The 5th Level Web Team

Chris McNeil

Founder and President

Chris McNeil A serial entrepreneur since age 24, Chris brings both the power of technology and the art of positive persuasion to give clients clear leadership in their niches. Chris gained prominence when he owned a chain of personal fitness studios and wrote web applications for them that won both a 2004 Nova 7 award and a 2007 Nova 7 award for innovation in websites and new technology. He was also awarded the 2008 Innovators Awards from the Charleston Regional Business Journal for the FitMenu online healthy dining program after he sold the studios and began developing online marketing solutions for multiple corporate clients in the Charleston, SC area.

Chris honed his marketing instincts modeling the best practices of the masters of marketing like Seth Godin and Jay Abraham first in his own brick and mortar businesses then launching and running his own digital marketing agency, Pensarc, which he ran for 10 years before deciding to take what he learned about digital marketing and create the 5th Level Web concept.

In addition to being an award winning developer and digital marketer, Chris is an NLP Master Practitioner and has developed innovated methods of using NLP in sales and marketing. He also enjoys time with his wife, Meaghan, and playing guitar in an original rock band, Strings of Air.

James Kelley

Director of App and Software Development

James Kelley James has nearly 20 years of Software Engineering experience where he was one of the founding architects of the eReportal Client Reporting Platform for the Asset Management sector of the Financial Industry. James has led a number of successful custom software engineering projects, from an enterprise wide integration projects to proprietary in-house solutions to building inhouse data warehouses and back office operational workflows and processes. James has a passion for crafting technology solutions, balancing requirements with project delivery.

Meaghan Poyer

Content and Project Manager

Meaghan Poyer Meaghan has extensive experience in research and media management in an academic environment. Her attention to detailed, thorough research, superb organizational skills and work ethic keeps client content projects on point and making an impact with their target audiences. Meaghan got her Masters of Arts in Folk Studies from Western Kentucky University and Bachelor of Science from the College of Charleston in Anthropology.

Kevin Gaskins

Web Content Specialist and Designer

Kevin Gaskins Kevin Gaskins is a web content specialist and designer for 5th Level Web. He studied Philosophy at the College of Charleston and later earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Design with honors from the Art Institute of Charleston. Kevin specializes in search engine optimization, photo editing and creation of graphic elements, formatting and layout creation, and site population and migration. A Charleston native, Kevin resides on James Island.

John Burdick

Content Writer

John Burdick John Burdick is a life-long writer with the ability to get interested and informed in just about anything, and fast. He has taught expository and creative writing at the college level for nearly 20 years. He has written three books and edited several others. He is the author of several hundred thousand published words of music criticism and personal memoir. As a professional content developer with Harte Hanks, Spectral Resources, Digital Authentication Technologies, and his own writing and editorial services company, he has developed specializations in healthcare, music, technology, sports, and many other fields and business interests.

John believes that all writing is creative writing. Whether it is a blog entry, a business proposal, or a white paper, the goal is to create an understanding, an interest, or a feeling that didn't exist beforehand. If that doesn't happen, writing didn't happen.

Meredith Poston

Contributing Writer and Social Media Strategist

Meredith Poston Meredith Poston is a contributing writer and social media strategist for 5th Level Web. Her roles include blogging and content writing, social media building and search engine optimization. After earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Western Carolina University, Meredith moved to Charleston and settled on James Island.