines. Moreover, Dr. Dadlani has experience in medical communications, building scientific content for marketing collateral used by pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical devices clients. Since her early years, Bhavna has had a passion for the sciences. She pursued this passion and obtained her medical training and physician license in the Philippines. Bhavna holds a dual degree of Doctor of Medicine, and Master in Business Administration from the Ateneo School of Medicine and Public Health, Philippines. In her free time, Bhavna is usually in the yoga studio/gym, watching The Office with her husband, cooking up a feast in the kitchen or exploring her new hometown, Miami

Philadelphia, PA

Michelle

Web Developer

Michelle is a web developer from New Hampshire and currently residing in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. After about a decade of working as a classical pianist and a teacher, including receiving a Master’s degree in performance, Michelle made a career change into development.

Now, Michelle is well-versed in several coding languages and development frameworks, though they’re always on the lookout for new and creative ways to build responsive and accessible websites. Outside of web development work, Michelle might be found playing piano, backpacking in the mountains, or drawing.

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Matt Dennis

Founder & Studio Director
Wilmington, North Carolina

Orrbitt’s Studio Director and co-founder, Matt Dennis, has over a decade of experience in financial planning, developing business operations, and managing client relationships. Project quality control, building creative briefs, conducting design reviews, and managing Orrbitt’s own marketing and growth efforts are some of Matt’s primary day-to-day responsibilities.

Early in his career, Matt worked in customer service for IKA, a leading manufacturer of processing equipment for the pharmaceutical industry. Matt then worked as a registered representative at Fountain Financial Associates assisting in the management of $400MM in assets. Before founding Orrbitt, Matt worked as a lead web developer in freelance and agency roles where he was responsible for

Matt holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Appalachian State University with a primary focus on Finance & Banking. In his free time, Matt is usually spending time with his family or playing guitar.

John Stewart

Founder & Creative Director
Carolina Beach, North Carolina

John contributes a one-of-a-kind level of expertise and creativity to Orrbitt Creative Group. His experience working for several architectural firms, design studios, and pharma companies gives him a wide range of knowledge and a unique perspective while leading the way. Throughout his career, John has focused on taking an idea and crafting it into visual communication of all forms. He has developed and supervised award-winning work for industry-leading companies and small businesses alike.

John’s innovative designs continue to capture national attention and expand the visual media marketplace. With an extensive portfolio including brand development, research-based creativity and unique marketing initiatives, John continues to be a versatile and inspiring creative leader.

Zoë Mathews

Head of Growth
Wilmington, North Carolina

Orrbitt’s Head of Growth, Zoë Mathews, has 20 years of experience in communications, managing client relationships, business development, business operations, and brand development. Zoë’s primary responsibilities include project management, client experience, growth and scalability, and overall brand reputation.

Zoë began her career in marketing and film working for several years in talent scouting and film production for companies such as the William Morris Agency, now WME. She spent the past 8 years working in brand merchandising and development with a strong concentration on events and experiential marketing for high profile brands including HBO, NBCSN, A+E networks, SoulCycle, Popsugar, and Epic Games. In her last role, Zoë managed a company to scale from under 1MM to over 3MM in annual revenue.

Zoë holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Elon University. When she’s not working with Orrbitt, Zoë spends her time with her family, hiking on mountains, and learning to play the piano.

Ashley A. Alvarez, Ph.D

Executive Scientific Advisor
Leland, North Carolina

Ashley Alvarez serves as a scientific advisor with more than 7 years of teaching experience in biochemistry and biotechnology. Her early research centered on characterization of a novel class of enhanced ethylene response (eer) regulators and their synergy with another well-known phytohormone, auxin. Dr. Alvarez also investigated two chemical compounds that opposed auxin responses, and subsequently blocked aspects of ethylene response, further supporting interdependent interactions. Most recently, her research involved the study of agravitropic Arabidopsis seedlings and the role of the vacuole in gravisensing. The project was funded by NASA with a specific aim to better understand the mechanisms of gravity perception in young seedlings on earth. There is potential to couple the discoveries of gravitropic signaling with known chemical inhibitors of gravitropism and vacuole trafficking in order to modulate plant growth conditions in microgravity.

Dr. Alvarez completed her post-doctoral research in the field of Plant and Microbial Biology at North Carolina State University, and earned her Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the University of California, Riverside.

Nick Pagano

Senior Creative
Houston, Texas

Nick Pagano is a web & graphic designer, born in New Jersey, but mainly raised just outside of Houston, Texas. He’s had a passion for design since he was young. His first works were fan sites and graphics for his favorite bands. (Geocities and Microsoft Paint were the tools of the trade!) That passion never faded, and for the last 13 years, Nick has created beautiful, usable design solutions for a wide variety of industries and companies, from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies, in 11 countries. His work has been seen in Photoshop Magazine, Photoshop Creative Magazine, and Digital Arts Magazine.

Brian Lewis

Senior Web Developer
Woodward, Oklahoma

Brian is a front-end developer originally from Florida and currently residing in Oklahoma. He grew up glued to a computer and embraced the Internet early on, creating fan sites for his favorite TV shows and sports teams.

Bridging the gap between design and development, Brian focused exclusively on design through the end of college and then switched to development. Brian is well-versed in modern web development and enjoys exploring new frameworks and methodologies. Brian has worked for many different influencers in an eclectic number of fields and strives to provide a pixel perfect experience every time.

Kelsey Frey

Senior Creative
San Diego, California

Kelsey is a passionate designer who hails from small-town Pennsylvania. After graduating from Mercyhurst University with a Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design she packed her bags and drove cross country to Los Angeles, California. Before joining Orrbitt, she worked with Moon Tide Media as the Sr. Designer of Branding and Digital Design. Kelsey also spent some time working as a key art designer with companies like HBO, FX, A&E, Pepsi and Disney.

When she is not designing you can find her running/hiking through the mountains, watching The Office over and over again with her golden retriever or snowboarding!

Bhavna J. Dadlani, MD-MBA

Scientific Advisor
Miami, Florida

Bhavna Dadlani serves as a scientific advisor with teaching experience in a top-ranking medical school in the Philippines. Moreover, Dr. Dadlani has experience in medical communications, building scientific content for marketing collateral used by pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical devices clients. Since her early years, Bhavna has had a passion for the sciences. She pursued this passion and obtained her medical training and physician license in the Philippines. Bhavna holds a dual degree of Doctor of Medicine, and Master in Business Administration from the Ateneo School of Medicine and Public Health, Philippines. In her free time, Bhavna is usually in the yoga studio/gym, watching The Office with her husband, cooking up a feast in the kitchen or exploring her new hometown, Miami

Michelle Enos

Web Developer
Philadelphia, PA

Michelle is a web developer from New Hampshire and currently residing in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. After about a decade of working as a classical pianist and a teacher, including receiving a Master’s degree in performance, Michelle made a career change into development.

Now, Michelle is well-versed in several coding languages and development frameworks, though they’re always on the lookout for new and creative ways to build responsive and accessible websites. Outside of web development work, Michelle might be found playing piano, backpacking in the mountains, or drawing.

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