Our Growers

We have a diverse team with a full hay stack of talents, across a host of sectors, specialities, and growing zones, to cultivate and nurture your site just right.

A farmer and his chickenbot. Yes, even this small family business uses automation.

“I think it was around 1998 when I was asked to help a university go online. It turned out to be the only women’s college in Sudan, at a time that the U.S. was bombing that country. It struck me then –  the choices we have to be on the good side of change and the power of this medium to bring that change… no matter how crazy this world might be.”

Mike DeHart

Niwot, Colorado
Mike has been designing and hosting websites since 1995. He’s built and hosted sites for national NGO’s including the AAG, Smithsonian Associates, and JTHG, and advised others including World Bank and National Geographic. He’s crafted, built, and provisioned online strategies for hundreds of environmental and conservation causes, and scores of businesses, schools, cafes, artists, and ma & pa shops. His online advocacy has been mentioned in the Washington Post, and tech he built in the early 2000’s is still running strong.

Mike has several Internet firsts… launching the first site advocating the conservation of Machu Picchu in Peru, the first Buy Fresh Buy Local site in Virginia, and participating in the first edition of usability.gov. His passion remains helping nonprofits, startups, farmers, students… the underdogs looking for healthy tech on a low carbon diet. His first 100% solar site powered up in 2007.

What’s in his perfect garden
White oaks, Eastern redbuds, English boxwoods, Persian star garlic, Wineberries (Rubus phoenicolasius).

“Mike and I work together so well that we intuitively know the details that the other is going to care about…  what will make a project successful and what will potentially break it. There’s a level of trust and appreciation for doing things well that you don’t always find in this industry.”

Farmer Chao

Shenzhen, China
Chao has over nine years experience as a system administrator managing server infrastructure and database applications across Linux and Windows platforms. He is a Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) able to build, implement, maintain and troubleshoot complex enterprise networking infrastructures. He has done extensive custom programming projects and specializes in educational web-based content management system (CMS) solutions for schools. These have included student/teacher profile management, E-portfolios, purchases, inventory, tickets, enrollment, admissions, and parent conference scheduling. He studied computer science in Shenzhen and California; his Cisco Certifications are: Router & Switch and Server Provider. Fluent in English and Mandarin Chinese.

What’s in his perfect garden
Chao’s garden is an odd collection of RJ45’s, 8P8C’s, USB-C’s, and old lunches. Kind of a work in progress?

“I’m happy to be part of Mike’s vision for a greener online future, and be a part of the new family business”

Taj DeHart

Boulder, Colorado
Taj is an undergraduate at CU Boulder where he works to marry his passion for aerospace with design. He enjoys creating logos and brand assets for OrganicHost clients, and helping them reduce their carbon footprint. He made his first official logo for an international association of librarians at just 13. His tools are Illustrator, Photoshop, AfterEffects, and a text editor, alongside a pen and paper and his imagination.

What’s in his perfect garden
Taj grows Basil, Parsley, Thyme and Mint to cook with.

“I’m a lifetime student, nature lover, music lover, goal achiever, and content creator. There are great opportunities in the digital economy, but there are also a lot of scams out there. I love helping people solve problems and thrive in this digital age.

Chloe Zhou

Shenzhen, China
Chloe worked as a senior marketing executive in Shanghai & Hong Kong prior to going Organic. She developed marketing and brand strategies for Fortune 500 companies including InterContinental Hotel Groups. After 6 years working in corporate, the 9 to 5 treadmill left her feeling unfulfilled. Leveraging her strong marketing background, she now assists others looking to expand their online presence and brand strategies, particularly with Chinese social media platforms. Fluent in English and Mandarin Chinese.

What’s in her perfect garden
Gingko, Bamboo, Sakura (Japanese cherry), Chinese scholar tree, Broccoli.

“Rest easy knowing Dirtball is there, watching your site 24/7.

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Dirtball the Chicken Bot

Poultris roboticus roboticus

Eemshaven, Netherlands, Council Bluffs, Iowa, & Singapore

Dirtball was our beloved domesticated rescue chicken. She had a hankering for potato chips, and offered a steady stream of eggs in return. Dirtball passed in an automobile accident in May 2020, but lives on as the frankenchicken that oversees all automation at OrganicHost. She is vigilant 24/7, monitoring server load, login attempts… always on the lookout for a bug or worm. She has my personal cell number, and if she emails you, please listen to what she has to say!

What’s in her perfect garden
Dirtball’s perfect garden is full of potato chips, bugs, computer worms, and delicious little bots to devour.

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