David BolthouseDavid Bolthouse — Co-Founder, CEO and Chief Strategist

David Bolthouse is a marketing veteran and 30-year consultant to schools, rehabs, publishers, and nonprofit organizations. He has specific expertise in working with online search engines and online marketing development.  He has provided strategic counsel and full-service creative, tactical and strategic marketing and advertising support to residential programs around the world.

David is a National Merit Scholar and Magna Cum Laude graduate of Spring Arbor University with a major in Business Administration and Computer Science, then the Masters of Science in Administration (MSA) and Masters of Business Administration (MBA) programs of Central Michigan University and University of Michigan, respectively.  He also attended Cornerstone University, Northwood Institute, Saginaw Valley College, Baker Business College, Jackson Community College, University of California Los Angeles, and the University of Phoenix.  David attends several online marketing and search engine conferences annually to keep up on new technology and tactics.

Barbro Bolthouse— Co-Founder, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Barbro Bolthouse emigrated from Sweden to live in America over 30 years ago. Most of her family still lives in Sweden. In her career in America, she has worked for several major accounting firms, most recently with Zdonek & Wolowicz Accountancy in Palos Verdes, California. She now manages the financial affairs of Exceed.

Karl Schaller — Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

Karl manages the business and operations side of Exceed, as well as developing new client opportunities and client communications.  Karl is a marketing veteran who has led successful marketing operations for several major publishers.  In recent years he worked as a marketing and brand consultant with several agencies, including with The Envoy Group, Zeal Group, May Media, and Elevation Growth. He has a Master’s Degree in Marketing Communications from Wheaton College and the MBA program of the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business.

Karl is married to Karen and they have four grown children: Karl Jr, Katie, Kayla, and Kent. They live in Colorado Springs. Karl doesn’t shy away from big challenges.  He was recently in Katmandu, Nepal, hiking Mt. Everest to the base camp at 17,590 feet.  He also enjoys hiking and running on the local Rocky Mountain trails in Colorado, including up to the summit of nearby Pikes Peak, at 14,115 feet.

mattMatthew Harbert — Senior Web Developer/Programmer

Matt Harbert is Exceed’s lead web developer and systems manager. He manages a crew of freelance programmers that are assigned specific tasks for our clients’ projects.  His web developer skills include both backend PHP and MySQL work, HTML, CSS, jquery and javascript, plus eCommerce and websites with live chat applications and database interactions. Matt can discuss in plain English what you want with a website and what you want it to do.  Matt holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from West Virginia University, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude.

scott-largeScott Smith — Ambassador at Large

After leading the admissions department of one of the largest therapeutic boarding schools for boys in the nation, Scott Smith now directs Best Choice Network LLC (BCN), which is a referral service (a separate company) that provides student referrals to dozens of therapeutic programs and schools across North America and the Caribbean.  He assists Exceed by being an ambassador at large for the company.

alexAlex Shaw — Writer/Researcher

Alex is a writer for Exceed, researching and preparing copy and content for client websites, advertising and other marketing materials. Alex is fluent in 3 languages and a musician. He attended California State University.

Andrea Stroop — Client Liaison, Researcher

Andrea is a client liaison and researcher for Exceed. Andrea is trained as an elementary teacher, graduating from Lee University and Arizona Christian University. She was an assistant and long-time counselor at a Youth Haven Ranch, a program for disadvantaged youth. She was a missionary to Mongolia and often travels internationally. She has three young children and is married to Kris who is a helicopter pilot.

Derek Carlson — Videographer

Derek Carlson is our videographer. Derek also runs D James Videography in Tucson, Arizona.

International Web Design Team (India)

Balu - Developer

Balu ASR – Senior Developer

Balu ASR is a web developer specialized in front-end and WordPress website development. He develops user-friendly and mobile-friendly interfaces to the highest w3c standards. He specializes in PHP, MySQL, jQuery and JavaScript programming as well as CSS/HTML5 and also WordPress customization. His approach to web development and design focuses on accessibility and user interface.

AJesh - DesignerAjesh Karri – Senior Creative Designer

For Ajesh Karri, computers have been in his life since he was a child and he always loved anything related with pixels, so he started to design at a very young age. Most of his skills and knowledge are self taught. He has a passion for designing detailed, creative and modern websites & graphics, He is always keeping an eye on the latest trends in design, typography, shapes, colors, etc. His skills cover many aspects of graphic design, web design, illustration and technical knowledge..

prabhakar - DesignerPrabhakar Bommireddy – Senior Creative Designer

For Prabhaker, his world is zall about design. He has evolved with the online world as a versatile designer and creative leader. His capabilities include; graphic design; web/interactive design; web production and user interface design. He is also an expert with ad production and management of a creative team for the campaigns of numerous top brand advertisers.

Sneha - DeveloperSneha Bhuvaneswari – Senior Developer

Sneha Bhuvaneswari is a dynamic web developer specialized in front-end and WordPress website development. She develops user-friendly and mobile-friendly interfaces to the highest w3c standards. She specializes in PHP, MySQL, jQuery and JavaScript programming as well as CSS/HTML5 and also WordPress customization. Her approach to web development and design focuses on accessibility and user interface. She uses modern programming techniques and designs beautiful user interfaces that are dynamic.



What Our Clients Say...

"The name EXCEED is perfect for this organization. They have always EXCEEDED my expectations when it comes to our marketing needs. They helped us design a new website and continue to manage it with excellence. Their guidance was invaluable. We are thrilled with the results and feedback we receive from the website. The SEO (search engine optimization) efforts they do on our behalf get outstanding results. Our search engine rankings maintain in the top spots in many critical areas. David and his staff are incredibly intelligent and knowledgeable when it comes to online marketing. I have found EXCEED to be the best use of marketing funds that I have ever approved. Bottom line…they get results."
–"Dr. Tim" Coldiron, Founder & Executive Director Promise Village: Home for Children

"We started using Exceed during a downturn in admissions. We saw an immediate impact and since we began using them we have not had a month go by that our beds were not full. The best investment we have ever made in the area of marketing. I highly recommend their services."
-Shawn Blankenship -- Director, Brush Creek Academy & New Lifehouse Academy

"Exceed has proven their expertise through our website design and traffic. With the help of Exceed, over 90% of our student body is from traffic created directly through our website. For many years, we relied heavily on outside sources to refer enrollments into our program. Not only has Exceed allowed us to convert more leads into placements, it has improved the quality of leads inquiring. We have a greater conversion rate and oftentimes have a wait list! Thank you Exceed for your efforts in helping us stay full through driving the appropriate clientele to our site!"
-Jim Jones -- Founder, Wolf Creek Academy

"My board and I have been amazed at the results. Since 2012, when we first started working with Exceed, we have doubled our annual income, allowing us to significantly increase the number of students we take in. We have also doubled the size of our staff, given much needed raises to our employees, upgraded much of our facilities, and even recently embarked on a major building project. I can honestly say that we are doing the best job we have ever done in helping troubled boys and their families. Partnering with Exceed has been a key factor in our success."
–Darren Reynolds, Executive Director, Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch

“I wanted to share how grateful our ownership team at Stonegate Center is for all of your work. I can honestly say that we would not still have our doors open if it were not your staff. You have helped us refine our website into a tool that families all over the United States can truly inform and educate themselves on regarding the nature of our program. When we came to you, our presence on Google was pathetic and now our inquiries have shot through the roof. We look forward to partnering with you for many years to come.”
–Robert Shyroc, Director of Development, Stonegate Rehab Center, Ft. Worth, Texas

"Exceed has helped us develop a comprehensive marketing platform that allows us to transcend across regional boundaries to reach families that are hurting and needing help for a child that is out of control. David has been working with us for about four years on every step of the way. It has been a wonderful pleasure to work with Exceed and the guidance that they bring to the table in our niche."
–Charles Steward, Gateway Military Academy

"The websites look amazing and we so appreciate the great work your team is doing to assist the parents in finding us. You are a gift to Teen Challenge. Thanks so much for the ministry you have in the kingdom of God in the technology driven world. You guys are truly a blessing to organizations like Teen Challenge. ”
– Jerry Nance PhD, President, Global Teen Challenge

“Exceed has been so gracious through constant support and expert advice in an industry that is highly competitive. I know I can rely on their experienced team to consider my own creative ideas and apply experience and knowledge to bring it all together. Thank you Exceed for being there with me from the beginning and seeing me through what is generally the most challenging time! Your support and expertise have made it so easy!"
–Jennifer Del Giudice, Director, Providence Pass/Teen Key of Light

“Exceed's work and our resulting calls are astounding. Thank you!”
David Bosley, Master’s Ranch Christian Academy

"Our target goal for enrollment was 120 boys. After Exceed started helping us, we actually hit 120 for the first time. So, admin found a way to squeeze in 4 more beds and we also filled those. Now I am able to refer more parents to other schools, and due to the increase in parents contacting us we are able to be more selective in the students we accept. We were also able to increase our tuition rate! Our entire program has improved so much thanks to Exceed."
-Scott Smith, Admissions Director, Agape Boarding School