Our Team

Meet the Avid Hawk Team.

Our team has the education and experience to offer unique solutions and help provide our clients the professional image they need. We are constantly striving to improve our knowledge to keep up-to-date with the latest trends.

Ryan Hafey

Ryan Hafey

Founder & Managing Member

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Ryan Hafey

Founder & Managing Member

Ryan is the Founder & Managing Member of Avid Hawk LLC. He is a strategic marketer, entrepreneur, web developer, and photographer with a secondary love of many areas related to computer science. He is a firm believer in continuing education and has almost two decades of combined experience in marketing, sales, and website development. In his spare time, he enjoys hanging out with his family, reading, various outdoor activities, and occasionally watching movies.

Degrees & Certifications:

Alexandria Technical and Community College

  • Associate in Applied Science in Marketing & Sales Management

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

  • Certificate of Professional Development in Client-Side Web Programming.

In recognition of completion of the O'Reilly School of Technology Client-Side Web Programming Certificate Series.

eCornell

  • Digital Photography Certificate
Sharleen

Sharleen McAdams

Senior Graphic Designer & Web Specialist

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Sharleen McAdams

Senior Graphic Designer & Web Specialist

Sharleen is our Creative Director. She brings a wide array of skills in graphic design, web development, marketing, and more. She has been doodling and sketching since a very young age and has always enjoyed design. In her spare time, she enjoys detailed pen drawing, being outdoors, cooking and baking, spending time with her family, and reading pretty much anything she can get her hands on. She is a huge Harry Potter fan and loves a good cup of coffee.

Degrees & Certifications:

Dakota Wesleyan University

  • Bachelor of Arts in Digital Media and Design (emphasis in both graphic & web design)
  • Minor in Business Marketing

eCornell: Digital Photography Certificate

Debra

Debra Hafey

Administrative Manager

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Debra Hafey

Administrative Manager

Debra is the Administrative Manager of the company. She is an organized and results driven professional. Currently, she primarily manages the books & invoicing of the company, however, she also provides management and office support as needed. In her spare time, she enjoys a good cup of coffee, relaxing with her family, listening to audiobooks, cooking, and walking the family's springer spaniel.

Degrees & Certifications:

Northern State University

  • Bachelor of General Studies (Allied Health, Education, Social Science areas of emphasis)

Minnesota State Community and Technical College

  • Associate of Applied Science in Medical Administrative Secretary Technology
  • Certificate in Medical Transcription
  • Certificate in Medical Billing and Insurance

Dakota College at Bottineau

  • Associate of Science Degree in Liberal Arts
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Timberli

Timberli Stone

Marketing & Creative Specialist

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Timberli Stone

Marketing & Creative Specialist

Timberli is a Marketing & Creative Specialist. She earned her degree from Southeast Technical College with an associates degree in medical coding. Timberli is an extremely creative person with a love of photography and modeling. Timberli helps the creative team with photo shoots, marketing, graphic design, and more. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband & children, modeling, hanging out with friends, and camping.

Ela

Ela Petersen

Event & Creative Specialist

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Ela Petersen

Event & Creative Specialist

Ela is our Event & Creative Specialist. She is currently attending Lake Area Technical College and pursuing an entrepreneurship & photography degree. Ela helps the Avid Hawk team with photo shoots, events, various creative tasks, and the overall marketing effort. In her spare time she enjoys taking pictures, hiking, boating, walking her dog, and watching an occasional movie.

Lindsey

Lindsey Weidner

Creative Marketing Specialist

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Lindsey Weidner

Creative Marketing Specialist

Lindsey is our Creative Marketing Specialist. She helps the Avid Hawk team with photo shoots, marketing material, various creative tasks, and more. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, painting, and trying new cooking recipes. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Digital Arts and Design (specializing in Computer Graphics) and a Minor in Digital Photography.

De Smet Location

108 US Hwy. 14 W.
PO Box 470
De Smet, SD 57231
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605-854-1155
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Watertown Location

28 1st St. NW
PO Box 1565
Watertown, SD 57201
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605-954-1001
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About Avid Hawk LLC

We are a creative marketing company with locations in Watertown and De Smet, SD (located between Huron, SD and Brookings, SD on hwy. 14) that specializes in website development, graphic design, and digital marketing. Local service area includes most of South Dakota and North Dakota. That said, we are happy to discuss your project over the phone if you are based in the United States.