Ah, the old existential question.
But I don’t suppose you REALLY want to know about me on THAT level, do you?
I’m Cynthia LaLuna McNally, and I’m the founder of this little enterprise. (No, not THAT Enterprise, although I hope we all live long and prosper – isn’t that what we’re trying to do here?)
Some time around 1980, I sat down at my first personal computer – a Radio Shack TRS-80, and I was captivated. All I could do was draw pretty pixel pictures that took hundreds of the most rudimentary lines in BASIC to achieve, and I never could figure out how to get those lines to save to my cassette tape, but it was a whole new world.
Fast forward to the mid-90s and cue the shriek of a dial-up modem and a Prodigy account – online communication was suddenly available to the masses. I could talk to people all over the globe with similar interests!
By the turn of the millennium, I had made hundreds of posts and several good friends on the This Old House forums, and learned all sorts of tips and tricks, like how to get black carpet glue off of vintage hardwood floors.
It may not come as a surprise, then, that TRANSFORMATION is my jam. Whether it’s ripping out old carpet and repainting a house, or transforming your online home into a welcoming, engaging place for visitors to hang out, that’s what gets me out of bed in the morning.
I hand-built my first website for a photography studio back in 2002, and knew I was in love.
Here’s the third-person, press-release version:
Cynthia LaLuna McNally, Founder
Cynthia LaLuna McNally is the general femmegeek who keeps a firm hand on the rudder at Rowboat Media. She is an absolute freak about marketing who can’t buy groceries without analyzing the endcap arrangements.
As a former technical writer and corporate communications director, Cynthia has over 25 years experience translating geekspeak for actual humans. Whatever your industry, she can talk the talk and crawl inside your ideal customer’s head.
Cynthia has been an invited speaker at conferences and workshops nationwide, including:
- the Business of WordPress in Atlanta
- the North Carolina Bar Association’s Legal Launchpad series in Raleigh
- Lawyers Mutual Insurance Company CLE in Los Angeles
- and Bankruptcy Practice Workshops around the country.
If you’re looking for a mobile responsive, scalable WordPress website that gives you that refreshing sense of control over your business’s online marketing or an engaging, informative speaker on the subject of website design and content marketing, talk to Cynthia. She’ll make it happen.
Cynthia holds a degree in Management from the Georgia Institute of Technology, with certificates in Marketing and Technical Communications.
She loves whitewater kayaking, practicing martial arts, drinking hearty local ales, and watching all things Whedonesque. Three out of four of these things make her sound like a Viking.
Selena Darter, WebMistress
Once your website launches, Selena Darter is your new best friend. Tirelessly working in the background, Selena follows the goofy creative types around with wet wipes, calendars full of deadlines, and annoying yet unassailable logic.
Selena is the one we go to with technical questions from clients like “How hard would it be to make the user’s screen smell like elderberries?”
If you join our maintenance program, you’ll soon feel that you owe her several adult beverages. She likes margaritas and works overtime for chocolate.
Deborah Wolfe, Designer Emeritus
If you’ve got a Rowboat Media website dating from 2010-2018, odds are Deborah designed it. Her fingerprints are ALL over the portfolio section of our website.
After about 8 years toiling away in the Rowboat, Deborah has moved on to other artistic pursuits, but she’ll never be forgotten – and she’s still around when you least expect her. You can find her visual stylings and LOTS of cat photos over on the Instagram.
Thanks to dedicated teamwork, we can offer you:
- Mobile responsive WordPress website design
- Mobile responsive WordPress website development
- Copywriting and content marketing
- Logo design and branding
- Business card and stationery design
- Social media branding and graphics