SuperPage got it’s start in a house in Watertown, Massachusetts, 1995. Two friends, an artist, and a software engineer, “landed” their first project with a general aviation outfit, whose boss was teaching one of the friends how to fly. They were pretty excited. One of them said, “This will be a super page,” and the other said, “That’s it! That’s our domain name!” Shortly thereafter, that big phone company that begins with a “V” approached us to purchase our domain name, which we’d secured without any knowledge of their “superpages,” or without any awareness of “piggybacking” (things were much simpler then), but the big phone company was so stupid about it, we went our own way without them, thankfully. Since 1995, SuperPage has designed and produced dozens of projects, and one of those friends is now a pilot and a professional chef. The other, being the persistent and tenacious type, has stuck with the idea of building super pages on the web.
Jim Yocum is SuperPage’s Co-Founder. He studied Engineering at the University of Utah, at a time when Silicon Valley legends, like Alan Kay, Xerox PARC and Apple Fellow; John Warnock, Adobe; Jim Clark, Netscape; Ed Catmull, Pixar; and David Evans, Evans and Sutherland; were roaming those hallowed halls. Jim, a brilliant and thoughtful engineer, beagle lover, pilot, and amazing chef, now lives in a quiet farm community in Massachusetts (we won’t say which).
Rod Daynes is Co-Founder and President of SuperPage Publishing, Inc. (SPI). Rod is also the main guy at SuperPage, the web project arm of SPI. He has designed the front end, user interface, and page designs for every SuperPage project, going back to it’s beginnings in 1995. Prior to SPI, Rod was VP of Interactive Media at Thomson Publishing, Boston, where he developed web and multimedia projects for their math, computer science, and language publishing divisions. Prior to Thomson, Rod was Director of Interactive Media at International Management Group (IMG), where he focused on the development of supplemental materials for major textbook publishers including Houghton Mifflin, Macmillan, McGraw-Hill, and others. Rod also has an MA in Television and Film from SDSU, and prior to IMG, Rod was a Producer at WGBH/Boston, the premier television producer in the PBS network (“Masterpiece,” “Frontline,” “Nova,” etc.). While at WGBH, Rod produced multimedia projects for the PBS science series, “Nova”. Through SPI’s Thunderhead Video subsidiary, Rod produces video projects for SPI’s clients. Rod is an early multimedia innovator. Over his career, Rod has designed and produced web and interactive multimedia projects for organizations including the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the National Science Foundation, the National Geographic Society, 3M, AT&T, IBM, Apple, Sony, JVC, Nissan, and many more. Rod is also a landscape photographer, thus the (award winning) shot, above, of a Desert Juniper, on the “Edge of the Wedge”, a mini-grand canyon in the San Rafael Swell, Utah. He does his best to document the beautiful but endangered desert regions of Utah, Nevada, and California. He loves to ski. Skiing and photography were among the main reasons he moved the company from Boston to Salt Lake City.
Our original CMS architecture was designed and coded by Sue Sours. Sue designed and implemented the administrative backend for our Boston Latin School project, and our banking and job search projects. Sue is a software engineer, with decades of experience in development on Unix and Windows platforms. Past projects include development of a traffic information dissemination product at SmartRoute Systems, object-oriented and CORBA-based distributed systems at the BBN Technologies Division of GTE, and network management systems at Data General. Sue is currently systems manager at Wellesley College. She holds a BS in Applied Math/Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University (1987). She enjoys gardening and lives with her husband and two sons in the Boston area.