LearnWebDevelopment Team

Conrad Feagin is our founder. He launched LearnWebDevelopment.com in 2003. He makes the high-level decisions to ensure our mission is achieved: To provide Web Design and WordPress Training and teach our students how to make more money as freelancers.

Conrad has been developing websites since 1996, but his true love is marketing and business development. He is a self-proclaimed serial entrepreneur who has launched a wide variety of projects. You can keep up with his newest ventures at ConradFeagin.com.

He was born, raised, and still lives in Texas with his wife and three children. He likes golf, snow skiing, dark roast coffee, and is always looking for an excuse to go the Rocky Mountains.


Christina Gillick is our Chief Web Officer and copywriting expert. She works on everything from marketing to product development. She’s even been known to do some WordPress video training.

Christina stays up-to-date with WordPress and the freelance industry by also working as a direct-response freelance copywriter and managing her various WordPress based businesses like ComfyEarrings.com.

She lives on a Texas farm with her husband, Nick. When she’s not writing or marketing, she likes spending time outdoors, reading, decorating cupcakes, and tweeting.


Monica Fairchild is our Support Manager. She helps the Support Team provide the best solutions for our members.

Monica enjoys researching fresh content for the Successful Web Designer and popular topics for our live online training classes. She is on the Marketing Team meeting the needs of our Affiliates and reporting.

Her home is in the Texas Panhandle where she enjoys absolutely no humidity! Monica and her husband are busy raising 3 kiddos whose days are filled with muddy baseball cleats, lemonade stands and craft shows. Her 12 year old son is a member of the Successful Web Designer :)


Eric Hoanshelt is our Head Developer and WordPress Trainer. His expert WordPress skills are invaluable to the students of the Successful Web Designer and the WordPress Bootcamp.

Currently, he is CTO of WP Valet where he oversees all technical operations for WP Valet’s clientele and their WordPress based websites. He also has experience in PHP development and theme development for WordPress.

Eric lives in Florida with his wife Julia and tends frequently to his herb and vegetable garden. He loves to long board and fish when it’s not pouring down rain in the “Sunshine” state.


James Gonzalez is an Expert Trainer in a variety of areas including WordPress and Web Design. His sharp teaching skills are evident in the live online training classes he leads for us.

He is a founding faculty member of the Multimedia Studies Program at Marin College near San Francisco where he currently teaches courses in web design and interactive media. James has taught multimedia courses nationwide and is the author of numerous courses, training materials, articles, and books including a best-selling textbook on Adobe Flash and more than 30 video and web-based instructional courses on digital video and audio, web marketing, and website development.

When not teaching or publishing, James provides consulting, training, and technical production services to a diverse clientele of corporate, government and small business clients.


David Laietta is a WordPress Developer and Consultant. You’ll see him working our support desk helping students understand the power of WordPress.

David is a co-organizer of the Orlando WordPress Meetup, as well as WordCamp Orlando. He always makes time to talk to other developers about their work, as well as people unfamiliar with using WordPress, helping to guide them through technical challenges. He spends his days dreaming up new ways to make WordPress easier and more useful for small businesses and individuals. Some of these results are then chronicled on his personal blog.

When not working, David spends time reading, trying new restaurants with friends and wrangling two dogs and four cats at home. He also collects retro video games, and this passion has bled over into his new WordPress blog.


Renee Smith is our Supervising Member Ambassador. She analyzes students’ goals with great care and creates a business plan based on their skill level and time to commit to the training. She researches solutions for our students and guides them through our training.

She is also our Sales Specialist, exploring our training to find the best fit for each student.

She resides in West Texas with her husband and three beautiful daughters who play four musical instruments between the three of them!


lwd_portraitSam Hamdy is the Project Manager for our Internship Program. He started out as one of our interns upon completion of the Successful Web Designer. His skills and hard work opened a new opportunity for him to oversee internship projects for other Successful Web Designer students.

Sam has been working in the web design and development field since 2008. He is the founder of Sphere Nine Media, a company that provides comprehensive design, marketing, and consulting services to small businesses. He loves the creative process and crafting a unique solution for each client that best suits their needs.

Sam currently lives in Lockport, NY, a suburb of Buffalo. When he’s not designing a site or writing copy, Sam enjoys writing and recording original music, following the Buffalo Bills, and Skyping with his niece.


IMG_4350Joanna Lewis is one of our Support Specialists working hard to answer all your questions as soon as you ask them! She spends most of her time researching the best paths to help you have everything you need in your training. Her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the Ohio State University with an emphasis in Accounting enhances her marketing expertise.

Joanna resides in West Texas with her husband and two little boys. Along with spending time with her family, she enjoys doing various crafts.


Matt Smith is one of our Copy Assistants. He writes, manages, and edits articles and blog posts. He also does research for our training programs, articles, and Live Online Training Classes. We call him our “data head” because he pulls stats and creates spreadsheets and systems for us!

Matt currently lives in Plano, Texas and is a full-time student at The University of Texas at Dallas. As a Literary Studies major he can usually be found writing or with his nose stuck in a book.