About
BRAVEweb

Come and meet the team

Our Courage to be Brave

At BRAVEweb we challenge you to be Brave with us! 

By having our focus on your business, is where you can stand out from your competition.

Located in Kerikeri, Bay of Islands, we provide web design and other internet agency services in Northland, Auckland, Wellington and all around New Zealand and in Australia.

We bring to the table.

Steven Gardner

Director and Web Master

BSc Computer Science

Steven is able to speak plain English and not bamboozle clients with Techspeak.

He is a talented Internet Guru using Web Development, coding and design skills. 

After starting out building sites in HTML, he moved into the world of Content Management Systems (CMS’s) and after working with Joomla and Silverstripe, settled on WordPress as the platform of choice.

He is an excellent Project Manager and a keen Analyst which gives him a special talent for search engine optimization and Google Analytics and Google Adwords.

In addition to his work with clients for BRAVEweb, Steven also runs seminars and workshops. Steven runs courses including Internet Marketing and Search Engine Optimization for businesses.

Joanne Gardner

Director of Creative Awesome

BBS Accounting Studies, BA Applied Arts and Microsoft Certified Professional.

Joanne’s main tasks include website design and content support. 

She turns her artistic side to photography and content development to get a new website up and running.

Joanne will probably be the first person of our team that you will meet as she likes to get out there and talk to people.  

With her previous roles in running a helpdesk plus working as a Buiness Analyst, Jo has a great idea of what clients (and client’s customers) want from their web presence.

Having worked for years in the computer industry she is well able to work between experts, business owners and sales teams.

Alex Gardner

Junior Web Developer

Alex has just started his working career in webdesign.

He comes with some great Technology Skills – Able to use Microsoft and windows applications, web design and multi-media applications.

Outstanding barista skills is definitely a plus for our Web Development Team.

It’s great to have Alex on board.

First Aid Certificate
2020 – I got this achievement while studying at Kerikeri High School in year 13.
Fire Warden and Electrical Safety Certificate
2020 – I got this achievement while studying at Kerikeri High School in year 13.

You are in safe hands when you come to our place.

The Team

We started out 20 plus years ago building hand coded websites from scratch.

We frowned upon the cookie cutter templates at the time that were neither original or flexible (in our view).

The website market was young and gullible and so were we. We got sucked into scams that offered help and took our money without giving help or in fact anything, we were new kids on the block and we got taken for a ride or two!

Learning from the school of hard knocks has given us advantages that we pass on to our clients every day.  

We swear by WordPress and it’s templates and we are able to turn them into almost anything the client wants.

We build mobile friendly, responsive templates but more than that we endeavor to keep up with Google’s changing expectations for a great website.

Hence WordPress is a key member of our team.

Joanne and Steven running a one on one training session with a client