Team Pelago

John Reeve


Co-Founder and Senior Developer / Designer

John Reeve

Fifteen years of graphic design, information design and programming experience. A unique, philosophical understanding of the relationship between conceptual design and back-end architecture. A passion for creating the visual and functional elements of web sites. That’s what John brings to Pelago.

Extremely disciplined and task oriented, John describes himself as a production machine. Good luck getting his attention when he’s got his headphones on and he’s locked into the task at hand. His great passion is combining

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Michael Payne


Co-Founder / Chief Architect

Michael Payne

Michael is a co-founder of Pelago and the resident guru architect behind Intervals, Pelago’s flagship web-based software service. Michael’s years of experience working with a wide range of web and IT projects and his finely tuned instinct for what makes small businesses tick serve him well. He has directed the planning, contractual agreement, site architecture and development of over 100 web sites for Pelago since

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Jaime Prado


Senior Web Developer

Jaime Prado

Jaime Prado has been doing what he loves all his life. Long before formal academic web technology degrees were offered, he got started in the web business as a self-taught programmer, supported and encouraged by his family. Today, after 11 years in the business, he has mastered practically every kind of web technology under the online sun. He’s built and deployed truckloads of web solutions for both large and small companies. Knowledgeable in both Microsoft and Unix solutions, he’s also a keen industry supporter: he founded an

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Braden Jones


Co-Founder, Business Director

Braden Jones

Braden is a natural born entrepreneur and Pelago’s primal driving force. He launched his first business at 15, growing and selling macadamia nuts to local farmers’ markets throughout California. Today, with 5 successful start-ups to his name, Braden harnesses his strong business acumen and leadership skills to drive Pelago’s products and services, business relationships and development, and overall company growth. He’s developed business strategies for other companies too, such as South Jetty, ForQuest, and Petunia

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Pelago: What’s in a Name?

Pelago is derived from the word Archipelago. To us, Pelago is the abyss of creativity swirling around and between us — eddies of ideas and currents of collaboration — that draws together the solidarity and mass of an Archipelago. Pelago is the invisible and forceful synergy that mold our creative thoughts into tangible user experiences.


Pelago Values

Pelago is a small business with a strong work ethic that values its people. We work extremely hard, but we have our values in the right place. Our work culture puts people and families first. Pelago is a place where innovation, creativity and fun can’t tell each other apart, where people care about the work they do and the impact it has on society, the environment and the communities where they live. Our days fly by and we are constantly amazed how few hours there are in the day. At Pelago, everyone participates in the business.