Since 2007, we have gathered a team of professionals that can handle a variety of web design projects. While we all work from our respective home offices, we also stay in close communications with each other throughout the workday. Please take a moment to learn more about us.
(Team is listed in alphabetical order. Title doesn’t dictate status =)
- Heather Alwine – Social Media & Content Specialist
- Tsvetan Dimitrov – Web Developer, Programmer
- Tom Ossa – President and Web Strategist
Heather Alwine – Social Media Specialist
Heather’s pic and bio coming soon!
Tsvetan Dimitrov – Web Developer
Born in 1985 in Varna, Bulgaria. Attends “First Language School” in Varna, majoring in German in the period 1999-2004. In late 2004 continues his education in the USA majoring in Computer Science at Ramapo College of New Jersey and receives his Bachelor degree in May 2008.
During his education Tsvetan does internship at Deluge Interactive (a division of Delaney Computer Services) as a web developer and programmer, also doing partial work as a Technician and Network Administrator. Short before his graduation Tsvetan establishes business relations with Rockland Web Design and soon becomes one of the main web developers in their team. Satisfied with his work both Deluge Interactive and Rockland Web Design decide to keep Tsvetan as a consultant despite his decision to move back to Bulgaria after his graduation. He is currently working with both companies and also engages in local projects as an independent developer.
Tom Ossa – Web Strategist and President, Rockland Web Design
Like most geeks and nerds, my love for computers and video games began at an early age. It started with things like checking out the movie Tron (the original one) when I was about 6 years old. An Atari and a game of Combat was a staple of my youth, and a few years later Mom got me a TRS-80 Color Computer, where I started learning to program in BASIC.
It wasn’t all fun and games though. My Grandfather had a bike shop in West Haverstraw that I used to go to every day after school. He would pay me $1 per bike that I repaired for him. It was a bargain for him even though he had to often pull me away from playing Nintendo in between repairs. But little by little, the work ethic got in there.
After high school I went to college and helped out more at the bike store as my Grandfather started to take a step back from the business. For five years I ran the shop with my wonderful Mom, and helped to develop community of avid BMX and mountain bike riders. It was there that I built my first website, for the bike store.
A few years later I realized that I wanted to do something else with my life, and decided to go back to finish my college degree. One day while driving on Route 202 I came up with a pretty cool idea to build a website that allows students to buy and sell books with each other, instead of going to the bookstore to pay more. It was launched and quite popular in about 5 colleges in the region, and did quite well until eBay was able to do it a whole lot better. No worries, you can’t win ‘em all. =)
During this time I was also fortunate to work as an instructor at a local technical school, Rockland BOCES. There, I taught computer software such as Microsoft Office to students looking to upgrade their workforce skills.
I graduated from Ramapo College in June of 2006 and started working for a local IT and Web Design company. About a year later, I decided to leave and start up my own company, Rockland Web Design. The mission is something I very passionately believe in: to help people with limited resources to develop their own valuable web-based business, at an affordable price.
Some of the different technologies I have focused on are:
- Website Design
- Graphic Design
- CSS3 and HTML5
- Video Production and Editing
- Social Media (big time…it’s how I built this business, Facebook and Twitter for the #win.)
- Search Engine Optimization and Marketing
So, throughout my career thus far, I have always worked hard to place the needs of my clients and those I work with before my own. It is my wish that I can do the same for you and your business.
Our philosophy is simple: “We bring the world to your business”.