Web Communication Technologies (WebTech)

WebTech provides web development services, web templates, and web training for the Western community.

  • Develop and support the main Western website
  • Create and support tools and web templates for college, departmental, and personal sites
  • Collaborate with faculty and departments to develop and support software for special academic needs
  • Provide design and usability support for campus-wide tools (e.g. myWestern, universal login, etc)
  • Recommend web standards for usable, accessible, modern websites
  • Provide website help for the Western community via the webhelp@wwu.edu support line.
  • Provide training and classes for web staff on campus

Our templates, web standards, and help line are designed to make it easier for campus groups and individuals to create and maintain accessible, attractive, usable websites.

* Prior to July 2013, WebTech was Web Services within Academic Technology and User Services (ATUS).


We are located in Old Main 390 on the Western Washington University campus.

Mailing Address

Recipient Name
WebTech, MS 9028
Western Washington University
516 High Street
Bellingham, WA 98225


WebTech Staff

Max Bronsema

Director of Web Communication Technologies

(360) 650-4868

Get to know Max: Max has been involved in web development for over 15 years and has loved taking apart and building physical and digital things since a young age. Solving big problems with open source tools has been a passion since beginning work in Higher Education. He is happily married to a talented woman and is soon to be a father. He attended the College of Idaho majoring in management information systems with a minor in computer science and received his master in teaching from Western. When not at Western he can be found with grease under his fingernails working on cars and bikes.

Wayne Bakker

Senior Software Engineer

(360) 650-2003

Nigel Packer

Nigel PackerDrupal Architect

(360) 650-4229


Alex Waltrip

Alex WaltripDeveloper

(360) 650-3604

Get to know Alex: Alex is a wannabe comedian who’s been caught in the web ever since ’99. From Struts 1 to Struts 2 to JSF to Groovy on Grails, he’s seen the good, the not so good and the better left forgotten. His dream has always been to live on the West coast and finally realized that dream 3 years ago. After graduating from the Univ. of MD Baltimore, he started his budding professional life about as far from web tech as possible, namely C/Unix. Of course, there was no web at that time, unless you worked for the DOE. Alex knew there had to be a better way and in 1996 he saw the light at the end of the http tunnel. He’s been a happy camper ever since. Under the tutelage of Max Bronsema and the crew at WebTech, Alex is now singing the praises of such CMS powerhouses as Drupal and Wordpress and trying to stay in key. When not quashing Jira tickets you can find Alex on the disc golf course, pedaling aimlessly about town or at the Marina trying to barter for a sailboat ride.


Terrill Thompson

Terrill ThompsonUW Accessibility Expert

(360) 650-2136

Get to know Terrill:Terrill Thompson is a technology accessibility specialist with the University of Washington, on loan to Web Tech as a part-time accessibility consultant. He shares Web Tech's view that the Web should be open and usable for everyone. Terrill has over twenty years experience in the IT accessibility field, and has presented at numerous conferences and consulted widely with government, private industry, and K-12 and postsecondary education entities on IT accessibility issues. When he isn't behind a computer, you might find Terrill playing guitar or hiking in the mountains.

Matthew Takemoto

Student Web Developer/Designer
(360) 650-3096

David Voye

Student Web Developer/Designer
(360) 650-3096

Marshall Powell

Student Web Developer

Stephanie Mason

Student Web Developer/Designer

Megan Broadie

Student Web Developer

Mark Stevens

Student Web Developer

Sameen Ahmad

Student Analytics Analyst

Page Updated 09.27.2016