Our Team

We have a talented and trained team of developers, designers, copywriters, and account managers dedicated to creating unique solutions and ensuring an outstanding partnership. Our team comes from diverse backgrounds including: Agricultural Economics, Computer Science, Engineering, Horticulture, and Business. It is this incredible range of experience that sets the Tempest team apart!

Shawn Peterson
For 30+ years Shawn has been working with computers and helping businesses optimize their online presence. Shawn and Lisa founded Tempest in 1999 and enjoy partnering with businesses of all sizes. When not collaborating with the talented Tempest team, Shawn enjoys hiking, camping, cooking, traveling and spending time with his family!
Lisa Peterson
Lisa is a graduate of the Montana State University College of Agriculture and enjoys spending time outdoors. Hiking and camping are her favorite pastimes. Lisa coached rec league soccer in Helena for 17 years, and is an avid football fan.
Debbie Carlstrom
Debbie’s role at Tempest is accounting and payroll. With math teachers as parents, it’s not surprising that she swims well in the sea of numbers. She enjoys the great outdoors of Montana, puzzles, and yoga.
Bob Smith
Bob has been a designer at Tempest since 2005. He enjoys spending time with his family and friends, hiking, kayaking, motorcycling, lake fishing, home DIY projects and sampling microbrews.
Jamey Maxwell
From an early age Jamey has had a strong fascination with computers, and that interest eventually grew into his career in the technology industry. His vast experience has built a foundation of forward-thinking and adaptive skills that has helped solidify successful projects from inception to completion. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling and exploring new adventures with his family, playing and coaching sports with his children, and hiking the wonderful outdoors in our national parks.
Linda Brown
Linda, a graduate of the Carroll College business program, loves working with people and has worked directly with our clients for over 15 years. Along with her husband, they've raised two kids with the Montana lifestyle they love. They enjoy family time, camping, hiking, boating, hunting and everything under the big sky.
Spencer Wolny
In one way or another, Spencer has been programming and tinkering with computers for close to 30 years. He enjoys the feeling of satisfaction of solving problems with well crafted, elegant solutions. When not in front of a screen, Spencer enjoys mountain biking with his kids, fly fishing on the Clark Fork, woodcarving, and just relaxing with his family and ever growing menagerie of pets.
Katya Peterson
Katya graduated from Montana State with a BS in Business Marketing and Management. She's in love with Montana and you’ll likely find her in the water or on the trails. She loves to travel, works best when she has 100 things on her plate and is obsessed with TED Talks!
Tommy Williams
In his 30-year career in software, Tommy has worked in many roles--as a developer, tester, and program manager, and in these roles, he has been an individual contributor, a lead, and a manager of large teams. He is doing what he loves the most at Tempest: full-stack development. Along with his wife, he enjoys cooking, photography, and amusing long-time Montanans with his idea of long driving distances.
Megan Maxwell
Megan is a graduate of The University of Montana. She and her husband have three children, and she stays busy supporting their many pursuits. Her passions include hiking, home improvement projects, and checking destinations off a travel bucket list with her family.
Cole Peterson
Cole is a Montana State alum and a junior developer at Tempest. He enjoys long walks on the beach at sunset and frolicking in the forest with his trusted canine companion.
Andy Hunt
Since joining Tempest in 2019 as a Junior Developer, Andy enjoys building his knowledge of the software stack every day. A proud father of two, he also enjoys playing his guitar, reading, and of course, binging on Netflix in his spare time.
Wray Cason
Wray has been a Systems Administrator of various sorts since 1993 when he entered the Marine Corps working in Computer Operations. He has worked in diverse organizations. He is happy to bring his broad multidisciplinary experience to Tempest Technologies.
Bret Cason
Bret enjoys Motorcycling, Balsa Wood Airplane building and Playing 6 string guitar. He also likes to surf concrete, race slot-cars and hang out with his best friend. Bret always enjoys solving problems and convincing machines to do his work.
Ma Vang
Ma was born and raised in Missoula Montana and joined the Tempest team in 2018 as an intern. He has since developed a love for coding and software development. When not coding Ma can be found fly fishing and hunting the local rivers and mountains, or with close family enjoying all things Montana.
Sarah Bolt
Sarah is a graduate of Montana State University and loves experimenting with photo equipment. Originally from Alaska, she feels at home in the mountains or by the sea. In her free time, she enjoys being outside, spending time with friends, and eating tacos, among many other things.