The 3plains Team
3plains is a small family oriented company of friends and associates that are ethical and submit to a culture of doing what is "right for the customer". Learn more about the people that make 3plains the company it is.
SEO Specialist & Owner
As the sole owner of 3plains since 2003, Ryan originally founded 3plains by providing software applications to other developers. Through the years, Ryan changed 3plains from a software and hosting company to a full-service marketing agency servicing outdoor industry clientele. Ryan handles the sales, SEO, marketing campaigns and the operational side of 3plains. Ryan has been building websites since 1997 and SEO since 2001, so there hasn't been too much he hasn't seen through the years.
Project Manager & Accounting
Nicole makes sure your custom logo from 3plains exceeds all your expectations, getting your initial ideas to the final product. She also deals with a little bit of everything else from the content changes to running invoices and running her Polaris 800 Pro RMK to range shooting her Ruger SR22. OK, maybe not every day, but there are a lot of elements from Quickbooks to Ultimate Outdoor Network that Nicole handles.
Lead Designer & Marketing
Matt started with 3plains in June 2016. He's worked in the outdoor industry for many years for a few different companies including Cabela's, Hard Core Brands International LLC, and Bone Collector LLC. Matt knows the outdoor industry quite well and is versed in many different areas. He is a highly talented and experienced graphic designer with an extensive background in Logo Design, Packaging Design, Advertising, Social Media content & management, Font End Web Design, Apparel Design, Print and Digital media, and also has a background in photography.
Matt is a passionate outdoorsman who grew up hunting & fishing with his dad and brother, and has traveled all over the United States & Canada doing just that. He currently resides in Waverly, MN with his wife Carly and dog Red.
UI/UX Designer & Web Developer
Ryan joined the 3plains team in May of 2016 and brings nearly 20 years of experience in the industry. He started developing websites in 1998, and currently he’s in charge of our UI/UX design and development, while overhauling our product line and internal websites. He’s built a new responsive platform for our website products, as well as our content management system. He will continue to expand our web tools and themes well into 2018.
Ryan started fishing with his grandpa when he was 3, and hasn’t stopped since. He’s fished all over the continent including Alaska and Canada, and is constantly looking for the next new fishing “hot spot”. He started hunting after completing the hunter’s safety course at 14, when his shotgun was taller than he was. Since then he’s hunted deer, pheasants, quail, doves, and a handful of other birds. An Elk hunt is a dream he hasn’t lived yet, but it’s on the bucket list. From exploring the BWCA to fishing from a kayak in the ocean, Ryan truly loves the outdoors and is happiest on a boat with a beer in his hand.
Currently Ryan resides in Omaha, Nebraska, near a few of our clients and miles and miles of corn. He’s been a baseball and more importantly a Cubs fan since he was old enough to swing a bat. Growing up in small town Iowa didn’t leave much for professional sports team choices, (not to mention a lot of other things), so he landed on the Cubs for baseball and oddly enough the New York Rangers for hockey. He spent 16 years moving around the Twin Cities so he still follows the Twins and the Wild of course. After five years in Vegas, Omaha is likely a temporary stop on the way to the next adventure.
Marketing & Design
Cornel has been a vital element of our design team, taking on a lot of our logo and design projects since 2012. With over 18 years of experience he tries to visualize what the clients want and apply it to pixels and vectors (and even pencil and paper). Cornel loves the opportunity interact with different people and develop his skill set while providing a high-quality product.