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Interactive, Web and Design

Web Team

Heather Allaman  Heather has been a web developer with our department since the fall of 2010. She is a graduate of the University of Iowa and came to us from iDesign, a marketing firm in East Nashville.


Will Ayers  Will is a web content producer and editor. He builds and maintains websites for many VUMC entities, and he writes and edits copy for the Web and print. He has 8 years' experience in journalism working for the Greensboro, N.C. News & Record, the Nashville City Paper and the Nashville Tennessean.


Betsy Brandes  Betsy is the Director of Interactive, Web and Design for Strategic Marketing. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in graphic design from Boston University and previously held design management positions at Boston College, DoubleTake Community Service Corp. and The Atlantic Monthly.


Ryan Hirsch  Ryan is a web content producer and editor. His expertise includes building and maintaining websites, drafting website copy and producing content for VUMC social media channels. He holds a B.A. degree in Mass Media Communications from Clark Atlanta University, and he has over 6 years of experience in multimedia content creation and mangement.


Rex Perry  Rex is a content editor and photographer. He maintains websites and creates still and video images for Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt and the Department of Pediatrics. He developed his multimedia skills as a writer, photographer and online editor for Cottage Living, Coastal Living and Southern Living magazines. Rex began his career as a photographer for the Nashville Tennessean after earning a B.A. in photojournalism from Western Kentucky University.


John Trevethan  John is a Web coordinator for Children's Hospital. He has expertise in several areas including web development (PHP, MySQL, JavaScript, Perl, HTML), linux system administration (multiple Apache web servers, MySQL database servers), web/graphic design (CS5, Flash, ActionScript, CSS) and multimedia production (Final Cut Pro, Logic Studio, Squeeze, DVD Studio). Formerly John owned a web hosting and design company that served regional and national clients. He is also a 20-year veteran of the Nashville music industry, having worked with hundreds of major label and independent artists as an audio engineer and music producer.


Travis Waters  Travis is the lead developer for the VUMC web team. A native of Germantown, TN, Travis comes to us from Colorado Springs where he enjoyed hiking, biking and microbrews. He is fluent in HTML/CSS, PHP/MySql and nearly fluent in Mandarin. While earning a B.A. in Managerial Finance from the University of Mississippi, Travis spent a semester abroad in Beijing eating kung pao chicken and practicing Tai Chi.

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