Sean Klope, Website Development Director
Sean Klope never planned to be a web developer; it just happened. He started out in the Navy as a meteorologist and quickly converted to a graphic and desktop designer role while working at the Joint Typhoon Warning Center on the tropical island of Guam. Changing direction in his career choice eventually led to designing and building websites for the various companies where he worked.
Sean has been involved with the internet and web design since CompuServe was the leader on the email front and MS Frontpage was the lead design tool! Since exiting the Navy in 1993, he has provided web and marketing support to a variety of organizations; manufacturers, environmental, retail and interactive design agencies as well as owning/running his own web design and development company. He is now the Director of Web Development here at IMI, guiding the flow of development and keeping up with the most modern and most efficient, secure and dynamic website coding available.
Sean’s abilities span a great deal of expertise in the field, including: server setup and technical support (LAMP or Windows IIS), database management (MSSQL and MySQL), HTML, PHP, CSS, Flash and ActionScript and all aspects of design and user interface.
One of Sean’s proud spotlights in his career was designing the current “Top-Flite” logo which he created for Callaway Golf while working there on temporary assignment in 2008. More recently, in his first 6 months at IMI, he developed and launched an interactive travel website using advanced smarty template design with a database backend: www.mktravelplan.com.
Outside of work, Sean enjoys outdoor activities including sailing, hiking, camping, beach volleyball and running. He has two daughters that he spends the majority of his free-time with.