Adworkz is an advertising technology company located in Spokane, Washington. With collective experience in website development, online advertising, and app development, Adworkz is determined to build platforms that connect people to the products and services that they’re seeking. Started in 2008 as a lead management platform for financial service related businesses, Adworkz has grown to include an online advertising platform, an app development division, and now operates over eight hundred mobile and web destinations.

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Meet the Adworkz Team

  • Alec Foster

    Alec Foster

    CEO & Co-Founder

    Adworkz Inc. Co-Founder and CEO Alec (Chris) has headed the company since its inception. Alec has a background in lead generation and lead management. Alec also enjoys working in the fields of search engine optimization, conversion optimization, and website marketing. Alec stays active year-round with hobbies including ice hockey, snowboarding, skiing, wakeboarding, and golfing. Before becoming Adworkz CEO, Alec also played semi-pro football.

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  • Evan Ernst

    Evan Ernst

    COO & Co-Founder

    Evan is Co-Founder and COO of Adworkz. He has a background in online advertising, website and UI design, conversion optimization, and affiliate marketing. He studied business management at Washington State University before moving to Spokane. When he’s not in the office or at an industry conference,  Evan stays active by playing basketball, snowboarding and traveling. He also is also credited with the invention of “Hip Hop Fridays” in the office. Favorite quote: “Continuous effort, not strength or intelligence, is the key to unlocking our potential.” Winston Churchill

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  • Andrew Metcalf

    Andrew Metcalf

    Chief Marketing Officer

    Andrew is the Chief Marketing Officer at Adworkz, with a background in automotive marketing, project management and business intelligence he is a welcome addition to the growing success of the Adworkz team. He has a proven track record of success in the internet marketing realm. Outside of work, Andrew enjoys watching and playing sports including basketball and football.

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  • Jason Coffman

    Jason Coffman

    Jason began his journey with Adworkz as a consultant when it was still in its planning stages. He helped the company build and release its first Lead Distribution software as well as line up its first business partnerships. Soon after the system was put in place, Jason was hired on as full time employee. Jason currently has a degree in psychology and is nearly done with his second degree in Aviation Management. Married and step father of two, Jason enjoys the simple things in life such as coaching his children, snowboarding, flying planes, golfing and catching tennis balls that are being thrown around the office.

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  • Bill Jones

    Fran Aga

    Director of Finance

    Fran is the Director of Finance for Adworkz and takes care of all accounting and finance functions as well as various human resource duties. She attended Gonzaga University’s school of business a really, really long time ago – back in the day when a famous basketball player played there. When not at work, Fran enjoys spending time with her husband, whom she dated all through high school, at their home in the country and lives for weekends at the lake. Go Zags!

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  • Bill Jones

    Bill Jones

    Lead Programmer & Systems Administrator

    Bill is the lead programmer and systems administrator at Adworkz.  He joined the company in 2008 with more than 15 years of technical experience in marketing and market research.  Developing in PHP, mySQL and other internet platforms, he enjoys the challenges of building web applications for a wide internet audience.  Outside of the office, Bill collects Apple products, dreams of driving expensive German cars and spends time with his wife, two teenage children and his two Labrador Retrievers.

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  • Bryan Hughes

    Bryan Hughes

    SEO/SEM Lead

    Bryan is the Lead SEO Specialist for Adworkz, Inc. New to the company as of December 2011, Bryan began studying SEO in 2009 while still working full time for Microsoft, where he worked for 12 years as a Software Test EngineerSoftware Design Engineer in Test. Prior to his career at Microsoft, Bryan studied History at Western Washington University, owned a cleaning company for several years, and taught himself basic computer skills by becoming addicted to PC role playing games. Bryan enjoys spending time with his wife and four children, fishing, hiking, traveling, and playing his guitar.

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  • Emily Conwell

    Emily Conwell

    In addition to receptionist duties, Emily creates and edits content for the many Adworkz sites. Emily is in her last semester pursuing a degree in psychology with plans to attend law school, while continuing to work at Adworkz. Emily has a plethora of past work experiences, including managing a Telemarketing company at only 17 years of age and managing Customer Service at Walmart. In addition to work and school, Emily is a very busy mom raising 4 children, ages 4, 5, 6 and 7. Her newest hobby is ducking when the tennis balls are thrown around the office.

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  • Lisa Plumb

    Lisa Plumb

    Programmer

    Lisa has been part of the Adworkz team since 2008.  She has a degree in software Ddevelopment and works as a programmer.  Prior to joining Adworkz, Lisa’s work experience includes developing websites for individual companies as well as more than 20 years of experience in the legal industry, including experience as an Intellectual Property Administrative Assistant, Patent and Trademark Assistant and as a Limited Practice Officer in Washington State.  She says her greatest accomplishments have been her 32-year marriage and eight children.

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  • Nick Ernst

    Nick Ernst

    Director of Business Development

    Nick joined the Adworkz team as Publisher Manager. He attended Washington State University where he studied business management and hospitality business management. He has a background in website development and design, but his real passion is working with people. When not in the office, Nick stays active by playing many sports. He also has an obsession with classic cars, and can usually be found in his garage turning wrenches on his own classic impala, which he bought when he was 16. Favorite quote: With ordinary talent and extraordinary perseverance, all things are attainable.  ~Thomas Foxwell Buxton

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  • Greg Thomson

    Greg Thomson

    Front End Developer

    Greg is a Front End Developer for Adworkz and takes care of design duties too. He joined the Adworkz team in the Fall of 2011. In between computer geekier he enjoys running around in the woods and taking pictures of things. Greg lives with his wife, son, and two geriatric Daschunds. Greg is also a recovering commercial airline pilot that may eventually succumb to the flying itch again for fun.

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