Sean Mahoney has been working in the internet industry for the past 20+ years creating and developing web and mobile solutions for various clients in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. As a founding partner, Sean is our primary Digital Strategist and also serves as Account Manager.

As a hybrid of many disciplines and veteran of numerous digital projects, Sean offers a resourceful and creative perspective to every project he is involved with. Sean is an adjunct professor at SUNY CGCC where he teaches Web Design and Web Programming. As an active member of the community, Sean serves on a number of local boards including being an elected Town Councilman in the Town of Hunter, Chairman of the Ulster County Workforce Investment Board (WIB), and also serves as Executive Director of the Hunter Foundation Inc. a local not for profit focused on economic development.

A lifelong resident of the Catskills, Sean enjoys the mountain lifestyle as an avid downhill and cross country skier. He is a member of the National Ski Patrol, and  during the winter he patrols at both Hunter Mountain and Mountain Trails Cross Country Ski Center.

As a Founding Partner of Next Step Digital, Michael is its logistics and development driving force. With over 20 years in the digital development industry, he uses his technical knowledge and client management experience to balance our company’s ongoing projects, while bringing technological, creative and business needs together in harmonious execution.

Michael, a lifelong Hudson Valley resident has been fortunate enough to be part of a growing, successful and thriving business while staying close to his roots and his family.

Michael takes pride in every project and relationship he has cultivated during his long career.  His most cherished relationships are those that have continued with our company through past business transitions. Some of these relationships are now in their second decade.

Lynn Bondar has been delivering strategic marketing results for nearly twenty years. With exceptional organizational skills and an eye for detail, Lynn keeps her projects on task and on budget.

Josef has been working in the web development industry for over 15 years. With degrees in Computer Science and Web Technologies, he expertly couples this with his deep Art background. Joe is highly experienced working with and customizing content management systems such as Drupal, WordPress and Joomla.

Josef also brings high level experience working with MySQL, CSS, jQuery, PHP, HTML5, Animation & Live Video Streaming, Cross-browser and cross-platform development along with many others.

Megan is a versatile web & graphic designer who specializes in vector-based illustration. She has an academic background in print based graphic design and information graphics, but has been primarily focused in web design and development professionally. Throughout her education and career, Megan has maintained a minimal – yet calculated design process, and believes that the mindset required for creating info-graphics has given her a good understanding of how to process and present content in a web environment. After living and working in Boston for nearly 10 years, Megan decided to return to her hometown in upstate New York where she joined the Next Step Digital team.

Nate is a former student of Sean’s at SUNY CGCC, getting his first real experience with website design and programming in his class. In college he initially studied Aviation Sciences after getting his private pilots license in high school. Reconsidering aviation as a career, Nate fell back on his interest in technology and got a degree in Information Technology and Computer Graphics.

A petrolhead on all accounts, Nate enjoys motorsports such as Formula One, IndyCar, WEC, IMSA, and Rally. He can also be found simracing in various eSport championships.