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Meet Our Team

The 828 team has been designing, marketing, and hosting award-winning websites since 1998. We have a passion for what we do and love using online marketing strategies that help companies grow.

Stephen R. Horton Jr


Our Founder/President is a man who is bound together by faith and family but loves what he does to support them! Inbound Certified by Hubspot

Lisa Horton

Bookkeeping, Administration

Lisa may primarily be responsible for our bookkeeping and administration but she’s our President’s partner in every way possible.

Chris Rock


With over 20 years of experience Chris offers a broad range of expertise in technology and digital marketing, and is also a published author.

Stephen R. Horton Sr

Website Hosting & Support

With more than 30 years of experience as an IT Director and CIO Steve Sr. oversees our IT Consulting, Hosting and Managed Services.

Derek Horton

Digital Marketing Strategist/SEO Specialist

Derek graduated from Charleston Southern University with a degree in Business Marketing, while also playing Division I baseball. Derek runs most of our projects and oversees implementation. Digital Marketing Strategist Certified by Digital Marketer

Chelsea Hartman

Digital Marketing Manager

Chelsea graduated from University of Virginia in 2017 and is now a Digital Marketing Manager for many local clients, while also overseeing Social Media. Inbound Certified by Hubspot


Digital Marketing Specialist

Our webmaster and digital marketing specialist maintains our client websites and works on social media marketing. He also happens to stand 6’5 250 lbs. and loves Mixed Martial Arts!


Social Media Specialist

Mariah is our social media specialist! She loves creatively promoting all of our clients and spending time with her dog, cat, and 2 ferrets!


Digital Marketing Specialist

Corinna is an digital marketing specialist who specializes in content marketing and social media. She loves helping both businesses AND her 6 kids grow!

Our Partners

We have always made it a point not to try and be, "All Things to All People", so we have chosen partners who are experts in their fields and share the same values and commitment to customer service that we do.

The Moonlighters!

Maybe our greatest asset at 828 is the depth of our connections! Imagine having the guys who worked on, the Statue of Liberty, Black and Decker, etc. for under $75/hr! The catch? 40 hours may be 2 weeks instead of 1. Simple decision right?

Our Studio

If you are in Lynchburg, Forest, or around Bedford County we would really enjoy stopping by for a FREE consultation!

I would like a free consultation and proposal to help grow my business!