Our Story

Mae and Nate met online more than twelve years ago. She was a blogger and college student in San Diego, California; he was a web developer in Detroit, Michigan. After a few months of long distance dating, she packed up her life and moved to Detroit. Five years later, they were married with a Wheaten Terrier "son" named Max. Enticed by the thought of a change of pace and a life in paradise, they moved to Honolulu, Hawaii in 2011. Now, they build websites together.

The Luzods

Mae
owner

After a life-long career in administrative positions in various industries, Mae branched out into freelance to flex her creative muscles and return to working on the web. With over a decade's experience curating Wordpress sites and a Bachelor of Arts degree in English, Creative Writing, Mae has a critical editor's eye to ensure quality content with a visual punch. This self-proclaimed style and beauty junkie enjoys blogging, photography and videography, cooking and listening to e-books in her spare time.

View Mae's photo portfolio.

Nate
founder, Development

A talented designer and full-stack developer with over 14 years under his belt, Nate's unique skills bridge the gap between design and technology. He learned HTML in college in order to build a thriving hiphop community. In 2010, he founded a Michigan award-winning software + web agency and joined The Atlantic as their Lead Developer in 2015. When he's not in front of a computer, you can find him hiking the mountain trails of Hawaii or behind the lens of his beloved Sony NEX-7 shooting a piece of paradise.

View Nate's photo portfolio.

Maxwell
Office Mascot

Born on a Menonite farm in rural Indiana, Maxwell is the progeny of award-winning American Kennel Club (AKC) show dogs. A Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier through and through, Max loves meeting new people and eagerly partaking in friendship. When he's not hanging out under desks at the office, he's hiking Oahu's mountainsides or swimming in the sea with his dad, or tagging along with mama as she runs errands or playing fetch at the beach. His favorite past time is sleeping.

View Max's gallery.

 

Our friends*

Below are some links to some of our most trusted partners. With their software, we build beautiful sites that tell gorgeous stories. (Affiliate links)

 
 

HOsting: WPengine

WPEngine is a leader in Wordpress hosting, with fast, secure servers, 24/7 backup and restore options, private staging environments, and excellent technical support.

 

visual: Themeforest.net

The best place to obtain inspiration for Wordpress or design themes. Pre-made themes or PSD templates to inspire you.

 

Visual: graphic river

Icons, photos, graphic elements, backgrounds, textures. All you need to build amazing logos and graphic designs.

 

*Disclosure: The links above are partner/affiliate links, from which we receive a small commission if you should purchase anything. However, we only partner with vendors with whom we have worked for years, trust completely and personally use ourselves.