Website Design

We're not ones to toot our own horn, well, maybe just this once- Our team is made up of some of the most talented and skilled people in this industry. Everyone at GroupM7 is dedicated to giving you exactly what you're looking for.

Michael Mahfood

Founder

Michael Mahfood

Founder

As the Managing Partner for GroupM7, Michael Mahfood oversees all departments including design, technical, administrative, financial, and sales.

Michael entered the arena of the Internet in 1995 with over three decades of sales and marketing experience. An accomplished designer in his own right, he has overseen or consulted on the construction and development of over 1000 websites.

He was published in Rutgers University's Decision Line in October 2010 for his article, "Browsers, Business and Bandwidth: A Personal Journey Down the Information Highway from the Beginnings of the World Wide Web to the Present." He has been a regular contributor of articles related to technology and the Internet for Tyler Today, and has often weighed in on such topics for other local news media broadcasts.

Michael resides in Tyler with his wife of 48 years, Suzann. He has five children and 16 grandchildren.

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Matthew Mahfood

Head of Operations

Matthew Mahfood

Head of Operations

Matthew, Head of Operations and Partner, is a first responder for Customer Service and Sales.

Matthew is currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration and Security Management. Matt lives in Whitehouse with his wife Kayla and his two sons.

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Ryan Hazlewood

Creative Director

Ryan Hazlewood

Creative Director

Ryan holds a Bachelor of Science in Public Relations and Advertising. Before joining The Group, he worked as a free-lance graphic designer in the East Texas area. After deciding to pursue Web design and development, he joined GroupM7.

Ryan has over 10 years of design experience.

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Philip Rubin

Lead Programmer

Philip Rubin

Lead Programmer

Philip holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Baylor University and has over 10 years of web application development experience.

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Adam Emory

Senior Web & Graphic Designer

Adam Emory

Senior Web & Graphic Designer

Adam is a Web and Pre-Press Graphic Designer. He holds a degree in Advertising Graphic Design Technology.

Adam lives in Longview, TX with his daughter Kaydence.

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Nadine Antunez

Sales & Operations Manager

Nadine Antunez

Sales & Operations Manager

Nadine holds a B.B.A. in International Business from the Netherlands and a Bachelor of Arts in International Business Management from Newcastle Business School, UK.

She was born in Germany and spent years working and studying in the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Mexico, Germany and the USA.

Nadine resides in Tyler, TX with her husband Eric.

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Emily Smith

Comptroller

Emily Smith

Sales

Emily is a native Texan, raised in Tyler, and a graduate of TK Gorman High School and Tyler Junior College. She is married with two children, and she and her family are active in their church, and the community.

Emily joined The Group in Sales and Marketing in 2007.

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Mark Nelson

Web & Graphic Designer

Mark Nelson

Web & Graphic Designer

Mark holds a degree in Advertising and Graphic Design, as well as a degree in Fine Art. Mark is a native East Texan, raised in White Oak, and he loves to travel.

Mark currently lives in Gladewater, TX.

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Sean Sayre

System Administrator

Sean Sayre

System Administrator

Sean is the System Administrator for GroupM7

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Jaime Albarez

Programmer

Jaime Albarez

Programmer

Jaime holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Stephen F. Austin State University.

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Aaron Dunn

Content and Social Media Specialist

Aaron Dunn

Content and Social Media Specialist

Aaron is a writer by trade with several years of professional experience under his belt. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Political Science. Before joining the Group, he worked as a freelancer and tech reviewer in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Aaron currently lives in Pittsburg, TX.

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Benjamin Naber

Drone Operator and System Administrator

Benjamin Naber

Drone Operator and System Administrator

Benjamin joined the Group in May 2017. He Served 10 years in the US Army as a Joint Nodal Network Systems supervisor, maintainer, and SME (Subject Matter Expert).

He is an active amateur radio operator with the callsign KB9LFZ, and he holds the FCC license class of Amateur Extra.

Benjamin also holds a Part 107 UAS commercial drone license and is FAA certified.

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