Classic City Consulting

Happy teams do good work.

Classic City’s design team is made up of multi-talented professionals from a broad range of backgrounds. Each member brings their unique experiences and skill set to our work together.

CEO

Chris LaFay

Chris LaFay has been conducting connection and bringing heart to every interaction in his life since—-well, since always. Described by friends, colleagues, employees, and clients alike as “the best person,” he puts humans above to-dos. And taking care of other humans honed his skills in the minutia that keep an orchestra humming: an eye on the time, finger on the pulse, and responsiveness and visibility with the musicians. He consistently brings the band back together, leveraging long-term relationships across a swathe of experience to empower career transitions, life event pivots, and, ultimately, an incredibly versatile, flexible, and creative team for his clients. As an alum of the University of Georgia’s New Media Institute, he stays on top of incoming talent and industry developments. He has owned his own business since 2006, and he sets an example for his teams in putting connection and heart first by curating his calendar to include guitar, international and domestic travel, family holidays, and industry conferences.


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Dawn Audano

Operations

Dawn Audano connects the dots, a committed minimalist who strips projects down to their most essential—and therefore, efficient—elements. She makes space for creatives to engage meaningfully with the task at hand, cutting to the heart of the matter. With experience in radio, film, event planning, and motherhood, she expertly juggles the details and enjoys handling the tiny pieces that can make or break the flow of ideas.

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Daniel Cowan

Lead Developer

Daniel Cowan removes obstacles, “unsticks what’s stuck.” Like electrical conduction, he finds the points of resistance and removes anything impeding momentum. He enjoys trouble-shooting for folks that felt like things were moving and then, suddenly, they weren’t. When opportunity struck, he and his family traveling the country by RV for over 12 months, more deeply connecting with each other and with the world around them.

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Josh Tiensivu

Customer Success

Josh Tiensivu brings rigorous critical thinking to each role and relationship, strengthening its nucleus to stand the tests of our ever-changing cultural and economic environment. Built on hospitality, his content connects dissimilar spaces, translating the heart of each side’s experience into legible documentation and copy. When not in office, Josh continues to enjoy the connection and camaraderie of recreational sports.

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Claude Ball

Designer

Claude Ball enjoys learning new skills and environments, including the back-and-forth of constructive feedback among fellow skilled creatives. As a mental health advocate, he puts the heart front and center in all he does and sees the value in intentional care with people—and, in design. As an amateur chef, he delights in making the professional, personal by adapting favorite restaurant dishes into homemade hospitality.

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Jeff LaFay

Designer / Developer

Both in print and in code, Jeff LaFay has been conducting connections among businesses and their clients for years. An adoptive father, he brings deep consciousness of the heart to both his personal and professional worlds. He and his brother Chris LaFay feel lucky and grateful to have shared decades of working life together, shaping their collaborations to keep their family values at the core of everything they do.

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Jeremy Doublestein

Developer

Jeremy Doublestein and his family are passionate about heart connections. As father to adopted children, he entered the online space to address the stark need for mediated connections that carry a whole lot of heart, screen to screen. When not keying code, he is elbow-deep in earth, maintaining a farm that bring his children, his creativity, and his compassion together.

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Tim Smith

Executive Advisor

As an Executive Partner at Stratfield Consulting, Tim Smith interacts with hundreds of people each week. His driving force? Paying it forward. Consistent follow up and tight daily schedules keep the business humming so there’s space for heart to fill each interaction. He is a husband, father, business leader, avid reader, and international traveler—-and saxophone player, jamming with renowned jazz ensembles for over 40 years.

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Jessica Matthews

Content

Jessica Matthews loves stewarding beauty, connecting the heart to sources of power and inspiration. She uses the mundane mechanics of communication—-everything from emails to analytics—to prioritize people in their technological spaces. Her work in the Atlanta arts scene keeps her grounded in life-changing stories, and her CV full of client service and entrepreneurial consulting keeps her creative in problem-solving.

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Samson O’Shaughnessy

Developer

Samson O’Shaughnessy sees screens as connection points that conduct the outside world into the heart of one’s home. Clean, crisp code keeps the flow of energy and ideas uninterrupted. When he’s not building websites, he’s engaged in live-stream gaming, where the camaraderie (and competition) are high.

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Rebecca Bartl

Project Manager

Rebecca Bartl enjoys making a list…and checking it twice. She has a knack for communicating and translating client wants and needs into “to-dos” for the developer. Checking off boxes, literally and figuratively, is her specialty as she loves the process of turning a client vision into a reality. Her background in hospitality has assembled her the ability to juggle many tasks at once and wear many different hats! Out of office, Rebecca enjoys long walks with her chocolate lab and learning about vintage wine.

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Zack Jackson

Messaging

Zack Jackson is a zack-of-all trades. He’s worked in finance and hospitality along with working for his father’s gravedigging business. So you know he can get to the bottom of any problem. He can see the big picture and work to develop the gritty details to make sure your message reaches your audience. Zack enjoys spending his time with his daughter and expressing his creativity with tie-dye.

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Barrett Cox

Developer

Barrett has been developing for the web for the past 2 decades. With a background in art and graphic design, he believes in the importance of both development and design in achieving the ideal user experience. When he is not writing code, he enjoys painting, drawing, movies, podcasts, walks in nature, mixing vinyl records, and playing the piano.

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