About Us

We are a nimble team of creative problem solvers.
We like to replace arbitrary with strategy.

Our Team

Matt Adams

Head of Intergalactic Operations

Matt has spent many many years in print and web design, he spends most of his days juggling projects, and crafting solutions to problems.

Matt is an avid competitive cyclist and apple geek. Matt and his wife Stephanie live in Tempe, AZ with their twin boys.

Eric Stout

Senior Developer

Eric loves all things code. From CSS, HTML, JS and PHP, Eric can wrangle it all. Eric helps our team execute code with excellence and passion. Eric joins us from Arizona State University and is addicted to baseball, video games, and beards.

Stephanie Lauderback

Lead Designer

Steph loves good design, typography, wood working and Star Wars. When she isn’t working on great designs, you may find her refinishing some vintage furniture or working with power tools in her garage.

Claire Langlois

Project Manager / Client Services

Claire enjoys a good list and managing your tasks. The former sports journalist channels her love of telling stories into helping clients best communicate with their target audience.

When not organizing tasks and deliverables, this Louisiana transplant is usually exploring her new desert home, cheering on her LSU Tigers, or relaxing with her one-eyed cat.

Melanie Patterson

Junior Developer

Melanie is a professional tutor turned web developer who loves to take designs and make them come alive online. When not playing around with code, she can usually be found reading, playing an instrument, or battling it out with her sister at Tetris.

Nick Exposito

Jr. Web Developer

Nick is a former digital marketer turned web developer who allowed his love of tech to lead him down the path of development and never look back. When he’s not playing around in a code editor, he is usually geeking out about Star Wars, Sci-Fi, Video Games and his Kansas City sports teams.

Stephanie Adams

Office manager / Accounting

Stephanie is the glue that keeps things running around here. She keeps the bills paid, invoices going out, and our team happy with fun office ideas, snacks and supplies. Without her, we’d all probably go a little crazy.

James Latham

Application Developer

James has been working in development for over 10 years, and has been privileged to work on projects for numerous for-profit, non-profit and educational institutions. These days James practices development with a focus on WordPress, Laravel and Code Ignitor frameworks.


Factor1 began in 2004 with the mindset of people over profits. Today we are a small team of 6 with offices in Tempe AZ, where we all have those cool stand up desks and tasty snacks.  We believe building something great is about finding the perfect balance between design, technology and strategy.

Don’t let our size fool you, we have launched massive sites in short timelines. Some of our sites average over a million visitors per month.