Owner

Allen Rowland

Allen Rowland Has over 18 years of experience in web and software development and holds a B.A. in Computer Science, 3D Animation and Game Development from Eastern Washington University. Allen has led teams, large and small, to develop all shapes and sizes of web and software related projects. In 2013, frustrated with how the industry separated the developer from clients and bloated development costs, Allen set out to improve upon the client/developer relationship. Allen started Bluefire Interactive with the goal to keep the developer and client in contact from start to finish of each project. This developer on-demand approach has shown tremendous results.

Chief Operating Officer

Marc Emerson

Marc Emerson is a software developer with 18 years of experience. He’s spent the last 11 years developing in PHP CMSs including WordPress, Joomla, and Magento. He specializes in WordPress and cross-platform app development, creating websites and apps that are intuitively built, responsive, and highly customizable by clients. Most of the sites he has built integrate with at least one external API or service, such as SendGrid, Mailgun, Mailchimp, SharpSpring, Marketo, Google Analytics, Twilio, and many others. He is a full stack developer with experience from the server level, all the way up through all things front end. His experience includes Ionic, Angular, React, CSS3, SASS, jQuery, Masonry/Isotope, Slick Slider, PDFJS, Select2, and many other JavaScript frameworks and libraries.

Marc has years of experience leveraging Visual Composer and Advanced Custom Fields plugins to empower non-technical users to easily update and add content to their sites without needing a developer, while keeping content layout and design within the rules of a style guide.

Director of Software Engineering

Josh Chavez

Josh Chavez is a Software Developer currently based out of Seattle, WA. He graduated from Eastern Washington University in 2016 with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science. He has 4 plus years’ experience of Software Development using a wide variety of languages and technologies including C#, Python, Java, JavaScript, Azure, AWS, and SQL. His area of greatest expertise is the optimization of backend code and database management, from space, cost, and performance improvements.
Software Developer

Christian Michelle

Is a software developer based in Federal Way, WA. She has a degree in Web Development and New Media and has years of experience working with Content Management Systems such as WordPress and Shopify. With a love for JavaScript and PHP she is constantly looking for ways to better scale custom themes to suit client's needs.
Software Developer

Shea Sollars

Shea Sollars has been developing websites, since the world was connected with dial-up. He is a server infrastructure expert, with a knack for clean-quality code, and a passion for producing solutions. He is a Full Stack Developer and Engineer, with a vast amount of experience spanning many technologies and languages such as PHP, Laravel, Solr, relational databases, Docker, AWS, VoIP, payment processing, call center infrastructure and so much more.