Our Team

Meet the Avid Hawk team.

Ryan Hafey

Ryan Hafey

Ryan is the Founder & Managing Member of Avid Hawk LLC. He is a strategic marketer, entrepreneur, and web developer 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. He has a degree in marketing & sales management, a certificate in client-side programming, and a diploma in computer graphic art. In his spare time, he enjoys hanging out with his family, reading, various outdoor activities, and occasionally watching movies.

Sharleen

Sharleen McAdams

Sharleen is our Creative Director. She brings a wide array of skills in graphic design, full stack web development, marketing, photography, and more. She has been doodling and sketching since a very young age and has always enjoyed design. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Digital Media and Design from Dakota Wesleyan University, emphasizing in both graphic and web design, along with a minor in business marketing. 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.

Maddy

Maddy Yackley

Maddy is a Media & Design Specialist. She is a multi-talented creative who primarilly helps the team with videography, website development, photography, and graphic design. She earned her Associate of Applied Science in Computer Information Systems (Graphic Design Specialist) from Lake Area Technical College. In her spare time, Maddy enjoys watching movies, snow boarding, frisbee golf, and spending time with her cat.

Kristi

Alex Thomas

Alex is our Marketing & Sales Assistant. She is a strategic marking professional that aids the Avid Hawk team with all aspects of marketing and sales. Alex has experience in business to business sales, social media management, strategy, and more. She earned her Associate of Applied Science in Business with an emphasis in Marketing and Management. In her spare time, she loves reading, painting, spending time with family, snuggling with her puppy, and traveling.

Kristi

Kristi Hafey

Kristi is a Website Update Specialist and currently helps the web development team with various website related tasks. She has years of experience working with people and performing numerous data/analytical functions. She earned her bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of North Dakota. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, time with her family, cooking, reading, and taking her dog for walks.

Debra

Debra Hafey

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. She earned her bachelor's degree from Northern State University, her degree in Medical Administration Secretary Technology from Minnesota State Community and Technical College, and has earned numerous other degrees and certificates. 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.

Debra's Educational Background

Northern State University, Aberdeen, SD:

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

Minnesota State Community and Technical College, Moorhead, MN:

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

Dakota College at Bottineau – Valley City Site, Valley City, ND:

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

Steve

Steve Biswell

Steve is a Leadership & Business Strategist. He has decades of experience in various leadership roles. He brings years of management, communication, and leadership experience to the Avid Hawk Team. He earned his bachelor's degree from Kansas Christian College in Religion and Pastoral Ministries. In his spare time, he enjoys watching baseball, collecting out-of-print books, and spending time with his granddaughters.

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 graphic design, website development, and digital marketing. Local service area includes most of South Dakota and North Dakota.

Watertown Location

28 1st Ave. NW
PO Box 1565
Watertown, SD 57201

Phone: 605-954-1001
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De Smet Location

108 US Hwy. 14 W.
PO Box 470
De Smet, SD 57231

Phone: 605-854-1155
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