Building The Future - 1996 & Beyond
In 1996 TMA Founder and President Gary Stripling started designing and building websites for his then-employer, Northrop Grumman Aerospace (St. Augustine).
Back then website designers were using either Microsoft FrontPage or the new kid on the block, Macromedia Dreamweaver (now an Adobe product). Seeing his potential and desire to learn, Gary’s management team invested in sending him to a week-long Dreamweaver training conference in Milwaukee. He returned to Florida with a briefcase of training books, study materials, and unlocked creativity.
Gary designed the local website for the Environmental, Safety, Health & Medical department at Northrop Grumman and his efforts garnered him corporate-wide acclaim. He was subsequently asked to design other websites for NG corporate entities around the nation.
Updated Technologies - New Horizons
After six successful years in corporate business at Northrop Grumman Gary returned to full-time ministry. But his love for all things related to web-design kept him busy.
After learning how to hard-code (HTML, CSS, PHP) Gary began designing sites for his friends’ ministries “from scratch” using the Dreamweaver platform .
His early sites included an online presence for The International Worship Institute, Dan Duke Ministries, David Baroni, Lynn DeShazo, Charles & Dorothy Parker, and many others.
“Looking back at those sites brings so many great memories of me working through my learning curve and enjoying bringing my friends’ ministries to life online.”
Fast forward to 2018 and Gary designs and builds websites (yes, an old-school phrase!) almost exclusively using WordPress as a foundation for his sites.
Gary was my website designed/manager for over two years and was very punctual, as well as innovative in his design and management of the site. I recommend his services highly and think you will find him a great help to your business! – Bob Fitts, Worship Recording Artist (formerly with Maranatha! Music & Integrity Music).
Gary is an incredibly talented professional who does great work. He has the utmost integrity and very knowledgeable in his field. I would recommend him to anyone who is needing web services. He would be a great asset to anyone. – Paul Hollifield, President at REI Ministries and Non-Profit Organization Management Consultant.