Who we are
We help conscious companies tell their story in a meaningful way.
Mangrove is a woman-owned website design and development company with a diverse, talented team distributed around the globe. We’ve been building websites since 2009 that amplify the work of change-making organizations and increase the competitive power of businesses owned by historically marginalized people.
For us, success is helping conscious companies tell their story in a meaningful way. That’s why we prioritize working with B Corps and other businesses that are making an impact with purpose-driven work—from green energy and sustainable design, to groundbreaking banking reform and social justice initiatives.
We deliver to every client a high-impact, customized website that’s easy to update as business needs evolve. Before handing off a new or revamped site, we deliver thorough documentation and training, empowering our clients to take complete ownership of their content.
Your website should be a catalyst for growth and success. Rely on us tell your story with a beautiful, impactful site that will grow with you.
The next step is simple. Let’s chat about your needs.
How we are using business as a force for good.
Mangrove Web became a Certified B Corp in 2016, and a legal Benefit Corporation in 2017. B Corp is a third party certification created by the nonprofit B Lab to identify companies that have met high levels of performance, accountability, and transparency in the areas of our environment, community, employees and customers. We were thrilled to join a network of like-minded conscious companies redefining success in business.
Diversity and representation matter.
The tech industry is predominantly white and male. Mangrove strives to increase tech opportunities for women and people of color. Currently, over 75% of our developers identify as female or non-binary. One-third of our complete team identify as people of color.
We are committed to mentoring developers from diverse backgrounds as we grow. Every year, we give time and money to programs working to level the playing field.
Meet our team.
Front End Developer
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Front End DeveloperSenka is a Front-End Developer based in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. She started her career six years ago, and she loves being in a field that continually challenges her and encourages her to grow year after year. Outside of work, Senka has a passion for volunteering and DIY projects, and she always enjoys a good game night with friends.
Ivana C. Bogunovic
Ivana C. Bogunovic
Front-End DeveloperIvana is a creative at heart and loves crafting beautiful things. For her, web development is a natural outgrowth of that – taking great design and making it function flawlessly online. Based in Serbia, Ivana finds easy motivation in making sites she loves because she's passionate about creating in a thoughtful way. Constantly learning new techniques, she is always ready for sharpening her skills. When not in front of a computer, you can find her enjoying time with her children, painting or crafting.
Partner, Project Manager + "B Keeper"
Partner, Project Manager + "B Keeper"As a project manager, Marie thrives on helping people achieve their best outcomes. She loves helping clients meet their business goals, and helping the team stay on task, on time and on budget. She is inspired by people who dedicate their lives to empowering others and manages Mangrove’s B Corp certification which enforces the company’s mission and values. Fun Fact: Marie represented Puerto Rico as a professional artistic roller skater, competing in the 2010 Pan American Games.
Full Stack Developer
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Full Stack DeveloperChae started making websites in the mid-90s, as one more way to copy his older brother. Since then, he has gotten 3rd place in a business plan competition at university, has moved from the USA to South America, and has organized a charity car show for Saint Jude Children’s Research Hospital. He spends at least 30 minutes every day tutoring students through various curricula at coding bootcamps. Chae loves solving tough problems with lasting solutions. Hopefully his brother is half as motivated.
San Diego, California
Front-End DeveloperValerie began her career as an Athletic Trainer and High School Sports Medicine teacher, but after a couple of years she started looking for alternatives with more opportunities for growth and re-discovered a childhood love of coding. The rest is history. She loves the outdoors, her dog Moose, finding creative solutions to unique design ideas, and seeing everything come together as she turns design concepts into functional sites.
DevOps EngineerJonathan taught himself to code while he was still in high school so he could make websites to share photos from events where he volunteered as a photographer. To this day, he likes creating things that are useful, and values companies that consider social good in their bottom line. With an intense focus on optimization and clean coding standards, Jonathan makes sure our code is always in tip top shape. Originally from California, he now lives and works in Germany. He loves that Mangrove is a B Corp that's focused on making the world better.
Founder/Owner + CEO
Founder/Owner + CEOMaiya was first inspired to use "technology for good” on a work trip to Tanzania in 2005. At the time, Maiya worked for a San Francisco based nonprofit that organized volunteer trips abroad; among other things, she managed their website. On this trip, she helped a man create a simple webpage to gather donations so he could buy materials to build a dam in his community — she found using technology to support people making an impact in their communities to be the most fulfilling and effective work she’d ever done. She soon shifted focus from International Development (her area of study at UCLA) to coding, teaching herself what she needed to know along the way. In 2009 she founded Mangrove, a business dedicated to building websites that help people do good in this world. Maiya enjoys the creative problem solving of her work, especially figuring out solutions that combine sharp technical thinking with real human experiences in mind. She values working alongside a diverse team of talented people who are passionate about what they do. She is intrigued by the clients Mangrove works with and likes learning about each of them. Mostly, she loves collaborating with partners and clients who do meaningful work. Maiya lives most of the time in Truckee, CA with her husband Shaun and little guy Terner, and enjoys being near the river and many trees. You might also find her in Oakland or Australia, where she tends to show up a regular basis.
Front End Developer
Front End DeveloperYara-Nee is a Front-End Developer from Kingston, Jamaica with eight years of experience. At work, she enjoys the challenge of making a graphic designer's vision and imagination come to life. In her downtime, you’ll find Yara-Nee exploring Jamaica and editing videos for her YouTube channel. She is also an active Toastmaster and enjoys traveling.
Front End Developer
Front End DeveloperAykan is a developer based in Turkey. With nine years of experience under his belt, the thing he appreciates most about his career is constantly having the opportunity to take on new challenges and better himself. Aykan's passions outside of work are basketball and music. He enjoys playing guitar and is always up for learning new instruments.
Partner, Director of Operations
Partner, Director of OperationsMegan is inspired by people – their interests, their stories, their ideas. She is a whiz with cross-platform to-do lists and loves working directly with clients to tell their stories in a way that improves their business. She also appreciates having long-term relationships with repeat clients. When she’s not working with Mangrove, she works as an Individual and Family Therapist. There is a surprising amount of crossover in her skill sets. You might also find Megan climbing in Joshua Tree or around the Denver area where she currently resides.
Victor Martins (aka “Martins”)
Front End Developer + Webflow Expert
Victor Martins (aka “Martins”)
Front End Developer + Webflow ExpertCurrently based near Moscow, Martins, and is a self-taught developer from Nigeria with five years of experience. He started his career as a designer, but was inspired to pursue web development when he saw what could be achieved through coding. He loves creating websites that solve problems and make life easier for people online. Outside of work, Martins enjoys playing the piano and listening to music.
DesignerKelly is a graphic designer and artist based in Truckee, CA. Her fresh approach to design, enthusiasm to constantly learn, and adventurous spirit drive her creative process. Outside of work, she is a traveler, activist, volunteer, hiker, and human mom to two cats.
Front End Developer
Front End DeveloperBarcelona-based Laura started her career as a full-time developer in 2020, but she’s been building websites for fun since she was a teenager. She’s always loved to make things with her hands, and for her, coding is another way to create. She loves entering code onto a blank screen and seeing it transform into beautiful pieces of art. When she’s not working, Laura enjoys traveling, outdoor sports and having a nice meal with her family.
Our clients are our partners. We make sure we understand your expectations, and we keep you informed throughout the process of building your site.
Design with purpose, then beautify
Based on your goals, we begin with the necessary components for your site and add on from there. We’re not into adding extra fluff just because it’s trendy.
Anticipate and adapt
One inevitable truth about business is that over time, things shift. We create tools that are forward thinking and flexible, so your site evolves with you.
Keep learning, stay creative
Mastering the latest technologies can feel like herding cats some days, but we’re constantly discovering new toolsets or approaches that didn’t exist before.
Not trying to brag, but we’ve got some talented friends. If your project needs a skillset we don’t offer, we’ll either refer you to a trusted partner or bring on the appropriate support.
Empower the client
Our ultimate goal is that you feel complete ownership of your site. Your website is a tool, and we’ll train you to get efficient use out of it.
We love an adventure and exploring new places. Turns out, a few of our best ideas were born beyond the computer screen, which helps us keep our energy up and minds engaged.
Why We Love Mangroves.
Mangrove trees are pretty amazing and we’re honored to share their name. They’re naturally flexible, tropical plants that help other organisms thrive. We like to think of our work in the same way—we build platforms that help our clients find greater success.
We fell for mangroves firsthand in places such as Panama, Colombia, Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand, and Cuba. Mangroves are unique because their root systems straddle land and water, protecting the shoreline from erosion. Up top, they’re a gorgeous leafy green, while their fertile roots foster species like crabs, shrimp, and oysters.
In our work, mangroves inspire us to stay versatile. And they show us that some boundaries are merely suggestions that can be overcome with healthy doses of fun, skill, and creativity.