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Our Story

Sam Nelson started Website Muscle in 2008 after playing volleyball and basketball at Estancia High School and UCLA and working 5 years in the commercial mortgage industry. He taught himself coding and online marketing to promote his real estate career and, while he's quick to admit that his skills then weren't even close to where they are now, he's always been a big believer in "just going for it and learning along the way."
Eventually, Website Muscle was successful enough to bring on Sam's sister, Kate, and his wife, Tyree to the staff which contributed significantly to Sam's main goal. Sam has said, "as I've grown my business the number one priority was always to get back to clients right away." This has paid off as the company has continued to see success year after year. Now, we're privileged to have worked with hundreds of businesses to develop their online presence.

Our Team

Sam Nelson

Sam Nelson

Owner

Sam created Website Muscle in 2008 with a love of coding websites and meeting new people. Since then, he has grown the company into a team of dedicated, enthusiastic, supportive experts who want to help you succeed online. Sam is a small business advocate who loves to discuss the latest trends and work with you on business goals.


Christopher Mazurk

Christopher Mazurk

Managing Partner

Chris is your go-to point of contact once you sign on with us. His background in website development, project management and network administration is delightfully comprehensive, so you can rest assured that you are in good hands. Outside of work, Chris's hands are typically clapping at an Angels game or serenading his wife via guitar.


Sydney Martinez

Sydney Martinez

Sales Development Representative

Sydney left Tennessee for California to sell concrete, but don’t call her hard-headed. In fact, Sydney balances her sales and marketing expertise with a genuine desire to add some sunshine to your day. Ask Sydney about Teddy, her Boston terrier/pug (or “bug” for short) while she helps you plan your new website.


Tyree Nelson

Tyree Nelson

Content Writer

Tyree loves writing, but more importantly, she loves getting to know new people and their stories -- and retelling those stories on your website. She doesn’t just write about you and your industry. She becomes a mini-expert in your world. Tyree says there's nothing like devouring a good book, conquering a tough workout, and snuggling with her boys.


Kyle Cavaness

Kyle Cavaness

Content Writer

Kyle isn't an expert in your industry... yet. But he is friendly and professional, and his particular set of skills includes crafting your company's content into compelling website copy. (Also, he loves alliteration.) During non-working hours, he writes stories for OC Weekly and songs for his band, The Vespertines.


Tyler Bales

Tyler Bales

Front-End Developer

Tyler can design like nobody's business. Scratch that. Actually, he can design like everyone's business. We're pretty sure he scores in genius levels in graphic design and website development. Tyler is one talented guy who always delivers a beautiful product. He is also the nicest human on planet Earth. We really enjoy this combination of traits and we think you will too.


Joseph La Ponza

Joseph La Ponza

Client Support Specialist/Front-End Developer

Joe originally wanted to be a fine artist, but he didn’t want to be a starving artist, so he got into web design. Joe loves the creative process and transforming client ideas into successful websites. When he isn’t ‘art-ing,’ you’ll find Joe at the beach, playing basketball, or playing video games — or sometimes all three at once.


Rocky Nelson

Rocky Nelson

Special Projects

Rutherford Oswald (Rocky) Nelson is Website Muscle's special projects supervisor and not-so-secret weapon. No one is better at chewing through problems and sniffing out solutions for our clients. If your new website is a head-scratcher, Rocky’s head is the one to scratch - he’s always available to sit, stay, and roll over on important tasks.


Luna Bales

Luna Bales

Special Projects

Luna might seem like a lone wolf at first glance, but she's really the ultimate team player. No one sticks to a job like Luna (especially if the job involves an actual stick.) If you're looking for a new website that fetches more of your ideal customers, give Luna a howl. She'll do more than throw you a bone — Luna will be your new best friend before you know it.