Who Is The Richland Group?

The Richland Group is a Fort Smith, Arkansas web design and digital marketing firm. Our company is unique in the Fort Smith area – our focus on Internet communication. We design and build your website and we create and execute a traffic building marketing plan to grow your business.

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Mark Harper
CEO (Chief Engine Optimizer)

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WHAT MAKES ME QUALIFIED:

  • 20+ years of web development experience.
  • 30+ years of experience in marketing, promotion and advertising.
  • 10+ years of experience growing a small business startup.

WHAT MAKES ME FUN:

  • Attended the University of Arkansas for two terms – Carter and Reagan.
  • I’ve floated the 6-Day 104 mile long Middle Fork of the Salmon River. Twice.
  • I’ve attended Razorback football games in every form of weather known to man.
  • I can quote about 90% of the lines in Lonesome Dove.
  • I once took a woman wilderness day hiking and we were forced to spend the night in the open with no supplies. Still married to her.
  • I have been called thrifty, frugal, cheap, tight and stingy with a dollar. I consider these compliments.
  • If I close my eyes I can actually ride in the car when my daughters are driving.

Cheslea Harper
Director of People Pleasing

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WHAT MAKES ME QUALIFIED:

  • BA Broadcast Journalism, University of Arkansas Fayetteville
  • Over 25 years of marketing experience
  • Community Advocate serving over 27 Boards & committees past 34 years
  • 2003 Graduate Leadership Fort Smith
  • Junior League of Fort Smith Sustainer of the Year, 2013
  • Currently serving Arkansas Committee for National Museum of Women in the Arts

WHAT MAKES ME FUN:

  • Will Call the Hogs anywhere, anytime
  • Rides a Specialized Hybrid Road Bike, but should ride more
  • Loves Yoga! Namaste
  • In a Bunco group since 2000, but should call it “supper hen fest” instead
  • Learned to play mah jongg when I was 8 years old. (Thank you, Gama)
  • Loves to travel. Called the Hogs in Florence, Italy (see first bullet on list)
  • Most favorite roles in life: Mom to Jordan & Madison and wife to Mark
  • Loves dogs to a fault

Rham Cunningham
Creative Director
“Zookeeper”

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WHAT MAKES ME QUALIFIED:

 

  • Creator of Things to Do in Fort Smith
  • UAFS Graduate
  • 18 years of marketing experience
  • Currently (actively) serving on 8 non-profit/community boards (and volunteers on many others)
  • Mentor/Partner in Education, Spradling Elementary (since 2004)
  • Focused on community and things to do in the area
  • Leadership Fort Smith graduate 2013
  • Can drive a stick & easily back a trailer into a tight spot

WHAT MAKES ME FUN:

  • Coolest Dad ever (says Rham)
  • “Mr. Fort Smith”
  • Competitive mountain bike rider (2nd place overall in 2015 and 3rd overall in 2016 in the Arkansas Mountain Bike Series Championship- AMBCS) / (wanna be road rider)
  • Golf fanatic (C+ player, wanna be commentator)
  • Actor (commercial, film, theatre)
  • Comedian (Improv & Stand-Up)
  • Runner & writer (completed 1/2 marathon in 2015 and lived to tell about it!)
  • Friends with Dawson Meadows (but don’t judge him)
  • First name “Nick,” middle name “Rham”

Jordan Harper
Social Media Manager
“Director of Chatter”

WHAT MAKES ME QUALIFIED:

  • BA Communications, University of Arkansas Fayetteville
  • Social Media Manager for The Richland Group since 2013
  • Social Media Manager for Her Story Matters – Women’s Empowerment organization based in Africa
  • Manages social media for UA Alumni Chapter of Denver

WHAT MAKES ME FUN:

  • Hardcore Razorback fan
  • Dog sitting ALL the time!
  • Hiking in the gorgeous Rocky Mountains
  • Spending my summers at Red Rocks
  • Yoga in the park

Hannah Jay
Lead Developer
“Code Commander”

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WHAT MAKES ME QUALIFIED:

  • Bachelor of Science with MIS minor, William Woods University
  • Professional Certificate in Web Design
  • Member of ODK – National Leadership Honor Society
  • 2012 Recipient of Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities & Colleges
  • 2010-2011 Member/Director of the Student Website Advancement Team at WWU
  • 2008-2010 Director of Publicity for Delta Chi chapter of Alpha Phi
  • Semi-professional Googler
  • Can back a trailer better than Rham

WHAT MAKES ME FUN:

  • Avid horseback rider (owns a Thoroughbred and a Morab!)
  • Weight lifter and occasional Zumba dancer
  • Total foodie (travels in search of good eats)
  • Bakes a mean cupcake (or anything, really!)
  • Photography enthusiast
  • Official Slapper of Dawson Meadows

Ashley White
Art Director
“Master of Design”

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WHAT MAKES ME QUALIFIED:

  • Bachelor of Science in Graphic Design from University of Arkansas – Fort Smith
  • Graduated with a 3.80 GPA and honors
  • Dean’s List Fall 2011 – Spring 2015 (every semester of my college career)
  • Received a Gold and Bronze Local Addy Award in 2014
  • Adobe Creative Suite whiz

WHAT MAKES ME FUN:

  • Dog Whisperer
  • Shark catcher
  • 3D Archery Competitor
  • Claims to have a Semi-Pro Kayak Fishing Team
  • Extreme Hiker

Allison Kyrouac
Project Coordinator
“Zoo Organizer”

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WHAT MAKES ME QUALIFIED:

  • BA in Media Communication, University of Arkansas – Fort Smith
  • Member of the Chancellor’s Leadership Council at UAFS
  • Served as Editor of The Lion’s Chronicle
  • Runs Dawson Meadows’ teleprompter

WHAT MAKES ME FUN:

  • Project Coordinator by day, singer by night
  • Married to my best friend
  • Dog Mom
  • Dedicated “This American Life” listener
  • Proud big sister of three beauties
  • Drinks at least 3 cups of coffee a day

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