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Our Team

Mostly Sweet, with a Few Nuts...

Our team is comprised of account representatives, designers specializing in user experience and user interface, Google-certified web marketing specialists and programmers that ensure all our web products function properly.

  • Philipp Hoeltermann

Philipp Hoeltermann


Philipp joined the Forbin team having completed his Bachelor of Arts degree in Information Management from the University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Hannover, Germany. Working with the programming team is Philipp’s first work experience out of college and in the United States, and he has proven to be a valuable addition. Tasked with quality assurance and security, Philipp combs sites that are being developed to find possible bugs, errors or security issues to be corrected before they go live. Philipp has a love for basketball, baseball and football that is “more than all other Germans combined.”

  • Justin Berning

Justin Berning

DIRECTOR OF PROGRAMMING Est. 2013 (319) 236-6913

Another team member in our multitude of UNI graduates, Justin specializes in PHP programming.  Having earned his BA in Management Information Systems, Justin uses his familiarity with various programming languages to create and maintain websites as well as support and lead the VGM Forbin development team.  Justin feels most accomplished when he's created an online solution that helps a client connect with their customer.  A sports lover, Justin stays active outside of work by trying to keep up with his young son, wife and pup.

  • Josh Tanberg

Josh Tanberg


Having worked at other area web development companies, Josh brings many fresh, new ideas to our team to help us refine our production process. At the time he joined Forbin, Josh had a mix of real-world and in-classroom web development experience. His passionate approach to being on the cutting edge of web development and design trends means Josh is always an asset in idea generation meetings regardless of which type of project is being discussed. He is by no means your cookie cutter web developer: Josh loves old cars (he drives a 1950 Mercury), plays guitar and is an Army Infantry Veteran, having completed three tours with the 101st Airborne.

  • Dave Wirth

Dave Wirth


Dave has done everything and held nearly every position in web development, from programmer and trainer to sales support, IT staff and everything else. Dave graduated from Luther College with a degree in accounting and minors in math and physics. In 1973, he began working with the Cohn family at Santa Claus Industries in Waterloo writing programs. Over the course of time, Dave became the President and COO of ASI Computer Systems, also owned by the Cohn family; he retired in 2013 after 40 years with the family. Dave joined Forbin in late 2014 as a programmer and analyst. When he’s not programming or creating software, Dave has taken up golf (“not very successfully”). He and his wife, Carol, have spent much time in the past five years going to Coe College basketball games to watch their kids play. Dave also enjoys yearly canoeing and camping trips to the Boundary Waters near the Minnesota-Canada border.

  • Jade Manning

Jade Manning


Jade Manning brings new ideas to the Forbin realm, as well as cute pictures of her fur babies. Graduating from Hawkeye Community College, Jade received a degree in Web Development and Programming. She also received a Business Administration degree from DMACC. So how did Jade make it here? She says, “I worked in retail before this so my past work decisions just made me realize I wanted something different. I started going to school for something I wasn’t sure I was going to like but ended up loving it.” She is great at solving problems, such as if something on a client’s site isn’t working properly, she’s the one to help fix it! She also works on getting sites to be web accessible. Jade loves to learn new things and apply those skills to her career. She is extremely valued here at Forbin and has a passion for photography, biking, video games, and taking care of her fur babies.

  • Zach Oliver

Zach Oliver


Zach Oliver graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with a degree in Programming. He learned the basics of programming there and has flourished in his role here at Forbin ever since. He’s held many odd jobs before coming to Forbin, such as making pizzas, being a custodian and manicuring lawns. Zach helps fix general bugs and implements any requests a client has for anything on their site. He’s the man! He is passionate about finding the right solution to a problem at work, as well as lifting weights in his tiger tank top in his free time. We see you - and we enjoy your fashion sense!

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