Last month, we introduced you to Kevin Jones (left). In addition to adding to the graphic design team, we’ve expanded our tech development and content services teams.

TJ Buckner – Tech Developer

A Knoxville native, TJ Buckner (middle) is a graduate of Pellissippi State's CSIT program. Interested in technology at an early age, TJ decided on tech development—choosing that over graphic design—when a friend began programming.

After completing his capstone project with Designsensory in his final semester, TJ is now a DS technical developer and hopes to make his mark here. His proficiencies include HTML/CSS, Javascript and PHP.

TJ enjoys camping with Diana, his girlfriend of eight years. Among their favorite spots for communing in the great outdoors are Big Ridge State Park and House Mountain. He enjoys playing video games (think: Splatoon and Super Smash Bros.), drawing and painting, playing the guitar and reading older sci-fi novels.

Kristen Halverson – Content Services

Kristen Halverson (right), while not totally new to DS, is around a bit more. She originally joined our team December 2014 as a part-time content developer. She is now with us full-time and brings great energy to the team. 

Kristen wants to live in a world where ideas write themselves, devices are truly streamlined, and the weather is consistently a clear 78 degrees.

From Space Coast, Florida, she received a B.A. in technical communication and a B.A. in psychology at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She is currently pursuing her master’s degree in technical communication with synchronous online courses at Minnesota State University.

When she’s not managing content, you will find Kristen refereeing on the soccer fields, volunteering at the American Youth Soccer Organization, and playing video games, although she is terrible at them.

If you see them, say hi. We hope you get a chance to work with these three. We think you'll enjoy them as much as we do.