Greteman Group recently added digital developer Heather Newell to its team. Most recently she had worked for Prime Concepts Group as a web designer and developer. At the agency, she will create and support digital projects.

“Our clients depend on top-flight development to power their websites and interactive marketing. Heather jumps over obstacles to provide elegant solutions to difficult problems,” says Sonia Greteman, agency president and creative director. “Her unbounded energy and roll-up-your-sleeves attitude takes our clients to the next level.”

Newell brings a graphic design background to complement her extensive experience in website development. Building her first computer when she was 13, she graduated from Fort Hays State University’s prestigious design program with a bachelor of fine art’s degree with a graphic design emphasis.

“My eye for design is very beneficial when coding websites. I am always looking at how I can make something better in function or appearance,” Newell says. “Technology interests me, I like knowing how things work and how people interact with it.”

After working for a marketing agency in Tulsa, Okla., Newell returned to her hometown to join Wichita’s growing community of active young professionals who are making the city a vibrant place to live. Joining the ICT Roller Girls in 2014, Newell skates in competitive roller derby under the nickname “Heat,” scoring points as a jammer for the league’s All-Star team.

When she’s not on skates or writing winning code, Newell is an avid home remodeler. “Sometimes it feels good to take a sledge hammer to a wall. I’m not afraid to get my hands dirty and do some hard manual work,” she says.

COVERAGE: Wichita Eagle 4.20.16