Chris Earls

Technology Manager

When it comes to digital technology and web development, there’s always a best solution – and Chris can find it. Thanks to his passion for learning and extensive experience (he got his first developer job as a senior in high school), he keeps us cutting edge on all the platforms, software development frameworks and tools needed to help our clients succeed.

As technology manager, Chris is responsible for Stone Wards’ technology tools and capabilities for all things digital. He ensures technical leadership for project teams, managing development effort on website projects and serves as the primary contact for client technology stakeholders. He provides technical insights and direction on all client projects including creative ideation, project scoping, wireframing, UI/UX, and client infrastructure/process audits. He keeps the agency on the cutting edge of platforms, software development frameworks and tools necessary to help our clients succeed. He is a skilled developer in various programming languages, email platforms and CRM, ecommerce, and content management software, to name just a few.

Chris’s expertise is evidenced by the literally hundreds of web solutions he has created in his development career – from national enterprise-wide sites to small retail to sports. Chris enjoys researching cutting-edge technology, modifying it to work with complex databases and programs, or to improve legacy systems, whatever is necessary to best serve the needs of clients. He is especially good at translating creative ideas into the technology and systems that make them work. And explaining it all in non-tech terms that can be understood by client and team. Chris loves to immerse himself in all things technology and it shows in the quality of work he delivers.

When he’s not working, you can find him spending time with his family, playing the guitar or piano, pounding the pavement on his daily morning jog or attending church with his family.

Favorite book, movie, and piece of music:

Favorite piece of music: It Never Entered My Mind (Miles Davis version), Favorite bands: U2, Beach Boys, The Killers, The Innocence Mission, Mutemath

My last meal would be:

Big Orange burger, garlic-herb fries, lemon icebox pie shake

If I’ve learned one thing it is:

Sleep on big decisions.

The three people at your dream dinner would be:

Abraham Lincoln, Steve Jobs, The Edge (of U2)

Favorite thing at an amusement park:


My first car:

1992 Honda Accord

My first job was:

Working part-time for a web design company in high school

My favorite thing at home is:

My family

The historical figure I most admire is:

Abraham Lincoln

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