Kevin Southworth


Vice President & Co-founder

Kevin is the co-founder of Web Ascender and the Vice President of Development and Operations. He graduated from Michigan State University in 2004 with a B.S. in Computer Science with a Business and Telecommunications Cognate. Kevin has an intense curiosity for all things technology. He has a passion for finding technical solutions for our clients that seem impossible at face value. He’s developed systems using a massive variety of platforms over the last 17 years, including: PHP, Java, C#, ASP.NET, Python, Ruby on Rails, Javascript, Windows Mobile, iOS, Android, Raspberry Pi, SQL Server, MySQL, PostgreSQL, MongoDB, and the list goes on! His favorite platform to develop with, however, is Ruby on Rails because of its solid foundation and how easy it is to use. Some of his most rewarding projects have been built using Ruby on Rails, including a real-time data reporting web application for SmartIce to monitor their ice and water vending machines. Kevin loves playing sports and is a star player on the Web Ascender soccer team. Outside of work you can find him spending time with his wife Angie and their daughters Kate (7) and Samantha (4). He also enjoys watching sci-fi and cheesy action movies whenever he gets the chance.

Kevin, Angie, and the girls in Hawaii
Beer and pretzels in Germany
At Short’s Brewing Co. in Bellaire, Michigan
Kevin and Kate on Lake Bellaire